Nexon America’s FPS Combat Arms is about more than just shooting at other players, it’s also about blowing them up. And Combat Arms players have tried their best to blow up anyone in their path, throwing 1.5 billion hand grenades since the game launch in 2008.
“Our players seem to be taking to heart that ‘close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades’ with the amount of bombs thrown,” said Combat Arms producer Graham Kays. “Sometimes, it’s the perfect throw, other times it is magnificent timing and for some of us, it’s just dumb luck. Regardless, fragging with grenades is always a good time.”
In fact, nearly 240 million times, players have been close enough to those grenades to be blown to bits. That’s an impressive percentage of the more than four billion players killed while playing Combat Arms.
Grenades are varied and plentiful in Combat Arms, as players can select from six different varieties. The standard M67 is always handy when trying to blow somebody up. Players can also upgrade to the M67 two pack, which allows for two to be carried. The M69HE Frag packs a stronger wallop for those times when multiple kills are needed. While others like to cause a slow burning death with M-23F incendiary grenade or G7A gas grenade. For players who choose to use grenades as a source of surprise, the M18 smoke grenade creates a thick fog to confuse the enemy or hide your movements. The XM-84 flash grenade is the perfect way to blind your foes before defeating them with a machine gun or melee weapon.