Gun Runners’ Arsenal releases tomorrow on PSN, Xbox LIVE, and Steam. Today Josh Sawyer returns with details on some of the most explosive weapons in the Mojave.
Come back tomorrow to check out the crazy melee weapons available.
Esther, a GRA Fat Man – Two new Fat Men (Fat Mans, Fat Man and Fat Lady?) for your consideration. The new GRA Fat Man takes “traditional” Fat Man mods like the Little Boy Kit, but has the added capability of firing our custom Mini-Nukes. If you’d like to go extra-large, pick up Esther (shown above), a unique model. In addition to firing all of our custom Mini-Nukes, it has a built-in blast shield that is surprisingly effective. Use it to march on a small army, or toss Tiny Tots with reckless abandon, allowing the blast shield to soak up most of the collateral damage!
Low Yield, Big Kid, and Tiny Tots Mini-Nukes - The Fat Man. You’ve been carrying that huge lump of meta around for how long, and how many times have you fired it? Once? Twice? Seventeen? Whatever the frequency, it’s still not enough. Trust us, we’re the experts. That’s why we’ve brought you three new Mini-Nuke variants. Low Yield is your “everyday” light payload, good for liquidating irritating raiders or the occasional horde of Nightstalkers on the horizon. Traveling through Quarry Junction? Try our Big Kid variant for extra Deathclaw-eradicating power (warning: range is reduced). Last but certainly not least, the Tiny Tots are the answer to a question no one asked, “What if I want to decorate two city blocks with a scattering of miniature mushroom clouds?” N.B.: requires GRA Fat Man or Esther. Specialized Mini-Nukes cannot be fired from a standard Fat Man.
Timed 25mm Grenade, Mini-Nuke - Sure, you can have explosives blow up on impact. Why don’t you launch some SNORE BOMBS out of that Fat Man while you’re at it? There’s a special satisfaction that comes from ricocheting a baker’s dozen of timed 25mm Grenades down a stairwell full of advancing Fiends, or from shearing off a charging Deathclaw’s leg with a timed Mini-Nuke that continues to sail forward into a nest of Cazadores. Believe the hype: timing is everything. N.B.: Timed Mini-Nuke requires GRA Fat Man or Esther. Specialized Mini-Nukes cannot be fired from a standard Fat Man.
25mm grenade APW (GRA) - We’re really proud of this one. Brand new for the Mojave Wasteland, the 25mm Grenade APW gives you the death-dealing capability of Grenade Machine Gun in a more portable package. With a stock magazine capacity of six rounds, a brisk semi-auto rate of fire, and respectable accuracy, it’s a great addition to any Explosives arsenal. If you want to step things up, pick up an Expanded Drum (increases capacity), Long Barrel (increases projectile speed) and Upgraded Internals (increases rate of fire).
Paciencia, Medicine Stick - For long-range shooters who scoff at scopes, we have two seriously accurate, seriously powerful rifles. First up is Paciencia (as shown above), a low-capacity Hunting Rifle with incredible accuracy and deadly power, especially from concealment. If you can’t kill a target in three shots (a full mag!) from this beauty, you’re not worthy of it. If you’d like superior ammo capacity for extended fire fights, try Medicine Stick (see below), our unique Brush Gun. Accurate, powerful, and with an increased ammo capacity, it’s hard to go wrong. Though to be honest, most of our shooters feel its less intrusive sights are its best feature.
Hive Missiles - It’s always the same: you haul out your Missile Launcher, drop a pound and a half of American pride down the chute, pull the trigger, and pray to St. Gabriel that it’s not going to go sailing a foot over the charging Super Mutant’s head. Why make a big bet on one spin when you can spread your chances over NINE buzzing Hive Missiles? Sure, the individual missiles don’t pack the same punch, and sure there’s a lot of collateral damage, but if they were standing behind your target, they were probably up to no good anyway, right?
MFC grenades, MFC cluster mines - Some people use Microfusion Cells to power lasers or generate plasma bolts. But if you’re a Mad Bomber, that’s not very interesting. Why not hotwire them to explode like mini-Plasma Grenades? Better yet, string a bunch of them together and turn them into an MFC Cluster (shown above). The grenades are good for raining death on random enemies, and the clusters can be quickly dispersed over a large area to “discourage” pursuers. And if no one sets off your tiny cluster mines, pick them back up: you can always use individual reclaimed mines as MFC Grenades.