Should smoke-grenades get a buff by adding a new one-slot smoke grenade?

1 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:20 ID: lzzz77

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.

2 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:51 ID: gq56np7

I would love to see an effective smoke grade that covers a large area.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:14 ID: gq59wbh

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.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/07 23:15 ID: gq5hk8g

More smoke grenades with varying levels of effectiveness are planned 🙂

ID: gq5kxnl

thanks, didn't know that!

ID: gq5k8k2

They are also planning to go to the moon but thats never gonna happen.

ID: gq6fbym

60 player servers are also planned 🙂

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 00:23 ID: gq5p290

Gib insurgency sandstorm smokes Nikita.


ID: gq5pkzb

Man i would love that, i always carry at least 1 smoke every game

6 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:46 ID: gq5e9oo

Agreed. Right now I chuck it instantly for free strength points lol

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 00:35 ID: gq5qdpq

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 🙂

8 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:22 ID: gq52ifj

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.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:17 ID: gq5a99m

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

10 : Anonymous2021/03/07 23:26 ID: gq5iphm

I always imagined that eventually we can smoke the shit out of that crossing between east and west wing at the resort..

11 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:40 ID: gq63ui1

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.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:54 ID: gq65e1p

They are actually kind of handy for smoking the door to kiba when entering/exiting

13 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:46 ID: gq6augd

They should be removed. Absolutely useless and only good for meme-ing.

ID: gq6foom

Good for crafting green gunpowder

14 : Anonymous2021/03/08 03:23 ID: gq68dj9

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 🙁

15 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:24 ID: gq6ek0t

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.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:04 ID: gq6n4pe

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

17 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:13 ID: gq6rxeu

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.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/08 08:32 ID: gq6x1nf

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.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:54 ID: gq5ywsh

Smoke grenades + thermals would be insane

ID: 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.


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