|Cannot be stored|
|Distracts cannibals and mutants|
Used to make
|Flare Gun Ammo|
Flares are throwable light sources that have to be lit first and glow reddish for about 60 seconds. They can also be used as ammunition for the flare gun.
A maximum of 10 flares can be held in the inventory.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Flares are a very useful in the caves, as they emit more light than the lighter and can be thrown away to distract and scare cannibals. They don't work underwater and thrown flares can't be picked up again.
As a light source they're somewhat inferior compared to the lighter and flashlight, which are held in the left hand and can be used while climbing and fighting.
Flares, up to 10 at once, can be combined with the flare gun to be stocked as ammunition. When shot with the flare gun, they can burn creatures, flora and bodies. To tell how much ammo you have, place your cursor over the flare gun, it will reveal your ammo amount. As you can stack 10,000 flare gun ammo, surplus flares should be used for ammo if found.
When thrown, a lit flare has a burn time of 60 seconds, during which time it will emit light. When held in the player's hand, a lit flare will burn indefinitely.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As of v0.62, loose flares have been removed from the game. They can now only be found in or openable yellow crates or destructible crates.
- Before v0.65 flares had no animation and were lit directly, which made them easier to use in emergencies.
- A bug allows lit flare that has not been thrown to be placed back into your inventory and it can be reused, as if it had not been lit.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Yellow Crate containing 3 Flares
Update History[edit | edit source]
|v1.0||Fixed placing a flare on mat showing prompt for crafting a "Flare Gun" instead of "Flare Gun Ammo"
Held flares now require right click to light
|v0.69||(Audio) Polished audio events for flare when holding and then throwing.
Flares also now emit a burning sfx after thrown.
|v0.65||(Audio) Added sound to new held flare ignite animation
Held flares now have a ‘light flare’ animation as they are equipped
|v0.63||Fixed flare on crafting mat appearing lit when it wasn’t|
|v0.62||Removed loose flares in the world, replaced with more openable flare boxes|
|v0.58||(Multiplayer) Fixed other players flares visible over survival book|
|v0.57||(Multiplayer)Fixed player net holding old flare particle|
|v0.56||Flares now turn off when entering water and switch to dead flare material
Added new incandescent texture to lit flare and new lit dynamite wick
|v0.48||Fixed flares and tennis balls not having splash effect when hitting water|
|v0.39b||Fixed reticle for dynamite and flares shaking in distance|
|v0.39||(Multiplayer) Fixed picking up flares in crates not removing the correct object
(Multiplayer) Cleared out metal tray black list ! Flare/Skull/Cloth/Bomb can now be shared with it
|v0.38||Increased quality of collision detection of flare gun flares so they work better in caves|
|v0.37||Fixed upgrades not properly applying bonus + also fixes reloading flare gun with flares|
|v0.31||Fixed breakable flare crate containing soda’s instead of flares|
|v0.30||Metal Tin Tray Added though Flares were blacklisted from sharing|
|v0.28||Caves - yellow flare crate should be synced in MP in cave 10|
|v0.26||New item type: Yellow cave crate containing flares|
|v0.24||Thrown flares should emit more light and be more useful for finding way in dark|
|v0.21||(multiplayer) Fixed dropped sticks/rocks/flares/dynamite/skulls not showing for remote players
Dropped flares when you have too many now properly drop an unlit flare
New item: Breakable flare box!
Flare gun can now be reloaded using flares on the crafting mat
|v0.20||Massively increased brightness and range of throw flares when held or thrown|
|v0.18||(multiplayer) Added support for throwing flares, bombs and molotovs|
|v0.17||Fixed missing light and particles on held flare|
|v0.08d||Improved performance of held flare|
|v0.08b||Thrown flares will now attract enemies to them, and improved feel of throw|
|v0.07||Fixed bug where you could get infinite flares by dropping flare gun and picking it up again|
|v0.03||Removed gleam on inventory coins and flares|
|v0.01||Flares added to the game.|
|Axes||Plane Axe • Crafted Axe • Rusty Axe • Modern Axe • Machete • Chainsaw(Fuel Can) • (Climbing Axe)|
|Handheld Light Sources||Lighter • Torch • Flare Gun(Flare) • Flashlight|
|Inventory Storage||Stick Bag(Sticks) • Rock Bag(Rocks) • Quiver(Arrows) • Water Skin(Water) • Old Pot(Water)|
|Miscellaneous Tools||Map • Compass • Pedometer • Pouch • Rebreather(Air Canister) • Repair Tool|