A Complete Guide On The Extension Ladder In Lethal Company

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A Complete Guide On The Extension Ladder In Lethal Company

Here is a complete guide on the Extension Ladder in Lethal Company, a type of equipment that can be bought from the Terminal

Lethal Company is a new trending survival co-op horror game developed by Zeekeerss that came out in October 2023 and is currently in early access. In the game, you are hired by a corporate organization named the “Company” to explore different abandoned and industrialized moons to collect scraps for sale. To aid these exploration journeys, players have access to many specialized items for defense, health and scrap collection that are available in the store. 

One such item is the Extension Ladder which can be bought through the store from the Terminal. It is one of the most valuable items in the game because of how multifunctional it is. Hence, here is a complete guide on the Extension Ladder in Lethal Company. 

Extension Ladder in Lethal Company 

A Complete Guide On The Extension Ladder In Lethal Company
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The Extension Ladder is an invaluable item that allows players to reach places that they typically cannot reach. This item is a fully extendable ladder that comes compacted in a small box. The ladder can extend up to 9 full meters which can let you scale a lot of distance quite easily. When the box is deployed, the ladder will start extending vertically and then fall forward until it lands on a surface or object to support itself. It has an auto-collapsing feature after 18 seconds of being used to conserve battery life. When the 18 seconds are up, the ladder will give an audio cue as an alert and retract back into the box. 

A Complete Guide On The Extension Ladder In Lethal Company
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You can also use the Extension Ladder to go through gaps that normally cannot be crossed like a ravine. It can also be used to easily cross the catwalk jump in the game. When you’re in immediate danger and need to escape quickly, you can also extend the ladder and get to high ground quite quickly. 

Another thing to note about this ladder is that if it falls down and a player is underneath it, they will be killed. When the ladder hits a horizontal state, i.e. falls on the ground, it will not fall any further. However, if the ladder is stuck to the roof of the ship you’re on, it will not fall down by itself. The ladder also attracts lightning so be cautious not to get struck to your death instantly while climbing the ladder in rainy weather. 

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How to get the Extension Ladder in Lethal Company

As mentioned before, the Extension Ladder is an item that can be bought from the Terminal in a player’s ship. It costs 60 credits and can be bought by any player in a team of explorers. Now, without further ado, here is how you can get the Extension Ladder through the Terminal in Lethal Company: 

  • Step 1: First, you will have to go to the Terminal on your ship and access it by pressing “E” on your keyboard.

  • Step 2: Once you are in the Terminal, you need to click on the console area and type in “Help” and hit “Enter” on your keyboard. This will take you to the main screen of the Terminal.

  • Step 3: Once you get to the main screen on the Terminal, you will see that the second option shown is the store. Type in “Store” and hit “Enter” on your keyboard, which will take you to the Store’s main screen.

  • Step 4: On the Store’s main screen you will see a list of all the items that the Company provides, which includes the Extension Ladder. To buy the item, all you need to do is type in “Extension Ladder” on the console and hit “Enter” on your keyboard. If you want to buy more than one of the item, simply add a number quantity like “2” at the end of the item’s name.

  • Step 5: After you hit “Enter”, you will be taken to another screen that will ask you to confirm your purchase. To do that, type in “Confirm” and hit “Enter” on your keyboard. 

By following these 5 easy steps, you can buy the ladder quite easily. After you’re done confirming your purchase, you have to wait for your Extension Ladder to arrive by a transport rocket to the moon you’re on. Once the rocket arrives, you will have to go quickly before the song ends and interact with one of the 4 vents on it to get your items. Make sure to finish your business before the song ends or else the rocket will leave regardless of whether you took your item or not. The game won’t even refund you, so good luck!

How to use the Extension Ladder in Lethal Company

Using the Extension Ladder can be done quite easily within just a few steps. Here are the steps you need to follow to use the ladder in Lethal Company: 

  • Step 1: Scroll over to the inventory slot with the Extension Ladder in it and hold the item in your hand.

  • Step 2: Position yourself by facing straight towards the cliff or wall you want to scale and step a small distance back.

  • Step 3: Press the Left Mouse Button (LMB) on your mouse, which will drop the ladder to the ground and wait for it to extend itself to its full height before falling forward.

  • Step 4: When the ladder falls forward and hits the cliff, wall or ground you positioned it in front of, just walk on top of it or climb it by pressing the “W” button on your keyboard. 

Tada! Using the Extension Ladder truly is quite easy huh? Just make sure that you’re not pressing “G” on your keyboard when wanting to use the ladder because that will just drop the box on the ground and not make the ladder extend itself. 


Needless to say, it is essential that you buy the Extension Ladder from the store through the Terminal. It is one of the most if not the most valuable items in the game that aids a player’s exploration and makes it so much easier. It is highly advisable to buy at least one of them during a scrap run because it is a necessity. Not only will it help you reach places that are hard to reach, but it will also help you escape deadly monsters in a tough situation.

Make sure to check out our guide for the least valuable item, the Laser Pointer in Lethal Company to learn something not so useful (but very fun) and stay tuned for more such guide content in the future.

A Complete Guide On The Extension Ladder In Lethal Company
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