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A US Army soldier using a grappling hook.

Grappling Hook is a device with multiple hooks attached to a rope; it is thrown, dropped, sunk, projected, or fastened directly by hand to where at least one hook may catch and hold. Generally, grappling hooks are used to temporarily secure one end of a rope.

A line launcher may be used to project the grappling hook via pneumatic action. Such a device may resemble a pistol with stock, a rifle, or a mortar, depending on requirements.

Battlefield 2[]

"The grappling hook can be thrown at and hooked on to any structure's horizontal edges. This allows players to climb up any building, as if on a makeshift ladder."

— In-game description

Grappling Hooks are a gadget featured in the Battlefield 2: Special Forces expansion.

They are available to the Assault and Anti-Tank kits of all factions. Grappling hooks are used to scale otherwise unclimbable buildings by pressing Enter/exit vehicle (E) and can be retrieved using Pick up kit (G) after use.

They can also be used to descend buildings that are too low for the parachute to deploy properly, but where the height can still cause fall damage. When standing near a ledge, the Right Mouse Button can be used to just drop the rope from the ledge.

The throwing mechanism of grappling hooks is identical to the mechanism used for hand grenades, with Left Mouse Button launching a hook at full force, whereas Right Mouse Button allows the user to vary the force of the throw. It is also possible to use the grappling hook to jump between buildings, as long as they are close enough.


Battlefield Hardline[]

"Firing the Grappling Hook at a flat ledge creates a climbable rope up to the top of the ledge. Ropes can be cut or shot to be destroyed."

— In-Game Description

The Grappling Hook is an all-kit gadget featured in Battlefield Hardline. It may also be found as a Battle Pickup.

The Grappling Hook launcher must be aimed down the sight to be fired. When aiming, the reticle will show a crossed-out circle if there is no valid target, but will change to a small dot if a ledge is within range. Firing will then attach a hook to the ledge, and a rope will be deployed to climb on. Valid ledges will appear highlighted in blue.

The rope will be destroyed if it is shot or hit by a melee weapon. Only one line can be placed at a time by each player, so firing a second line will remove the first. Also, if the player who placed the grappling hook presses Interact on the hook itself, it will be picked up and added back into the player's reserve ammunition.

When standing atop a ledge, the launcher can be aimed at the edge and fired, causing it to deploy a rope down from the player's position to the ground.



Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Cape and Ears Not Included.png Cape and Ears Not Included Climb a total of 10 meters with the Grappling Hook in Singleplayer 25G Bronze

Battlefield 1[]

"An improvised melee weapon, originally used to aid in ship boarding."

— In-Game Description

The Grappling Hook is a melee weapon introduced in the Battlefield 1: Turning Tides expansion for Battlefield 1. Unlike past installments, it cannot be thrown or used to reach higher surfaces. The Grappling Hook functions in a similar manner to other Blunt Weapons.

Battlefield 2042[]

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The Grapple Gun is a gadget used exclusively by Specialist Webster Mackay. It allows him to quickly ascend various structures, or move quickly over shallow terrain.

The Grapple Gun has unlimited ammunition, limited by a modest cooldown. It can attach to most map elements (perhaps short of foliage). It can also inflict 50 damage against enemy infantry and Ranger drones, at risk of being reeled in with a miss.[1] The hook can even penetrate helicopter canopies to injure occupants.

After latching onto a suitable target, the gadget immediately winches the player towards it at roughly 20 meters per second.[2] The player has no control over the winching action beyond steering ( or ) or detaching (Jump). The player will automatically climb any ledges above the hook, and can parachute in instances where a landing might be unsafe. Should there be a window below the winch point, the player will instead crash through it (taking priority over climbing up to a ledge above). With careful aim, winching may counteract some falls, and can even propel a player above the launch point. The gadget takes longer to cool down after using the winch feature.

Gameplay from the Open Beta test apparently shows that it pulls the player towards the spot where the Grapple Gun first made contact with a vehicle, but does not track its location. An exception appears to be the rocket on Orbital, which can drag the player along during launch, but may eventually exceed the winch speed if the player fails to reach the rocket.

The player appears to gain invulnerability to terrain-based damage, but may possibly continue to receive damage from vehicle collisions and falls (if the winch does not act quickly enough).


Battlefield 2[]

  • The player can pick up the grappling hook while other players are using it to climb. While useful when an enemy is using it, one should be careful not to pick up friendly hooks.
  • As with the crossbow zipline, players cannot kill anyone with a grappling hook. Slinging it directly at someone does no damage whatsoever. Removing a line while someone is climbing that results in a fatal fall does not count as a kill, granting the killed player a suicide instead.

Battlefield Hardline[]

  • The model of grappling hook line launcher used most closely resembles the ResQmax ALM. Modifications include an altered barrel housing, external gas canister, and special reflex sight.