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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.


  • These explosives do around 250 - 300 Blast b Blast damage.
    • When exploding they will deal either Blast b Blast or Impact b Impact 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.



Grineer Exploding BarrelEdit

The Grineer have their own variant of the explosive barrel. The only difference is the visual model, having Grineer script along the side (Grineer DGrineer EGrineer AGrineer TGrineer H   Grineer IGrineer S   Grineer NGrineer EGrineer SGrineer T) that spell out "DEATH IS NEST", which translates to "Death is next".


Large Corpus Exploding BarrelEdit

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 BarrelEdit

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 BarrelEdit

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


Biogas BarrelEdit

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

Spent Radium BarrelEdit

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


  • 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 BCorpus ECorpus ECorpus CCorpus LCorpus OCorpus UCorpus D 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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