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For an overview of assault rifle models, see assault rifle.
This was an experimental weapon at the time of the war. Manufactured, primarily, from high-strength polymers, the weapon is almost indestructible. It's light, fast firing, accurate, and can be broken down without the use of any tools.— Fallout 2 description

The XL70E3 is a small gun in Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.


This weapon has a superior damage per shot compared to the AK-112 assault rifle albeit inferior in range and capacity. The XL70E3 sees decreased efficacy against advanced power armor but will fare better against lesser armored enemies in the wasteland.


  • One of the black-haired female vagrants on the tanker in San Francisco has one, but it has to be looted (cannot be stolen from her.)
  • Sometimes randomly encountered merchants outside of San Francisco may have this weapon for sale.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The XL70E3 is based on the RSAF Enfield XL70E3, a prototype version of the SA80 family of firearms adopted by the British Armed Forces in 1987. Unlike its fictional counterpart, the SA80 is chambered for 5.56 NATO ammunition.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.




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