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For an overview of all grenades, see Hand grenade.
For an overview of other fragmentation grenades, see Fragmentation grenade.
For the grenade from Fallout 2, see Holy Hand Grenade.
Perk wild wastelandThe following is based on the Wild Wasteland trait and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Holy Frag Grenade is a unique thrown explosive in Fallout: New Vegas.


In appearance they look similar to a normal frag grenade, with the exception of a white cross painted on the side. When detonated, rather than a normal frag grenade explosion, Holy Frag Grenades explode in a manner similar to a nuclear explosion.



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Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
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Perk wild wasteland The only three Holy Frag Grenades are located in the basement of the church in the eastern part of Camp Searchlight, guarded by two golden geckos. It will only be available to players that have the Wild Wasteland trait. Players without the trait will find two mini nukes in the location instead. If the player originally did not choose the Wild Wasteland trait, but switched to it using the Sink Auto-Doc in Old World Blues before taking the mini nukes, then the Holy Frag Grenades can still be obtained.


  • Characters with Loose Cannon may be unable to escape the blast, even if thrown the furthest possible distance. This becomes particularly problematic when combined with Splash Damage.
  • When thrown, the grenade no longer has the white cross on it and looks like a normal frag grenade.
  • Due to the grenade's high damage, if the player is not killed in the blast, their armor may break or become so damaged its DT is negligible.
  • The blast radius will surely turn any passive creature that survives the blast hostile, even with the Animal Friend perk. This can be used to the player's advantage to flush out enemies at long range to clear fast travel restrictions.
  • Despite being a unique, more powerful version of frag grenade, Holy Frag Grenades are not considered a holdout weapon.
  • When taking into account reload times, it has the highest DPS of any explosive weapon.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If dropped, the Holy Frag Grenade may be stuck where it is dropped. While they can be picked back up, the player cannot freely position them for display. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc In the first seconds after loading the game and the Courier had the Holy Frag Grenade equipped, the blast of the Holy Frag Grenade may not do any damage to the Courier, followers or NPCs, but there will be radiation on the place where the Holy Frag Grenade exploded. Damage from hitting the person will also be taken in account. [verified]


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