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A Wattz 1000 Laser Pistol. Civilian model, so the wattage is lower than military or police versions. Uses small energy cells.In-game description, Fallout

The Wattz 1000 laser pistol is an energy weapon in Fallout and Fallout 2.[1]


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A Wattz 1000 laser pistol. As the pistol is a civilian model, the wattage is lower than military or police versions.[2] The reason for this is that it uses a laser focusing diode instead of a crystal array.[3][4] For security, it can be locked down for transport, with a proper arming sequence needed to render it operable again.


Laser weapons tend to become less effective as the game progresses due to the fact that most late-game enemies have high resistance and threshold to laser damage. The Wattz 1000 can roast weaker enemies, but it is better off with a Glock 86 if an energy weapon handgun is desired.

In Fallout 2, Algernon in New Reno Arms' basement can upgrade one with a magnetic focusing field, tightening the laser emission which gives the weapon the Penetrate perk.

The pistols have a somewhat important role in New Reno in Fallout 2.

In the game, the Salvatores have begun conducting secret transactions with the Enclave (the Chosen One will be asked to guard one such transaction for Louis Salvatore's final quest), trading dangerous chemicals for Wattz 1000s (or "lightbringers" as they are referred to by denizens of New Reno). This gives the Salvatores an immense advantage over the other "families", and, using the "lightbringers", the Salvatores brutally massacre Mordino family members in the streets, striking fear into all those who oppose Salvatore.

Although no family is willing to fight the laser-packing Salvatores head-on, Orville Wright will ask the Chosen One to locate a source of weaponry which would give the Wrights a chance at doing so, and Big Jesus Mordino will contract them to murder Louis Salvatore in revenge for the massacre.

Eldridge is willing to pay if someone brings him one of the weapons to examine.



Fallout 2





  1. "{1600}{}{Laser Pistol}
    {1601}{}{A Wattz 1000 Laser Pistol. Civilian model, so the wattage is lower than military or police versions. Uses small energy cells. Min ST: 3.}
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout))
  2. In-game description for the laser pistol in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2][3]
  3. Dialogue files from Fallout 2 - "Pointy end with the laser diode goes toward the enemy. Then pull the trigger." [1][2][3].
  4. Citadel terminal entries on the AEP7 laser pistol in Fallout 3. [1]