The Gauss Minigun is one of the new weapons added in as part of Fallout 76’s Wastelanders update. It’s a powerful, automatic ballistic weapon that’s perfect for ripping through even the toughest Scorchbeasts that roam the Appalachian wasteland. Here’s how to get the Gauss Minigun in Fallout 76.
Getting the Gauss Minigun in Fallout 76
You can get the plan for the Gauss Minigun by completing the Wastelanders main quest line. After completing this, you’ll then need to make sure you’ve got the ‘Ally’ reputation with the Raiders.
After doing this, speak to Mortimer at the Raider’s base and you’ll be able to purchase the Gauss Minigun plan for 750 Gold Bullion.
Once you’ve got the plan, you can simply go to any weapons workbench and select to craft the Gauss Minigun. Keep in mind that you’ll need the following materials in order to actually make it.
- Aluminum x18
- Circuitry x6
- Legendary Module x2
- Screw x15
- Silver x4
- Spring x6
- Steel x15
As long as you’ve got these materials and have a Science level of 1, you’ll be able to craft the Gauss Minigun.
Obtaining the Gauss Minigun
Once you’ve got the plan to craft it, the Gauss Minigun is then a possible drop from legendary enemies. It can also be dished out as a reward for completing quests, so if you’re struggling for the materials, don’t worry too much.
All Gauss Minigun Mods in Fallout 76
We’ve listed all available mods for the weapon below. Keep in mind that all of these require you to have the plan for the mod. If you don’t, you will not be able to craft it.
|Mod Name||Description||Required Perks||Required Materials|
|Tri Barrel||Better rate of fire and durability. Inferior range and accuracy.||Science: 1||Aluminum x11, Oil x7, Spring x8, Screw x8, Gears x11, Adhesive x5|
|Penta Barrel||Improved rate of fire. Reduced damage and accuracy. Inferior range.||Science: 1||Adhesive x6, Aluminum x13, Gears x12, Oil x7, Screws x10, Springs x8|
|Tesla Coil Dynamo||Adds electrical damage. Superior ammo capacity.||Science: 1||Adhesive x2, Circuitry x2, Crystal x2, Nuclear Material x4, Screw x4, Silver x5, Steel x11|
|Tesla Coil Capacity||Adds better electrical damage. Improved reload speed and ammo capacity.||Science: 1||Adhesive x2, Circuitry x2, Crystal x2, Nuclear Material x4, Screws x4|
|Prime Capacitor||Superior damage. Bonus damage to Scorchbeasts and Scorched.||Gunsmith: 5||Adhesive x4, Aluminum x2, Gears x6, Oil x5, Pure Crimson Flux x2, Pure Violet Flux x2, Screws x6, Steel x17, Ultracite x5|
|Gunner Sights||Better accuracy, focus and sighted accuracy.||Science: 1||Aluminum x2, Screw x1, Adhesive x1|
There you have everything you need to know about nabbing yourself the Gauss Minigun in Fallout 76. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to head on over to our wiki, or check out more coverage below.
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