The Timed Explosive Charge (most often referred to as C4) is one of the most potent raiding tools available in RUST. Its focus is on destroying doors and deployable items. Unlike other explosives with a large damage radius, the C4 has a small concentrated blast.
You can find timed explosive charges only in high-level crates that require you to combat difficult NPC scientists and other players. They rarely appear on the player market as most players are unwilling to share the Blueprint for the game’s most effective raiding tool.
The Bradley APC Crate has the highest chance of containing a timed explosive charge, at a rate of 25 percent. Almost all sources for the C4 include a scientist assault and PvP defense phase.
Once you have a C4, you will need to get the item, Explosives to craft a charge. If you’ve been lucky enough to pick up more than one timed explosive charge, you can recycle it to get the explosives you need.
Unlike Rockets, explosive ammunition, and grenades, the C4 will only damage the deployable and not the surrounding surfaces. Therefore, there is no splash damage to connected walls and objects.
As such, it’s crucial when tossing the C4 that your aim is on point. Deploying the timed explosive charge will throw the charges directly ahead of you and beep for ten seconds, then explode.
It won’t bounce and sticks to whatever object it hits first in its thrown arc. Therefore, it is very easy to get the C4 attached to something unintentionally. Make sure to throw the charge clear of other items, as its hit-box can be uncertain.
While it is undoubtedly the most efficient raiding tool in direct point damage and Sulfur production cost, timed explosive charges perform best when paired with other raiding tools that can finish off smaller amounts of damage.