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 scenes

FB8 deco 301 color.pngThe following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and is speculative and may not be accurate.

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.

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