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For a cross-game overview of this perk, see Heavy Gunner.

Big guns, big damage!

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


The first rank of this perk increases damage dealt with non-explosive heavy weapons by 10%, with the two subsequent ranks each granting an additional 5%, up to a maximum of 20%.

Weapons affected by this perk:
Base weapon Variant(s)
50 cal machine gun The Action Hero Wild Appalachia
Final Word Wastelanders
Broadsider -
Cryolator -
Flamer Pyrolyzer
Gatling gun Resolute Veteran Wild Appalachia
Gatling laser Ultracite Gatling laser
Gatling plasma -
Gauss minigun Wastelanders -
Harpoon gun Kingfisher
Cursed harpoon gun
Light machine gun -
Minigun -
Pepper Shaker Steel Reign -
Plasma caster Wastelanders -


Although the M79 grenade launcher and auto grenade launcher are classified 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."