For the melee weapon in Fallout 76, see Bear Arm.

Your bear-like arms help you bear bigger arms.

Bear Arms is a Strength-based perk in Fallout 76, and a perk in the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode. This perk reduces the weight of heavy weapons.


Rank Description Base ID
1 Heavy Guns weigh 30% less. 0016AF72
2 Heavy Guns weigh 60% less. 0016AF73
3 Heavy Guns weigh 90% less. 0032016E

Nuclear Winter

Rank Description Base ID
1 Heavy Guns weigh 90% less. 00479B22

Affected weapons

This perk modifies the following weapons, as well as their unique variants:


  • Due to the fact that Bear Arms only affects the weapons themselves, and heavy weapon ammo is usually also heavy, it might be beneficial to take one of the ammo-weight-reducing perks: Bandolier for "Ballistic" ammo, Batteries Included for "Energy" ammo, and/or Ordnance Express for "Explosive" ammo.
  • Prior to patch, the M79 grenade launcher and the auto grenade launchers did not benefit from this perk.[1]

See also


  1. Fallout 76 patch - Items: "Weapons: The M79 Grenade Launcher and the Auto Grenade Launcher are now classified as heavy weapons, and correctly benefit from all heavy weapons perks except Heavy Gunner, as they benefit from Demolitions Expert instead."
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