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Note: this page covers the Mod version of DayZ; for information on the Standalone, see Oil Barrel.

An Oil Barrel on Fire. Bottom half is glitched through the floor.

The oil barrel is an environmental object in Day Z that can be used to create a small fire from its top. It can be lit on fire by selecting the "Put on Fire" command when a player is close enough. The fire can also be put out once lit by selecting the "Put out Fire" command. You do not need a Mod:Box of Matches to light the Oil Barrel on fire, which makes the Oil Barrel an effective means of cooking for survivors without the need to create a Mod:Fireplace.

Oil Barrel Uses[]

  • The Oil Barrel emits a glow radius of approximately 5-10 meters when lit up.
  • It can be used to cook Mod:Raw Meat when lit.
  • Can be used as a source of increasing body Temperature. It will warm up nearby players.
  • The Oil Barrel can be used to attract the attention of other players or zombies when lit.

Current Known Locations in Mod:Chernarus[]

Oil Barrels have been identified with a couple of different building types, including General Military and Industrial locations. They can also be found in large cities such as Mod:Chernogorsk. Oil Barrels may be found near the tents at Mod:Stary Sobor and the medical tents behind the hospital in Chernogorsk.