Seeing back into 2015 for the release of Fallout 4, the game has come a long way from the initial release. From the immersive details to the unique storyline, there is a lot to take in for the beginner player in 2021. Especially, weapons and tools of destruction are something every player is searching for in the wasteland of the Commonwealth. Bethesda has added a plethora of weapons to satisfy the needs of the players and ensure smooth gameplay in Fallout 4.
However, with the huge list of weapons, the picks in terms of powerfulness and destruction can make the overall process difficult. But do not worry as we bring you a detailed guide on Fallout 4 best weapons and where you can find them. Let’s get right into it.
Fallout 4 is a detailed and complex game at the same time that requires time to comprehend each feature and gameplay aspect. As a beginner player, weapons are the first thing that you will need for survival in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. You will need weapons that can be acquired reliably that also match your character builds. With that said, let’s have a look at some of the best weapons and where to find them in Fallout 4.
When it comes to the Fallout 4 best melee weapons, Pickman’s Blade never goes as an exception. It is a unique melee weapon that does an incredible amount of damage to the enemies. When coupled with the Strenght perk, this weapon is a mass murderer and goes perfectly with the ninja characters.
Pickman’s Blade can register damage of 16 that will leave the flesh enemies wounding to death. This is a unique weapon which means you will be able to achieve it after playing a series of missions. In order to get hands-on with the weapon, you will have to complete a quest known as Pickman’s Gift. All you need to do is to visit the Pickman’s Gallery that will trigger the quest.
This gallery can be found on the Northern edge of Boston Island. Also, prepare for the fight against the Raiders while doing the quest. Moreover, the blade will be stored inside a safe in the wall. Just after killing the Raiders, you will have to rescue the Pickman. This act will allow him to express his gratitude by offering players the Pickman’s Blade.
Another melee weapon that every player should get their hands on is the Grognak’s Axe. The Axe looks medieval and extremely brutal that makes up for the players that are looking to create a bloody mess. The heavy axe does damage of 27, making it the strongest in the V.A.T.S. Especially if you have a character built for close combat, V.A.T.S for Grognak’s Axe is extremely rewarding and playful.
In order to find the melee weapon, Players will have to pay a visit to Hubris Comics that is on the east side of the map, considering you are coming from Diamond City. Although Hubris Comics itself is a city with lots of ruins of buildings, one way to navigate is to find the building with the poster that says Hubris. Since all Fallout 4 weapons come with a price, the price here will be the Ghouls which you will have to kill before going any further in the building.
Once you are done, you will have to enter the Shop Rogue Max within the building and pick the locked mirror display of the Grognak’s Axe. And there you have it. Not just the Axe but the building also holds collectibles like Grognak’s costume. If you are sort of the completionist, then you can head to the top of the buildings to get all the collectibles the game offers in the building.
Furious Power Fist
If obliterating enemies is your thing, then this hunk of metal does huge damage. With a damage count of 33, this melee weapon would instantly kill the mid-power enemies. Furious Power Fist is obtainable from the Swan’s pond by the Boston Common. Unlike previous weapons, this one might not be the easy one to acquire.
Upon reaching the Swan pond, you will realize that the pond is being guarded by a super mutant behemoth. This beast is known to be the Swan and is a really powerful enemy in the location. So it is highly advised to come prepared with ammo to take down the beast and get the Furious Power Fist. Once this beast is down, you will be able to loot Furious Power Fist.
Le Fusil Terribles
Apart from the melee weapons, guns are the most sought-after tools of destruction among players. Out of all sorts of shooting weapons, Le Fusil Terrible’s shotgun is most worthy of the attention. This shotgun does a whopping 62 base damage to the enemies and is fairly lightweight to carry with a value of 15.7. Although the weapon has its roots from Fallout 3, it does have a unique catch in the Fallout 4.
The shotgun can assist players in close quarters encounters and can take down the Behemoth with an accurate critical hit on the head. In order to get this weapon, you will have to go to the Libertalia. Here you will have to go inside the Captain’s Cabin. Moreover, acquiring the weapon is not much difficult and can be found easily in the Libertalia Captain’s Cabin.
Simply go to the location and find a wrecked ship in the ocean. Also, you will be expecting some Skull enemies, but again they are not difficult to kill. Make your way through the junkyard islands and wait for the cable car to come that will take you to the wrecked ship. Here you will have to enter the Captain’s Cabin and search for a wooden crate with a shotgun.
Sidearms are famous in the Fallout 4 series. Meanwhile, Kellogg’s Pistol ranks top on the list for the most powerful and easy to acquire in the game. There are various things that make Kellogg’s Pistol the best sidearm in the game. When combined with good accuracy and range, this weapon is a mass murderer with damage of 84.
