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Flare Gun
Flare Gun.png
A single-use flare launcher. Fires a bright ball of Sparkpowder to temporarily light an area.
Type
Melee damage
8
Weight
0.5
Single use
Yes
Found in Supply Crate
White, Green
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 181 1 0 0
or
cheat gfi FlareGun 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponFlareGun.PrimalItem_WeaponFlareGun'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
6 EP
Crafting XP
0.96 XP
Crafting time
5s
Prerequisites
Crafted in
Required stations
Ingredients
Resources breakdown [Expand]
2 × Fiber.png Fiber
10 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
5 × Stone.png Stone
10 × Flint.png Flint
Total Base Ingredients
6 × Stone.png Stone
12 × Flint.png Flint
2 × Fiber.png Fiber
6 × Wood or Fungal Wood.png Wood or Fungal Wood

Overview[]

The Flare Gun is a great way to light up a large area and to let others know where you are. Best used when fired directly above you. The area it lights is very large, much, much larger than a normal campfire. It is about as visible as a Beacon which makes finding friends who need help at night much easier. It lasts until the flare hits the ground. Deals no damage when fired on a dinosaur or player.

It is consumed on use.

Utility[]

The Flare Gun can be colored using Dyes, changing the flare's color as well as the light given to the area. White colored flares can make unexpected and exceptional flashbangs for those without access to Plant Species Z.
Will interrupt Rocket Homing Missile toward its position.

It should be noted that a single Dye can colorize a single Flare Gun as well as a full stack of ten.

Required Coloring Color of Flare and Glow
White Coloring.png White White
Black Coloring.png Black White
Yellow Coloring.png Yellow Yellow
Orange Coloring.png Orange Orange
Red Coloring.png Red Red
Purple Coloring.png Purple Purple
Blue Coloring.png Blue Blue
Green Coloring.png Green (Lime-)Green
Brown Coloring.png Brown Brown / Dark Orange

Notes[]

  • The Fireworks Flaregun Skin is a skin for the Flare Gun. It creates a patriotic firework effect when the flare reaches its highest point.
  • When equipping Flare Gun there's a bug when player tries to roll an invisible cylinder like in Simple Pistol.

Video Demonstration[]

Walkthrough showing what it looks like in game