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For an overview of grenade launcher models in all games, see Grenade launcher.
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The mercenary's grenade rifle is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Mercenary's grenade rifle blown up

Mercenary's grenade rifle expanded

Very similar to other 40mm grenade rifles in the Mojave Wasteland; the only differences are the darker tone of both the wood and metal, lighter weight and no requirement of 25 in Explosives skill. Unlike the majority of unique weapons variants, it can be modded with the grenade rifle long barrel.


The mercenary's grenade rifle can fire a total of about 495 standard rounds from full condition before breaking.



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
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Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
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Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
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Originally, the only way to acquire this weapon was by redeeming the code that came with the pre-order exclusive Mercenary Pack. It can now also be acquired by purchasing the Courier's Stash add-on.


The Grunt perk has no effect on this weapon.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Mercenary's grenade rifle is based on the real world M79[1], a U.S. grenade launcher developed in the early sixties.


PCIcon pc Damage done by this weapon does not contribute to the 'Aiming is Optional' challenge. [verified]


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