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The harpoon gun is a ranged weapon in Fallout 76.

Characteristics

A handheld harpoon launcher, the harpoon gun is a slow-firing, single-shot heavy gun with a high damage output. It has an electrical trigger switch on its grip, similar to the Broadsider. The gun's harpoon ammunition can be customized to inflict different types of damage on the enemies. All harpoons pin limbs by default in a similar manner to the railway rifle.

Crafting

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Copper (12)
Leather (11)
Oil (8)
Screw (15)
Spring (14)
Steel (35)
Wood (16)
Build at:
Level:
50
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Harpoon gun
Perks:
Harpoon gun (1)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Copper (10)
Oil (6)
Screw (13)
Spring (11)
Steel (33)
Wood (14)
Build at:
Level:
40
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Harpoon gun
Perks:
Harpoon gun (1)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Copper (9)
Oil (5)
Screw (11)
Spring (8)
Steel (30)
Wood (11)
Build at:
Level:
30
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Harpoon gun
Perks:
Harpoon gun (1)

Scrapping

Materials:Produces:
Harpoon gun (1)

Weapon modifications

Magazine
ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
Standard harpoon
Barbed harpoon
Flechettes+25%Plan: Harpoon gun flechettesGunsmith 5Adhesive x4
Gear x2
Oil x3
Screw x3
Steel x5

Sights
ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
Standard sights
Reflex sight
Short scope

Variants

Locations

  • Can be found in steamer trunks and level 2-3 locked safes.
  • Guaranteed spawn in the wrecked boat north of Point Pleasant beside a dead fisherman along with a hunting rifle. On the boat there is also a whale with harpoons sticking out of it.

Notes

  • The harpoon gun cannot be modified to use Ultracite ammo.
  • Due to its high damage and low ammo capacity, the harpoon gun previously synergized well with the Quad Legendary effect, before the effect was patched to no longer work with single shot weapons. Quad harpoon guns are now legacy content.
  • Harpoon guns with the Explosive Legendary effect are legacy content. With the proper build synergies, an explosive harpoon gun can deal well over 1,000 damage. When combined with the Bloodied Legendary effect, it can potentially exceed 2,000 damage per shot.

Changelog

Prior to the Wastelanders update, the harpoon gun could drop with the Explosive Legendary effect.

Behind the scenes

A version of the harpoon gun was created for Nuclear Winter, however it was never added to the game mode.

Bugs

  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The harpoon gun lacks the keywords and attachment slot for skins.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 A harpoon gun modified with the flechettes attachment is not considered a shotgun, although it fires 7 projectiles.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 A Two-shot Legendary harpoon gun modified with the flechettes attachment will still fire only 7 projectiles.[1][verified]

References

  1. OMOD - [00111069] <DLC03_mod_HarpoonGun_Magazine_Flechette> "Flechettes" uses SET 7 projectiles, rather than ADD 7 projectiles.
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