Cluster Bomb


A single explosion is too boring for you? The cluster bomb provides you with what you need: A handful of little explosions for the victims of your choice!


The cluster bomb is one of the basic weapons in Hedgewars. It is similar to the grenade in use style and sprite, but instead it explodes into shrapnel which rains down on targets below.


  • Charge to shoot: Yes
  • Affected by wind: No
  • Timer: Adjustable (1s-5s)
  • Adjustable bounciness
  • Ends turn: Yes
  • Retreat time: 3s
  • Amount of fragments: 5
  • Maximum damage of cluster bomb itself: 20
  • Maximum damage of cluster: 25
  • Total damage potential: 20 + 5 · 25 = 145
  • Crate type: Weapon

How to use

Pressing and holding the Attack key (default: space bar) will charge up the throw. Hold Attack till you have the desired amount of charge and release. It will fire automatically once the charge hits full.

To set the timer, push a number key between 1 and 5 while wielding the cluster bomb. There will be a message at the top of the screen that says “Cluster Bomb, x seconds” where “x” is the number you pressed.

To set the bounciness, hold shift and push a number key between 1 and 5, where 1 is slight bounciness, 3 is normal bounciness, and 5 is extreme bounciness. There will be a message at the top of the screen that confirms the type of bounce.


  • The direction of the fragments is random
  • The cluster bomb is most effective above the target
  • In an indestructable map, a cluster bomb in a small corner or exploding above the target can cause devastating damage to any hedgehogs located in the target area!


  • The cluster bomb is usually not that popular among players—except to those who play modes involving indestructable maps.


  • The cluster bomb was one of the first weapons to be added to Hedgewars.
  • Release 0.9.19: The cluster bomb icon, previously just a red grenade, was modified in order to be easier to distinguish from a regular grenade (especially when no color is present or perceived).

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