The Shock Grenade is an electric shock grenade created by the Coalition of Ordered Governments as a non-lethal weapon in protecting COG settlements in the post-Locust War era. Despite being considered non-lethal, it can kill.

Similar to the Incendiary Grenade, the Shock Grenade is an area denial weapon. When triggered, it creates an electrified field that can damage and down enemies fairly quickly. However, unlike the Incendiary Grenade, it doesn't spawn in pairs, nor will it kill enemies in Multiplayer. Like other bolo-style grenades, it can be tagged onto enemies or surfaces to create a proximity mine. If either an enemy or ally is caught in the electrified field, they will act as though they had been stunned by a Smoke Grenade, and will be unable to fire their weapon.

When a Shock Tracker is killed, there is a chance it will drop a Shock Grenade. Shepherd Peace Makers use Shock Grenades in Horde 3.0. This is the only time an enemy A.I. will use them.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Like the Smoke Grenade, if an enemy has already been downed twice, tagging them with a Shock Grenade or having them inside the electrified field long enough will kill them.


The Weapons and Equipment of Gears of War
Rifles EMBAR Railgun · Enforcer Submachine Gun (Shock variant) · GZ18 Markza Sniper Rifle (Marksman variant) · Longshot Sniper Rifle · Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle (Police variant) · Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle (Custom variant) · Mark 3 Lancer Assault Rifle (GL variant) · UIR Belt-fed Machine Gun
Shotguns Gnasher Shotgun · Overkill Shotgun · Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms MX8 Snub Pistol · Talon Autopistol
Grenades Beacon Grenade · Bolo Grenade · Flashbang · Incendiary Grenade · Shock Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Stim-Gas Grenade
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Rifles Breechshot · Claw Light Machine Gun · Hammerburst Assault Rifle (Gorgon variant) · Hammerburst II
Shotguns Elite Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms Boltok Pistol · Gorgon Submachine Gun
Grenades Bolo Grenade · Ink Grenade · Kryll Grenade
Heavy Weapons Boomshot Grenade Launcher · Breaker Mace · Butcher Cleaver · Digger Launcher · Torque Bow
Other Boom Shield · Dual Chainsaw Staff · Locust Emblem · Multi-Turret · Nemacyst · Thumper · Troika Heavy Machine Gun
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