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Grenade spamming is the act of repeatedly throwing grenades into an area. In some cases, grenade spamming is used for tactical reasons; however, it is commonly considered a Newb tactic.


The term "grenade spamming" is likely derived from E-mail spam. E-mail spam refers to unwanted and unsolicited messages that are repeatedly sent to an unfortunate recipient; likewise, grenade spam refers to unwanted and unsolicited grenades that are repeatedly sent to an unfortunate recipient.

Grenade spamming has a similar effect to an artillery barrage, and can turn an enclosed space into a deathtrap. Frag Grenades are often used to spam around corners and to deal greater damage; Plasma Grenades are used when spamming a target head-on. Most grenade spammers use grenades to weaken opponents, finishing off their weakened and unshielded foes with standard weapons.

Grenade spamming is frowned upon by many players. Widely considered unfair and a "noob" tactic, grenade spamming does not require a significant level of skill or aim.


Grenade spamming works best in narrow and confined spaces, where it is more difficult to escape a grenade's blast radius. It works quite well on smaller maps for the same reason. Grenade spamming can also be used to cover an escape, distracting or killing foes when the spammer's shields are down.

An aspiring grenade spammer should use the Plasma Grenade when attacking opponents head-on, and the Frag Grenade when spamming from around a corner. On large maps, blindly throwing grenades in the general direction of an enemy base can sometimes result in wounds or kills. On large maps, grenades can also be used in place of anti-vehicle weapons such as the Rocket Launcher to destroy enemy vehicles.


  • Many players frown upon grenade spamming, due to the lack of aim and skill used.
  • In Campaign on Legendary, Grunts will often throw four or more grenades in a row at the player, and maybe twice as much with the Catch skull activated.
  • This is especially rampant in Halo 3, as the textures of the maps cause the grenades to go into random directions.[citation needed]
  • This tactic is used far more often in Halo: Combat Evolved because one of the gametype options can give players infinite grenades.

This article uses material from the "Grenade Spamming" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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