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Heavy Gunner is a Strength-based perk in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

Fallout 4

Thanks to practise and conditioning, you're able to utilize the weightiest of weapons with an extra degree of precision. Check the Weapons chapter for the different types of heavy guns so you know which ones this perk affects. Combine with other weapon perks so you receive a bonus no matter which weapon you wield.Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide description


The Heavy Gunner perk increases the damage dealt by heavy weapons such as miniguns, missile launchers, Fat Man, etc.

Rank Requirements Description Base ID
1 STR 5 Thanks to practice and conditioning, heavy guns do 20% more damage. 0004A0D6
2 STR 5, LVL 11 Heavy guns now do 40% more damage, and have improved hip fire accuracy. 0004A0D7
3 STR 5, LVL 21 Heavy guns now do 60% more damage. Hip fire accuracy is increased even more. 0004A0D8
4 STR 5, LVL 35 Heavy guns now do 80% more damage and have a chance to stagger your opponent. 00065E2A
5 STR 5, LVL 47 Heavy guns now do double damage. 00065E2B

Affected weapons


For explosive heavy weapons, Heavy Gunner also increases explosives damage. This stacks with the Demolition Expert perk and taking both to their highest rank will result in 4 times damage (2 x 2).

Fallout 76

Big guns, big damage!


Rank Description Base ID
1 Your non-explosive heavy guns now do +10% damage. 0031AF14
2 Your non-explosive heavy guns now do +15% damage. 0031AF15
3 Your non-explosive heavy guns now do +20% damage. 0031AF16

Modifies weapons

This perk modifies the following weapons, as well as their unique variants:


Although the M79 grenade launcher and auto grenade launcher are classed as heavy weapons, they do not benefit from Heavy Gunner but instead have their damage boosted by Demolition Expert.[1]

See also


  1. Fallout 76 patch - Items: "Weapons: The M79 Grenade Launcher and the Auto Grenade Launcher are now classified as heavy weapons, and correctly benefit from all heavy weapons perks except Heavy Gunner, as they benefit from Demolitions Expert instead."
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