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Information accurate as of: build 904.83

Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo is a variant of the standard 5.56 Rifle Ammo, and is commonly used as ammunition for rifles and large firearms. It will do small amounts of damage to players in the vicinity and deals extra damage upon a direct hit. Small bits of shrapnel may cause bleeding, although this has not been reliably tested. It also deals relatively significant damage to wood, stone and sheet metal structures. One of the few downsides of this ammunition as compared to regular 5.56 Rifle Ammo is that it is more expensive to craft, and it is more difficult to find in loot crates and airdrops.

Damage and function times Edit

Crafting Edit

Explosive ammo can be crafted once the player has gathered the following materials:


  • It takes 10 seconds to craft two bullets.
  • This round sometimes spawns a small fire entity when it impacts a object, much like incendiary ammo.

Researching Edit

The Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo Blueprint can be researched with:


The following table shows the Explosive Ammo rounds needed to destroy a given component when fired from an Assault Rifle: Last Updated Aug 26 2016.

Demolition Cost
Explosion icon Wood Tier Icon Stone Tier Icon Sheet Metal Tier Icon Armored Tier Icon Wooden Door icon Sheet Metal Door icon Armored Door icon High External Wooden Wall icon High External Stone Wall icon
Strong Side (SS) 72 289 358 478 28 or 21 on inner door frame 106 or 66 on inner door frame 334 or 209 on inner door frame 175 433
Weak Side


Damage Per Round Roughly SS 3.43

WS 4.16

SS 1.73

WS 2.00

2.43 2.10 7.20 or

9.65 on inner door frame

2.40 or

3.83 on inner door frame

2.40 or

3.83 on inner door frame

3.43 1.73
Charcoal SS 2160

WS 1800

SS 8670

WS 7500

10740 14340 840 or 630 3180 or 1980 10020 or 6270 5250 12990
Sulfur SS 1800

WS 1500

SS 7225

WS 6250

8950 11950 700 or 525 2650 or 1650 8350 or 5225 4375 10825
Metal Frags SS 360

WS 300

SS 1445

WS 1250

1790 2390 140 or 105 530 or 330 1670 or 1045 875 2165

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