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SMG Auto Turret
"A motion sensing bullet hose. No really, this thing eats piles of 9mm ammunition."
Basic Information
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Group Science, Tools/Traps
Category Trap
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points 1000
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 22
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 1
Power Attack Block Damage
Range 30
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type 9mmBullet 9mm Bullet
Ammo9mmBulletAP 9mm Bullet (AP)
Ammo9mmBulletHP 9mm Bullet (HP)
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth
Damage Multiplier: Metal
Damage Multiplier: Stone
Damage Multiplier: Wood 2
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using Forged Iron, Mechanical Parts, Electrical Parts
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Sell: 600
Buy: 9000
Max Stack
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[ | ]

The SMG Auto Turret senses targets in its view and fires 9mm Ammo at them.

Crafting[ | ]

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SMG Auto Turret Recipe
Item Name Count
Item Name Count
AdvancedEngineering Advanced Engineering Level
0-2 3 4 5
Quality 1 Quality 2 Quality 3 Quality 4 Quality 5

Craftingclock 07:45

MotionSensor Motion Sensor 1
IngotSteel Forged Steel 46 40 34 30
HandgunParts Handgun Parts 4 4 3 3
Oil Oil 15 13 11 10
ScrapPlastics Scrap Polymers 7 6 5 5
Unlock Options
BookElectricalTraps Electrical Traps 75/75
Schematic  Schematic
Crafted in
NewWorkbench Workbench

The recipe above contains the Resources needed to craft the SMG Auto Turret for each level of the Advanced Engineering Perk.
A higher level in the associated perk will decrease the crafting cost, saving resources.

Usage[ | ]

Like the Shotgun Auto Turret, the SMG Auto Turret will automatically target any player or zombie in its view, depending on how the player sets the target preference. The SMG Auto Turret can be set to target Self, Allies, Strangers, Enemies, or any combination of the four. Its line of vision can be adjusted by powering it and then clicking on the camera preview on the left side of the HUD after interacting with it. While changing the line of view, the display becomes a grainy black and white, with a blue cone in the center of vision demonstrating the extent of the turret's aggro range. So long as a recognized target falls within that range, the turret will aim and shoot until the target is dead or the turret is out of ammunition.

When filling the turret with ammunition, the player can add up to 300 rounds into any of the three ammunition slots, allowing for a total of 900 rounds to be loaded into the turret. The player must "Lock" the ammunition into place, or the turret won't fire. When locked, ammunition cannot be added to or removed from the turret. Placing a block above the turret will make the turret not fire even though it appears to track the target.

Videos[ | ]

Game Guide

Notes[ | ]

  • Although it can be placed on horizontally on walls, the turret won't work if it is not placed upright.
  • The turret will only accept standard ammunition. You can not load AP or HP ammo.
  • Turrets are very likely to trigger the explosives on Demolisher zombies.
  • There is a bug that when placing many turrets, they cause an error that makes nearby objects disappear, such as chests, tables, crops, etc.