"A banger! I could murder a lot of people at once with this."
— Arthur when picking up a banger.

Bangers are throwable weapons in We Happy Few. They're improvised hand grenades consisting of a canteen filled with explosives, with a leather sling and several screws drilled into the top of it, acting as detonators.

Overview

"Goes "bang!" Surprises people to death."
— Game Description

When wielding the Banger, the player will automatically aim at the closest target but one can also manually aim their throw by holding down the attack button When aiming a throw, the game will display a red laser-like line showing the trajectory, with a white reticle showing the point of impact. If an the throw is aimed at an NPC, they will be highlighted by a white outline, even through walls.

Once thrown, the Banger will travel along a set trajectory until it impacts a surface or an NPC. When it hits something, it will explode, causing high damage and possible inflicting bleeding to anything caught in the blast radius, with the damage decreasing the further the target is from the impact. If the player is caught in the blast radius, they will suffer self-damage.

Bigger Banger

"Blows up better than a regular banger."
— Game Description

Bigger Banger is a more powerful variant of the normal Banger. It differs from the normal version in that its primary payload, Black Powder has been replaced with the much more powerful Trinitrotoluene (TNT), resulting in a bigger explosion.

The Bigger Banger behaves identically to the normal Banger, save for its higher damage, making it more powerful in combat, but also more dangerous in the hands of an enemy.

Berserk Bomb

"Makes people nearby go berserk. Berserk people attack anyone who's not berserk."
— Game Description

Berserk Bomb is a type of banger that makes every NPC nearby go berserk and attack whoever is not berserk, including the player. It doesn't inflict any damage on the targets either, as the damage is meant to come from the berserk NPCs.

Vomit Bomb

"Who doesn't want to see a lot of people throwing up? Always hilarious."
— Game Description

Vomit Bomb is another type of banger that the player can either craft themselves or find in chests and other areas in the game. It will not inflict any damage on the targets when used, but it will cause them to stop in their tracks and throw up, allowing the player to escape safely. The player will not be inflicted by the bomb.

Smoke Bomb

"Doctors throw these at people they want to slow down. Surprisingly ineffective when used without medical training."
— Game Description

Smoke Bomb is a version of the banger that Doctors use against the player. When used, it will emit a very small white cloud.

The player has to be hit by the smoke bomb by a Doctor in order to get the Slow Down status effect, which will decrease their walking and running speed for a short while.

If the player uses the weapon, it won't do anything to the enemies.

Crash Bomb

"Flushes joy of all people caught in the blast."
— Game Description

Crash Bomb is a Survival Mode specific banger that the player can use against Wellies. When thrown, it will emit a large black cloud that makes every Wellie, Bobby and Doctor break into tears for a while.

Crafting

All of the bombs are listed under the Weapons category in the crafting menu, it depends on the character if they can craft them from a workbench or chemistry set.

Banger

Bigger Banger

Berserk Bomb

Vomit Bomb

Crash Bomb

Trivia

  • The Banger was likely invented by the Home Army as a substitute for their standard-issue grenades once supplies ran out.
    • This is seen as the Home Army soldiers will throw Bangers in combat and both types of Bangers can be found in the supply dumps on Ravensholm.
  • Although it may be that the two simply share a model, the Depleted Gas Bomb from A Pomaceous Puzzle seems to indicate the Vomit bomb is a form of mustard gas.

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