Barrel

The Barrel is a loot container which spawns in component piles, near roads, or on monuments. In it are different low-tier components, with a chance for rare ones like Metal Springs, Gears, or Semi Automatic Bodies. Red barrels contain only fuel (low grade and crude oil). The tan and blue colored barrels contain identical loot; the only appreciable differences are that their colors and HP. The tan barrel has only 35 HP and the blue barrel 50.

Barrel
  1. Loot
  2. Tips
Item Condition Category Chance
Metal Blade Metal Blade - Component 16 %
Scrap×2 Scrap - Resources 100 %
Wooden Barricade Wooden Barricade - Construction 1 %
Sewing Kit×3-4 Sewing Kit - Component 8 %
Acoustic Guitar Acoustic Guitar - Fun 1 %
Semi Automatic Body Semi Automatic Body - Component 1 %
Wood Shutters Wood Shutters 100 % Construction 1 %
Tarp Tarp - Component 8 %
Rope1-2 ft Rope - Component 16 %
Baseball Cap Baseball Cap - Attire 1 %
Bandana Mask Bandana Mask - Attire 1 %
Sheet Metal Sheet Metal - Component 1 %
Tank Top Tank Top - Attire 1 %
Stone Barricade Stone Barricade - Construction 1 %
Water Bucket Water Bucket 100 % Tool 1 %
Tuna Can Lamp Tuna Can Lamp 100 % Items 1 %
Paddle Paddle 100 % Weapon 1 %
Road Signs×2-3 Road Signs - Component 1 %
Wooden Barricade Cover Wooden Barricade Cover - Construction 1 %
Metal Spring Metal Spring - Component 1 %
Table Table - Items 1 %
Rug Rug - Items 1 %
Empty Propane Tank Empty Propane Tank - Component 8 %
Salvaged Shelves Salvaged Shelves - Items 1 %
Electric Fuse Electric Fuse 100 % Component 1 %
Boonie Hat Boonie Hat - Attire 1 %
Improvised Balaclava Improvised Balaclava - Attire 1 %
Large Planter Box Large Planter Box - Items 1 %
Rug Bear Skin Rug Bear Skin - Items 1 %
Spinning wheel Spinning wheel - Items 1 %
Leather Gloves Leather Gloves - Attire 1 %
Huge Wooden Sign Huge Wooden Sign - Items 1 %
Wooden Floor Spikes Wooden Floor Spikes - Traps 1 %
Gears×2 Gears - Component 1 %
Large Wooden Sign Large Wooden Sign - Items 1 %
Beenie Hat Beenie Hat - Attire 1 %
Igniter Igniter 100 % Electrical 1 %
Stone Fireplace Stone Fireplace 100 % Items 1 %
Water Barrel Water Barrel 100 % Items 1 %
Metal Pipe×1-4 Metal Pipe - Component 1 %
Mail Box Mail Box - Items 1 %
Shorts Shorts - Attire 1 %
Binoculars Binoculars - Tool 1 %
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ArthianRevenant 69 pts. 6 years ago

The best melee weapon for farming barrels is the Salvaged Cleaver
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SwiftVines 52 pts. 6 years ago

On roadside trash piles, the Blue [entity=2394597732] has 50 health, whilst the Tan [entity=2394597732] has only 35 health.
In monuments, however, it seems as though that it is switched. Tan [entity=2394597732]s have 50 health while the Blue [entity=2394597732]s have 35.
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MisterDanny8 [CFC] 100 pts. 6 years ago

The blue and tan barrels give scrap and components. And the red barrels give low grade fuel and crude oil.
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Hazmad 104 pts. 3 years ago

The *NEW* best meta tool for farming barrels are paddles. Slightly faster than the cleaver, only takes two hits. They're very cheap to craft, have a long reach, good durability, and can easily knock down road signs without taking much damage.
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Ayco 17 pts. 4 years ago

Crafting a machete is a very efficient tool to destroy barrels fast. - You can craft it as soon as you recycled 1 metal containing component + 100 wood (Requires no workbench to craft) - It swings fast and destroys barrels in 2 hits
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Hazmad 104 pts. year ago

Best melee weapons for farming barrels and roads as of 2023:
Mace - 1 hit for all barrels, swings a little slower.
Cleaver - 1 hit for yellow barrels, 2 hits for blue.
Paddle - Best for whacking road signs.
I also highly recommend investing in a vehicle very early game. You can loot low quality parts and bring a vehicle with storage to junkyard car lift and apply a codelock. From there, you can regularly deposit road loot into your vehicle to have it code lock protected while getting around much easier. Massive for just starting a wipe. Cars can also be used to knock down road signs easier saving on some tool durability. If you're lucky and get a camper module vehicle, you can respawn inside on death.