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For other classes of equipment, see Lethals/Primary Grenade and Equipment.
For the perk with a similar name, see Special Grenades x3.

Tacticals (commonly refered to as Special Grenades in older games) are a class of grenades and tactical equipment that add a distraction or visual effect on the player's sight, while adding time for the player to kill or flee their enemy. They are used in most games of the series.

Types of Tacticals/special grenadesEdit

Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareEdit

Call of Duty: World at WarEdit

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

  • Willy Pete - Creates a large smokescreen. Does a small bit of damage when smoke first forms.
  • Nova Gas - Blurs vision and damages enemies.
  • Flashbang - Renders enemies blind and hinders their ability to hear for a few seconds, as well as slightly inhibiting movement.
  • Concussion Grenade - Slightly blinds and deafens the player, and severely restricts movement.
  • Decoy - Mimics gunfire creating red dots on the enemies radar. Will also distract enemy dogs.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

  • Smoke Grenade - Produces a smoke screen immediately upon impact.
  • Concussion - Disorients enemies and slows movement.
  • EMP Grenade - Disables nearby enemy electronic systems.
  • Sensor Grenade - Detects enemy soldiers within line of sight.
  • Flashbang - Blinds enemies and impairs hearing.
  • Shock Charge - Proximity triggered mine that electrocutes and stuns nearby enemies.
  • Black Hat - Hack equipment and care packages, or disable enemy vehicles.
  • Tactical Insertion - Drop-zone beacon that allows the player to place their next spawn point. Unavailable in Free-For-All game modes.
  • Trophy System - Destroys incoming enemy projectiles within 10 meters. Vehicle missiles have a chance to penetrate.

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

Exo ZombiesEdit

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIEdit

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Edit

Call of Duty:WWIIEdit

Zombies (Black Ops arc)Edit

All of the following tactical grenades are actually Wonder Weapons.

  • Monkey Bomb - When thrown, will create a distraction to zombies, attracting all zombies to its area, and exploding in seven seconds, killing them. Can be upgraded in Gorod Krovi.
  • Gersch Device - Creates a black hole, sucking in all zombies nearby. Can also used as a teleporter by players.
  • Matryoshka Doll - Creates a cluster bombs of four explosions.
  • Quantum Entanglement Device - Has a random effect when thrown from a predetermined list of effects.
  • Hell's Retriever - Pierces through multiple zombies at once when thrown, then returns to the player.
  • G-Strike - Attracts zombies, which become the target of napalm missiles.
  • Li'l Arnie - When thrown, will create a distraction to zombies, attracting all zombies to its area in which they will be instantly killed, up to any round, except Margwas and Panzer Soldats. Can be upgraded in Revelations.

Zombies (Infinite Warfare arc) Edit


Black Ops Tactical Grenades

Black Ops Tactical Grenades