|For the overview of railguns throughout the Fallout series, see Railgun.|
|The following is based on Van Buren and is not canon.|
Artemis was an unfinished weapons project by Poseidon Energy and the Enclave, designed as a late-game weapon that could be crafted by characters with a high Science skill,[Non-canon 1] using schematics from Mesa Verde.[Non-canon 2]
While it doesn't appear in the Van Buren tech demo, it is still present in the game files and can be spawned with the console command CreateEntity Weapons15mm_Artemis_railgun.wea, but remains a non-functional weapon.
- Even when fully loaded, the gun may not fire. The player will simply reload the gun and face the intended target, never firing.
- J.E. Sawyer's Fallout PnP doesn't mention Artemis and 15mm EC ammunition as present in its world (15mm EC reference was accidental). Rail guns were mentioned in connection with its technology level and Advanced Research perk only.
- The Advanced Research perk helps to make rail guns - weapons of technology level 8 (as well, as energy weapons, and power armors).
Behind the scenes
In Greek Mythology, Artemis was the goddess of the hunt, the moon, and archery, daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo.
- Van Buren Mesa Verde design document.