Fallout 4: Where To Find A Gauss Rifle

Here are all the different ways you can get your hands on a Gauss Rifle in Fallout 4.

Fallout 4: Where To Find A Gauss Rifle

There are dozens of different weapons to use in Fallout 4, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Whether you're a spiked bat-wielding barbarian or a sniper taking down raiders from afar, there are tons of different ways to survive in the wasteland.

One of the more popular weapon choices is the Gauss rifle, a medium-range rifle that uses an electromagnetic charge to launch projectiles. The Gauss rifle can also be charged up to increase the power of the shot, greatly increasing the damage dealt. If you're looking to get your hands on a Gauss rifle as soon as possible, you've come to the right place.

How To Get A Gauss Rifle

Fallout 4: Where To Find A Gauss Rifle

There are several Gauss rifles that can be found around the Commonwealth, but most of them will require some kind of prerequisite, whether that be being a certain level or owning a certain perk. All the Gauss rifles that can be found are listed below, as well as what you'll need to do to get them.


How To Get It

Skylanes Flight 1981

Need Rank 3 Locksmith perk and at least level 32. Found in the hidden compartment in the cockpit.

Skylanes Flight 1665

Same as Skylanes Flight 1981.

The Prydwen

Found in Teagan's shop, but can't be purchased. Instead, you have to steal it.

Nuka-Town Market

Sold by Aaron Corbett. Requires the Nuka-World DLC, which needs you to be level 30 to start.

Dropped from enemies

The following enemies often carry Gauss rifles.

  • Level 35+ Railroad heavy units
  • Super Mutant Warlords
  • Railroad and Brotherhood enemies during The Battle of Bunker Hill quest

You can also get the unique Gauss rifle The Last Minute by buying it from Ronnie Shaw after completing the Minutemen quest "Old Guns". This weapon functions similarly to normal Gauss rifles, but has the Legendary effect Crippling, which deals extra limb damage.

How To Get Gauss Rifle Ammo

Fallout 4: Where To Find A Gauss Rifle

The Gauss rifle needs special ammo, 2mm EC. These electromagnetic cartridges are mainly obtained through crafting or vendors. From level 28 and above, you can purchase 2mm EC from the following vendors.



Diamond City Market

Arturo Rodriguez






Rufus Rubins

The Prydwen

Proctor Teagan

Railroad HQ

Tinker Tom

Traveling Merchant


The Castle

Ronnie Shaw

How To Craft 2mm EC Ammo

You can also craft Gauss rifle ammo if you have the Contraptions DLC and access to an Ammunition Plant workbench. You'll also need the Rank 4 Gun Nut perk to craft 2mm EC. You can use the following materials at an Ammunition Plant.

  • 3 Copper
  • 2 Lead
  • 1 Oil
  • 2 Fertilizer

This will create 10 rounds of 2mm EC ammo.

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