Grenade Launcher

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Grenade Launcher
Grenade Launcher
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For when your grenades need some distance.

Grenade Launcher is a one-handed procedurally generated weapon model.
It can be common, uncommon, and rare. Common Grenade Launchers will shoot regular Grenades, while uncommon and rare Grenade Launchers shoot elemental plasma type Grenades.

Grenade Launchers are tricky weapons. While they certainly are deadly, some do struggle to hit their enemies due to their typically high energy cost, low range, and unpredictable bouncing. Most grenade launcher ammo types have different bounces, while some do not bounce at all. Most ammo types explode on contact with an enemy, making it relatively effective.

NPCs, hostile or otherwise, never use grenade launchers.

Base Statistics

  • Base DPS: 6.0-6.5 health per second (Common), 6.5-7.0 health per second (Uncommon/Rare)
  • Energy Usage: 24-26 energy per second (Common), 26-28 energy per second (Uncommon/Rare)
  • Fire Time: 1.0-1.5 seconds between attacks (approx. 0.7-1.0 attacks per second)
  • Knockback Power: 40 (very strong knockback)

Grenade Types

All grenade types explode on direct contact with enemies. What distinguishes the different types from each other is what happens if they fail to contact enemies.

  • Grenade: explosive which bounces off of surfaces and detonates after three seconds
  • Impact Grenade: explosive which detonates immediately when it hits a surface
  • Sticky Grenade: explosive which sticks to the first surface it hits, detonating after three seconds
  • Proximity Mine: explosive which detonates when enemies get too close (or after 10 seconds)

Elemental Damage

Uncommon and Rare weapons have an assigned elemental damage type. Though both uncommon and rare grenade launchers have elemental visual effects, only rare grenade launchers inflict status effects with their grenades.

Known Bug
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Due to a presumed copy-paste error in the game assets, uncommon electric grenade launchers do inflict status effects.

Name Pool

1st Part 2nd Part
Boom stick
Kill barrel
Thunder enator
Crater erizer
Storm maker
Dude boy
Strike shooter
Raid launcher
Charge thrower
Thrash spitter
Rage atron 3000
Blast boomer
Bomb bomber

Known Bugs

  • Many of the projectiles can damage the player as well as others in multiplayer, regardless of PvP status.



File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem commongrenadelauncher
File Name commongrenadelauncher.activeitem
File Path middle/<variant>.png