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The ultimate refinement of the sniper's art. Although, somewhat finicky and prone to jamming if not kept scrupulously clean, the big weapon's accuracy more than makes up for its extra maintenance requirements.Fallout 2 description

The Bozar is a Big Gun in Fallout 2.


Referred to as the "ultimate refinement of the sniper's art," the weapon is accurate so long as it is kept clean.[1] If not, it is prone to jamming.[1]


At a rate of 15 such rounds per burst and combined with the .223 FMJ's penetrating power, the Bozar became a devastating machine gun that fares exceptionally well against even the heaviest armor.

Due to its high base damage and the armor-piercing properties of its ammunition, the Bozar's effectiveness is less affected by armor than that of any other machine gun in the game. This weapon averages well over 100 Hit Points per burst even on the best armor in the game, and over 250 HP per burst on standard combat armor. With two ranks of the Bonus Ranged Damage perk, these averages climb to 130+ and 300+ HP, respectively.

At 15 high-damage rounds per attack, the weapon's ammo consumption is significantly more economical than the other high-power machine guns. As an added benefit, the .223 FMJ ammunition used by the Bozar is among the most plentiful in the game. The Bozar is very accurate and has a reasonably long range for a burst weapon, often delivering killing bursts at ranges of 30 hexes and more, even on such tough creatures as wanamingos and centaurs. The weapon's only drawback is the magazine capacity which allows only 2 bursts per reload—less than any other machine gun in the game.

The Bozar is one of only three player-obtainable weapons in the game that, when used with the Sniper and Bonus Ranged Damage perks, can kill Frank Horrigan in a single combat turn without the help of Jet. The Bozar is inexpensive for its high combat value. It costs $5250, which is less than the Pancor Jackhammer and $10,000 less than the Vindicator minigun.


Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes
  • Although its sprite in Fallout 2 resembles a large sniper rifle, it has been implemented as an automatic heavy weapon and does not have a unique firing sound, reusing the "rotating firing barrels" effect used by the minigun.
  • The Bozar was planned to be included in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky as an Easter egg, along with the .223 pistol and generic .223 ammunition, but only remains partially implemented in the game's resources.
  • J.E. Sawyer described his design logic concerning the gun, attempting to create a unique scoped light machine gun.[Non-canon 1]





All burst weapons in Fallout 2 suffer from a bug whereby dead creatures obstruct burst fire as if they were standing up. If a dead entity is located between the player and the intended target of their burst fire, that dead entity will block the majority of the rounds fired.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 2 item description: "{35000}{}{Bozar} {35001}{}{The ultimate refinement of the sniper's art. Although somewhat finicky and prone to jamming if not kept scrupulously clean, the big weapon's accuracy more than makes up for its extra maintenance requirements. Min ST: 6.}"


  1. J.E. Sawyer: "Guys, let me walk you through my design logic on implementing the Bozar.
    • The Bozar in Fallout 2 was, functionally, an accurate, fast burst fire weapon.
    • Its icon looked cool and very distinctive.
    • Presumably, people like the Bozar because of how it actually worked and how its icon looked, not because of what its description said or how it looked on the Chosen One's tiny avatar.
    • Fallout: New Vegas has scoped semi-auto/bolt/lever rifles dropping out of the sky. From Ratslayer to All-American to La Longue Carabine to the Anti-Materiel Rifle, they are well-represented.
    • Scoped automatic weapons in F:NV: not that many. The K9000/FIDO are the only two I can think of, and those fire .357 Mag/.44 Mag at a relatively low rate of fire (though the Resla Roil increases this dramatically) with a moderate spread.
    Based on these factors, I thought the best course for implementing the Bozar was to make it an accurate, fast burst fire weapon -- essentially a unique scoped Light Machine Gun -- that looked more or less like the icon from Fallout 2."
    (Bethsoft Forums archived)