|For an overview of laser pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see laser pistol.|
Background[edit | edit source]
The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model. With a generous battery size, tight shot grouping at range, resilience to extended use, and fairly decent damage output, it is a very good choice for a sidearm and is used extensively in this role by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland.
As the successor to the AEP5, it boasted a redesigned focusing crystal pattern, an improved photonic focusing chamber, and selectable laser focus, wavelength, pulse energy and repetition rate. In addition, it was lighter and less bulky than its predecessor and was perceived as a step toward replacing the N99 10mm pistol with a laser weapon as the standard issue sidearm for military forces.
The AEP7 was produced in large numbers thanks to newly developed manufacturing technologies in the United States, although logistics and supply issues (caused by prolonged war with China) prevented its wide-scale deployment.
Pew Pew belonged to Allen Marks, a man infamous for hunting people for Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps in the Mojave Wasteland. He broke into the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters prize vault not knowing it was airtight, was locked in, and thus met his demise.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The upper casing of Pew Pew is colored red, and the focus adjustment knob on the rear of the gun has a Sunset Sarsaparilla bottle cap with a crudely drawn star attached by a screw. Underneath the bottle cap are the words "Had it coming" etched into the casing, along with eight hash marks. Additional hash marks also appear along both sides and the underside of the main body of the pistol.
On top of the main body is a wooden plate with what appears to be two capacitors attached by nails, strapped on by black tape, and wired into the main body in series by a red and blue wire, hinting at its extra power output. It fires a distinct orange beam, with the flare from the muzzle being more intense than a standard laser pistol.
Pew Pew does drastically more damage than the standard laser pistol, but at the cost of 5 energy cells per shot, resulting in only two shots before reloading. It is considered an improved holdout weapon and can be concealed so long as the Courier's Sneak skill is 50 or greater.
Durability[edit | edit source]
Pew Pew can fire a total of about 395 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 198 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Laser pistol - the standard variant found throughout the Mojave Wasteland.
- Laser pistol (GRA) - A variant of the laser pistol which can accept modifications
- Missing laser pistol - found only during the Pistol Packing unmarked quest.
- Compliance Regulator - a unique laser pistol that paralyzes a target on a critical hit.
Comparison[edit | edit source]
|- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per action point|
|- Damage per second||- Weapon spread|
|- Area of effect damage||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|- Effect damage & duration||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|- Bonus effects||- Weight|
|- Attacks per second||- Value in caps|
|- Critical chance % multiplier||- Value to weight ratio|
|- Critical damage||- Skill required|
|- Critical effect damage & duration||- Strength required|
|- With all mods attached|
|Missing laser pistol||11||41.3||3.75||x1.5||11||15||0.7||0.1||30||995||3||175||58.3||0||1|
Location[edit | edit source]
This weapon can be found inside the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters after presenting at least 50 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps to Festus and beginning A Valuable Lesson. The weapon is found next to the body of Allen Marks.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Pew Pew fires only two shots at full capacity, making the sound "pew pew" when fully discharged in rapid succession.
- Pew Pew has the same trademark colors (red and yellow) as the Sunset Sarsaparilla Company, further highlighting the obsession of its previous owner, Allen Marks.
- Prior to patch 188.8.131.522, Pew Pew had a 30-round magazine and used 15 energy cells per shot.
- When fired, the first laser will cause a yellow-orange burst of light from the barrel, yet the second shot will most often be red, with no flash, just the laser.
- If the player character has less than five energy cells, Pew Pew can still fire.
- It is the second-most powerful improved holdout weapon that is not an explosive (in terms of base damage).
- When aiming with true iron sights on, the player character will still have a crosshair.
- In the GECK, an unused script can be found that was meant to make this weapon fire in a 2-shot burst.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
|The following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
- There remains an unused script in the Fallout: New Vegas GECK, WeapPewPewScript, that was meant to be associated with Pew Pew. According to the script, Pew Pew was meant to quickly fire twice with every pull of the trigger and use up two charges, instead of only being able to fire twice before having to reload. While the script does achieve this desired effect, an issue arises when only one charge is left in Pew Pew and when fired will still fire two shots (pulling ammo use for the shot from the unloaded reserve). The issue was never resolved as the GECK's limited scripting capabilities made it impossible to track the player's ammo count in a magazine. Thus the original design was abandoned for the one seen in-game.
|End of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.|
Bugs[edit | edit source]
Xbox 360 When changing ammo types in the third person, Pew Pew doesn't make any reloading sound.[verified]