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Gunpowder
Gunpowder.png
A powerful propellant. Necessary for any firearm or explosive.
Type
Rarity
Common
Renewable
Yes
Refineable
No
Combustible
No
Weight
0.1
Stack size
100
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 108 1 0 0
or
cheat gfi Gunpowder 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Gunpowder.PrimalItemResource_Gunpowder'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram Points
2 EP
Crafting XP
0.2 XP
Crafting time
1s
Prerequisites
Used to craft
Required stations
Crafting yields
6 pieces
Ingredients
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
1 × Stone.png Stone
1 × Flint.png Flint
Total Base Ingredients
Ingredients (Chemistry Bench)
Resources breakdown [Expand]
4 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
2 × Stone.png Stone
4 × Flint.png Flint
Total Base Ingredients
Exchange yields
20 pieces
Hexagons
Hexagon Icon.png 150

Gunpowder is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is created in a Mortar and Pestle, the Chemistry Bench and in the Equus Saddle. It is used for crafting weapons and ammunition.

Crafting[]

Gunpowder is used to craft the following items:

Full list of items crafted with Gunpowder

Crafting Method[]

One easy method to create massive amounts of gunpowder is to chop a large quantity of wood, place the wood in a campfire/forge (not a standing torch as they burn wood much slower), and use an Ankylo to mine flint and stone needed for the sparkpowder ingredient. Once full of flint and stone, the wood should have finished burning and produced charcoal, giving the second ingredient needed to make the gunpowder. Another method to acquire vast amounts of charcoal is to chop down burnt trees on the burnt islands of The Center and around volcano area of Ragnarok, as they drop it as a resource as well.

Notes/Trivia[]

  • Since Charcoal is acquired at such a low level, it is advised to store it, if you have the means, to save having to waste burning wood later on without cooking anything.
  • Gunpowder blueprints can no longer be spawned. If the "cheat giveitemnum 108 1 0 1" command is used there will only spawn one item of gunpowder. You MUST learn the engram prior to be able to make gunpowder.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
312.65 Increased the cost of Gunpowder in the Hex Exchange to 150 hexagons.