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For an overview of pulse rifles in the Fallout series of games, see pulse rifle.
Pulse rifle
Fo2 YK42B Pulse Rifle
Damage & attacks
damage54 - 78
damage typeElectrical
att. modes
Single(Action PointsIcon action 5, RangeIcon range 30)
Ammunition
ammo typeMicrofusion cell
ammo cap.10
Requirements
strength req.6
hands req.2
Other
weight9 pounds
value
17,500
Technical
prototype id00000397
 
Gametitle-FO2
Gametitle-FO2

The YK42B is an electrical pulse weapon that was developed by the Yuma Flats Energy Consortium. It is considered a far superior weapon to the YK32 Pulse Pistol, having a greater charge capacity and range.

The YK42B pulse rifle is an energy weapon in Fallout 2.

CharacteristicsEdit

While named similarly to the pulse grenade and pulse rifle prototype, it is not actually an electromagnetic pulse weapon, but instead shoots electrical pulses effective against all targets, not just electronic devices. This is the most powerful single-shot weapon you'll find in the game, next to the alien blaster. However, its hitting power is offset by its relatively short range and low ammunition capacity when compared to the likes of Gauss weapons. This gun is also less accurate than Gauss weapons due to the lack of ammunition modifiers.

LocationsEdit

NotesEdit

  • Scoring a killing blow on an enemy by either a critical, Bloody Mess trait or simply a powerful attack will turn the enemy into dust. While this is no trouble for opponents that have no inventory, it is a source of great annoyance when you try to loot an enemy. Since there is no longer a body, you have to pick up the items, which are scattered all over the ground, one by one. But you can go around this by turning the violence level down.

BugsEdit

  • The YK42B, unlike the YK32 pulse pistol, doesn't fire a visible purple projectile. [verified]

SoundsEdit

BurstVB
ReloadVB
OutVB

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