| || For an overview of Gauss rifle models in the Fallout series of games, see Gauss rifle.|
For The gauss rifle variant found in Fallout Shelter, see Enhanced Gauss rifle (Fallout Shelter).
|The following is based on Fallout Extreme and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
The Gauss rifle, also called a "coil gun," is a device used to propel a ferromagnetic projectile by accelerating it through a process of electromagnetic induction. The Gauss rifle (and Gauss gun) are named after German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, who formulated mathematical descriptions of the magnetic effect demonstrated by magnetic accelerators.
A version of the Gauss rifle with enhanced power. A type of energy weapon, it was to appear in the game, and could be used by the player character.
The enhanced Gauss rifle was to appear in the canceled Fallout Extreme.