I can't extrude in blender 2.8. So I merged a cube at its center. I went to vertice mode and edit mode too. I tried to extrude the vertex but when I do it just duplicates it. I thought the problem was because it was a merged shape. So, I make another cube without merging it and extruded it. Guess what happened. It duplicated again! What do I do to extrude in blender 2.8? I press E and it doesn't work. Did they change the shortcut or what?

  • $\begingroup$ Extrusion doesn't work on closed geometry, select a face instead. As to vertex extruding make sure vertex is selected first $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    May 1, 2019 at 21:10
  • $\begingroup$ see the solution here $\endgroup$
    – linker
    Jan 20, 2020 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ If you convert an object to a mesh and then extrude it, it will not work. extrude first and then convert the mesh. $\endgroup$
    – kam
    Dec 16, 2022 at 12:29
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe you are on edge or face selection. Try switching to vertex select $\endgroup$
    – Cibo
    Mar 8, 2023 at 18:03

2 Answers 2


i do exactly what you say, and it works. Just download the latest 2.8 build enter image description here


The new extrude hotkey for Blender 2.8+ is ALT+E.


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