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The basic Thirst Zapper has unlimited ammunition in a sense, unequipping and re-equipping the Thirst Zapper adds a bottle of ammunition to the Sole Survivor's inventory. Upon re-equipping the Thirst Zapper, they can then fully reload it with a bottle that appears similar to the ammunition produced for modified Thirst Zappers.
Finding the Project Cobalt schematics will allow the Sole Survivor to upgrade it into a functional and deadly weapon.
The weaponized Thirst Zapper, when used in V.A.T.S., will home in on enemies as if it had the missile launcher's targeting computer.
|Slot||Mod||Description||Weapon prefix||Range change||Perk needed||Components||Base ID|
|Launcher||Squirt Gun||"Zap your thirst!" (Squirts water.)||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||02C67E|
|Nuka-Cola Gun||"A splash of refreshment!" (Sprays irradiated Nuka-Cola.)||–||57||1||83||76||1||2||10||Gun Nut 2
Nuclear material x5
|Cherry Gun||"Bursting with flavor!" (Causes a small explosion.)||–||172||1||119||76||1||2||10||Gun Nut 3
Nuclear material x6
|Quantum Gun||"Vaporizes thirst!" (And body parts. Causes a small nuclear explosion.)||–||402||1||119||76||1||2||10||Gun Nut 3
Nuclear material x8
- First obtained during the quest Taken for a Ride.
- Two can be found inside the Nuka-Cade (respawns after some time away).
- One can be found in the Secure beverageer lab, next to the Project Cobalt schematics.
- One can be found in Kiddie Kingdom, on the counter of the Nuka-Zapper Race stand.
- The Thirst Zapper is advertised on billboards in the Commonwealth as a "Nuka Blaster" and would come free with every box of Nuka-Cola purchased. One such billboard is located on the eastern edge of the Red Rocket truck stop.
- When weaponized with Quantum, the Thirst Zapper can do as much damage as a Fat Man on certain occasions.
- When outfitted with the Quantum or Cherry ammunition, the damage output is affected by Demolition Expert.
- Despite dealing radiation damage with the Nuka-Cola upgrade, the damage output is not affected by Nuclear Physicist.
- The Thirst Zapper cannot be stored on a weapon rack.
- When reloading the Thirst Zapper, the player character pours a bottle of Nuka-Cola into an opening that strongly resembles a bottle opener.
- Since the Thirst Zapper is a pistol type weapon it is affected by the Gunslinger perk, and at the 5th tier doubles pistol damage, the Quantum mod's base damage could double causing a devastating shot.
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