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For an overview of minigun models in the Fallout series of games, see minigun.
 
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The minigun is a weapon in Fallout 76.

CharacteristicsEdit

The minigun is a motorized Gatling-style rapid fire weapon commonly employed by the military, or other lesser factions that managed to acquire such a weapon. Miniguns can be found as a handheld heavy assault and support weapon. It was one of the most powerful weapons at the disposal of the Appalachian chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel, and was crucial in their fight against the Scorchbeasts. It can still be often found wielded by Super mutant overlords. It uses 5mm rounds as ammo.

It requires a moment to spin up before it actually starts firing, but makes up for the delay with a high rate of fire and large ammunition capacity. As can be expected from a motorized rotary gun, it burns through ammo reserves at a high rate, even more so when equipped with accelerated barrels. Investing points in the Scrounger perk card and installing the tri-barrel modification helps to alleviate this issue to some extent. The latter significantly increases the minigun's per-shot damage, range and accuracy at the cost of a sharp drop in firing rate, all of which make the weapon a lot more cost-efficient and effective at mid to long range.

The minigun fires large volumes of low-damage shots with a high spread, rendering it difficult to take down enemies with high Hitpoints and Damage Resistance, such as a Scorchbeast or Deathclaw.

When fired continuously, the minigun's barrel cluster glows ever hotter, eventually reaching a bright yellow color.

CraftingEdit

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gears (17)
Oil (8)
Screw (12)
Spring (16)
Steel (43)
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Icon level
Minigun (Lv 35)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Gears (19)
Oil (10)
Screw (14)
Spring (19)
Steel (46)
Icon range
Icon level
Minigun (Lv 45)

Weapon modificationsEdit

Barrels
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixIcon damageIcon attackIcon rangeIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon weightIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Standard barrelStandard.Adhesive x2
Gear x5
Oil x4
Screw x6
Spring x5
Steel x17
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Accelerated barrelImproved damage and rate of fire. Inferior range and accuracy.Adhesive x4
Gear x10
Oil x5
Screw x7
Spring x6
Steel x18
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Tri barrel????????
Prime barrel????????
Sights
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixIcon damageIcon attackIcon rangeIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon weightIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Standard sightsStandard.Steel x3????????
Gunner sightGunner sights.????????
Muzzle
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixIcon damageIcon attackIcon rangeIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon weightIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
No muzzle
ShredderSuperior bash. Inferior range.Bayoneted ShreddingGunsmith 5Adhesive x2
Screw x4
Steel x10
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Paint
ModDescriptionWeapon prefixIcon damageIcon attackIcon rangeIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon weightIcon merchantPerk(s) requiredComponentsBase ID
Standard paintStandard.????????
Gilded paintGilded.????????

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