Binoculars are a cost-efficient way to spy on your unaware neighbors, or get a clear view of the surrounding land. They provide three levels of magnification (changed with the left mouse button), including one level far stronger than the zoom of a 4x scope. Cheap, easy to use, and can be a lifesaver when used by a smart and careful player.

  1. Loot
  2. Craft
  3. Blueprint
  4. Recycling
  5. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Tool Box - 1 8 %
Sunken Crate - 1 5 %
Underwater Lab Tool Box - 1 8 %
Mine Crate - 1 3 %
Minecart - 1 3 %
Primitive Crate - 1–2 5 %
Barrel - 1 1 %
Underwater Dweller - 1–2 2 %
Tunnel Dweller - 1–2 2 %
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Binoculars Blueprint Binoculars Blueprint Metal Fragments×40Gears 7–30 sec -
Gears Blueprint Gears Blueprint Metal Fragments×25Scrap×100 1 sec Workbench Level 3III
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table BinocularsScrap×75>Binoculars Blueprint 75
Workbench Level 1 Workbench Level 1 Salvaged Hammer BlueprintPickaxe BlueprintSalvaged Sword BlueprintCompound Bow BlueprintMace BlueprintSalvaged Cleaver BlueprintWaterpipe Shotgun BlueprintCombat Knife BlueprintScrap×83>Binoculars Blueprint 686
Recycler Yield Efficiency
Safe Zone Recycler Metal Fragments×16Gears40% 40 %
Recycler Metal Fragments×24Gears60% 60 %

The A!mateur[contributor] 257 pts. 6 years ago

This item is uncraftable. Not sure if this is an error, but it is listed as an experiment result from a tier 1 Workbench. I never got it from experimenting, and I'm pretty sure there's not supposed to be a blueprint for this item.

soupscooper 28 pts. 10 months ago

Press middle mouse button while using them to ping. The ping lasts a few seconds, and is visible to your teammates. Long press to open a radial menu with options for different pings. If you mark something directly, the ping changes accordingly. (node, enemy, etc)

Grisen Din[contributor] 102 pts. 6 years ago

Agree, I've bug reported it several times that it is not possible to either research nor experiment it.

Grisen Din[contributor] 102 pts. 6 years ago

This is now fixed

nDook[contributor] 832 pts. 6 years ago

Useful on maps like Barren where there are long stretches of unobscured open land. Expensive for what utility they provide, but underutilized to the point where many players will ignore it when looting your body. Greatest application is in its ability to give insight on the loadout and player size of distant groups.
Identifier -1262185308
Stack Size ×1
Despawn time 20 min