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For an overview of Cryolators, see Cryolator.

 
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The Cryolator is a ranged weapon in Fallout 76.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The weapon creates a cryogenic spray when fired that fades away at mid-range. Firing continuously at an enemy may freeze it solid and render it unable to move or attack for a period of time. More durable enemies will require a longer exposure, and some cannot be frozen at all. The cryolator utilizes large amounts of ammunition quickly.

The crystallizing barrel mod will convert the weapon into an automatic crystal shooter. This makes the weapon far more ammo-efficient, as well as granting additional benefits such as increased range and additional ballistic damage. However, the projectiles do not travel particularly quickly and suffer from a noticeable flight trajectory.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Glass (7)
Plastic (12)
Rubber (10)
Screw (11)
Steel (32)
Range
Weapons workbench
Heavy weapons
Level
Cryolator (Level 25)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Range
Weapons workbench
Heavy weapons
Level
Cryolator (Level 35)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Range
Weapons workbench
Heavy weapons
Level
Cryolator (Level 45)

Weapon modifications[edit | edit source]

Barrel
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Standard barrelStandard.????????
Crystallizing barrelShoots cryogenic capsules. Superior range.+25 Attack-23+84-2-1+12Adhesive x2
Circuitry x2
Fiber optics x3
Glass x2
Plastic x8
Screw x4
Steel x10
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Stock
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Standard stockStandard.????????
Recoil compensating stockExceptional recoil.+6Adhesive x3
Aluminum x7
Fiberglass x6
Rubber x1
Screw x6
Spring x4
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Sights
ModDescriptionPrefixDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePerk(s) requiredComponentsForm ID
Standard sightsStandard.????????
Glow sightsImproved focus and better sighted accuracy.????????

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the very low freezing rate, it will take more than a full clip in order to noticeably freeze most targets.
  • Affected by the Grounded mutation.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to Update 25, the cryolator dealt energy damage instead of cryo damage.
  • Prior to Update 23, the crystallizing barrel mod would apply damage and the freezing effect to the owner when firing at the ground or at objects that were very close.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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