Still riding high on the coattails of the Fallout TV series, players are continuing to flock to Fallout 4 - and to help those newcomers make things go boom, we've got the best Fallout 4 weapons listed with how to get them.


Said explosions should look extra crispy, too, owing to the Fallout 4 next-gen update. Though this had admittedly broken a lot of Fallout 4 mods and has pushed back the release of the "DLC-sized" mod Fallout: London.

Taking the situation into their own hands, players have been downgrading Fallout 4 to get their mods back.

But back to the weapons! There are over 100 of them, and these are endlessly customisable, allowing you to mish-mash your own unique flavour of each.

Some of the best of them are introduced by the various DLCs, but we'll label which.

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Best Fallout 4 weapons

Fat Man weapon in Fallout 4
Fat Man weapon in Fallout 4. Bethesda

There are a bunch of weapons in Fallout 4, with plenty of variety to choose from. Below are what we consider to be the best weapons you can find in Fallout 4, as well as where you can pick them up!

Nuka-nuke Launcher

When it comes down to dealing the most damage, you can't go wrong with the Nuka-nuke Launcher. This unique Fat Man nuclear catapult fires off specialised Nuka-Nuke explosive ammunition that can do over 3,000 damage points per hit. The weapon can be obtained during the Cappy in a Haystack side quest as part of the Nuka-World DLC.

Old Faithful

Laser Pistols are cool, and Old Faithful is one of the best, offering double damage when fired at an enemy with full health. This makes it perfect for playing stealthy. It can then be improved by being converted to a sniper rifle. Pick up the weapon via Arturo in Damon City.

Furious Power Fist

One of the best Fallout 4 weapons for pure fun is the Furious Power Fist, a giant metal arm that lets you swing at enemies like the Hulkbuster. It has a damage effect of 57 but increases with every hit, making it perfect for one-on-one melee combat.

Head to Swan's Pond in Boston Common where a super mutant behemoth called Swan can be found stalking the area. Defeat the behemoth and grab the Furious Power Fist from its body to start unleashing fists of fury.

Admiral's Friend

Another unique weapon that offers something slightly different is the Admiral's Friend, the best harpoon gun in the game, which was rolled out as part of the Far Harbor DLC. It's slow to reload, but just like Old Faithful, it offers double damage when enemies are at full health. You can acquire it from Allen Lee in Far Harbor.

Full list of Fallout 4 weapons

Minigun in Fallout 4
Minigun in Fallout 4. Bethesda

See below for the full list of Fallout 4 weapons we've found split into different categories:


  • Alien Shock Baton
  • Assaultron Blade
  • Atom's Judgement
  • Baseball Bat
  • Baton
  • Board
  • Boxing Glove
  • Bladed Knuckles
  • Bloodletter
  • Butcher's Hook
  • Commie Whacker
  • Chinese Officer Sword
  • Cito's Shiny Slugger
  • Deathclaw Gauntlet
  • Disciples Blade
  • Fencebuster
  • Heated Power Fist
  • Knife
  • Knuckles
  • Large Meat Hook
  • Lead Pipe
  • Lead Lined Boxing Glove
  • Machete
  • Meat Hook
  • Mr Handy Buzz Blade
  • Paddle Ball
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Pole Hook
  • Pool Cue
  • Power Fist
  • Puncturing Power Fist
  • Throatslicer
  • Revolutionary Sword
  • Ripper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Sharp Knuckles
  • Shishkebob
  • Sledgehammer
  • Spiked Boxing Glove
  • Super Sledge
  • Switchblade
  • Sword of Wonders
  • The Fish Catcher
  • The Harvester
  • Tire Iron
  • Walking Crane


  • .44 Pistol
  • 10mm Pistol
  • Acid Soaker
  • Alien Blaster
  • Classic 10mm Pistol
  • Flare Gun
  • Gamma Gun
  • Gen-4 10mm Pistol
  • Institute Gun
  • Laser Pistol
  • Pipe Bolt-Action Pistol
  • Pipe Pistol
  • Pipe Revolver Pistol
  • Silver Sidearm
  • Western Revolver


