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The Gatling laser is a rapid firing automatic heavy weapon. It uses fusion cores as ammo and it has a clip size of 500. Reload is slow and the gun must "spin up" before it starts firing. The glitch that caused it to be loaded with only a handful of shots when it was equipped was fixed in one of the March, 2019 patches, it now is loaded with an appropriate number of shots.
While the reload animation looks like it ejects a core and inserts another, this does not occur. Reloading can be done frequently without losing any ammo. All cores always stay in inventory. Reload adds the number of shots based on the core in inventory with the highest percentage. When it fires, it uses shots from one of the lower percentage cores. When the first core is used up, it will be deleted and subsequent shots are subtracted from another one. The reload sequence will not run until the shot counter reached zero. For instance, with one 90% core and two 50% cores in inventory, reload will show 500*90%=450 shots. When the gatling is fired, one of the 50% cores will lower in percentage. After 250 shots, the first 50% core is used up. The core count will reduce from three to two and subsequent firing will subtract percentage from the remaining 50% core. This occurs without reloading. After the "loaded" 450 shots, that core will be down to 10%. The reload animation will play. The next 50 shots will use up that core. Afterward shots will decrease the 90% core. Reloading with only this core in inventory will add shots based on the percentage remaining.
Fiber optics (10)
Gatling laser (Lv 25)
Fiber optics (11)
Gatling laser (Lv 35)
Fiber optics (12)
Gatling laser (Lv 45)
- Potentially given as a reward for completing events.
- Can be found in U.S. government supply crates.
- One can be found in a chest crate in Big Bend Tunnel during the associated quest.
- The plans can be purchased from the MODUS terminal vendor in the command section of the Whitespring Bunker after completing the main Enclave questline.