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A Winchester Model P94 plasma rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of plasma down a superconducting barrel. Powered by microfusion cells.— In-game description, Fallout

The Winchester P94 plasma rifle is an energy weapon in Fallout and Fallout 2.


Main article: Plasma rifle

The P94 is a bulky, industrial-grade energy caster powered by microfusion cells. The superheated plasma bolt forms in a special chamber, then sent down a superconducting barrel and stabilized by electromagnetic claws upon exiting it.



The Winchester P94 is a powerful single-shot energy weapon, roughly doubling the damage per shot of even the best conventional rifles available in the game, capable of taking out nearly any bipedal enemy with a single critical to the eyes. At 25 hexes, however, its range is only about half that of many other higher-end single-shot weapons.

Fallout 2Edit

With its stats unchanged from the predecessor, the Winchester P94 remains a potent energy weapon in Fallout 2, with the same drawback of a relatively short range. It averages 47.5 Hit Points per non-critical attack on unarmored targets, and 21.5 HP on medium-armored targets, sometimes exceeding 200 HP in a good Critical Hit.


A superior version of this weapon exists, with a hotwired plasma bolt chamber, called the turbo plasma rifle.



Unlike the laser rifle, the plasma rifle is rare in Fallout. It is mostly found:

Fallout 2Edit

  • Carried by some super mutants.
  • Carried by some Enclave members in Enclave patrols.
  • Navarro underground, in the armory.
  • Carried by few Enclave soldiers in Navarro.
  • Sierra Army Depot.
  • In a locker at Navarro


Since its in-game name was appropriated for another model of plasma weapon in Fallout 3, the Winchester P94 was renamed to plasma caster for inclusion in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Elder Owyn Lyons mentions the P94 plasma rifle when in dialogue in Fallout 3, but it is not in the actual game, being replaced by the urban plasma rifle.
  • According to the Fallout demo, the plasma rifle was originally going to be called "Plasma Caster".[1]





  1. Fallout demo item description: "{1500}{}{Plasma Caster}"
    "{1501}{}{A Winchester Model P94 Plasma Rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of plasmadown a superconducting barrel. Powered by Micro Fusion Cells.}"
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