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Barrel of Gunpowder
Barrel of Gunpowder (Primitive Plus).png
A very tempermental primitive explosive. Has a slight chance of misfiring.
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/PrimitivePlusMod/Items/PrimalItemStructure_Barrel_Gunpowder.PrimalItemStructure_Barrel_Gunpowder'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
20 EP
Crafting XP
14.8 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
60 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
30 × Stone.png Stone
60 × Flint.png Flint
Total Base Ingredients
93 × Stone.png Stone
120 × Metal.png Iron
10 × Oil.png Crude Oil Primitive Plus Icon.png
120 × Carbon (Primitive Plus).png Carbon Primitive Plus Icon.png
185 × Flint.png Flint
125 × Wood or Fungal Wood.png Wood or Fungal Wood

The Barrel of Gunpowder is an Weapon in the Primitive+-DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved.


The barrel is placed and lit via a radial menu. There is a chance for the fuse timer to be 0 and the barrel explodes immediately. The blast radius is somewhat large and can damage 9 foundations in a square. Is able to destroy one Reinforced Wood Door in one blast.


  • When the barrel is crafted and stored for a long time, it has a tendency to disappear, even though that there is no spoil time.
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