XEU Frag Grenade

The Frag Grenade is an explosive weapon that uses an item slot in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.


A frag grenade is an anti-personnel fragmentation weapon that is designed to disperse shrapnel upon exploding causing bodily harm to any unit within range; the grenade's explosion is also capable of destroying most forms of cover.


As with all conventional weapons, the Frag Grenade is available at the beginning of the game, and its supply is unlimited.

Tactical InfoEdit

▪  Uses per mission: 1
▪  The Frag Grenade's blast radius is 2 tiles
▪  Does 3 damage to all targets in blast area
▪  Friendly targets in blast area are affected
– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown


  • Rendered obsolete once sufficient amounts of Alien Grenades have been acquired to equip an entire squad.
  • A grenade's tactical value extends beyond just wounding or killing enemies by being able to immediately destroy cover or walls; such environment destruction can make shots easier for other soldiers, open up new paths of movement or make other new tactical options available.
  • If an alien is killed by a grenade any artifacts on their persona will be rendered unusable and will not be given to you by the end of the operation.


  • The amount of AoE damage that the Frag Grenade deals is very poor and disproportionate to its size and theoretical power; furthermore, the grenade's ability to deal damage through solid indestructible cover actually suggest an primarily concussion-based payload (and not fragmentation).

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