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Grenades are throwable explosive weapons that go in the inventory like items. There are currently three types of grenades: the Frag Grenade, the Thermite Grenade, and the Arc Star.

Grenades can be accessed by holding G or Right/Right. You can then use the fire button on PC, RT for Xbox or R2 for the PS4 to aim and throw.

Frag Grenade[]

Frag Grenade.svg Frag Grenade
Type Thrown
Ignition Time 4 seconds
Description Explosive ordnance. Throw to start fuse.

  • Deals 10 impact damage and up to 100 explosion damage in a 10 m explosion radius.
  • Damages and destroys doors.

  • Frag Grenades also can bounce or roll on the environment before detonating. This can be used to hit enemies around a corner
  • Frag Grenades can be used to force enemies out of cover.
  • Looking up and throwing a Frag Grenade directly up in the sky will have it fall directly back where you're currently standing in the next 3 seconds and explode on impact. This is great if you're outside a door and someone is about to break it down on the opposite side or do this if you're being chased while running.
    • This will not work with Fuse, as the grenade will explode in mid-air.

  • Thermite Grenade[]

    Thermite Grenade.svg Thermite Grenade
    Type Thrown
    Ignition Time Instant
    Description Creates a horizontal wall of flames.

    • The wall is 10 m long and is horizontal, perpendicular to the direction it was thrown from.
    • Deals 4 damage per tick when standing in the flames, and applies an over-time burn effect that lasts for 25 damage.
    • Bypasses the Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield.
    • Damages and destroys doors.
    • The wall of flames lasts for 8 seconds after impact with the ground.

  • It can be useful to seal off an enclosed area such as a doorway to prevent enemies from pushing a position, as well as a mild way to break the line of sight of an enemy.
  • If an enemy is body blocking a door, you can throw a Thermite at the bottom of the door. It will destroy the door and burn the enemy.

  • Arc Star[]

    Arc Star.svg Arc Star
    Type Thrown
    Ignition Time 2.8 seconds
    Description Sticks, then explodes after a short delay. Causes damage and blurred vision.

    • Deals 30 impact damage and up to 70 explosion damage in a 10 m explosion radius; slows those affected by the explosion for 5 seconds.
    • Has disruptor functionality: deals triple damage against shields.
    • Can be thrown further than the frag or thermite grenades.
    • Damages and destroys doors. Also, it disables the Trident for a very short amount of time.

  • The explosion's "splash" damage decreases with distance from the Arc Star itself so plan accordingly.
  • If you come across extra high-tier armor such as Epic or Legendary ones and you or your squad don't need it, equip an Arc Star, look at your feet and throw the Arc Star on the ground. You'll break your armor, but now you can swap to the new extra armor. Thus, leaving a broken armor on the ground for an enemy to potentially pick up or be forced to heal it.
  • Wraith can shake the stuck Arc Star off by activating her Into the Void.svg Into the Void.

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