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Gatling laser
GatlingLaser
Gatling laser icon
Requirements
skillBig Guns
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
8 (13.4)
DPS
160 (268)
DPS (reload)
128 (214.4)
crit dmg
6
crit % mult
x0.05
attacks/sec
20AP30
projectiles1spread0.5
crit effect
Disintegration on death
Ammo & reloading
ammo typeElectron charge pack
ammo/shot
1
shots/rel.
240
ammo cap.240
reload time
3
Other
weight18value
2000
item HP1500
repair
Gatling lasers
base id0000432e
 
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The Gatling laser is a weapon in Fallout 3.

BackgroundEdit

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In contrast with the L30 Gatling laser, this model is not only fully automatic and with a much larger ammo capacity, requiring a back-mounted battery pack, but was also mass produced for military use. While they entered service shortly before the war, they quickly became an important part of the arsenal, both of pre-War and post-War factions.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Gatling laser is the most advanced weapon type for the Big Guns skill. It is similar to the minigun, however, the Gatling laser is actually not a Gatling weapon, as the barrels do not rotate when it fires - instead, the barrels fire in a rotating order. However, although the animation for this firing makes it appear very random and haphazard, the barrels do not have to 'wind-up' making the Gatling laser much easier and quicker to use than the minigun.

At long range it is actually an incredibly accurate weapon, but performs poorly in V.A.T.S. One can easily take out any threat at a safe distance with a Gatling laser, however.

At point blank range, it actually aims a bit lower than the crosshair. This is easily observable when trying to shoot a corpse's head off while standing on top of it.

Although a very powerful weapon against targets of every caliber, this weapon is very rare without the Broken Steel add-on.

DurabilityEdit

The gatling laser can fire a total of about 3125 beams, the equivalent of 13 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

  • Vengeance - The most powerful Gatling laser, Vengeance is also one of the most durable weapons in the game, with 2000 item HP.
  • Precision Gatling laser Broken SteelGametitle-FO3 BS - While not as powerful as Vengeance, the precision Gatling laser has a very high critical multiplier of .2.

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAttacks in V.A.T.S.Icon sequenceAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapWeapon spreadIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Assault carbine extended magazinesDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratio
Gatling laser 8
16020x0.0568302.10.52403125182000111.1
Precision Gatling laser fo3bsGametitle-FO3 BS8
16020x0.268302.10.52403125183000166.7
Vengeance 11
22020x0.05128302.90.52403030182400133.3

LocationsEdit

  • Gatling lasers are most commonly found on Enclave, Brotherhood of Steel Outcasts, and Brotherhood of Steel soldiers. These soldiers can be found in areas like The Washington Monument, Fort Independence, inside Arlington Library, Pennsylvania Avenue, and outside the Citadel. Gatling lasers are generally very rare in the Capital Wasteland without the Broken Steel add-on.
  • Defender Rockfowl will very often carry one.
  • Inside Raven Rock there is a Gatling laser in an Enclave crate behind a blue energy shield as you are leaving Raven Rock, after you have spoken with President Eden. You will notice it on your right as you near the sentry bots which fight off three Enclave soldiers, just before the final door (leading to the Capital Wasteland). Deactivate the shield with the computer and you will find the Gatling Laser in one of the five crates.
  • Broken SteelGametitle-FO3 BS - Gatling lasers are also carried by overlords. The overlords can be encountered from level 13 on.
  • Point Lookout (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 PL Two Gatling lasers can also be found in the St. Aubin Medical Facility.
  • Mothership Zeta (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 MZ - At least 4 Gatling lasers can be found on the cargo hold and on the engineering core as the quest Among the Stars progresses.
  • Broken SteelGametitle-FO3 BS - There is a respawning pair of super mutant overlords on the path to The National Guard depot from Friendship Heights who come armed with Gatling lasers.
  • Fawkes has one when he comes to aid you after exiting Raven Rock.
  • A Gatling laser may be carried or sold by a wasteland scavenger merchant spawned as part of the Type B random encounter where the scavenger is allied with a robot against a group of raiders. If the scavenger's Gatling laser is actively equipped, the scavenger can be forced to move the weapon to his merchant inventory by pickpocketing his ammunition for it, then fast traveling away and returning.

SoundsEdit

Gatling laser icon
ReloadVB
JamVB

GalleryEdit

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