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Supply Crate
General information
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  • item_item_crate
  • item_ammo_crate (infinite resupply crate)
"We worried about the crate cliché a lot during development. Finally we gave up, and one of the first things you see when you start the game is a crate. We figured that this was the Old Man Murray equivalent of throwing yourself to the mercy of the court."
Gabe Newell[src]

Originally manufactured and used by the Combine, the supply crate is used in great numbers by the Resistance to hold and deliver health, ammunition, and energy equipment. Standard wooden supply crates are generally located near a Lambda logo, while infinite ammo crates are in Combine and Resistance-controlled areas.


One of the rebel supply caches in the Outlands, featuring crates with attached transponders.

Supply crates visually are very different from normal wooden crates, as they are much smaller and have the word "supply" written on them, inside a yellow square. Much like other objects, crates can be picked up and destroyed by the Gravity Gun quite easily. The crowbar will always do the trick in one hit, regardless of the difficulty. What is found in the crate depends on the player's status, for example, if his health is low, the supply crate will usually give him a medkit.

At some point in Half-Life 2: Episode Two, supply crates are equipped with a Transponder, allowing Gordon and Alyx to find them easier with the radar located in the Muscle Car.

The supply crate also has a variant (the "infinite ammo crate"), which contains infinite ammo. More of the size of a trunk, it is dark green, and made out of metal. They cannot be moved or destroyed and will resupply every time they are opened or hit with a crowbar. RPG infinite ammo crates will often hint an important battle to come, most of the time involving one or more Combine Gunships or Striders.

Related Achievements[edit]

Half-Life 2
Hl2 find alllambdas.png Lambda Locator (15G)
Find all lambda caches.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Ep2 find allradarcaches.png Cache Checker (10G)
Find every radar cache in chapter Under The Radar.

Behind the scenes[edit]

Some texture files show that infinite ammo crates were also to provide ammo for the .357 Magnum and the crossbow. They can still be added with Hammer but will display the "ERROR" model because the crate models are missing.


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