Hunter's Grenade

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The Hunter's Grenade is a unique, grenade skill which turns enemies into a challenge for a guaranteed rare blueprint drop.

Details[edit | edit source]

  • Special Effects:
    • Throwing the Hunter's Grenade at an eligible enemy will cause it to despawn from the player's inventory and transform the enemy into an Elite version, as well as dropping a Blueprint Extractor nearby. The spawned elite doesn't seem to carry any elite special abilities.
    • If all blueprints from the enemy type have already been acquired, the enemy is a boss or an elite, or the grenade misses, the Hunter's Grenade will drop harmlessly to the ground, allowing the player to pick it up again. For example, Zombies at 0 BSC won't drop the Bobby outfit, and if the player has all other blueprints that can be obtained at 0 BSC, the Hunter's Grenade will not work. The game will simply say "No new blueprints can be obtained from this creature".
    • If an eligible enemy has no Elite variant (Kamikazes, Impalers, Bats, Protectors......etc), the grenade will instead transform it into a standard Elite Zombie. The extracted blueprint will still be from the original enemy's loot pool.
  • Tags: NoAffix, Ranged, SingleUse, NoQualityUpgrade

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although both the Hunter's Grenade and Blueprint Extractor scale to a certain stat, neither have any meaningful scaling effects.
  • Elites spawned by this skill will count towards the "Not so Tough" achievement when defeated, either with weapons or the Blueprint Extractor.
  • Hunter's Grenade will give +1 to Brutality, Tactics, and Survival while equipped on 3+ BSC.
  • The Hunter's Grenade is unlocked from the Collector through the Specialist's Showroom upgrade. Once unlocked, it always appears in the Prisoners' Quarters behind a gold door within the Specialist's Shop, which can be unlocked for 3000 base gold, or destroyed for a 50-kill curse.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Hunter's Grenade references a Poké Ball, a spherical device used to capture Pokémon in the well-known Pokémon franchise.
    • The description of the item is a reference to the franchise's "Gotta catch'em all!" slogan.
    • In early development for the Baguette Update, the Hunter's Grenade was instead named "Pokebomb".
    • When the Grenade-spawned Elite is below 40% health, an icon that looks like a Poké Ball appears over them.
    • The fact that the Elite must be weakened before using the Blueprint Extractor might be a reference to the capture mechanic in the video games, where the chances of capturing a Pokémon increase as their health decreases.
  • Prior to v1.5.5, the Corrupted Update, if the elite enemy was defeated without using the Blueprint Extractor, it would not drop a new Hunter's Grenade, effectively wasting it.
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