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A powerful propellant. Necessary for any firearm or explosive.
Type Resource
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 100
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 109 1 0 0
cheat GFI Gunpowder 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Gunpowder.PrimalItemResource_Gunpowder'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 15
Engram Points 2 EP
Crafting XP 0.1 XP
Crafting Time 1s
Used to craft 24 items
Crafted in Mortar and Pestle
Chemistry Bench
Equus Saddle
Required Stations Mortar And Pestle.png Mortar and Pestle
Campfire.png Campfire
Crafting Yields 6 Pieces
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
1 × Stone.png Stone
1 × Flint.png Flint
Total Base Ingredients
Ingredients (Chemistry Bench)
Resources breakdown [Expand]
4 × Sparkpowder.png Sparkpowder
2 × Stone.png Stone
4 × Flint.png Flint
Total Base Ingredients

Gunpowder is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is created in a Mortar and Pestle and is used for crafting weapons and ammunition.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Gunpowder is used to craft the following items:

Full list of items crafted with Gunpowder

Crafting Method[edit | edit source]

One easy method to create massive amounts of gunpowder is to chop a large quantity of wood, place the wood in a campfire/forge (not a standing torch as they burn wood much slower), and use an Ankylo to mine flint and stone needed for the sparkpowder ingredient. Once full of flint and stone, the wood should have finished burning and produced charcoal, giving the second ingredient needed to make the gunpowder. Another method to acquire vast amounts of charcoal is to chop down burnt trees on the burnt islands of The Center and around volcano area of Ragnarok, as they drop it as a resource as well.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Since Charcoal is acquired at such a low level, it is advised to store it, if you have the means, to save having to waste burning wood later on without cooking anything.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gunpowder blueprints can no longer be spawned. If the "cheat giveitemnum 109 1 0 1" command is used there will only spawn one item of gunpowder. You MUST learn the engram prior to be able to make gunpowder.