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The Explosive Barrel is a common environment object. These objects can take damage from any source, either from the Tenno or their enemies, and when destroyed they explode and deal damage to everything around it.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • These explosives do around 250 - 300 DmgBlastSmall64.pngBlast damage.
    • When exploding they will deal either DmgBlastSmall64.pngBlast or DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact procs to surrounding targets.
  • They have an explosion radius of 15m.
  • As having the health type of "Object", explosive barrels do not take critical damage, instead they only receive regular damage.

Variants[edit | edit source]


Grineer Exploding Barrel[edit | edit source]

The Grineer have their own variant of the explosive barrel. The only difference is the visual model, having Grineer script along the side (Grineer D.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer A.svgGrineer T.svgGrineer H.svg   Grineer I.svgGrineer S.svg   Grineer N.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer S.svgGrineer T.svg) that spell out "DEATH IS NEST", which translates to "Death is next".


Large Corpus Exploding Barrel[edit | edit source]

These are larger than normal barrels with extra bracing on their exterior. These barrels not only deal more damage than the normal explosive barrel but are also situated in places where their destruction can destroy the surrounding environment, opening up new pathways or secret rooms. These barrels can currently be found on the Corpus Ship, Corpus Ice Planet, or Infested Ship tilesets.


Large Grineer Exploding Barrel[edit | edit source]

Like the Corpus variant, these are generally placed so that they can destroy a part of the environment to allow the player access to a new area. They can be found on the Grineer Asteroid, Grineer Sealab in a specific room that can be reached by jumping in a hole of water near a stair, and Kuva Fortress tilesets, as well as in Spy vaults on any Grineer tileset besides Grineer Forest.


LN2 Barrel[edit | edit source]

Found only on the Corpus Outpost, Corpus Ship and Corpus Ice Planet tilesets, these white and silver versions of the standard explosive barrel deal DmgColdSmall64.pngCold damage that can freeze anything caught in its blast.


Biogas Barrel[edit | edit source]

Found only on the Corpus Gas City tileset, these barrels explode in a cloud of noxious fumes that lingers and deals DmgGasSmall64.pngGas damage and can inflict its associated status effect.

Spent Radium Barrel[edit | edit source]

Similarly exclusive to the Corpus Gas City tileset, these barrels explode into a lingering DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation cloud that deals damage over time and inflicts the associated status effect.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Corpus and the Grineer have these barrels on their ships and outposts, but since Update 13.0, the Grineer have their own version, with Grineer writing on it.
  • The script on the Explosive Barrel, Corpus B.svgCorpus E.svgCorpus E.svgCorpus C.svgCorpus L.svgCorpus O.svgCorpus U.svgCorpus D.svg is translated to BEECLOUD, a well-known Corpus trademark.
  • LN2 is the chemical formula for liquid nitrogen, a cryogenic fluid that is commonly used as a coolant.
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