There are a good amount of weapons and equipment in Halo Infinite. However, the grenades in Halo Infinite have been incredibly useful and overperforming. The main cause is that players always start and respawn with two frag grenades. This can turn objective-type game modes into a chaotic mess with grenades being thrown all over the place. Yet, skilled players can place grenades in just the right spot to down enemy shields for an easy clean-up.
Halo Infinite currently has four different types of grenades: Frag Grenade, Plasma (Sticky) Grenade, Spike Grenade, and Dynamo Grenade. Each of these grenades serves a different purpose and each is also devastating when in the right hands. Grenades can turn the tide of battle quickly. Learning how to use them is important for securing a kill.
Different Types of Grenades in Halo Infinite
M9 Frag Grenade
The standard and default grenade for Spartans and the UNSC. This frag grenade is lethal and has a decent size damage zone. The M9 Frag Grenade is one of the most used grenades in Halo Infinite due to spawning with two of them. They also have good damage output while also being able to bank them around corners.
Sadly, the M9 Frag Grenade can’t kill a fully shield spartan, even if they are standing directly on top of it. It does kinetic damage, making it very useful for taking down unshielded opponents.
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Plasma Grenade (AKA Sticky Grenades in Halo Infinite)
The Plasma Grenade is the standard-issue grenade for the Covenant. The Plasma Grenade, also known as the Sticky Grenade to most Halo Infinite players, is very powerful but has a much longer fuse time compared to the other grenades. This grenade also can stick to infantry and vehicles but not surfaces. Sticking it to a target will make it cause considerably more damage. It will always kill a player, even at full shield and health. Light vehicles will also take a large chunk of damage.
Spike Grenades in Halo Infinite
The Spike Grenade is mainly used by Brutes. This grenade can stick to any surface. It can still to players, vehicles, walls, and ceilings. This makes it hard to reach players out of sight or around corners. However, when it explodes it unleashes a large number of giant spikes that bounce off surfaces, damaging players. This makes it very useful in closed areas and near walls.
Players hit by the initial explosion and by the ricochet will take large amounts of damage. Sticking an opponent will outright kill them and the spikes will still bounce off areas to hit other players. Leading to easy multi-kills.
Dynamo Grenades is weird and scary when encountered. These grenades are mainly used by the Banished. Unlike the other grenades in Halo Infinite, the Dynamo Grenade doesn’t explode and doesn’t need to touch the ground to arm.
Once it is thrown, it will emit electricity damaging any enemy in its path. It will remain active for a few seconds while constantly doing damage. The electricity will arc to other players and slow them, setting them up for an easier kill. It also has a large damage radius. Like other shock damage-type weapons, it is capable of incapacitating vehicles for a short time.
Tips and Tricks to Using Grenades in Halo Infinite
Change Grenade Throw Strength
By moving forward or backward, your grenade strength will change. Moving forward will increase the throw range. However, when moving backward, it will change the trajectory a bit, leading to a shorter throw. Take advantage of this when you want the perfect throw.
Sticks Are One Hit Kills
This is a simple tip, if you stick an opponent with a Plasma or Spike Grenade, the player will die once the grenade explodes. If you have Halo Infinite’s Plasma or Spike Grenades on hand, always try to aim for a sticky, at least in close range. Just be careful they don’t run towards you for a kill as well.
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Grenades Must Hit A Ground Surface
Frag and Plasma Grenades need to touch the ground first before they are considered armed and their fuse begins to tick. If you pay attention to pro players, they always bounce grenades off the ground to a location to make sure it detonates quickly. The Plasma Grenade doesn’t bounce much, but it still works the same. Only use walls to bank around corners.
Begin A Fight or End A Fight
In Halo Infinite, grenades are best used to start an engagement or to end one. Starting a battle off with a grenade is a good way to get the advantage for an easier kill. With their shield down or partially down, a well-placed Battle Rifle burst to the head should finish the job nicely.
Throwing a grenade at an escaping player is also a good strategy. Lastly, if you feel you are losing a close-quartered firefight, don’t be afraid to chuck grenades down at your feet to try and get a kill after your death.
Repulsors Are Your Enemy And Friend
With Repulsors added in Halo Infinite, you can’t always throw grenades like a mad man. You may end up with your own grenades blowing up back in your face or teammates. The same is true for the opposite. If your opponent is trigger-happy with the grenades, don’t be afraid to use the Repulsor to deny damage to yourself and apply it to the other team.
Shoot Stationary Grenades in Halo Infinite
Grenades can be shot by other weapons in Halo Infinite. Grenades that are still on the pickup station can be shot by players to detonate them. Use this to your advantage if you see a player running toward them. These stations always have two grenades there, one explosion should be enough to kill the person quickly.
Final Thoughts on Halo Infinite Grenades
In short, grenades are the bread and butter in Halo games, and they are no different in Halo Infinite. Having a grenade is always useful and allows you to push in on the enemy. Grenades are sprinkled throughout every Halo Infinite map and dropped by dead players.
No grenade is better than another, each one serves a purpose in the long run. Whether you prefer the popular Frag Grenade or the less damaging, but very useful Dynamo Grenade, having either of them can turn the battle in your favor.
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