Machine gun

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For an overview of assault rifles in the Fallout series, see assault rifle.
For an overview of submachine guns in the Fallout series, see submachine gun.
For an overview of miniguns in the Fallout series, see minigun.
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This is an overview article which contains background information and cross-game comparisons. For game-specific information and stats, see the articles linked on the right.
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Fallout 2Bozar
Light support weapon
Fallout: New VegasLight machine gun
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Dead MoneyAutomatic rifle
Gun Runners' ArsenalBozar
Fallout TacticsBren gun
Browning auto rifle
Browning M2
M249 SAW
Fallout: BoSHeavy machine gun
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A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire bullets in quick succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute.[1]


Automatic rifleEdit

Automatic rifle
Gameplay article: Dead Money

The automatic rifle is a powerful support weapon firing .308 caliber rounds, holding 20 rounds in a box magazine. It is a rifle with a very long barrel and high-powered rifle ammunition, but suffers from poor spread.

Bren gunEdit

Tactics bren gun
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

This British adaptation of a Czech design was adopted as the standard light machine gun of British and Commonwealth forces in 1938. It was among the most liked and respected weapons available to the British in WW2.

Browning auto rifleEdit

Tactics browning auto rifle
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A support weapon developed in the early 20th century firing 30.06 rounds from a 20 round box magazine. Suffers from low damage.

Browning M2Edit

Tactics browning m2
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A heavy machine gun developed in 1918 and still in use right up until the outbreak of war. Its in-game firepower is the most powerful of any machine gun and has the longest range of any automatic weapon.


Fo2 Bozar
Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Gun Runners' Arsenal

The ultimate refinement of the sniper's art. Although, somewhat finicky and prone to jamming if not kept scrupulously clean, the big weapon's accuracy more than makes up for its extra maintenance requirements. It delivers phenomenal firepower with great precision and can easily pierce the strongest of defenses.


Tactics chauchat
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A weapon developed in World War I. It is useless, does not fire and cannot be used.

Heavy machine gunEdit

Heavy Machine Gun

This gun unloads a fast blast of bullets, but is not especially accurate. It's better when used in close range, as it can keep several enemies busy at the same time.

Light machine gunEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The light machine gun is a fully automatic 5.56mm machine gun with a rapid rate of fire and an ammunition capacity of 90 5.56mm rounds. It has a decent rate of fire, high magazine capacity, damage, and remarkably fast reload speed. The weapon has moderate spread unless aimed down sights.

Light support weaponEdit

Fo2 Light Support Weapon
Gameplay article: Fallout 2

This weapon is very similar to the Bozar, but is less powerful. It uses the same ammunition type, but does less damage and fires fewer rounds.


Fo2 M60
Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

This relatively light machine gun was prized by militaries around for world for its high rate of fire. This reliable, battlefield-proven design, was used on vehicles and for squad level fire-support. The M60 is a decently powerful machine gun, capable of tearing apart most low level enemies.

M249 SAWEdit

Tactics m249 saw
Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

The Belgian made M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) was adopted widely in the late 20th Century as a squad level machine gun, vastly increasing the firepower available to individual squads.

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

GP machine gunEdit

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

This general purpose machine gun is a typical automatic firearm.

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See alsoEdit


  1. Description in Machine gun on Wikipedia

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