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The Tesla rifle is a ranged weapon in Fallout 76.

Characteristics

The Tesla rifle fires arcing electricity that can jump from the initial target to nearby enemies for full damage.[1] The weapon has an aiming radius more like a shotgun, wider than other rifles.

Crafting

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (15)
Screw (19)
Steel (25)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Tesla rifle
Perks:
Tesla rifle Lv 50 (1)

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (13)
Screw (17)
Steel (23)
Build at:
Learn Method:
Learned from plan/recipe
Plan: Tesla rifle
Perks:
Tesla rifle Lv 40 (1)

Weapon modifications

ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
Semi-auto barrelSteel x3
Automatic receiver-15 Energy+71-24+25%-0.8Adhesive x1
Circuitry x1
Crystal x2
Fiber optics x5
Gear x2
Plastic x5
Screw x3
Silver x1
Charging barrel
Charging shotgun barrel+30 Energy-2-24-2.4Adhesive x1
Circuitry x2
Crystal x2
Fiber optics x8
Plastic x7
Screw x4
Silver x1
Charging lob barrel Fallout 76 legacy contentSet damage Energy 110.-10%-50%+15%+35%Not craftable

ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
No sightsNot craftable.
Standard sightsSteel x3
Reflex sight+6-15%+0.8Adhesive x1
Fiber optics x2
Fiberglass x1
Glass x1
Nuclear material x1
Screw x1
Silver x1

Locations

Variants

  • Survival (Fallout 76) Night Light - A unique Tesla rifle given as a Survival mode reward available during May 21–27 and August 13–20, 2019.

Notes

Bugs

  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The Tesla rifle may occasionally drop without a sight attachment.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The charging shotgun Tesla rifle is not considered a shotgun.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 When fired at surfaces, arc damage always deals -50% damage regardless of barrel or charge. When fired at NPCs, the arc damage correctly deals 100% damage.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Automatic, charging and charging shotgun barrels are adding or subtracting weapon damage itself instead of modifying damage multiplicatively or adding or subtracting to the additive damage bonus multiplier.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Due to the above, glitched Tesla rifles that spawn in at levels 1-39, which have 0 base damage, can deal billions of damage per hit due to an integer underflow.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 When using a charging or charging shotgun barrel, an uncharged direct impact is reduced by more than -50%.[verified]
    • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The arc damage is unaffected by the uncharged modifier, and will deal more damage than an uncharged direct impact.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Any Tesla rifle may leave lingering developer marker text (CHAIN) at points of impact instead of the anticipated visual effects.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The chain effect is coded as an explosion and is affected by the Grenadier perk.[verified]
  • Steel Dawn As of Steel Dawn, the Tesla rifle no longer has bugged charge data. As a result, the non-charging variants will deal less damage and the charging variants will actually add damage when charged.[patched]
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 When reloading in third person and at the same time moving sideways, the reload animation will bug out and the character will appear facing downwards for a second.[verification overdue]

Gallery

References

  1. Note: -50% damage if fired at a surface and arcing to a target.
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