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Emergency flare
General information
Faction
Type

Flare

Usage
Used by

Gordon Freeman

Game information
Entity
  • env_flare
  • prop_physics

The emergency flare is an item cut from Half-Life and brought back for Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

Overview[edit]

Half-Life[edit]

The emergency flare was originally to appear in Half-Life. Its model can be found in the game files.

Half-Life 2 Leak[edit]

Several brush emergency flares can be seen in some Vertigo maps.

Half-Life 2[edit]

Flares are seen in Half-Life 2, but they are smaller, shot by a flare gun, and are only used by Metrocops and Overwatch Soldiers. The flare gun was originally to be used by the player, and can be found in the Half-Life 2 leak.

Half-Life 2: Episode One[edit]

In Episode One, usable emergency flares are introduced in the City 17 Underground. The "Emergency flare" text and arrow symbols seen on the flares glow in the dark, making it easier to spot them in unlit areas. Turning on when grabbed by the player, they can be held (and thrown) with the Gravity Gun, mocking the operation of a flare gun, and provide light to the player in dark areas on a long range. In addition to providing light, flares can also be used to set Zombies on fire.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two[edit]

The emergency flare appears in the Episode Two chapter Under the Radar, inside a pit full of Supply Crates with transponders attached to them.

Related Achievements[edit]

Half-Life 2: Episode One
Zombie-que.jpg Zombie-que (5G)
Use flares to light 15 Zombies on fire.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Main games[edit]

Other[edit]