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For an overview of this weapon in the Fallout series of games, see 10mm pistol.
For the player character in Fallout 3, see Lone Wanderer.

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One hero. One handgun. And thus, the legend was born.— In-game description

The Lone Wanderer is a weapon that appears in Fallout Shelter. Its name is a reference to the name given to the player character in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The large-framed, gas-operated N99 was selected as the standard issue conventional sidearm of the United States military, following the phaseout of the N80 in 2051. The long-barreled pistol remained in service for 26 years, until the Great War destroyed the United States. The pistol is designed to withstand the most extreme conditions, which was one of the requirements for a new service sidearm. It can also be repaired easily by anyone with even the most basic technical knowledge. This includes both clearing misfeeds[1] and restoring a unit to working condition after long exposure to elements without maintenance.[2]

These features also make it popular with wastelanders, who appreciate the ease of maintenance. It remains a common weapon, as even though many civilian units were ruined, they can easily be restored by anyone with some repair knowledge. Even damaged units can be used reliably, though they will offer subpar performance and jam frequently. The number of manufactured pistols means that parts are easy to come by, however.[2]

An N99 10mm pistol equipped with a suppressor. The benefit of the suppressor is that when one fires at an enemy and kills them with the first shot, no nearby enemies will be alerted. The downside for models in the Capital Wasteland is the slightly decreased damage compared to a regular N99, however silencers found in the Mojave Wasteland do not cause any performance issues.

The 10mm combat pistol[3] is a next-generation 10mm sidearm created before the Great War. While it is a different design from the N99,[4] it uses the same gas-operated action, allowing it to use 10mm ammunition with ease. Key differences include a slide release lever, automatically locking the slide back when the weapon runs dry, and compatibility with a plethora of aftermarket modifications.[5]

Available to both government and civilian clients, the combat pistol could be fitted with an automatic receiver, turning it into a machine pistol, as well as a variety of optics (including the high-tech recon scopes), suppressors and other accessories to improve its performance. This flexibility came at a cost, as the combat pistol required more expensive machining and materials than the N99, consisting primarily of simple flat surfaces.[6]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Lone Wanderer is a semi-automatic magazine loading handgun featured in Fallout Shelter. Dealing a minimum of 2 damage per attack, it has the second lowest minimum damage output for handguns in the game, just above the .32 pistol and its variants. It deals up to 4 more points of damage than the 10mm pistol.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Weapon name Weapon damage Weapon value Rarity
Rusty 10mm pistol 2 10 common
10mm pistol 2-3 10 common
Enhanced 10mm pistol 2-4 10 common
Hardened 10mm pistol 2-5 100 rare
Armor piercing 10mm pistol 2-6 100 rare
Lone Wanderer 2-7 500 legendary
Amata's pistol Cut content 2-5 5 common

Locations[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

A high Agility statistic is needed to effectively create the Lone Wanderer.

Shovel (1)
Caps x14,700
Lone Wanderer (1)

Notes[edit | edit source]

This weapon is a reference to the Lone Wanderer, the playable character from Fallout 3. The 10mm pistol is the first practical weapon they receive.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Your gun is jammed? Can I take a look at it?"
    Pek: "Sure, I guess. Can you fix it?"
    The Lone Wanderer: "Sure can. Here, just pull this back to clear the chamber."
    Pek: "Wow... that's... that's easy. Now at least I can shoot back at those mutant bastards. Are you ready?"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Citadel terminal entries; weapon information research database terminal, N99 10mm Pistol
  3. Boston Airport terminal entries; supply depot terminal; Outgoing Supply Order RQR-2200
  4. The Art of Fallout 4 p. 236: "The base 10mm, for instance, is a different design from the version in Fallout 3. But with the proper mods, you can transform it into something very similar."
  5. Weapon appearance in Fallout 4.
  6. Weapon modifications and appearance in Fallout 4.
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