homing beacon is a unique weapon in . Rather than dealing damage directly, it calls a strike from a Fallout 4 warhead aboard the .
When thrown, a warhead will launch, landing in the same spot as the beacon was thrown. The beacon is thrown at a speed faster than any other thrown weapon, but cannot be utilized in tight spaces, deep quarries, or inside buildings. If the beacon is used in an open area with buildings nearby, there is a chance the nuke will hit the roof of a building or a tree. The beacon can be
reverse-pickpocketed into the inventory of an enemy and still work, however only one beacon can be active while in the enemy's inventory.
Three are given by
Captain Zao as a reward after completing the quest Here There Be Monsters.
If Here There Be Monsters is completed, the beacons will still work even if Zao is killed.
Beacons have a cooldown and cannot be thrown in quick succession.
The missiles do not have a launch animation when in view of the
Yangtze, spawning in the sky. The beacons work on both the Island and in Nuka-World.
Pistols .44 pistol ( Eddie's Peace, The Gainer, Kellogg's pistol) · 10mm pistol ( Deliverer · Wastelander's Friend) · Gen-4 10mm pistol · Classic 10mm pistol ( Ultimatum ) · ( Acid Soaker ) · Flare gun · Western revolver Shotguns Combat shotgun ( Le Fusil Terribles, Justice) · Double-barrel shotgun · Handmade shotgun ( Triple-barrel handmade shotgun ) SMGs Submachine gun ( Silver submachine gun, Spray n' Pray) Rifles Anti-materiel rifle · Assault rifle · Combat rifle ( December's Child , Overseer's Guardian) · Handmade rifle ( Splattercannon, The Problem Solver) · Hunting rifle ( Reba II, Tinker Tom Special) · Lever-action rifle ( Old Reliable, Lucky Eddy) · Manwell carbine ( Manwell rifle) · Radium rifle ( Kiloton radium rifle, Radical Conversion) · Railway rifle ( Prototype railway rifle) · Syringer Heavy weapons ( Broadsider) · Fat Man ( Big Boy, Nuka-nuke launcher , The Striker ) · Harpoon gun ( Admiral's Friend, Skipper's Last Stand) · ( Junk Jet) · Minigun ( Ashmaker) · Missile launcher ( Death From Above, Partystarter) Other Paddle ball · Pipe bolt-action · Pipe gun · Pipe revolver · Thirst Zapper
Cryo ( Cryolator) Laser ( ) Salvaged Assaultron head · Institute laser ( Virgil's rifle) · Laser musket · Laser gun ( Good Intentions, Old Faithful, Protectron's Gaze , Prototype UP77 "Limitless Potential", Righteous Authority, Survivor's Special, Wazer Wifle) · Gatling laser ( Final Judgment, Aeternus ) Plasma ( BFG 9000 ) · Plasma gun ( Experiment 18-A, Sentinel's Plasmacaster) Other ( Alien blaster pistol ( Hub's Alien Blaster ) · ( Alien atomizer ) · ( Alien disintegrator ) · ( Cosmic cannon ) · Flamer ( Sergeant Ash , Heavy incinerator ) · Gamma gun ( Lorenzo's Artifact gun, Zeta gun) · Gauss rifle ( The Last Minute) · ( Prototype Gauss rifle ) · ( Solar cannon ) · ( Tesla rifle ) · Thunderbolt