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What is the point of a block game if you can't destroy everything around you? This Dev Diary is covers Rocket Launchers (yes multiple types), Grenades, Explosives, Detonators and Blast Resistance for blocks

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Read Part 1 Here

Part 1 covered Small Arms and Weapon Mods

Weapons Part 2 – Rockets, Explosives and Blast Resistance

What is the point of a block game if you can't destroy things? Voxel Turf has a wide array of explosives to unleash upon the world. If you like to be able to destroy everything you've came to the right place!

Rocket Launchers:

Rocket Launchers fire a rocket a target and can destroy blocks. All rocket launchers deal large amounts of armour piercing damage if they directly hit a target, and they all do splash damage. There are 4 kinds of rocket launchers:

w1 rocket types

  • Heavy Rocket Launcher: Launches 1 rocket to create a large explosion. Point and shoot.
  • Double Rocket Launcher: Has two tubes, but each rocket is fired separately. Each rocket is less powerful than the Heavy Rocket launcher, but this is more versatile.
  • Guided Missile Launcher: The rocket will target the closest vehicle and fly towards it.
  • Quad Rocket Launcher: Spray and pray with rockets! Launches 4 rockets in rapid succession, with a very slow reload time.

Clip: Duelling With Quad Rocket Launchers


Grenades have a fuse of 3 seconds, and do a similar level of damage as the rockets do. These are great for flushing out enemies in hard to reach places. However, the do not have the direct hit bonus that rockets have against vehicles.

Clip: Clearing a Bandit Base with Grenades

Blast Resistance:

All blocks in the game have a threshold of being destroyed, with grass blocks for example being easy to destroy, and steel blocks being nearly impossible to destroy, without heavy explosives.

w3 blast resistance

Blast resistance is also used to determine if a block can be destroyed by a vehicle ramming into it.

Using multiple explosives together will slightly increase the power, but not the radius of the explosion.

Explosive Blocks:

There are 2 kinds of explosive blocks: Explosive crates and explosive detonators.

w2 exCrateAndDet

Explosive crates have a large blast radius, and a substantial explosive power – they can even punch though steel walls! However, they require an external explosion to go off.

Detonators are used to create small, but powerful explosions. They are useful for making precise holes. These work best to set off a chain of explosive crates. However, they are an electronic block and can be wired up with switches, leavers and even pressure sensors to create traps!

Clip: Busting a Bank Vault With Explosive Crates

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