Hopwire Grenade

{{Youmayd|the weapon cut from Half-Life 2|the weapon cut from Episode One|Vortex Hopwire}}
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| usedby=*Alien Assassin
*Gordon Freeman
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The '''Hopwire Grenade''', sometimes simply known as '''Hopwire''',''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' commentary is a weapon cut from ''Half-Life 2''. It can be found in the playable Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak. Although it has the same entity name, it is unrelated to the Vortex Hopwire cut from ''Half-Life 2 Episode One''.

*Such a weapon, once placed, leaps up into the air after several seconds and shoots out several wires which, when tripped, cause the grenade and all its tethers to detonate.
*It was to be used by the Alien Assassin. It is likely but unsure if the player was to acquire their first Hopwire Grenades after killing an Alien Assassin.
*As seen in the Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak source code, the Hopwire Grenade was originally to be the weapon of choice against Striders,Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak source code replaced in ''Episode Two'' by the Magnusson Device. This is confirmed in the ''Episode Two'' commentary, in which Valve's Joshua Weier states that the Magnusson Device "started life as a ''Half-Life 2'' weapon called the Hopwire".
*In the playable leak, the Hopwire is extremely unstable and does not work properly. If one of the wires touches a surface in the wrong way, the game will crash.
*When held by the player, it uses the regular Fragmentation Grenade (Half-Life 2)|Grenade model. The proper model will only appear when it is thrown and can be separately viewed in the game files.

In the ''Half-Life 2'' files, several texture files for HUD weapon icons can be found, most of which still containing the icons for almost all of the cut weapons. The Hopwire Grenade is among them.


FileHopwire icon.png|HUD icon.
FileHopwire v.jpg|Viewmodel.
FileHopwire testroom commander leak.jpg|Hopwire Grenades in the test map "testroom_commander" in the playable ''Half-Life 2'' leak.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life 2'' {{1st}} {{Gf}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' {{Co}}


CategoryCut weapons
CategoryCombine weapons
CategoryHalf-Life 2 (pre-release)