Bug Bait
Bewildering an Overwatch soldier.
Weapon Type Grenade
Ammo Type N/A
Damage Dynamic
First Found… d2_coast_12
Projectile Name npc_grenade_bugbait
Model v_/w_bugbait.mdl

Description Convars Keyvalues Flags Other Weapons


weapon_bugbait is the entity name for the "bug bait"/pheropod weapon found in Half-Life2.

Primary Fire: Throws the pod, telling nearby antlions to attack anything near its impact point. The average soldier will be temporarily disoriented if hit, and can kept that way with more pheropods.

Secondary Fire: Summons any loyal antlions to you.


  • bugbait_radius <float> ( Default: 512 )
    When a pheropod is thrown and ruptured, soldiers within this distance of it will be disoriented.
  • bugbait_hear_radius <float> ( Default: 2500 )
    Sets how far away antlions are willing to follow the call of a thrown pheropod.
  • bugbait_distract_time <float> ( Default: 5 )
    Sets the time in seconds that the pheromone mist stays once a soldier is hit.
  • bugbait_grenade_radius <float> ( Default: 500 )
    The radius in which antlions summoned by a thrown pheropod will hunt for targets.


  • targetname <string>
    Assigns the entity a targetname, used by other entities to refer to this entity. Can be shared by other entities.
  • origin <X Y Z>
    Sets the position of the entity within the world. See Coordinates.
  • angle <X Y Z>
    Sets the angular positioning (Pitch, Yaw, Roll) of the entity.
  • model <string>
    Sets the model of the entity.
  • fademindist <float>
    Sets the distance at which the entity model starts to fade. (0 : use fademaxdist)
  • fademaxdist <float>
    Sets the maximum distance at which the entity model is visible. (0 : don't fade out)
  • fadescale <float>
    The scale factor that gives some control over fading. Using 0 turns off the forced fade values.


Except where noted, flags are OFF by default.

  • 1 : Start constrained. (Prevents model movement)
  • 2 : Reserve for NPC.
  • 4 : Not throwable by the Gravity Gun.

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