The 40mm Smoke Launcher is a gadget available for the Assault kit in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 that allows the player to fire smoke grenades from a 40mm under-barrel grenade launcher. The color of the smoke from the grenade is grey/white.
It is possible to kill someone with a smoke launcher from a direct impact. It may be possible that a shot directed below the feet of an attacker may hurt or kill them also.
Another use is if the player is an attacker and wants to arm a charge on Rush. By firing a smoke grenade at the crate every couple of seconds, the player will remain concealed by the smoke and kill any defenders that try to disarm the charge after it has been planted.
Another use is if the player is in a match with a helicopter such as a Black Hawk or a Hind with teammates piloting them. The player can use the smoke grenade as a beacon to tell teammates where to go or what to target.
The smoke creates a perfect sphere of smoke with a radius of about 3m (even through walls), becoming slightly less concentrated towards the outside. The smoke also has a long duration that can make it extremely annoying if fired at an enemy stronghold or stationary gun, making the area useless for defenders. This also applies to teammates if used wrongly.
Great for evading vehicles. Recommended to use the expanded grenade capacity in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (also helps because smokes resupply faster than normal Frag grenades).
One use is to disrupt enemy vehicles vision by firing the smoke rounds at the vehicles giving the player or teammates a chance to escape and Engineers to get into position.
- The 40mm Smoke Launcher shown on the equipment main menu is in fact a Russian GP-25 grenade launcher.
- The 40mm Smoke Launcher is the least used gadget for assault classes in the game mode Rush.
- Like in the description, you can kill enemies with the 40mm Smoke Launcher by direct impact. However, you won't get any stars with it.