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The flare emits flames through the combustion of potassium nitrate and aluminium. Can be used to repel predators.

― PDA.

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Flares are tools that are crafted with the Fabricator.

This allows the player to illuminate dark areas like Caves with a stationary light source, thus making it easier for the player to defend themselves or to spot resources.

Flares can be found in supply crates near Alterra tech sites and around the the initial crash location.


Flares can be ignited and thrown by selecting it from the toolbar and pressing the right mouse button. This will cause the player to throw the Flare slightly forward, and then it will sink until it hits another object.

The player can also pick up a Flare after it has been ignited. The ignited Flare stays lit when in the player's hand, illuminating an area around the player.

The Flare will not despawn. Because of this, the player can regularly throw a Flare when exploring an intricate cave system. If the player needs to leave they can simply follow the trail of Flares back to safety.

Flares can also be used to scare certain Fauna, most notably Snow Stalkers and Sea Monkeys


The blueprint for this item is unlocked when the player enters the Drop Pod. This item is crafted in the Fabricator.

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