Players can utilize this weapon with the V.A.T.S to get the most out of the kills. If you are wondering where to get the weapon, you will have to play a quest by speaking to Nick Valentine. All you need to do is to go to Diamond City and speak to Nick to get a quest that is called “Reunion”. In this quest, you will have to find Kellogg. You can use Kollegg’s Cigar scent with Domeat that will take you to him at the Fort Hegan in most west of the map. The meeting will break into an ambush and you will have to kill him to loot the Kellogg’s pistol and other collectible items.
If you are bored with the melee and bullets, then Ashmaker is the one that you should always consider. Ashmaker is a really fun minigun weapon that is brutal for the enemies. Considering the fact that it is a minigun, it comes with a pretty good fire rate. Although, the minigun has a small damage value of 8. But what Ashmaker lacks in damage, makes up for the incredible fire rate and incendiary bullets.
Moreover, acquiring the Ashmaker will require players to complete a quest known as “The Big Dig”. You will have to go to the Good Neighborhood and go to the alleyway on the left side of the GunsGunsGuns store. Just next to the green door, take a turn right and take left ahead. That will take you to the secret door where you will meet Bobby No-Nose, which will give you the quest. Completing the quest will reward you with the Ashmaker.
Who would have thought you could frostbite enemies in the post-apocalyptic nuclear-ruined world. Cryolator is one of the Fallout 4 best energy weapons that do tons of damage to the enemies. Considering the fact that the weapon is locked up behind glass, it is easy for players to overlook the weapon and its abilities.
For those who just discovered the weapon, it is the mid-range gun that freezes the enemies by using the cryo cell ammo. The ammo is also rare in the game, so it is advised to use at the right time. On the other side, finding the Cryolator is no effort, since it is already there since the inception of Fallout 4. The weapon is master locked up in the glass at Vault 111. However, getting the weapon comes with some requirements.
First players need to be at Character level 20 with the perk of Perception value 4. This is because you will be picking the master lock of the glass container that holds the Cryolator. The Perception perk will provide the lock picking skills to easily open the container and retrieve the Cryolator. You can utilize the massive beautiful gun all by yourself, or you can give it to your companions to help them assist you on your journey.
Gatling Laser is another fallout 4 best energy weapon that you can give to your companion. Just because you have the best weapon does not mean you will survive each wave of enemy you come across in the Commonwealth. If you have a character built with a companion, you might also want to give them a weapon so they do not just die on you during an important mission. In that regard, Gatling Laser ranks higher on the list.
In essence, Gatling laser is a minigun that shoots laser by running on the fusion cores and does a good amount of damage value of 14. The heavy character builds can utilize this weapon to gain the most out of the missions. In order to get the Gatling Laser, you will have to go to The Prydwen ship. You will have to go all the way up in the ship to talk to the guy Tegan that is selling stuff all the way back in the ship. Here he will be selling you the Gatling Laser. But that is only the case when you have joined the Brotherhood at level 24.
Spray N’ Pray
Spray N’ Pray has been in the game from the beginning and is greatly acclaimed among the players. What is so great about this weapon is that each bullet that comes out of the barrel explodes upon hitting the object. That cause the damage of 27 instantly killing the low-power enemies.
On the other side, getting this weapon is a little tricky since there is no fixed location to find the weapon. But it is definitely worth the effort. Players can get this weapon by talking to the lady known as Cricket. As said earlier, there is no fixed location to get the weapon, Cricket is always wandering around the Commonwealth. Some of the notable locations where she will be spawning include Vault 81, Warwick Homestead, and Bunker Hill. If you are still unable to find her around this location, simply wait and she will be spawning there directly.
Once you found her, she will be selling you weapons and in the list, you can find the Spray N’ Pray. The price of the weapon might fluctuate since it depends on your Stat and character.
Last but not least is Nuka-Nuke Launcher. To put it simply, it shoots mini-nukes. This powerful weapon comes with the main requirement of Nuka World DLC, so if you have it you can easily enjoy the mass-destructive weapon. This is a modified Fat Man weapon that can now shoot modified mini-nukes and dismantle the enemies.
The weapon does massive damage of 883, but the key is to have enemies at a longer range. Since the weapon causes a mini nuclear blast, you would want to be in the range of the mushroom cloud. In order to get the weapon, you will have to complete a lengthy quest from the Sierra Petra Vita in Nuka Town. This is the main quest of the Nuka World DLC that you need to complete. Since it is part of the storyline, we will keep it a discussion for another day.
There are various Fallout 4 weapons that are essential for the type of character builds and a storyline that you want to follow in Fallout 4. The choice completely depends on players on what protective element they want to choose to protect themselves from the enemies.
Well, that is about it for the best weapons in Fallout 4. Did you find this guide helpful to get the ideal weapon for your character? What are your all-time Fallout 4 best legendary weapons? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below.