HUD Controller Devices

You can use this device to show or hide parts of the player's HUD.

You can use the HUD Controller device to show or hide parts of the player's HUD , or turn off the HUD completely. You can use this with other devices such as the HUD Message device , the Map Indicator device, and the Billboard device , to determine exactly how much information players have during your game, as well as how and when they get that information.

There are several ways you can change what information is shown in the HUD. You can change it in the My Island menu , using the HUD Controller device, or using a Team Settings & Inventory device. The priority order for changes to the HUD is as follows:

  • User Settings (reached by pressing Esc to open the Game Menu, then by clicking Settings) takes priority over the other settings.

  • The Team Settings & Inventory device takes priority over the HUD Controller and the My Island settings.

  • The HUD Controller takes priority over the My Island settings.

  • The My Island settings are lowest in priority. If you want to use the My Island settings to determine what information is shown in the HUD, make sure that the HUD Controller options are set to Do Not Override.

There are two exceptions to the above priority hierarchy:

  • If the My Island settings, or any device options, are set to hide certain parts of the HUD, a player cannot turn them on in User Settings. This is so all players have access to the same HUD information in the game.

  • If the My Island settings, or any device options, are set to make parts of the HUD visible, a player can choose to turn them off in User Settings. This gives the player the option to turn off parts of the HUD they don't need or want without affecting the experience of other players.

Finding and Placing the Device

Finding the Device

  1. From Build mode , press the Tab key to open the CREATIVE inventory screen.

  2. Click the DEVICES tab and scroll to select the device. You can also use the Search box or the Categories panel on the left to find your device.

  3. Click PLACE NOW to place immediately, or put the device in the QUICK BAR to place later.

  4. Press Esc to return to your island in Build mode. Use your phone to position the device, then left-click to place it. Press P to detach the device from your phone, then press P again to reactivate your phone.

  5. Point at the device with your phone. If the Customize popup doesn't open immediately, move closer until it does, then press E to open the Customize panel.

Device Options

This device has some basic functionality, like showing or hiding the minimap , and showing or hiding player resources. Additionally, there are some advanced options, like showing or hiding health, shields, or experience.

You can configure this device with the following options.

Default values are bold.

Basic Options

Option

Value

Description

Show HUD

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Selecting No hides the HUD completely. If you want a HUD displayed, you can show or hide individual elements by customizing the options below.

Show Minimap

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the Minimap is displayed.

Show HUD Info Box

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the HUD Info Box is displayed.

Show Build Menu

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the Build menu is displayed.

Show Player Inventory

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's inventory is displayed.

Show Wood Resource

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's stock of wood is displayed.

Show Stone Resource

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's stock of stone is displayed.

Show Metal Resource

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's stock of metal is displayed.

Show Gold Resource

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's stock of gold is displayed.

All Options (Additional)

Option

Value

Description

Show Storm Timer

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the storm timer is displayed.

Show Player Count

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the HUD displays the number of players currently in the game.

Show Elimination Counter

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the HUD displays the number of players who have been eliminated.

Show Round Timer

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not to display the Round Timer.

Show Round Details

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the Round Details are displayed.

Show Team Info

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the Team Info HUD is displayed.

Show Health

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's health bar is displayed.

Show Shields

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the player's shield bar is displayed.

Show Experience UI

Do Not Override, Show All, Level Only, Experience Bar Only, Don't Display

Determines how much of the Experience Bar UI is displayed.

Display Reticle

Do Not Override, Always Show Reticles, Only Show Pickaxe Reticle, Only Show Weapon Reticles, Never Show Reticles

Determines what kinds of reticles, if any, are displayed.

Show Pickup Stream

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not the item pickup stream is displayed.

Show Equipped Item Info

Do Not Override, Yes, No

Determines whether or not information about the equipped item is displayed.