How to Use and Throw Grenades in Starfield

How to Use Grenades in Starfield

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In Starfield, you’ll often encounter numerous enemies you can shoot, attack with melee weapons, or throw grenades at to eliminate them and move on to your next objective. It’s part of the process; how you go about it is entirely up to you. Some people like to stick to melee, while others will snipe from a distance to avoid taking damage from close-range attacks. However, if you want to throw every grenade in your inventory to wipe out enemies quickly, you’ll have to learn how to use them! To learn more, continue reading to discover how to equip and throw grenades in Starfield.

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How to Equip and Throw Grenades in Starfield

To use grenades in Starfield, equip the one you want to use by entering your inventory, selecting Throwables, and picking the grenade you wish to throw. Afterward, aim at a location and press G on your keyboard or RB on your Xbox controller to throw the grenade. You’ll damage any enemies in the grenade’s area of effect and can also hurt yourself if you’re in close range. Make sure to run away from the blast range quickly.

If you want to improve your damage dealt and taken from grenades, you can unlock the Demolitions skill under Combat. Below are its four ranks:

  • Rank One – Throwing grenades now shows a trajectory arc. Explosions have a 25% larger radius.
  • Rank Two – Explosives do 25% more damage.
  • Rank Three – Reduce damage taken from explosives by 25%.
  • Rank Four – All previous bonuses are doubled.

You can increase your blast radius and grenade damage by 50% once you reach Demolitions rank four. You can also reduce your damage taken, protecting you against grenades that enemies toss your way.

Starfield is available on PC and Xbox Series X|S. To learn more, check out how to holster your weapon in Starfield, or click the game tag below to explore our growing article list.


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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.