Interior In Nightingale
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How to destroy buildings in Nightingale

Tear it down to build it back better.

Nightingale affords you great creative freedom when building up your Estate and populating it with facilities and features. If you find yourself wanting for a change of order — or if you want to redesign your entire Estate — you’ll need to know the best way to deconstruct things.

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Can you deconstruct buildings in Nightingale?

Unfortunately, Nightingale doesn’t support instant deconstruction like in other games with similar building systems. You can’t enter a deconstruction mode and instantly destroy items that you want to get rid of.

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In Nightingale, you have to do it the old-fashioned way. Pick up your Pick or Axe and go to town on the structure or building you want to remove. If you look at the item at the correct angle, a small red health bar will appear. It will indicate how much more punishment it can handle before getting destroyed.

A destroyed structure or item will not refund the full amount that you spend on building it, so be careful. Thankfully, the resources are mostly enough to stockpile on.

And before you think it, no — the Hammer tool only repairs structures, and doesn’t aid in their deconstruction whatsoever. I was rather disappointed after learning about this, but I suppose it’s still useful. It would be great if Inflexion made the Hammer more versatile in this way in the future, however!

There is a way that you can plan your Estate before you commit to a build, however, that allows for instant deconstruction.

Related: How to open the Bastille of Intellect in Nightingale

How to deconstruct unmade structures in Nightingale

When placing something in Nightingale, a blue form is built, letting you know that you’re in the process of building it and that it is not yet made. However, these unmade constructions also work like a 3D Blueprint, allowing you to see what your construction would look like.

Deconstruct Wall In Nightingale
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These unmade items also have the ability to be instantly deconstructed. If you hold ‘E’ when looking at them, you’ll open up the action wheel. Here, you can instantly deconstruct whatever you wish as long as it isn’t fully made yet. You’ll get all the resources back that you’ve put into it, if any.

Using this mode to plan ahead will allow for minimal reconstruction, saving you on materials and time.

Now that you know all about deconstruction in Nightingale, why don’t you learn about making a dedicated server?


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Aidan Lambourne is a contributing writer for PC Invasion, with almost a couple years of experience in the industry. He has written about Roblox extensively, although has keenly covered new releases and indie games. A passionate writer and gamer, he still can't really believe he gets to indulge in both for a career.