Clinger (Battle Royale)

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Clinger icon.png
Category Battle Royale Items
Introduced Patch 3.6
Vaulted Patch 9.00

Clinger was an Uncommon explosive weapon in Battle Royale that sticks to whatever it touches, including players. This grenade cannot explode in the air. After patch 5.30, the grenade would no longer detonate early, if the structure to which the Clinger is attached is destroyed. Instead, they will be affected by gravity and fall until they stick to another object or their fuse expires. Clingers did drop in stacks of 3 with a maximum stack size of 6, and could be found in Chests, Supply Llamas, Supply Drops and Vending Machines.

On Patch 7.00, Clinger was added to the vault, making it exclusively available on Playground and Creative. On Patch 7.40, Clinger returned to the game, replacing Grenades. However, Clinger was vaulted for the second time on Patch 9.00, making it exclusively available in Playground and Creative again, with the grenades returning to the game afterward.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Clinger icon.png
Damage 100
Structure Damage 200
Max. Stack 10

Availability[edit | edit source]

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Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • The Clinger is very effective at close range. Once it sticks on an opponent, there is no way for him/her to remove it, and he/she will be most likely doomed to be eliminated or KO'd, due to the Clinger dealing massive damage to its target. Even if the player misses, he/she can still lure an opponent to the Clinger as it explodes.
  • Conversely, if a player is hit by a Clinger, he/she can bring down opponents with him/her by running right near them just before it explodes. Players who successfully stick a Clinger need to stay away from their target to avoid getting blown up themselves.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 9.00 (May 9, 2019)
  • Clingers

Patch 7.40 (February 14, 2019)

  • Clingers

Patch 7.00 (December 6, 2018)

Vaulted Items
  • Clinger

Patch 5.30 (August 23, 2018)

Weapon + Items
  • Clingers will now only explode when their fuse has expired.
    • Clingers will no longer explode if the object they are attached to is destroyed. They will be affected by gravity and fall until they stick to another object or their fuse expires.

Patch 5.10 (July 24, 2018) Weapon + Items

Supply Drop loot rates adjusted.
  • Clinger to 10% from 6.3%

Patch 5.0 (July 7, 2018)

  • Lowered the vehicle knockback strength on Grenade, Sticky Grenade, Grenade Launcher, and Rocket Launcher.

Patch 4.5 (June 27, 2018)

Bug Fixes
  • Clingers can no longer stick to players through the ceiling or floor.

Patch 4.0 (May 1, 2018)

Bug Fixes
  • Clingers will now properly cling to falling Supply Drops.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Clinger promotional trailer.

References[edit | edit source]