In Rust, rockets are the ammunition for rocket launchers, rockets will cause splash damage that can hit up to 4 walls at once. This type of ammunition is particularly effective against buildings. In terms of trajectory, rockets are launched forward with a considerable speed upon firing. However, the trajectory eventually falls off due to the in-game gravity effect. Rockets are currently one of the best tools for raiding and destroying buildings. Rockets are also deadly against players due to its high damage and range of splash damage.

Damage 350
Explosion Radius 3.8 m
Explosion Delay 8–10 sec
  1. Loot
  2. Craft
  3. Blueprint
  4. Ammo for
  5. Recycling
  6. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Helicopter Crate - 3 25 %
Locked Crate - 1 6 %
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Rocket Blueprint Rocket Blueprint Metal Pipe×2Gun Powder×150Explosives×10 10 sec Workbench Level 3III
Metal Pipe Blueprint Metal Pipe Blueprint High Quality Metal×2Scrap×20 1 sec Workbench Level 3III
Gun Powder Blueprint×10 Gun Powder Blueprint

Known by Default

Charcoal×30Sulfur×20 1–2 sec Workbench Level 1I
Explosives Blueprint Explosives Blueprint Gun Powder×50Low Grade Fuel×3Sulfur×10Metal Fragments×10 5 sec Workbench Level 3III
Low Grade Fuel Blueprint×4 Low Grade Fuel Blueprint

Known by Default

Animal Fat×3Cloth 1–5 sec -
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table RocketScrap×125>Rocket Blueprint 125
Workbench Level 3 Workbench Level 3 Reinforced Glass Window BlueprintWeapon Lasersight BlueprintHV 5.56 Rifle Ammo BlueprintIncendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo BlueprintMP5A4 BlueprintExplosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo BlueprintExplosives BlueprintTimed Explosive Charge BlueprintScrap×125>Rocket Blueprint 2250
Recycler Yield Efficiency
Safe Zone Recycler Metal PipeGun Powder×60Explosives×4 40 %
Recycler Metal Pipe×2Gun Powder×90Explosives×6 60 %

oT_WillDaBeast_ 21 pts. 5 years ago

Rockets are most often used to break down multiple walls or doors at the same time due to their high area damage. It requires 2 rockets to break down a single Sheet Metal Door. Because a rocket costs 1400 sulfur, it would cost 2800 sulfur to break down one door. You can eliminate some of this sulfur cost by firing a single rocket at the door (or between the two doors) and finishing it off with Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo. After firing one rocket into the door, it takes roughly 14 explosive rounds to completely destroy. This means that this method requires a total of roughly 1750 sulfur to destroy one sheet metal door. This is the second cheapest (using about 63 explosive rounds can accomplish this task with 1575 sulfur) and most time-efficient way to destroy doors. Note: Costs calculated above are based solely on the amount of sulfur needed and exclude all other costs (e.g., components, Charcoal, Metal Fragments, etc...).

Tintinico[contributor] 139 pts. 3 years ago

Rockets are considered the best raiding method because of their high splash damage.

Zeus[contributor] 279 pts. 4 years ago

A rocket deals 137 damage to stone, metal and armored walls. It deals 247 damage to wooden walls, leaving them at 3 hp.

rust 72 pts. 2 months ago

Rockets have splash damage but the damage does decrease as the radius of the splash increases.
Identifier -742865266
Stack Size ×3
Despawn time 1 hour