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A Winchester Model P94 plasma rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of plasma down a superconducting barrel. Powered by microfusion cells.”— In-game description, Fallout
The P94 is a bulky, industrial-grade energy caster powered by microfusion cells. The superheated plasma bolt forms in a special chamber, then sent down a superconducting barrel and stabilized by electromagnetic claws upon exiting it.
A superior version of this weapon exists, with a hotwired plasma bolt chamber, called the turbo plasma rifle.
Unlike the laser rifle, the plasma rifle is rare in Fallout. They are mostly found in the Military Base and Cathedral. You can also kill certain super mutants or get them from the Gun Runners. One example also exists in the secure testing labs of The Glow.
Behind the scenes
- Elder Owyn Lyons mentions the P94 plasma rifle when in dialogue in Fallout 3, but it is not in the actual game, being replaced by the urban plasma rifle.
- The weapon makes a return appearance in Fallout: New Vegas under the name plasma caster.