Flare Gun

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Flare Gun
Flare Gun.png

A single-use flare launcher. Fires a bright ball of Sparkpowder to temporarily light an area.

Melee damage
Single use
Found in Supply Crate
White, Green
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 181 1 0 0
cheat gfi FlareGun 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponFlareGun.PrimalItem_WeaponFlareGun'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
6 EP
Crafting XP
0.96 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
2 × Fiber
10 × Sparkpowder
5 × Stone
10 × Flint
Total Base Ingredients
6 × Stone
12 × Flint
2 × Fiber
6 × Wood or Fungal Wood


The Flare Gun is a great way to light up a large area and to let others know where you are. Best used when fired directly above you. The area it lights is very large, much, much larger than a normal campfire. It is about as visible as a Beacon which makes finding friends who need help at night much easier. It lasts until the flare hits the ground. Deals no damage when fired on a dinosaur or player.

It is consumed on use.


The Flare Gun can be colored using Dyes, changing the flare's color as well as the light given to the area. White colored flares can make unexpected and exceptional flashbangs for those without access to Plant Species Z.
Will interrupt  Rocket Homing Missile toward its position.

It should be noted that a single Dye can colorize a single Flare Gun as well as a full stack of ten.

Required Coloring Color of Flare and Glow
White Coloring.png White White
Black Coloring.png Black White
Yellow Coloring.png Yellow Yellow
Orange Coloring.png Orange Orange
Red Coloring.png Red Red
Purple Coloring.png Purple Purple
Blue Coloring.png Blue Blue
Green Coloring.png Green (Lime-)Green
Brown Coloring.png Brown Brown / Dark Orange


  • The Fireworks Flaregun Skin is a skin for the Flare Gun. It creates a patriotic firework effect when the flare reaches its highest point.
  • When equipping Flare Gun there's a bug when player tries to roll an invisible cylinder like in  Simple Pistol.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
180.4 Hitting stuff with the Flaregun (which have no durability) is now akin to punching with your Fists (8 damage per hit and hurts you slightly).
194.0 Activating the Flare Gun when riding a Dino will now automatically shoot the Flare upwards.
196.1 Flare projectiles now disappear properly on clients.
196.2 Fixed client-side crash with Flare projectiles.
196.2 Flares can now distract  Rocket Homing Missile.

Video Demonstration

Walkthrough showing what it looks like in game