Barbed Wire is a craftable building material. It can be used as a crafting material for Barbed Fence Wire.
- There are two different types of Barbed Wire. One is crafted by the player and the other is map generated. Crafted Barbed Wire drops nothing upon destruction, and map generated Barbed Wire drops 1-2 Scrap Iron upon destruction. Crafted Barbed Wire can not be shot through and will be destroyed upon trying.
- In a few tests, zombies tended to avoid the barbed wire by walking between rows, or around it entirely. This could potentially be used to redirect a wandering zombie or possible horde from your general area if placed correctly. (Zombies walking parallel with the wire and perpendicular to the wire avoided it) Parallel seems to work better than perpendicular, but both seemed to deter zombies from general area.