The Rifle Grenade is an explosive device launched from the muzzle of a rifle. They were commonly used during World War II, especially by the Allied American Forces and the Axis German Forces.
The rifle grenades were designed to be fired from the muzzle from an M1 Garand or Kar98K. Today, they are rarely used as they have been replaced by under-barrel grenade launchers such as the M203. However, some police forces use a similar concept for less-lethal or non-lethal munitions such as tear gas grenades.
The Mauser K98k Gewehrgranate is a weapon featured in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion. It is essentially a Kar98k with a rifle grenade, introduced to the Waffen-SS Engineer kit. It functions similar to a hand grenade due to its priming timer, ability to bounce, and detonation. The advantage to it over the hand grenade is that it has impact damage and a much longer range.
It is very powerful against infantry, usually killing in one shot with its effective detonation radius. It can also be used against vehicles, being able to destroy a jeep within 1-2 shots, but using it against a tank is not recommended unless said tank is heavily damaged.
An interesting feature about the rifle grenade in the game is that switching to the weapon instantly mounts the explosive instead of manually placing it like when a player reloads. Another useful feature is that a player can switch to their other weapons or equipment and the reload process of the rifle grenade will continue. The same thing occurs to the M18/Type 18 recoiless rifle.
Each kit comes with a maximum of 3 rifle grenades (once all used, the amount "regenerates").
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The Rifle Grenade is a gadget featured in Battlefield 1 for the Medic kit, first seen during the Gamescom Livestream event. Three different ammo types are currently available, of which the player may carry one into battle.
A cup launcher is attached to the weapon's muzzle upon switching to the gadget. The launcher is reloaded from the muzzle, significantly faster than the similar GP30 launcher. The launcher is removed when switching back to the primary weapon.
Damage and other effects are still unknown.
- Rifle-launched frag grenades used to fight enemy infantry at a distance.
- Rifle-launched smoke grenades used to block line of sight and prevent spotting.
- High Explosive (HE)
- Rifle-launched high explosive grenades used to fight vehicles and infantry. Higher blast radius, but less effective against infantry.
Battlefield 1 Edit
- In Pre-Alpha, the Rifle Grenade has no aiming reticle, not even when aiming.