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Flare Gun
Flare Gun
A single-use flare launcher. Fires a bright ball of Sparkpowder to temporarily light an area.
Melee damage
Single use
Found in Supply Crate
White, Green
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 181 1 0 0
cheat gfi FlareGun 1 0 0
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
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
2 × Fiber Fiber
10 × Sparkpowder Sparkpowder
5 × Stone Stone
10 × Flint Flint
Total Base Ingredients
6 × Stone Stone
12 × Flint Flint
2 × Fiber Fiber
6 × Wood or Fungal Wood Wood or Fungal Wood


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.


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 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 White White
Black Coloring Black White
Yellow Coloring Yellow Yellow
Orange Coloring Orange Orange
Red Coloring Red Red
Purple Coloring Purple Purple
Blue Coloring Blue Blue
Green Coloring Green (Lime-)Green
Brown Coloring Brown Brown / Dark Orange


  • 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 Simple Pistol.

Video Demonstration[]

Walkthrough showing what it looks like in game