How to Get Gunpowder in Rust (Best Methods For You)

Gunpowder is one of the most vital resources in the game and is considered the most important resource in Rust as it is used for raiding and making bullets.

Updated on Sep 11, 2023
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How to Get Gunpowder in Rust (Best Methods For You)

Gunpowder is one of the most essential crafting ingredient in Rust and it is used to make explosives and ammo.

Unless you use Gunpowders in Rust, it is very difficult to progress. Since the game is based on PvP and survival, you need to protect yourself and your base with guns, bullets, and explosives.

The simplest type of ammunition you can get with gunpowder is the handmade shell. You only need stone resources and gunpowder.

How to Craft Gunpowder in Rust

We need sulfur and charcoal to craft gunpowder. But it's not that easy, let's learn how to craft gunpowder in the best way step by step in this guide.

Sulfur ore is the most important ingredient for crafting gunpowder, so to obtain gunpowder we let's examine what sulfur ore looks like and where it is most commonly found.

Step 1: Farm Sulfur

First of all, we need to do some sulfur farming. Sulfur ores look like rocks with a yellow color around them.

How to get gunpowder in Rust? The answer to this question is to first make sulfur.


Where to Find Sulfur in Rust?


The best places to obtain sulfur ore in Rust are known to be snowy regions and high mountains.

The red areas represent the density of the ores. As you can see from the image above, this information is absolutely correct. The snow biome has the most nodes compared to other biomes.


Step 2: Melt Sulfur Ore in Furnace

After farming some sulfur ore outside, we need to melt the sulfur with burning wood in the furnaces in our base.


If you use a Large Furnace you can melt more sulfur ore faster and with less wood.

Step 3: Make Charcoal

The burning wood in your furnaces turns to charcoals, so while you are melting sulfur, you are also getting charcoal. If you need more charcoal, just leave your furnaces on.

Step 4: Craft Gunpowder

Now you are ready to craft gunpowder. You have all the materials you need to craft gunpowder, melted sulfur, and charcoal. Now it's just a matter of what to craft the gunpowder in.

You need at least Workbench Tier 1 to craft gunpowder, or you can use a mixing table.


When you craft a lot of bullets, gunpowder, or explosives, you should definitely use a mixing table because it gives you a huge advantage.

Features of the Mixing Table and Where to Find It

You can get the mixing table from Bandit Camp for 175 Scrap or you can research it for 75 Scrap if you find it.


If you ask me, the best and simplest way to craft gunpowder, explosives, and ammo is the mixing table.

When you craft gunpowder, bullets, or any other recipe on the mixing table, you don't have to wait for it to be crafted, you can go back to the mixing table and pick it up at any time.


If you have a large base, it is very wise to put 3-4 mixing tables in your compound or an empty part of the base and it will save you from craft waiting times.

Mixing Table Craft Recipies with Gunpowder

The recipes you see below are for bullets made with gunpowder in the mixing table or explosives for raids.

10x Gunpowder 10x 10x 10x 10x 20x 20x
4x Pistol Bullet 10x 5x 10x 40x 40x
3x 5.56 Rifle Ammo 5x 10x 30x 30x 10x
1x Explosives 50x 3x 10x 10x 110x 100x 10x
4x Lowgrade Fuel 1x 3x 1x 3x

At the same time, if you have the question of how much gunpowder I need to craft things like incendiary pistol bullet, incendiary rocket, hv pistol ammo, this table will enlighten you a little bit.

In short, in this article, we answered the question of how to get gunpowder in Rust and explained how to craft gunpowder in Rust.

To obtain gunpowder first you need to find sulfur ore and melt it in the furnace and craft gunpowder with the help of a workbench or mixing table.

Crafting gunpowder isn't that hard, but if you're crafting stocks to keep on standby, such as explosives or pistol ammo, which can take a long time to wait for those crafts to finish. In this case, it is much more useful to use a mixing table as we mentioned, you can do other things in your base while it crafts for you.

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