|For the Gun Runners' Arsenal version of this weapon, see Anti-materiel rifle (GRA).|
Background[edit | edit source]
Utilizing an ergonomic, metallic skeleton design with a free-floating barrel, the .50 Hécate II is a bolt-action, high caliber precision weapon intended for use against materiel and hard targets. For balance, the rifle includes a tapered barrel and a large muzzle brake to reduce recoil to manageable levels. Unlike most rifles, the AMR was designed from the ground up to be used at long and extreme ranges: It lacks any kind of sights, featuring instead a mounting rail for high powered scopes and a forward bipod mount.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The AMR delivers a high power shot at long distances with great accuracy, although chambered in a larger caliber for hardened targets. As such, the AMR has extremely high damage and low spread and comes pre-equipped with a scope. The magnification level of the scope is 3.13x. Offsetting this is its slow rate of fire, resulting in a low damage-per-second and that the weapon itself weighs 20 pounds, making it one of the heaviest shoulder fired weapons in the game.
Additionally, its .50 MG ammunition is very rare, very expensive, and is heavy if carried in bulk in hardcore mode; a full magazine weighs two pounds without the Pack Rat perk and one pound with the perk.
When fired from the hip (without aiming), the resulting recoil from the weapon's large-caliber will result in the user being pushed slightly backward (evident in third-person view). Aiming down the scope will prevent this.
Durability[edit | edit source]
The anti-materiel rifle can fire a total of about 470 shots, the equivalent of 59 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
|Standard, AP, match, incendiary & explosive||470||59|
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Anti-materiel rifle (GRA) - the variant added by Gun Runners' Arsenal that accepts modifications.
- Oliver anti-materiel rifle
Comparison[edit | edit source]
|- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per action point|
|- Damage per second||- Weapon spread|
|- Area of effect damage||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|- Effect damage & duration||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|- Bonus effects||- Weight|
|- Attacks per second||- Value in caps|
|- Critical chance % multiplier||- Value to weight ratio|
|- Critical damage||- Skill required|
|- Critical effect damage & duration||- Strength required|
|- With all mods attached|
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Gun Runners - Can be bought from the Vendortron if the player character's level is at least 16.
- NCR Veteran Rangers will usually carry these when one reaches a medium-high level. The rifle will commonly be in poor condition when looted from them.
- During the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, many centurions carry these in the outdoor area.
- Knight Torres, in the Hidden Valley bunker, may sell one.
- White Legs storm-drummers can be found with these rifles at higher levels in Zion Canyon.
- Marked men, particularly hunters, may carry these at higher levels in the Divide.
- The Courier's Mile - In a high-tech gun case.
- Ulysses' Temple - Ulysses carries one.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- During the opening cutscene, an NCR Veteran Ranger is shown sniping a Fiend raider at the El Rey Motel with an anti-materiel rifle.
- When loaded with match rounds, the anti-materiel rifle has the longest range in V.A.T.S. for making shots with 95% accuracy.
- Firing this weapon without aiming will cause the rifle to shoot upwards results in missing a target that may be directly ahead of the player character.
- The anti-materiel rifle and Paciencia from the Gun Runners' Arsenal add-on share the highest Critical Hit Damage in the game.
- The Courier as well as NPCs hold and fire the weapon by the stock, as opposed to the pistol grip. This is due to the fact that it shares the same firing animations as other bolt-action rifles.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The anti-materiel rifle was influenced by the PGM Hécate II and is named after it, due to Sawyer being sick of Barrett sniper rifles being featured in games. The major difference between the PGM Hécate II and its in game counter part is the AMR's lack of a bi-pod.
- As displayed on the key art, the anti-materiel rifle had a different scope that is more in-line with its real-life counterpart.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
- PC Playstation 3 Xbox 360 If loading a saved game from the main menu in which the anti-materiel rifle is equipped and drawn, the reload animation will take twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]
- PC Xbox 360 When fired at close range, it may completely miss even though the end of the barrel is almost literally touching the target, this is more common when you are not aiming down the sights. [verified]
- PC When the weapon is fired in short range (almost melee), the barrel sticks through the enemy and misses the target. [verified]
- Playstation 3 Xbox 360 If an anti-materiel rifle loaded with incendiary rounds is used to target anyone in V.A.T.S and V.A.T.S is canceled without being activated, the targeted opponent will still catch fire, causing standard fire damage. [verified]
- Playstation 3 Sometimes when zoomed in the scope glitches and prevents sniping with the scope. Turning off the system and reloading the save file will fix this. [verified]