Barrel Okay

Barrel Damaged

Barrel Critical

Barrel After Explosion

Explosive Barrels are objects in SAS: Zombie Assault 4. They explode easily making them helpful in taking down massive swarms of zombies, and even inflicting significant damage to Regurgitators, Shielders and Bloaters in the early levels of newly created characters.

Explosive barrels comes in three different sizes. The larger explosive barrels deal higher damage and have a larger blast radius than the smaller and normal sized barrels, however the pierce is unlimited no matter the size. To make the explosive barrels explode or take damage, you must shoot at them, knife attack them, or have something else near by explode such as a grenade, rocket launcher explosion, an Ariel Bombardment impact or another Explosive Barrel exploding nearby.

Explosive barrels are located in Onslaught, Ice Station, Last Stand, Power OutVIP and some Contract Maps. The explosive barrels in Ice Station are large sizes; these are located along the path of the truck ride. Explosive barrels are similar to cars due to their explosive properties, however the cars on Ice Station do not inflict damage to zombies as they do in other missions.

Explosive Barrels will not inflict damage towards the player. They are also solid, but can be pushed around.


  • Adding points into Brute Strength will allow you to push explosive barrels faster, just like with the crates.