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Information accurate as of: build 904.83

The Auto Turret is a turret that automatically detects targets and engages them via bullet fire. It is intended to be used for base defense, but can be used for other purposes. To make sure the Auto Turret cannot be placed on a hill to clear out the entire landscape, the Auto Turret has weaknesses that go along with its strengths.

The turret can only fire at targets if there is a clear line of sight, and the target is not authorized in the Auto Turret's safe target list. The target must also be within its range and in the frontal 180 degrees of the turret. The Auto Turret must also be loaded with ammo. (The Auto Turret uses 5.56 Rifle Ammo.) Additionally, the Auto Turret must be turned on.

Actions Edit

The Auto Turret has an extensive list of actions. Like other items/deployables, hold the use button (default "E") to open up the complete menu of actions you can do:

Open: Opens the inventory screen of the Auto Turret. You automatically go into this screen when pressing the use button normally.

Enable/Disable: Activates/deactivates the turret. When activated the turret will automatically engage targets following the above conditions, and disabling the turret renders it unable to engage enemies.

Authorize/Deauthorize: "Authorizing" yourself puts you on a list of people the turret will not shoot on sight. Deauthorizing yourself does the exact opposite so be careful NOT to deauthorize your self, or else the turret will fire at you! Anyone can do this, not just the builder so be careful.

Clear Authorized List: Clears the said list above of all names, including your own. The turret will now fire at any and all people present within its range until they are authorized again.

Peacekeeper Mode: When enabled the Auto Turret will only target players within its range that have weapons out or that are causing trouble by shooting/attacking other nearby players. This is useful for setting up safe havens for people and encouraging non-PvP/non-KOS gameplay within a busy area. An Auto Turret in Peacekeeper mode can be identified by its green, rather than the standard red, targeting laser.

Pick up: Allows a player to pick up the Auto Turret. The player must have building privilege in the area that the turret is placed. This action is only available if the player is holding a Hammer.

Strengths Edit

  • The Auto Turret can automatically engage enemies without any player intervention.
  • The Auto Turret is a fairly reliable way of defending your base, especially when you are away.
  • The Auto Turret can fight enemies regardless of the time of day or light level.
  • The turret can fire through windows, prison gates, prison walls, half walls, and possibly other creative setups.

Weaknesses Edit

  • The Auto Turret has a short range, only 20 to 30 meters. This is around 10 square foundations length. This can be an issue in flat or barren landscapes.
  • The Auto Turret has a 360 degree firing capability, but it can only detect enemies in a 180 degree radius in front of it. The way the turret is facing can be switched after placed in the turret's use menu.
    • However: If an individual fires at the rear of the turret (outside of its initial 180 degree visibility), it will be able to attack that person, but only if they fire at it first.
  • The Auto Turret may have 1000 health, but it is highly susceptible to melee. One Hatchet swing, for example, will typically do 20 damage.
  • The Auto Turret burns through ammo extremely quickly, and it will often waste ammo attempting to shoot people if they are half-hiding behind certain objects. This makes it possible for the raiders to just wait for the turret to run out of ammo (if it's placed in a poor location) so they can walk by it.
  • The Auto Turret's shots lag behind the target it is tracking and it is possible for a player to waste the ammo in an Auto Turret by running circles around it.

Crafting Edit

The Auto Turret can be crafted with:

It can be obtained from Weapon Crates and Airdrops.

Destruction Edit

The following are the damage each round of the weapon deals

High Velocity Rocket

  • 187.4 Damage (63 HP after 5 Rockets)


  • 312.5 Damage (63 HP after 3 Rockets)

Incendiary Rocket

  • Depending on fire spread: 500-1000 Damage

Bolt Action Rifle

  • Silenced: 5 Damage
  • Un-Silenced: 7 Damage
  • Explosive, Un-Silenced: 12 Damage

Semi-Auto Rifle

  • Silenced: 3 Damage
  • Un-Silenced: 4 Damage
  • Explosive, Un-Silenced: 6 Damage

Assault Rifle

  • Silenced: 4 Damage
  • Un-Silenced: 5 Damage
  • Explosive, Un-Silenced: 8 Damage

Notes Edit

  • The Auto Turret can hold a maximum of 1536 5.56 Rifle Ammo in its storage.
  • The Auto Turret can ONLY use normal 5.56 Rifle Ammo. HV, Incendiary & Explosive 5.56 will NOT work.
  • The Auto Turret has 1000 health.
  • Even though the model shows an AK-74, you do not need the components for the AK-74 in order to make the Auto Turret.
  • The recent devblog has added that you can now pickup turrets as well. This can be achieved by right clicking the Auto Turret while holding a Hammer. Note that the player must be authorized on the turret in order to do so.
  • Auto Turrets require High Quality Metal in order to be repaired. To repair a damaged Auto Turret simply hit it with a hammer with some High Quality Metal in your inventory.
  • The Auto Turret will lose a portion of it's durability every time it is picked up.
  • If a player attacks an Auto Turret from behind, it will swing around 360 degrees and shoot the offending player.


Gun turret variations

Some concept art for the auto-turret. (From Devblog 67)

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