C4 is a powerful explosive used for blowing/clearing up blocks. It can be set off by placing a torch on the C4 block, or in a chain reaction of explosions. It is more powerful than TNT, because it blows up at a much wider and higher area.
Explosion radius varies depending on the type of blocks blown. The common blocks that make up a majority of any given layer (Such as gabbro and sandstone) are destroyed completely by the explosion. However, explosive-resistant blocks are preserved and can be picked up afterward. It can destroy anything except for rhyolite, diamond blocks and bedrock , however these blocks do not block damage from the explosion (for instance if you made a house out of diamond, the explosion would still hurt you if you were close enough).
C4 may have combat/trap applications. However, the cost/difficulty of production greatly offsets any benefits.
How to ObtainEdit
- Before update 1.1, there was a glitch that allowed C4 to be reusable.
- When a player is stuck, and at a layer they are unable to dig with their current pickaxe, it is possible for them to use C4 to help them get to the next layer. The trick is to place yourself right above the next blueprint (located with the Blueprint Finder on the bottom left corner of the screen) and carefully place and detonate the C4 while attempting to not blow yourself up, in a straight-down path. Rope can be used in order to help you travel along the pathway, quickly, to get out of the way in time. This can also be done with TNT, grenades (by this point you would have all of the pickaxes, hopefully), and Boom Arrows.