Fallout 4 | How To Throw Grenades

Fallout 4 How To Throw Grenades

Believe it or not, but there once was a time when a vast majority of Fallout 4 players were clueless about how to throw a grenade or any other explosive for that matter. This was because the grenade throwing mechanism was slightly altered compared to the previous iteration of the game and any other fps game that one could think of.

As grenades are an essential weapon and since figuring out things like this by trial and error is a long and tiresome process, we decided to help you and many others out to rain down hellfire onto their enemies by teaching you how to throw grenades in Fallout 4.

Equipping The Grenade in Fallout 4

Equipping The Grenade in Fallout 4

One has to learn how to walk before they learn how to run. Similarly, before we learn how to throw grenades in fallout 4, we need to know how to equip it. Firstly, open up your weapon inventory from the Pip-Boy menu. Now, over time you must’ve collected lots of weapons, armors, and yes, grenades too.

Select the grenade from your weapon inventory just like you would with any other weapon to equip it. Once you equip it, there should be an indication confirming this action at the top left corner of your display screen. Even if this indication does not pop up, do not worry, as it is a simple bug.

However, if you want to make sure that the indication appears, you can either quit the game and do the process again or consult the Help option under grenades to solve it. Remember, it is possible that you might need to repeat the process of equipping over and over again, so it’s recommended to simply consult Help.

Now that you have received the indication, you can be sure that you have successfully equipped the grenade. Next, we can learn how to throw the grenades for absolute destruction.

How to Throw Grenades in Fallout 4

How to Throw Grenades in Fallout 4

Now that you have your powerful grenade equipped, it is time to know how to throw it. Now, for this, you need to be aware of your melee button. The melee button will vary depending on the computer/console you are using to play Fallout 4. Using the Alt button on your keyboard is how to throw a grenade in Fallout 4 pc. Similarly, for PS4, it is the R1 (right 1) button, and for Xbox, it is the RB (right-back) button.

Now that you know which button to use based on your rig, let’s learn how to throw grenades in Fallout 4. For this, first, you need to find a target or targets to throw the grenade at. Once you’ve done so, aim at your target and get ready to throw it. Now, hold your melee button (Alt/R1/RB) and position yourself properly.

When you hold the melee button, it means that you’ve “pulled the pin” and have activated the grenade. You should be hearing a ticking sound right about now. However, do not worry, as it won’t explode until it leaves your hand. Now, assume the right trajectory and simply let go of the melee button. This action will throw the grenade onto the intended targets and explode them into pieces.

If you need an assist with the trajectory of the grenade to throw them more accurately at your targets, you can use some of the Fallout 4 perks. The recommended perk to do this is “The Demolition Expert” perk which will provide you with an incredibly visible throwing arc.

Tips to Using A Grenade in Fallout 4

Now that you know how to equip and how to throw grenades in Fallout 4, let us learn some tips that can help you use them effectively in dire situations and strategize with them.

  • Note that in Fallout 4, there is no way to time the explosion of the grenade. This means that it doesn’t matter how long you hold it in your hand after activating it, as its timer starts only once it leaves your hand.
  • If you are not used to the grenade’s trajectory, it is recommended to use a perk such as “The Demolition Expert” perk to assist you in doing so. This will guarantee your chances to land the grenade at the intended position.
  • If you find a group of targets hoarded together, sneak to a safe place away from them yet within the range of the grenade to throw it at them. A grenade is one of the best possible ways you can clear out groups.


That’s it for the tutorial on how to throw grenades in Fallout 4. Now you are an expert at equipping and throwing grenades to obliterate your enemies. In addition to that, hopefully, the tips for using a grenade can help you be more efficient with your usage of grenades. Now it’s time to try it out in the game.

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