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For an overview of Gatling laser models, see Gatling laser.

The Gatling laser is an energy weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


This weapon has a Strength requirement of 8 to use effectively and uses electron charge packs as ammunition. It deals very high damage per second (DPS), particularly when used with a high Energy Weapons skill, focus optics mod and max-charged or over-charged ammunition.

The Gatling laser achieves a high DPS by firing multiple low powered lasers at an incredibly fast rate of about 1,800 rpm. It consumes ammunition at an equally incredible rate, depleting a full battery of 240 electron charge packs in just 8 seconds. Like any Energy Weapon, the Gatling laser automatically ignores 2 DT while using regular electron charge packs; this value raises to 5 with electron charge pack, over charge and even to 10 with electron charge pack, max charge.

The Gatling laser is effective against unarmored foes such as cazadores, night stalkers and feral ghouls. When used with max charge ammunition, even deathclaws can easily be killed with this weapon. Its damage can be raised to 23 with focus optics and the Laser Commander perk while using max charge ammunition. It can be raised further to 28 with ED-Ecated upgrades from the Divide. Considering the -10 DT effect from max charge ammunition, the Gatling laser is highly effective against medium armored enemies as well.

The Gatling laser's model includes a large metal pack that appears on the back of anyone using it.


The Gatling laser can fire a total of about 7,495 times using standard packs, the equivalent of 32 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge499521
Max charge299513




Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon sequenceIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
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  • The critical hit chance for the Gatling laser can be twice that of the laser RCW.
  • With the Jury Rigging perk, it can be repaired with either a flamer, incinerator, heavy incinerator or a plasma caster.
  • A Gatling laser with the focus optics mod, associated perks and MC ammunition has an exceedingly high DPS rate.
  • It is seen on the cover of the skill magazine Future Weapons Today.
  • In Hardcore mode, a fully loaded Gatling laser will fire 6 pounds of ammunition.
  • If one has the Lonesome road add on, the focusing optics mod, rank 4 of the perk Camarader-E and the Laser Commander perk, the Gatling laser will exceed the Sprtel-Wood in damage per second; with optimized ammo, it is over 700 DPS.
  • Compared to the Gatling laser of Fallout 3, it has significantly higher DPS and ammunition consumption rates. With the carbon fiber frame mod, the weapon becomes remarkably lightweight at 9 pounds, which is the same weight as the tri-beam laser rifle.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, the backpack or the weapon won't disappear when changing to a different weapon (this happens when the Gatling laser backpack is on and you switch to a different set of armor). Switching back and forth between the Gatling laser and some other weapons while having them holstered seems to fix this whenever it occurs. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When wearing Remnants power armor, or its unique variants, you can see through parts of the battery pack, showing the orange fan through gaps in the warning signs, etc. This is a limitation of the game engine that allows to alpha layers to cancel each other. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The high voltage warning sign's edges on the backpack appear to be transparent. This is proven by going into a low light area, then focusing the camera on a bright object in the background. This also applies to the Gatling laser of Fallout 3. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, the weapon won't disappear when you holster it causing it to be attached to the right arm. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, if equipping with both mods and the Laser Commander perk, the weight increases back to 18 lbs. The weapon will show 9 WG, but your carry weight will increase by 9 lbs. Unequipping will again reduce the character WG 9 lbs. [verified]


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