Who doesn’t love exploding things? And the best way to do that on a budget is to use grenades. There is a wide range of grenades in Fallout 4 for every kind of encounter. And now we will tell you everything you need to know about them: how to get them, how to throw them and how not to blow yourself up (no promises on the last one). Welcome to the How to: Grenades guide!
Types of Grenades in Fallout 4
Here we will describe the types of grenades and then how to obtain them. IF YOU are looking to learn how to throw grenades in FAllout 4 jump to the last section of the article. Grenades are a part of the throwable weapon category. And to be honest that’s what that category mostly is: grenades. With a few additional gadgets like a homing beacon or a Molotov Cocktail, which is basically a grenade as well.
Now we mentioned a variety of grenades in Fallout 4. Although that is not a lie, half of the grenades are available through the Nuka-World DLC. It may be upsetting to hear so let’s take a look at the list of grenades available in the base game of Fallout 4:
HalluciGen gas grenade
And here are the grenades that come along with the Nuka-World add-on:
Fragmentation grenade MIRV
Smart fragmentation grenade
Nuka Cherry grenade
Nuka Quantum grenade
You can obtain grenades in the very default ways. By looting or crafting. Most grenades can be crafted, the only exception is the Nuka grenade that can only be found. For crafting any kind of grenades, you will need a Chemistry Station, a certain level of skills, and crafting materials. The skills that may be required to craft a grenade are Science! or Demolition Expert. The crafting materials vary from grenade to grenade but the most used ones are Aluminium, Adhensive, Oil, and Spring.
For the full list of grenade types and their crafting recipes check out this link. Now let’s break down the crafting process of something as simple as a Molotov Cocktail.
Molotov Cocktail – Requirements
Molotov Cocktail doesn’t require any skills to craft. You just need the station and the following list of materials: Adhensive(2), Cloth(1), Glass(2), Oil(1). Most likely you have most of the materials already. If you don’t know how materials work in Fallout 4 here’s a brief explanation. You collect junk across the wasteland and every piece equals some materials. You do not have to convert your junk into anything it will serve as a listed material when you craft items.
Molotov Cocktail – Crafting
When all the materials you have to find the Chemistry Station. The station can be built in the settlement or found in workshops across the world. The first one you will encounter early in the game will be the Red Rocket workshop that is right outside of the Sanctuary. The Chemistry Station is located on the side of the building that is opposite from the one with the power armor stand.
Approach the Chemistry Station and interact with it. You can craft many other items apart from grenades on this station but we need specifically grenades. So open the “Grenades” tab and pick a grenade you want to craft.
You can see all the stats of the item and required materials. Now you can craft it and it will be added to your inventory immediately.
Equipping and Throwing Grenades
When it comes to how to throw grenades in Fallout 4 it can be uncomfortable especially if you used to play a lot of Call of Duty or literally any FPS game. There is a keybind for grenade throwing buy you will have to equip the throwable the same way you equip any weapon in Fallout 4.
To do that, open your PipBoy and go to your weapon inventory. All of the weapons are on the same list so you might have to scroll a bit. When you equip your grenade, it will not replace the primary weapon that you hold. So you will have both weapon and a grenade equipped.
The default keybind to throw the grenade is “L Alt” (Xbox: RB. PS: R1). Hold the key until you hear a click, which means that the grenade is armed, and as soon as you let go the grenade will fly. It doesn’t have a timer on it so don’t worry about killing yourself if holding it for too long.
After the throw, the counter in the lower right corner will indicate the amount of the grenades of the same type you have left.
Grenades are big fun to use in Fallout 4. Especially when they blow up cars and I know that from my personal experience. Now you know how to craft grenades and how to throw grenades in Fallout 4. But most importantly, how to blow up everyone around you. I do recommend getting your hands on the Nuka-World DLC if you are into explosions. The grenades in that add-on are really something else and are a good way to spend some time in the endgame.
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