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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.

Background

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.

Characteristics

Fallout

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. Its large damage output is only beaten by the alien blaster, though that only has 10 hexes of range. At 25 hexes, however, the plasma rifle's range is still only about half that of many other higher-end single-shot weapons.

Fallout 2

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.

Variants

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

Locations

Fallout

Fallout 2

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

Behind the scenes

Sounds

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References

  1. Lone Wanderer: "I thought the protection of humanity was a part of the Brotherhood's oaths."
    Owyn Lyons: "Only in a very broad sense. The Brotherhood's oaths are to protect humanity's progress, but not necessarily every human. The Outcasts - and members of the Brotherhood in other places - consider it a waste to protect most people. 'After all,' they say, 'everyone knows how to make another human, but the secrets to making a P94 Plasma Rifle are all but lost.'"
    (Owyn Lyons' dialogue)
  2. 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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