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The M79 grenade launcher is a weapon in Fallout 76.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Grenade launcher

One of the earliest United States grenade launcher designs, built around the 40mm grenade. Utilizing the High-Low propulsion system, the M79 allows the operator to deliver high explosive rounds at a range of hundreds of meters, while its rugged design, consisting of just five major parts, a receiver, fore-end, barrel, sight, and stock, offers excellent reliability. The one drawback is that the grenade launcher is single-shot only, reducing its rate of fire and precluding a sustained volume of fire. However, it is quite compact, especially with the stock sawed off, while the straightforward optics, consisting of a fixed blade sight on the front and a folding leaf sight on the rear, enable accurate fire with just pointing and shooting. These qualities kept it in use well into the late 21st century.[1][2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

M79 expanded

A single shot, break-action, 40mm grenade launcher. When fired, the grenade is propelled in an arc, rather than laterally. Meaning it's best to aim at the ground of the target rather than at a target for more consistent hits.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (4)
Oil (3)
Screw (6)
Spring (5)
Steel (14)
Wood (6)
Range
Level
M79 grenade launcher (Lv 15)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (6)
Oil (4)
Screw (8)
Spring (8)
Steel (16)
Wood (8)
Range
Level
M79 grenade launcher (Lv 25)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (8)
Oil (5)
Screw (10)
Spring (11)
Steel (18)
Wood (10)
Range
Level
M79 grenade launcher (Lv 35)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gear (10)
Oil (7)
Screw (12)
Spring (14)
Steel (21)
Wood (13)
Range
Level
M79 grenade launcher (Lv 45)

Weapon modifications[edit | edit source]

  • Long barrel
  • Full stock

Variants[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In an earlier patch, the M79 was considered both a shotgun and an explosive weapon. That meant that the M79 could benefit from both shotgun damage perks and the explosives damage perk cards. This has been corrected in subsequent patches.[clarification needed]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Weapon appearance and naming.
  2. https://archive.is/CUwpQ
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