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The Grendel SMG has a high-rate of fire and low recoil, perfect for indoor areas or enemies in cover in mid to long-range combat.

Weapon Types Particle Beam Shotgun
Damage 126
Magazine Capacity 8
Mass 7
Value 12870
Item Code 002BD871

The Grendel is a bullpup SMG that looks like a cross between a P90 and AUG. It fires 7.77mm caseless rounds and has a magazine size of 50 rounds. Manufactured by Combatech, it’s described as a lightweight personal defense weapon or PDW.

The Grendel retains a high rate of fire and is suitable for mid-range combat, particularly in crowded areas where a lower recoil will be advantageous against enemies in cover.

This SMG comes with an advanced iron sights option, but could prove capable at range if equipped with a scope.

Like its Beowulf counterpart, the Grendel appears to be named after the monster of the same name from the Old English poem “Beowulf”.

Grendel overview

The Starfield Grendel is a Rifle found in the Settled Systems. Manufactured by Combatech, the Grendel Starfield weapon has a credit value of 1402, and a mass of 2.65.

Grendel stats

The Grendel deals 3 Physical damage per hit.

As a weapon which specializes in Physical damage, the Grendel is boosted by the Ballistics and Rifle Certification skill.

Fire rate: 170

Range: 20

Accuracy: 66.2%

The Grendel has a baseline fire rate of 170, though the speed at which you reload will ultimately determine how close you can get to this rate of fire. Accuracy determines the spread of your gun, with lower accuracy weapons having more spread than others. Some ammunition and magazine weapon mods can drastically alter the rate of fire, accuracy and effective range of any weapon, so it’s worth experimenting with the Grendel weapon mods to make the Rifle better fit your playstyle.

Without modification, Grendel comes with 8 mod slots.

Grendel ammo

The Grendel requires 7.77mm Caseless ammunition, and has a magazine capacity of 50.

Grendel mods

To really make the most of your Grendel weapon, you’ll want to head to a weapon workstation and install some Grendel weapon mods. You may need to complete some Starfield research projects first, and get your hands on some Starfield resources, but weapon mods will massively enhance your firearms, and your playstyle.

The Grendel has a total of 8 mod slots with which you can customize your weapon.

Here are all the compatible Grendel weapon modifications:

No weapon mods have yet been confirmed for this weapon.

Where to find Grendel

You can find base and upgraded versions of the Grendel randomly in a number of containers, as loot from defeated enemies, and in several NPC inventories. Bear in mind, many weapons will not spawn unless you have reached a specific Starfield level. So, if you visit any of the below and can’t find the weapon, check back later once you’re a higher level.

You can purchase or find the Grendel in the following Starfield locations:

It is currently unknown where this weapon can be found.