Frag Grenade
Icon weapon Grenade
Statistics Updated
Pickup Delay
150 ms
Ready Delay
1,000 ms
Fire in the hole.

5 seconds
Body Damage (10 meters)
Level 0
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Frag Grenade is a grenade type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS.


A Frag Grenade, colloquial for Fragmentation Grenade, is any grenade designed to use an explosive charge to fragment the outer shell of the grenade in a shaped or radial pattern. This fragmentation results in shrapnel, which spreads out in a pattern, causing severe damage to enemies within range, often killing them through massive internal damage or through pressure and shock when the grenade explodes in a closed space

While pressing and instantly releasing is the most secure way to throw a frag grenade in PUBG, holding it for about 3 seconds after pulling the pin will make reacting to the grenade much harder for your enemies.

Grenade will explode 5 seconds after ready delay.

Fire in the hole.
~ In-game description


  • Cooking is not automatic but can be done manually by pressing the R key (Or Xbox icon Bumper left if on Xbox One).
  • Grenades take character velocity into account.
  • Running/jumping will affect distance of the throw.
  • You can run while throwing grenades, but not sprint.
  • You may holster grenades by switching to another weapon or unarmed state unless the grenades have already been cooked.
  • Use the right mouse button to change between a throw or a roll (Or Xbox icon Left-Thumbstick if on Xbox One).

Update history[]

Update #38 (Season 6 - Update 6.2) - vN/A
  • Grenade Changes
    • Frag and Stun Grade visual effects have also been updated, alongside a more realistic Frag Grenade sound.
    • Vests now mitigate damage received from Frag Grenades, but vest durability isn't reduced when taking damage from Frags.
      • Damage mitigation amount is dependent on the level of vest worn by the player, with the same % reduction as for bullet damage.
    • Frags will deal 20% less damage to prone players.
    • Item weight increased by 50%.
      • Each Frag Grenade now takes 27 inventory capacity, up from 18.
    • Pulling the pin of a Frag is now louder and audible from further away.

Pre-release #32 (Season 4 - Update 4.2) - vN/A

  • Throwables Friction Adjustment
    • Adjusted the friction force of throwables to make rolling movement more consistent and predictable.
      • Stun Grenades & Frag Grenades has had friction force decreased to speed up the rolling speed and increase distance they can travel after impacting surfaces.

Update #14 - v3.8.37.5

  • Increased frag grenade damage and effective range.
    • Frags previously had to be within 2.6m of player models to deal lethal damage. They now deal lethal damage within 3.5m, moderate damage from 3.5m through 8.5m and low damage from 8.5m through 10m.

Update #12 - v3.8.21.9

  • Increased weight from 12 to 18.
  • Increased explosion damage and added new hit effects and animations.
  • Previously, grenade damage was greatly dependent on fall damage (from the grenade’s knockback effect) rather than explosion. We’ve removed the grenade’s knockback effect for player characters, and have adjusted it so that only explosion damage is applied when you’re struck by a grenade.



Real-life counterpart

Related Achievements[]

Achievement Name Picture Description Platform
Nade King Novice

Achievement-Nade King Novice

Kill 10 players with grenades.
Nade King Expert

Achievement-Nade King Expert

Kill 30 players with grenades.
Nade King Master

Achievement-Nade King Master

Kill 50 players with grenades.