This article describes a feature in the first Apocalypse Rising

Lit Firepit

A lit firepit as it appears in the game's starting menu

firepit is a deployable object the game. Its primary purpose is to cook Meat, but it can also be used as a quick light source.


A firepit is the only known way to cook raw meat. Cooked meat is comparable to an MRE , restoring 100% of your Hunger and 30% of your Health. A firepit is deployed from Firewood by clicking on it in your inventory and clicking on "Make Firepit." Once deployed, a firepit can not be moved nor put back into your inventory.

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Hulk628 by a firepit

A firepit can not cook meat until it is lit. This can only be done if the player has matches . If not, a firepit is essentially useless.


  • Whether firepits attracts zombies or not is unknown.
  • A deployed firepit automatically spawns with stones around it, like a real firepit .


  • A firepit gives off a good amount of light, comparable to a Road Flare. Players should be wary of bandits attracted by it.
  • For players looking to kill Bandits, firepits can be used as lures.
  • During the night, if a player doesn't need the light provided by the firepit, it is a good idea to cook meat and then immediately run away.
  • It is highly recommended that you do not use firepits in Kin, Hark, and Vernal.


  • A deployed firepit automatically has small rocks surrounding it.
  • If you listen to a Firepit closely, you can hear a sizziling and popping sound.
  • A firepit will not burn or damage you in any way.