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How to Destroy Bradley in Rust (4 Easiest Ways)

How to Destroy Bradley in Rust (4 Easiest Ways)

Rust is a very difficult game that requires a lot of time. Most people don’t have the time to go and play a Vanilla server and farm for materials for hours on end. When it comes to collecting materials and crafting, it can be extremely tedious, especially when you get raided and you lose everything. High-level crafting items like C4 and weapons can also take a long time to get.

There are a ton of ways to destroy Bradley APC, but by far the easiest ways are with Explosive 5.56 Rounds, Rockets, High-Velocity Rockets, and Timed Explosive Charges. These are the easiest ways to destroy it, but by no means are they easy to do.

Destroying Bradley is a feat that most people on each server can’t do with the number of materials used to complete the job. It is also very difficult because of the location it is roaming around in. If you want to know more about each way to destroy Bradley, then keep reading the article to find out.

Where is Bradley located?

The Bradley APC is an NPC-controlled Infantry Fighting Vehicle hazard that patrols the Rocket Launch Site and the Materials Extraction Site (Hapis Island only). It is designed as a counterweight to the richness of the loot and seems likely to displace that Monument from favor with players who cannot deal with its challenges.

It is an insanely difficult NPC to destroy because of the sheer armor that it has and it seems to have an unlimited amount of ammo to throw at you with its cannon. If you do go to the Launch Site Monument, you don’t even need to see Bradley to know it is there because you can just hear it roaming around the area.

If you do end up finding it for the first time, just try and avoid it at all costs because even people with Heavy Armor can get destroyed by it if they are caught out in the open. Unless you purposefully grab its attention or get caught out in the open, you should be fine to loot the area unharmed.

How to destroy Bradley


There are 4 easy ways to destroy Bradley, but keep in mind that the materials for these items are extremely hard to get. You can use pretty much anything to destroy Bradley like Satchel Charges or Grenades, but it is going to take a very long time and a ton of resources to do so.

The 4 items on this list are by no means easy to get, but they will eliminate your target faster than anything else in the game. Here are the 4 easiest and fastest ways to destroy Bradley APC in Rust:

1. Explosive 5.56 Rounds

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How Many Needed to Destroy Bradley: 500x – 600x Explosive 5.56 Rounds

Total Materials Needed:

  • 5,000x – 6,000x Metal Fragments
  • 10,000x – 12,000x Gunpowder
  • 5,000x – 6,000x Sulfur

Explosive 5.56 Rounds is a variant of the standard 5.56 Rounds. It is commonly used for Raiding, and less commonly used as ammunition for rifles and large firearms. It will do small amounts of damage to players and structures in an area and deal extra damage upon a direct hit.

It will take a while to fire off all these shots, but if you have a bunch of people there with you to help, it shouldn’t take too long. The only downside to this method is that if other groups hear you doing this, they might go and try to steal the loot you got from destroying Bradley. It sucks, but it does happen a lot more than you think.

2. Rockets


How Many Needed to Destroy Bradley: 8x Rockets

Total Materials Needed:

  • 42x Metal Pipes
  • 1,200x Gunpowder
  • 80x Explosives

Rockets will cause splash damage that can hit up to 4 walls at once. This type of ammunition is particularly effective against buildings. In terms of trajectory, rockets are launched forward with a considerable speed upon firing. However, the trajectory eventually falls off due to the in-game gravity effect.

Obviously, this is one of the faster methods to destroy it, and it is probably your best bet when it comes to safety while completing the mission. You don’t need to get that close, but it does require some knowledge on how to fire a Rocket Launcher. If you didn’t know already, you need a Rocket Launcher to use it so we assume you already knew that.

3. High-Velocity Rockets


How Many Needed to Destroy Bradley: 7x High-Velocity Rockets

Total Materials Needed:

  • 7x Metal Pipes
  • 700x Gunpowder

The High-Velocity Rocket is essentially a rocket with much less damage than the standard rocket. However, it is also much cheaper, and as the name suggests it has a higher velocity than the standard rocket, so it could be useful for rocketing targets at extreme ranges. Because of its lower cost and damage, it is useful for situations where a full rocket would be overkill.

This is probably going to be your cheapest option if you have a Rocket Launcher and the easiest one to do by far. It doesn’t take a lot of materials to make and they are the easiest Rocket to fire. It also travels farther distances so it is the safest option when it comes to safety from Bradley or enemies trying to steal the loot.

4. Timed Explosive Charges

How Many Needed to Destroy Bradley: 3x Timed Explosive Charges

Total Materials Needed:

  • 60x Explosives
  • 15x Cloth
  • 6x Tech Trash

The Timed Explosive Charge is an item often used when raiding other players. Once thrown, the charge will stick to walls, floors, doors, and deployable items. Once attached to a target, the timed explosives will automatically detonate in a dependable and quick manner. However, it does damage only to the structure it’s attached to.

This method is by far the hardest and easiest method to use. It is hard because you need to get pretty close to Bradley and throw the C4 down on the ground and lure him into it. It is a really terrifying experience if you are the one doing the job, but it takes a lot less time to complete. You only need to do it 3 times and all that precious loot is yours.

What do you get from destroying Bradley?

You get a ton of items and materials for taking this beast down and it can be totally worth it, or you can get unlucky and get bad loot. Even if you get bad loot though, you will still gain some stuff you can use later on. When you destroy Bradley, he drops a bunch of Crates for you to loot and you can harvest its materials for even more stuff.

Here is what you can potentially get in the APC Crates dropped by Bradley:

  • MLRS Rocket
  • Targeting Computer
  • Weapon Laserlight
  • 8x Zoom Scope
  • CCTV Camera
  • 1x – 128x 5.56 Rounds
  • Ladder Hatch
  • Armored Door
  • 10x – 11x Tech Trash
  • 60x – 120x Incendiary 5.56 Rounds
  • 30x – 60x Explosive 5.56 Rounds
  • 40x – 80x HV 5.56 Rounds
  • 5x Incendiary Rocket
  • 3x High-Velocity Rocket
  • 1x – 2x Timed Explosive Charges
  • Armored Double Door
  • L96
  • 16x Zoom Scope
  • M249
  • 15x – 30x Pistol Rounds
  • Custom SMG
  • Thompson
  • Spas-12
  • 8x – 11x 12 Gauge Shells
  • M92
  • MP5A4
  • AK
  • LR-300
  • M39