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Molotov Cocktail
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Creates a fire.

Appears in

Saints Row
Saints Row 2
Saints Row: Total Control
Saints Row: The Third

Molotov Cocktails are thrown weapons in Saints Row, Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: Total Control. In Saints Row: The Third, they are known as Molotovs.[1]


As with real world Molotov cocktails, they are bottles filled with a flammable liquid with a soaked rag hanging out of the bottle. The rag is lit before throwing, and when the bottle smashes on the ground the liquid spreads and the vapors burst into flames.

Saints Row[]

In Saints Row, Molotov Cocktails are available at Friendly Fire stores at any time for $150 cash. It is possible to carry a maximum of 101 Molotov Cocktails. As with all thrown weapons in Saints Row, tapping the left trigger performs a small under-arm throw, whereas tapping the right trigger does a long over-arm throw, making for some poor accuracy. Using the left trigger when throwing is slightly more accurate.

Saints Row 2[]

In Saints Row 2, they are once again unlocked at Friendly Fire through game progression, Molotov Cocktails cost $100 cash. They are often used by rioting civilians during the FUZZ Activity, and are sometimes used by enemy gang members. The maximum number of Molotov Cocktails which can be carried is 11. They are more accurate than in Saints Row as they are thrown directly towards the reticle.

Saints Row: The Third[]

Molotovs were first revealed to be in Saints Row: The Third in a leaked gameplay video.[1] In the game, the Molotovs can be upgraded to increase range and power. Level 4 Molotovs can destroy most small and mid sized cars with one hit. Molotov Cocktails set fire to the surface it hits, but the 'fire' effect is purely graphical; the fire doesn't cause any damage whatsoever.

Molotovs are sold at Friendly Fire at $25 a piece.

Weapon Upgrades[]

Main article: Weapon Upgrades.
Level Price Upgrade
Thrown molotov.png 1 $50
Handy way to light things on fire.
— Molotov Cocktail level 1

2 $5,000
Affect a larger area.
— Molotov Cocktail level 2

3 $10,000
Throw farther.
— Molotov Cocktail level 3

4 $20,000
Increase damage.
— Molotov Cocktail level 4


  • The Cheat for this weapon in Saints Row is #6656868 (#Molotov).
  • The Cheat for this weapon in Saints Row 2 is #940.
  • The Cheat for this weapon in Saints Row: The Third is givemolotov.
  • In Co-op, passengers have an infinite number of these in the Trail Blazing Activity.
  • In some ways, Molotov Cocktails are the best thrown weapons in the game since they explode on impact with any hard surface and don't have a delay timer, unlike grenades or pipe bombs.
  • Homies with Molotov Cocktails are not very useful, since they toss them at anyone or anything is in the way.
  • The Luchadores sometimes drop one if killed. Although, like Electric Grenades, they never use them.
  • Until Saints Row IV, the Molotov Cocktail had appeared in every game, along with the Baseball Bat and Hand Grenade.


Molotov icon in Saints Row

Molotov icon in Saints Row 2

Molotov icon in Saints Row: The Third

Molotov in Saints Row

Molotov in Saints Row

Saints Row 2 Molotov Cocktails viewed in a model viewer

Molotov Cocktail - Saints Row 2 promo

Molotovs in Saints Row: Total Control

Molotovs on display at Friendly Fire in Saints Row: The Third

Molotovs in Saints Row: The Third

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    Saints Row: The Third's weapon wheel, revealing Molotov Cocktails