An engineer in combat with a "Fluffy-tailed Hog"
Engineers can choose to engage in combat with creatures found in the world, in order to access resources they are nesting on and will need to defend themselves from hostile wildlife while exploring. Creatures will never attack structures built by engineers, only targeting the engineers. The engineer will die if the health drops to zero. Dead creatures drop loot on death and leave their corpses on the ground that despawn after a short amount of time if not in sight.
All creatures except for Stingers ignore engineers riding vehicles, not even targeting the vehicle.
- By building any player built structure, such as a Power Pole, near the creature, after some time the creature will eventually despawn. This can be useful to for example get rid of Stingers within caves.