Are you new to the game, and have no idea what gun you should buy? Well then YOU'RE A NOOB! But it's this wiki's job to make you not a noob. Here is a brief introduction to Grenades.
What are Grenades?
Grenades are a subcategory of weapons purchasable from the shop. They all fall under the "Other" weapon category.
Grenades work very differently from other weapons- mostly because YOU DON'T THROW GUNS AT ZOMBIES. That's what you do with grenades.
All grenades have an AoE effect that damages groups of zombies at once. However, grenades are affected by gravity, so there is a curve to how the grenade flies. In addition, grenades have a timer that determines when they explode. Before they explode, they tend to bounce around a bit, which makes them very useful in that they can go around corners. On the other hand, this means that it isn't nearly as easy to hit your target as with, say, a rifle.
Gravitational pull, and the resulting projectile arc, means that grenades hoavote a lot of range. After all, you can only throw your grenade so far. But it also means that you can lob grenades over walls, to hit a group of zombies that you can't shoot.
In order to get better accuracy with where your grenade hits, you can elect to hold down your mouse to hold the grenade for a little bit, as opposed to launching it instantly. However, the grenade can explode in your hand- often times, this will be enough to kill you.
Grenade ammo also works quite differently from other weapons. All grenade come in sets of 6- 1 of them as a "clip" and the rest as reserve ammo. Reload times for a grenade is however long the animation for pulling out another grenade takes- often less than 2 seconds.
They have low draw times and walkspeed decrease rates.
Grenades have an Area of Effect, and large damage rates to go with it. It makes them especially useful in bringing down densely populated groups of zombies. But the AoE can also affect you too, and the grenade can end up exploding in your face.
How do I use these?
Grenades are best suited for taking down large groups of zombies from a medium distance away. They should be used as a side-arm, due to their small draw times, and their inability to keep up a steady stream of projectiles.
They are versatile, and suited to any type of gameplay with the exception of LRC (Long-Ranged Combat)
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