The 40mm Low Velocity Grenade (LVG) is a type of ammunition that can be fired from hand-held or mounted grenade launchers.
30 M320 Kills
1 + 3
6 with FRAG
3-second timed fuse instead of detonating on impact, has a larger blast radius than HE
After the release of Close Quarters DLC, all players now have access to this ammunition type for their M320/GP30 launchers. Instead of detonating on impact (40mm Frag), the projectile uses a 3-second timed fuse. The blast and damage are comparable to a hand grenade, and kills are awarded as grenade launcher kills despite firing a grenade. The LVG inflicts little to no striking damage and cannot break walls or cover of decent protection. The LVG grenade has a lower velocity than 40mm smoke or Frag, but flies almost twice as fast as thrown grenades. Its blast radius is shorter than that of hand grenades, but has a larger blast radius than 40mm Frag grenades.
40mm LVGs have a glowing orange "live grenade" icon like hand grenades, making them useful as a visual deterrent. Earning kills with the weapon often means firing into crowds where visibility and movement are reduced, attacking distant targets so they don't have time to react, or placing the grenade around corners ahead of moving infantry.
- It is interesting that it is called "Low Velocity" rather than something like "Time Delay" because 40mm grenades designed for handheld use are low velocity projectiles no matter the type of grenade. Bullets and 40mm grenades for mounted weapons are considered high-velocity projectiles in comparison.