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- "It's about to get hot!"
- — Marcus Fenix throwing an Incendiary Grenade.
A new form of grenade featured in Gears of War 3, the Incendiary Grenade is an improvised explosive device created by COG and Stranded forces. It is simple device, consisting of a bottle of imulsion, with a burner on the end.
During the Destruction of Halvo Bay, Incendiary Grenades were fired from the Grenade Launcher on the back of Karn's Shibboleth during the battle between Karn and Kilo Sqaud at the Plaza for the Tyran Dead.
The Incendiary Grenade has a chained handle like all other Bolo Grenades, but is little more than just a metal can with a flaming wick on the end, similar to a molotov cocktail. Unlike the other grenades, however, it explodes immediately upon impact, even on ceilings and walls. It serves a similar purpose to the Ink Grenade, which is area denial. It can also serve to very quickly down, and possibly kill enemies wielding heavy weapons, since they would be unable to avoid the grenade. Although it causes significantly less damage than the Ink Grenade, it is less noticeable, with the small flames quickly concealed in certain maps (such as the sandstorm in Trenches). Incendiary Grenades also spawn in pairs, like Frag Grenades, which is another benefit over its counterpart.
The Incendiary Grenade also boasts the ability to instantly kill an enemy on direct impact, igniting the target in a manner similar to the Scorcher Flamethrower. This means that, as a last resort, the Incendiary Grenade can be used by those with a good aim to take out close range enemies, although this is a risky and difficult tactic.
Like other grenades, it can be "tagged" to walls to mark off certain areas to enemies. This could be used near weapon spawns, forcing enemies to back away, and alerting teammates of their position. However, the Incendiary Grenade produces a noticeable flame when tagged, so it can be easily taken out if not concealed. However, an effective tactic is to lure an enemy towards you by shooting at them making them unaware of the grenade.
Incendiary grenades unless bought can never be looted from an enemy due to its wielder the Savage Grenaider never appears in horde. Its unknown why the Flame Grenaider does not wield them as he specialises with fire.
| Weapons of Gears of War|
|COG||Mk 1 Lancer Assault Rifle · Mk 2 Lancer Assault Rifle · Gnasher Shotgun · Longshot Sniper Rifle · Snub Pistol · Bolo Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Hammer of Dawn · Chain Gun · Mortar · Longspear · One-Shot · Sawed-Off Shotgun · Incendiary Grenade · Molotov Cocktail · Rocket Launcher · Machete|
|Locust Horde||Hammerburst Assault Rifle · Hammerburst II · Boltok Pistol · Boomshot Grenade Launcher · Torque Bow · Troika Heavy Machine Gun · Gorgon Burst Pistol · Ink Grenade · Boom Shield · Mulcher · Scorcher · Digger Launcher · Butcher Cleaver|