The Pipe Bomb in Days Gone is a very common explosive device. Basic ingredients allow for these to be homemade. Some Gun Powder is packed inside to increase the power of the explosion.

This particular recipe in Days Gone also uses nails to spray shrapnel in all directions. Highly illegal to possess in real life.

Similar to the Attractor Bomb recipe that first gains the zombies’ attention before detonation. The main material for this recipe is scavenged from water piping. Many places are deserted after the breakout. So it is commonly found around the world being unused for its previous purpose.

Pipe Bomb Crafting Recipe

Days Gone rewards the player with recipes (blueprints) for many items. Decon will need these blueprints before he can craft them. Even if Decon has the materials beforehand.

It’s advised to collect all resources whether we can use them right now or not. Eventually, we will max out our inventory space. This will allow us to craft new items as soon as we get the recipe. Then we restock again.

Days Gone Pipe Bomb
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  • The outer casing is a Pipe made of metal. Providing shrapnel after detonation.
  • Gunpower is stuffed inside. Will ignite a few seconds after the wick is lit.
  • Next, a box of nails is added for additional damage.
  • Scrap is molded for the caps to enclose this device.

How To Unlock The Pipe Bomb Recipe

You unlock the pipe bomb recipe by completing the Skizzo storyline called “Keep Your Friends Close” located at Iron Mike’s camp on Wizard Island. Skizzo has missions for Deacon to complete, mainly protecting him from freakers while achieving various objectives and defeating hordes. After completing a few missions, the recipe is unlocked.

Completing the mission “They Will Never Stop” will reward you with the crating recipe. After receiving it you can build it from your inventory. Hold L1, rotate the right stick to find the item you want to make, then press R1. If you don’t have enough material the text will be red. Gather the missing ingredients and the option will be available.

What you need to craft the Pipe Bomb

Head over to Marion Forks to gather everything you need to build this item. It is the best and earliest location for all its ingredients. As usual, there are nests that need burning if you haven’t done so already. We have a guide on the locations if you are interested. Best to use the Crossbow with the Incendiary Bolt instead of using a Molotov.

The following resources are needed to make the Pipe Bomb. Note that some resources are harder to find than others. Mostly because common materials like Scrap are used in many recipes. On the contrary, Gunpowder is rare, constantly needed, and difficult to find.

Small Pipe – x1

Small Pipes can be found in abundance at car repair shops and most industrial buildings.

Gun Powder – x1

Gun powder can be found right outside the Dinner on a small square table in Marion Forks and Nero Checkpoint. Make sure to pick up the Polystyrene there too while you are here.

Box Of Nails – x1

Box Of Nails are located inside the gas station. Check the counters and the large room in the back. Nails are also pretty common. Kerosene can be found here as well. It is a Gas station after all.

Scrap -x1

Scrap is everywhere and is the most common item in the game. Open the hood of cars and you will have plenty.


In conclusion, unlock the recipe by completing Skizzo missions at Wizard Island and farm the materials in Marion Forks.

If the resources we gathered aren’t there for you try using our Unlimited Crafting Materials exploit. In simple terms, Days Gone will respawn all the items in the game if enough time passes. Sleep to speed this process up.