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Fuel is anything that keeps a fire going.


Fires can be fueled by activating the fuel and then selecting Burn on the fire's right-click menu. Alternatively, leaving the fuel inside the fire till the fuel decays from fire damage also works.

Burn time is dependent on the QL of the container and the total weight of the fuel being added. As a guide, 30 kg is the maximum effective amount of fuel. Any more fuel added above that amount will still be accepted and burned, but will not add to the burn time.

  • Birch wood is 2x more effective than non-birch wood (1kg of birch = 2kg of fuel)
  • Tar is 8x more effective than non-birch wood (1kg of tar = 8kg of fuel)
  • Peat is 4x more effective than non-birch wood. Peat has a default weight of 10kg. (1 x 10kg of peat = 40kg of fuel)

Types of Fuel


Examine a fire container to check how much fuel is remaining.

  • The fire burns steadily and will still burn for a long time. ~9-30kg of fuel
  • The fire burns with wild flames and still has much unburnt material. ~7-9kg of fuel
  • The fire is starting to fade. ~5-7kg of fuel
  • A few flames still dance on the fire but soon they too will die. ~4-5kg of fuel
  • Only a hot, red glowing bed of coal remains of the fire now. ~3.5-4kg of fuel
  • A layer of ashes is starting to form on the glowing coals. ~2-3.5kg of fuel
  • A few red glowing coals can be found under a bed of ashes. ~0-2kg of fuel
  • The fire is not lit.


  • As a general rule of thumb, when "the fire burns steadily" (with most fire containers), you have at least 30 minutes from the time you examine and see that message to the time the fire burns out.
  • As the fire begins to die out, any items in the fire container will begin to cool.
  • To conserve fuel and avoid wastage, it is recommended to add the fuel into the fire container until "the fire burns steadily".

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