The Gauss rifle
is one of the deadliest rifles
in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage
. The rifle uses a series of electromagnetic fields to propel rounds at tremendous speed. Its range, accuracy and stopping power are almost unparalleled. It has a knock-down effect that will knock enemies off their feet following a critical hit.
Unlike the German M72 Gauss rifle
, which uses 2mm EC
magazines containing both batteries and rounds, this gun requires the user to load in the microfusion cells
needed to energize/magnetize each standard 2mm projectile round; those are already pre-loaded into the weapon, and are in the magazine attached to the side of the weapon.