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Grenade (NEW)
Category Battle Royale Items
Introduced Patch 1.6
Last Adjustment Patch 11.11
Vaulted Patch 7.40

The Grenade is a Common explosive weapon in Battle Royale. It can be thrown to deal damage and stagger enemies in an area. Grenades drop in stacks of 3 with a maximum stack size of 6 (formerly 10), and can be found in Floor Loot, Chests, and Supply Llamas. Grenades were vaulted in Update 7.40, however they were still in the Playground and Creative modes. With the initial patch of Fortnite Season 9 (v9.00), they returned to the game, replacing Clingers.

On Patch 11.11, the Grenade's max stack size has been nerfed from 10 to 6 probably because it was too overpowered in Arena where players were spamming them at builds.

The Grenade has been re-enabled in Patch 12.40.


Grenade (NEW)
Damage 100
Structure Damage 375
Max. Stack 6


Patch Common
After 11.0 Grenade (NEW)
Before 11.0 Grenade icon
Before Season 2 T-Banners-Icons-Grenade-L


  • Grenade Pickup

  • Grenade Throwing and Exploding


  • By holding the ADS button, it will show you the path of where the grenade will get thrown. Therefore, you do not need to hold the Use button to see the path with risks of accidentally throwing the grenade and damaging yourself.


Grenade has a chance to appear among other utility items and consumables per loot sources in the following circumstances:[1]

Class Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Single Rarity 12.4% 16.2% n/a 12.4%

Grenade has a chance to appear among all utility items and consumables in the following circumstances:

Rarity Chest Loot Floor Loot Supply Drop Supply Llama
Single Rarity 12.4% 1.85% n/a 12.4%


  • Despite their name, they can't be used as ammunition for the Grenade Launcher.
  • This was the seventh item to be unvaulted, following the Drum Gun.


Patch 9.00 (May 9, 2019)
  • Grenade

Patch 7.40 (February 14, 2019)

  • Grenade

Patch 5.20 (August 7, 2018)

  • Added new equip sounds to grenades.

5.10 Patch Update (July 24, 2018)

Weapon + Items
  • Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
    • Removed Boogie Bombs, Grenades, Bandages, Stink Bombs, Port-a-Forts, and Bush.
  • Improvements have been made to grenade bounce audio so they don’t sound as spammy under certain conditions.

Patch 5.0 (July 7, 2018)

  • Lowered the vehicle knockback strength on Grenade, Sticky Grenade, Grenade Launcher, and Rocket Launcher.

Patch 4.2 (May 16, 2018)

  • Removed the delay between swapping to a grenade and the ability to aim it.

Patch 4.0 (May 1, 2018)

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue that allowed grenades to be thrown in rapid succession while sprinting.
  • Fixed an issue where aiming a grenade throw and then switching to build mode wouldn’t cancel the throw.

Patch 3.0 (Feb 21, 2018)

  • Grenades no longer have the ability to Crit.

Patch 1.7.1 (Oct 11, 2017)

  • Decreased Grenade environmental damage to 375 (was 450).
  • Metal forts will now require two explosive blasts (instead of one). Late-game bases are too easily destroyed and we want to promote building diversity.