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Fallout 2YK32 pulse pistol
Fallout: New VegasCIRCUITBREAKER pulse gun
Fallout TacticsYK32 pulse pistol
Van BurenPulse gun

The pulse pistol is an energy weapon in Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout Tactics.


YK32 pulse pistolEdit

Fo2 YK32 Pulse Pistol
Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

The YK32 pulse pistol is an electrical pulse weapon that was developed by the Yuma Flats Energy Consortium. Though powerful, the YK32 was never considered a practical weapon due to its inefficient energy usage and bulky design.[1]

"CIRCUITBREAKER" pulse gunEdit

Pulse gun
Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Codenamed the "CIRCUITBREAKER,"[2] this pulse pistol is a prototype weapon developed for the United States Armed Forces by an unknown manufacturer as a countermeasure to power armor, which they thought the Chinese were developing.[3] It was transported by Staff Sergeant Daniels to Vault 34 by orders of Colonel Roy Blackwell, for safekeeping until the manufacturer could retrieve the prototype for production.[2]

Unnamed pulse gunEdit

Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Gameplay article: Van Buren

Very little is known about this model of pulse pistol, as it is only mentioned in design documents for B.O.M.B -001.

See alsoEdit


  1. In-game description of the YK32 pulse pistol in Fallout 2. [1][2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inventory transfer order. [1]
  3. Veronica's dialogue: "Electromagnetic weapon from before the Great War. Experimental. It never saw mass production. But they were building it as a countermeasure to power armor, which they feared the Chinese were developing."
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