A Frag Grenade is an throwable explosive used by pilots in Titanfall and Titanfall 2, and for legends in Apex Legends. The basic explosive device known to all modern soldiers, the Frag Grenade is still an incredibly useful weapon. In this game, it is not as popular as the Arc Grenade, but is arguably better in building interiors, long-range throwing, and is second to none at killing pilots. It does not create the visual distortion that the Arc Grenade does, but has a much larger blast radius and is much more lethal in a much wider area.
Frag Grenade is an explosive ordnance in the game. It has a 2.5 second fuse, it will start beeping after being held for 2.0 seconds, where it's too late to throw it. Frag Grenades are extremely effective against Minions and are capable of destroying an entire squad with one grenade. Against Pilots, Frags deal a considerable amount of damage in close range and can kill a Pilot in full health. Frag Grenades do not deal considerable damage against Titans, but can be used as distractions.
In Apex Legends
The Frag grenade works slightly differently in Apex Legends. The fuse does not start until thrown, cannot be prematurely cooked, and will count down for significantly longer, possibly to accompany the longer range of engagement found in the Arena. The grenade, as a grey-colored common item, can be found easily throughout loot spots in the Arena, and will stack to only one grenade per backpack slot. The grenade can destroy regular doors and down full-health Legends with 100 shield in very close proximity.
Frag grenades are powerful and only one is required to kill a Pilot in full health. They can bounce off walls, making them ideal for clearing out hardpoints in Hardpoint Domination or flushing out enemies behind cover. They are also a great distraction strategy against Titans and other Pilots.
Frag Grenades have a 3 second fuse, which may allow for an enemy player to dodge the grenade. However, Frags can be cooked by holding down the Fire button.
- Contrary to popular belief, Frag Grenades do not kill using the force from the explosion (that is what Satchel Charges do). "Frag" stands for Fragmentation. The grenade explodes, flinging pieces of metal composed of the grenade's casing in all directions. It is these flying steel pieces that kill those in the blast radius.
- Needless to say, for simplicity, the game shows just an explosion. If the fragments were included in the animation, GPU load would be increased, it would be difficult to see the fragments anyways due to the speed they fly (as fast as bullets, but without tracers, and smaller than most bullets).
|Pilot Ordnance||Frag Grenade • Arc Grenade • Arc Mine • Satchel Charge • Data Knife|
|Titan Ordnance||Rocket Salvo • Slaved Warheads • Cluster Missile • Multi-Target Missile System|
Pilots in Titanfall
|Weapons||Primary||R-101C Carbine • Hemlok BF-R • G2A4 Rifle • EVA-8 Shotgun • R-97 Compact SMG • C.A.R. SMG • Spitfire LMG • Longbow-DMR Sniper • Kraber-AP Sniper • Smart Pistol MK5|
|Sidearms||B3 Wingman • Hammond P2011 • RE-45 Autopistol|
|Anti-Titan||Sidewinder • Archer Heavy Rocket • Mag Launcher • Charge Rifle|
|Ordnance||Frag Grenade • Arc Grenade • Arc Mine • Satchel Charge • Data Knife|
|Tactical Abilities||Cloak • Stim • Active Radar Pulse|
|Kits||Tier 1||Enhanced Parkour Kit • Explosives Pack • Power Cell • Run N Gun Kit • Quick Reload Kit • Stealth Kit|
|Tier 2||Dome-Shield Battery • Minion Detector • Warpfall Transmitter • Dead Man's Trigger • The 'Icepick' • Guardian Chip|
|Loadouts||Rifleman • Assassin • CQB|
Explosive Ordnance and Heavy Weapons
|Grenades||Arc Grenade • Arc Star • Electric Smoke Grenade • Firestar • Frag Grenade • Gravity Star • Thermite Grenade|
|Mines and Remote Explosives||Mine • Arc Mine • Arc Trap • Satchel Charge|
|Grenade Launchers and Rocket Launchers||Archer Heavy Rocket • Mag Launcher (MGL) • R-6P Softball • Sidewinder (SMR)|
|Energy Weapons||Charge Rifle • LG-97 Thunderbolt • EM-4 Cold War • EPG-1 • Sentinel ESR|