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The Cryolator is a heavy gun in Fallout 76.

Characteristics

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 to the weapon's cryogenic spray, and some cannot be frozen at all. The Cryolator utilizes large amounts of ammunition quickly.

The crystallizing barrel mod will convert the weapon into a mid-range 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

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Glass (?)
Rubber (?)
Screw (?)
Steel (?)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Cryolator
Cryolator (Level 45)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Glass (?)
Rubber (?)
Screw (?)
Steel (?)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Cryolator
Cryolator (Level 35)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Glass (7)
Plastic (12)
Rubber (10)
Screw (11)
Steel (32)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Cryolator
Cryolator Lv 25 (1)

Weapon modifications

Barrel
ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
Standard barrel-15%
Crystallizing barrel+25 Attack-23+84-2-1+12Adhesive x2
Circuitry x2
Fiber optics x3
Glass x2
Plastic x8
Screw x4
Steel x10

Stock
ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
Standard stock+20%
Recoil compensating stock+6+20%Adhesive x3
Aluminum x7
Fiberglass x6
Rubber x1
Screw x6
Spring x4

Sights
ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
Standard sights
Glow sights-7.5%

Locations

Notes

  • Due to the very low freezing rate, it will take more than 25 units of a cryo cell in order to noticeably freeze most targets.
  • Affected by the Grounded mutation.
  • Cryolators no longer spawn with explosive (legacy content).
    • Explosive Cryolators actually do less damage than non-explosive Cryolators, due to a bug that causes non-explosive Cryolators to receive a much greater benefit from Demolition Expert than Cryolators which are actually explosive.
  • The Cryolator's model appears to be missing a trigger.

Changelog

  • 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

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