Splitgate Grenades: How do They Work?

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Splitgate grenades are a vital part of a player's inventory during games providing utility to thwart enemies. But, they serve one purpose only.

Splitgate is an arena shooter that draws inspiration from games like Halo and Portal. Players compete in multiple games modes across different maps. The thing that separates Splitgate from games like Halo and Call of Duty is the portal system. Players traverse across the map through portals to create situational advantages. Additionally, players can use them to open up new lines of sight to deal damage with weapons.

How do grenades play into it? Here's everything you need to know.

Splitgate Grenades: How do They Work?

Grenades play one role and one role only in Splitgate: destroying enemy portals. They have a blast radius that make portals explode on applicable walls.

The grenades do not do damage to enemies, and players can carry a maximum of two at a time. After killing an enemy, players can pick up two grenades off the body. The default inputs for keyboard and controller are 'G' and down on the d-pad respectively. Grenades can also blow up multiple portals on a wall at the same time. It's important to keep track of portals as well when it comes to the enemy. Portals that are placed by an enemy after killing them disappear, so wasting a grenade on a portal in that category is a waste.

Additionally, visual cues detail when enemies either have a singular or connected portal. Some players end up leaving a portal far away as an escape plan. If you come across one, be sure to use your grenades.