| ||For an overview of rocket launcher types in the Fallout universe, see rocket launcher.|
|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
The rocket launcher is the heavy weapon of choice for assault teams facing clusters of opposition.
The Fallout Tactics incarnation of the rocket launcher is similar to those in Fallout and Fallout 2, but benefits from increased damage and a number of different types of ammo for it. This is the first weapon the player will encounter in the Big Guns class of weapons, unless he or she has found one of several special encounters or stole it from Barnaky. It is first found in Macomb. In terms of gameplay, the rocket launcher is a solid choice for taking out large enemies such as super mutants, despite it having a high AP cost to fire and heavy ammunition.
Macomb: a raider with a rocket launcher and one rocket is found at the sandbag barricade in the center of the map; a raider with a rocket launcher and two rockets is crouching on the balcony just north of the exit grid.