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How to build a roof in V Rising

Protect yourself from the sun with a roof!

A vampire stands in a mostly empty castle with a throne and some carpet Image: Sunlock Games via Polygon
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Soon after starting your journey in V Rising, you’ll want to build a castle to protect you from the sun. The game will actually instruct you to build walls and floors to create roofs, but if it’s not working for you, we’re here to help. Our V Rising guide explains what you need to do to build a roof.

A roof will automatically form over any structure that has enclosed walls and flooring. The walls can even all be door entrances, if you want, though any sun shining through an open door will still hurt you. You can find all the eligible walls under the “castle walls” section of the build menu.

Note that Palisades are not walls. The tutorial for the game required you to build three of these, and though they functionally behave like walls, they are not considered walls. You must use castle walls, which use Planks and Stone Bricks.

A vampire stands in a castle with the castle wall options shown in the build mode menu Image: Stunlock Studios via Polygon

Once you have all your walls, you’ll need to put down flooring. Any of the options under the “floors” section of your build menu will work, though you might want to plan ahead and place any specific flooring you have for crafting and refining so you don’t end up wasting resources (i.e., Workshop Flooring for Grinders).

After placing flooring and walls, a roof should automatically appear over the area. If no roof is appearing, make sure that the area is completely enclosed with castle walls.

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