Fallout 4 throws players into the dangerous Boston Wasteland with little more than a general direction and good luck pat on the back. It seems like a harsh thing to do, and it is, but the game provides all the tools needed for survival in the now twisted world. Most of these tools come in the form of weapon.
Scattered around the nuclear Wasteland are many different types of weapons that cover the myriad ammunition types available to players. But like with most things in the world of Fallout 4, everything serves its purpose, and having the right tool for the right purpose will help you go a long way. This is especially true when trying to figure out what is the right gun to use at a given time.
Having so many options can make things difficult, so we’re going to help you figure out what weapons to use and how to use them.
First Step: Bring Many Weapons
Before we help you figure out which weapons are best for which types of encounters, it’s a good idea for you to choose a varied arsenal to take out into Fallout 4’s dangerous world. This includes the arsenal you will be providing your companion. Most types of ammunition are fairly rare, and that is doubly true for the more powerful types like .44mm or Mini-Nukes. Because of this, you’ll end up switching weapons quite often unless you plan on sticking to the common, but usually weaker, weaponry.
It’s a good idea to try and cover your bases by bringing weapons that utilize the different ammunition types you have. While you’re at it, make sure they’re different classes too. Don’t bring all handguns if you have the opportunity to use rifles of the same caliber as they will offer different benefits when out in the field.
Of course, you should always lean more towards something that suits your playstyle. But always keep at least one weapon just in case you get pushed into a desperate situation. For instance, you may not like to play it close, but a shotgun will save your life if you end up with your back against a wall.