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Category Equipment
Repairable With None
Size 4x4 (16 Slots)
Absorbency 0%
Capacity 10x4 (40 Slots)
Locations Must be Crafted
Rarity Unknown
Fireplace provides heat for various purposes, such as cooking food, building up thermal comfort, or drying clothes.
~ In-game description

Fireplace provides heat for various purposes, such as cooking food, building up thermal comfort, or drying clothes.In-game description

The Fireplace, also known as a campfire, is a craftable equipment item. Once lit, it can be used to cook food and provide warmth and light to any nearby survivors.

Note:[ | ]
  • A fireplace cannot be ignited in interior space with a ceiling height of below 5 meters, an excessively windy area or in the pouring rain.
  • Standing too close to the fire can overheat the player.
  • Walking over a lit Fireplace will damage the player's health and clothing.
  • Gas canisters placed in the fireplace's inventory will explode after a short delay, even if they have no or very little fuel left.
  • Any items added to the 10+ slot cargo area will be DESTROYED over time when left for too long!

How it Works[ | ]

A basic Fireplace can be constructed through two methods:

1. Combine any two of the following ingredients together:

2. Place a piece of kindling on the ground and set it on fire with an ignition tool.


  • Short Sticks and Firewood can be added as additional fuel either through the inventory screen by placing them into the fuel slots, or by holding the fuel in hands and selecting the "Attach" action while facing the fireplace.
  • Crafted fireplace may be deployed almost anywhere on the ground or placed inside of a static Fireplace inside of a house. Note: The static Fireplaces and stoves in buildings accept fuel and kindling directly from your hands and don't require a crafted fireplace.
  • How easy it is to start a fire depends on weather conditions such as wind strength and rain. Note: Starting a fire in wind and/or rain will result in added difficulty in doing so successfully and may also cause your fire to quickly stop burning.
  • If all of the fuel for a fireplace has been consumed or weather results in the fire going out: it can be reignited by looking at the still-glowing fireplace and blowing air into via scrolling through to the appropriate option with 'F'. Note: This will only work so long as there is some sort of fuel in the fireplace. If it has all been consumed: more fuel and fresh kindling will need to be added before reigniting is possible.

Cooking with a Fireplace[ | ]

See the Cooking article for full details on using appliances, utensils, tools, and the various methods available.

Upgrading your Fireplace[ | ]

  • The purpose of upgrading a Fireplace with Stones is to increase server persistence of the cooking appliance as Fireplaces have a set, short de-spawn time especially on server restarts which can result in players losing Campfire Tripods, Cooking Pots and Frying Pans if they are not careful.
    • Player constructed Stone Rings and Stone Ovens have a much higher, longer persistence count than simple Fireplaces.

  • A Stone Ring can be added to the fireplace by adding 8 x Stones.

  • A Fireplace can be upgraded into a Stone Oven by adding 16 x Stones to a Fireplace or by adding an additional 8 x Stones to a Stone Ring.

Note: You cannot pick up a Stone Circle / Stone Oven off the ground like a Fireplace due to their excessive weight of the added Stones. They must be dismantled with empty hands before they can be relocated or rebuilt.

Crafting[ | ]

Basic Fireplace:

Combine any two kindling or fuel items together, or light a kindling item on fire. See above for details.

Fireplace with Stone Ring:
Fireplace / Stone Ring with Cooking Tripod:
Stone Oven:

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