Overview


Exploding barrel. BOOM!
―Entity description from CS GO's Hammer Editor.

For the unused legacy content, see Exploding Barrel (Legacy).

The Exploding Barrel, Explosive Barrel or Oil Drum is an explosive prop that had appeared in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes as well as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Overview

Explosive barrels are a legacy brush appearing in all GoldSrc games, as well as a legacy prop in Source games. They only officially appeared in a few games in the Counter-Strike series: Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes, as well as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Condition Zero

Explosive barrels that appear in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero are merely static props that only explode upon C4 detonation in bombsites.

Deleted Scenes

Explosive barrels appear throughout missions in the Deleted Scenes. Explosive barrels can be detonated simply with physics impact (such as tossing a grenade at them). Barrels are often used as a mean to destroy an obstacle or enemy position or serve as an obstacle itself.

Global Offensive

Exploding barrels were introduced to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the February 17, 2016 update as part of Operation Wildfire for the three Co-op Strike missions, all occurring in the Phoenix Compound. The barrels can either be detonated with either bullet impacts or explosions. Knife hits or physics impact cannot cause the barrel to detonate. The barrels are static, thus cannot be moved or affected by physics.

They also appear in the Danger Zone map Blacksite, and Sirocco.

Data & Locations

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes
Map Number Location "Health" Armorless - Kevlar - Heavy Armor Damage
Lost Cause 24 Compound (Inner [18], Outter [6]) 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Secret War 24 Storage Area [23], Corridors 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Building Recon 6 Storage Area, MG Position, Residencial Area, Bridge, Statue [2] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
DrugLab 9 Fence, Tunnel Exit [3], Outside [3], Machines, AK-47 Position 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Motorcade Assault 5 VIP Safehouse [5] N/A (Can only be blown with a HE grenade)
N/A
Downed Pilot 12 Airplane, Mines [8], Village, Prison [2] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Turn of the Crank 11 Warehouse [11] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Alamo 10 MG Position [2], Courtyard [6], Inside [2] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Hankagai 4 Backalley [4] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Run! 7 Rooftops [4], Warehouse [3] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Truth in Chaos 1 Garage 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Pipe Dream 29 Facility Entrance [4], Facility [25] 50
110 - 110 - N/A
Sandstorm 4 MG Position [4] 50
110 - 110 - N/A

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
Map Number Location "Health" Armorless - Kevlar - Heavy Armor Damage
Dust 6 Bombsite A [3], Bombsite B [3] N/A
N/A
Dust2 9 Bombsite A [6], Bombsite B [3] N/A
N/A
Barrels in Counter-Strike: Condition Zero are props and do not explode with player interaction, only upon site detonation.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Map Number Location "Health" Armorless - Kevlar - Heavy Armor Damage
Phoenix Compound 12 Garage, Courtyard [5], Pipe [2], Dock [4] 1
5000~4000 - 4000~3700 - 900~700
Barrels deal massively reduced damage when detonated by either a HE grenade or Decoy grenade explosion, damage multiplier for these cases is in-between 0.1 and 0.8.

Tactics

  • Exploding Barrels in the Phoenix Compound should be saved for either large group of enemies or any Heavy Phoenix that can be baited towards it. Make sure the latter are close as the Heavy Armor still provides massive damage reduction.
  • If the player detonates a barrel, it will not hurt a friendly near it, use this to your advantage.

Bugs & Exploits

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's barrel damage can be massively reduced if the cause of its detonation is either a HE grenade explosion or a Decoy grenade's.
    • Barrel damage does not stack together in Global Offensive; if a player is near a series of exploding barrels, they will only take damage from the nearest.

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