Personally I think tactical usage of smoke grenades is something that this game is lacking as I have never seen anyone use them other than for crafting. The current one is a two slot and kind of redundant as you will most likely not get the need for it (takes too long to "pop" and covers very little). However adding a one slot smoke grenade that also "pops" quicker could be a nice buff. Adding craft to make it with different colors could also be something.
I would love to see an effective smoke grade that covers a large area.
They are pretty effective indoors I take them with me if I have them from scav runs or find them when out in raids. But they are too big and slow you are right l.
More smoke grenades with varying levels of effectiveness are planned 🙂ID: gq5kxnl
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They are also planning to go to the moon but thats never gonna happen.ID: gq6fbym
60 player servers are also planned 🙂
Gib insurgency sandstorm smokes Nikita.
Man i would love that, i always carry at least 1 smoke every game
Agreed. Right now I chuck it instantly for free strength points lol
I got pretty lucky once and started tossing smokes while running through bushes and ended up just chilling in the bush surrounded by smoke and the guys chasing me never found me and ended up moving on assuming I bounced. The other few times I've tried it they just nade bombed me or sprayed the bushes and smoke but the one time it worked was hilarious 🙂
My fps hurts enough right now.ID: gq5885j
Yeah, I mean it has to be implemented and optimized in such a way that it won't break normal PC's fps.
The only time I used smoke grenades was when I wanted to push dorms and smoke the entire top floor, pretty funny to look at but that’s it.ID: gq5nhog
That's just good old-fashioned fun right there
I always imagined that eventually we can smoke the shit out of that crossing between east and west wing at the resort..
That would be helpful. I remember them talking about adding more smoke grenades over a year ago, and I think they even have models made for them, but they haven't been released yet. Adding smoke grenades that work well would change so many fights, it'd be really interesting.
They are actually kind of handy for smoking the door to kiba when entering/exiting
They should be removed. Absolutely useless and only good for meme-ing.ID: gq6foom
Good for crafting green gunpowder
That would be great. Imagine full on 5v5 squad teamfights with working smokes! Too bad that one thermal would fuck anyone hidding/moving in one of these 🙁
Yes, but no. The game and servers struggle enough as is, smoke grenades actually being used will only make things worse.
Not to mention given how everything else in Tarkov is done we'd probably find out smoke grenades are entirely client side and show up differently for everyone and that will be it's own new shitshow.
meh i bring as many smokes as i can sometimes for memes. and jsut throw them everywhere. used them a couple of times. on woods to loot shturman
No one would use them anyway, because you can just sprint while randomly moving your mouse, so no one can hit you. From an enemy perspective it looks like Flash from the cartoon.
Look at the way smoke and flash grenades are used in CS GO. These grenades are essential to win rounds. You can't win without them agains a competent opponent.
For example when you need to push an enemy. In a situation like this in Tarkov, I would just ADAD the corner, but if I do the same in CS I would just die from a person holding a corner.
Same if you need to run through a certain hot spot and block vision. In CS you would throw a smoke. In Tarkov there is a working tactic - running past a doorway to find an enemy. You can repeat this as much as you need and you won't die.
I use smoke grenades a lot and I think there are a few problems with them, the first one being that it takes the color of the outside environment, turning smokes orange when playing late interchange for example.
Also, I think the current smoke grenades should cover more in terms of smoke. I'm no military expert but we often use Airsoft smoke grenades, I expect them to be of lower quality than the military-grade ones, yet they spread a lot faster than the ones in the game and are capable of making a 10x10m room completely flooded with smoke in a few seconds (while you need about 20-30 seconds in the game right now for them to take good effect).
Also, one thing that I did not expect is how bad it is to be inside of a smoke. It hurts your eyes and makes you cough in areas where it is dense. As such I think vision impact if not wearing protection glasses, and audible character breath, or even coughs, could be a good tweak.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about.
On this image, the smoke was inside the building we were climbing, yet it is very dense.
This is about 5 seconds after launching the smoke inside of the room
And the images don't represent well what you see in these situations, it is a lot cleaner on the picture, being inside the room, the effect seems twice as bad in these situations.
I hope as well to see some good changes for smokes in Tarkov 🙂
With love, someone who never goes interchange with less than 2 smoke grenades in his belt.
Smoke grenades + thermals would be insaneID: gq61jdg
It isnt going to do what you think it is.
Smoke is typically higher ambient temp than the human body. Its a thing thats burning to produce smoke. You arent going to be able to see through it in thermal.