  • Assault Rifle
  • Combat Rifle
  • Gauss Rifle
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Institute Rifle
  • Manwell Carbine
  • Manwell Rifle
  • Pipe Rifle
  • Pipe Bolt-Action Rifle
  • Pipe Revolver Rifle
  • Plasma Rifle
  • Radium Rifle
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Syringer Rifle

Machine guns

  • Submachine Gun


  • Combat Shotgun
  • Double-Barrel Shotgun
  • Handmade Shotgun
  • Le Fusil Terribles
  • Tripe-barrel handmade shotgun


  • Admiral's Friend
  • Broadsider
  • Cryolator
  • Defender's Harpoon Gun
  • Fat Man
  • Flamer
  • Handmade Rifle
  • Harpoon Gun
  • Heavy Incinerator
  • Junk Jet
  • Lever-Action Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Missile Launcher
  • Prototype Gauss Rifle
  • Sergeant Ash
  • Skipper's Last Stand
  • Splattercannon
  • The Problem Solver
  • The Striker


  • Aeternus
  • Final Judgement
  • Gatling Laser
  • Good Intentions
  • Institute Laser
  • Laser Gun
  • Laser Musket
  • Laser Rifle
  • Protection's Gaze


  • Gamma Gun
  • Zeta Gun


  • Artillery Smoke Grenade
  • Baseball Grenade
  • Bottlecap Mine
  • Cyro Mine
  • Cryogenic Grenade
  • Fragmentation Grenade
  • Fragmentation Grenade MIRV
  • Fragmentation Mine
  • Fury Grenade
  • HalluciGen Gas Grenade
  • Homing Beacon
  • Institute EM Pulse Grenade
  • Nuka Cherry Grenade
  • Nuka Grenade
  • Nuka Mine
  • Nuka Quantum Grenade
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Percussion Grenade
  • Plasma Grenade
  • Plasma Mine
  • Predator Grenade
  • Pulse Mine
  • Smart Fragmentation Grenade
  • Synth Relay Grenade
  • Vertibird Signal Grenade

Traps – Far Harbor

  • Bear Trap
  • Bleeding Bear Trap
  • Caltrops
  • Poisoned Caltrops


  • 2076 World Series Baseball Bat
  • Ashmaker
  • Automatic Laser Musket
  • AX90 Fury
  • BFG 9000
  • Big Boy
  • Big Jim
  • Broadsider
  • Cosmic Cannon
  • Death From Above
  • December's Child
  • Deliverer
  • Early Retirement
  • Eddie's Peace
  • Experiment 18-A
  • General Chao's Revenge
  • Grognak's Axe
  • HalluciGen Gas Grenade
  • Hub's Alien Blaster
  • Junk Jet
  • Justice
  • Kellogg's Pistol
  • Kiloton Radium Rifle
  • Kremvh's Tooth
  • Les Fusil Teribles
  • Lorenzo's Artifact Gun
  • Lucky Eddy
  • Old Faithful
  • Old Reliable
  • Overseer's Guardian
  • Partystarter
  • Pickman's Blade
  • Prototype UP77 "Limitless Potential"
  • Radical Conversion
  • Railway Rifle
  • Reba II
  • Reckoning
  • Righteous Authority
  • Rockville Slugger
  • Salvaged Assaultron Head
  • Sentinel's Plasmacaster
  • Solar Cannon
  • Shem Drowne's Sword
  • Shishkebab
  • Spray 'n' Pray
  • Survivor's Special
  • Tesla Rifle
  • The Gainer
  • The Last Minute
  • Thirst Zapper
  • Thunderbolt
  • Tinker Tom Special
  • Ultimatum
  • Virgil's Rifle
  • Wastelander's Friend
  • Wazer Wifle

Fallout 4 is available across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.

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