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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

ModDescriptionNamingDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponentsForm ID
Semi-auto barrelStandard.Steel x30010EAAD
Automatic receiverImproved rate of fire. Inferior range, damage.Automatic-15 Energy+71-24-0.8Adhesive x1
Circuitry x1
Crystal x2
Fiber optics x5
Gear x2
Plastic x5
Screw x3
Silver x1
0010F630
Charging barrelHold fire to chargeCharging0010EAAE
Charging shotgun barrelHold fire to charge. Release shotgun blast.Charging tesla shotgun+30 Energy-2-24-2.4Adhesive x1
Circuitry x2
Crystal x2
Fiber optics x8
Plastic x7
Screw x4
Silver x1
0010EAAC
Charging lob barrel Fallout 76 legacy contentRelease electrified traps.
+5 projectiles
Charging tesla lobberSet damage Energy 110.-10%-50%+15%+35%Not craftable0010EAAF

ModDescriptionNamingDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponentsForm ID
No sights
+25% zoom
Not craftable.00022499
Standard sightsStandard.Steel x30010F185
Reflex sightBetter focus and sighted accuracy.Tactical+6+0.8Adhesive x1
Fiber optics x2
Fiberglass x1
Glass x1
Nuclear material x1
Screw x1
Silver x1
0010F279

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

  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png The Tesla rifle may occasionally drop without a sight attachment.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png The Charging Shotgun Tesla Rifle is not considered a shotgun.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png 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]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png 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]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png 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]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png When using a Charging or Charging Shotgun Barrel, an uncharged direct impact is reduced by more than -50%.[verified]
    • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png The arc damage is unaffected by the uncharged modifier, and will deal more damage than an uncharged direct impact.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png Any Tesla Rifle may leave lingering developer marker text (CHAIN) at points of impact instead of the anticipated visual effects.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png 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]

References

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