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For an overview of HN Needler cartridge ammunition types in various games, see HN Needler cartridge.
Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

HN piston-propelled needle is a type of ammunition that was to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It is also featured in the Van Buren tech demo game files.


They were initially loaded with sedatives and tranquilizers, which would cause a target to take much more fatigue damage than from a regular attack.

Weapons using this ammunitionEdit


  • HN NAI piston-propelled needle
  • HN SI piston-propelled needle
  • HN TI piston-propelled needle


Van Buren tech demoEdit

  • While it doesn't appear in the Van Buren tech demo, it is still present in the game files and can be spawned with the console command CreateEntity Ammo22_Injector.amo.

Van BurenEdit

Carried by Victor Presper, aboard Ballistic Orbital Missile Base 001[1].



  1. Van Buren B.O.M.B.-001 design document. [1]
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