Fallout 76 Best Weapons - Weapons List, Mods

The world of Fallout 76 is a dangerous place. There’s other players, vicious robots and even a new hyper-intelligent race of ghouls to contend with. Here’s how to make sure you stay alive.

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Fallout 76 pulls from the rich tapestry of all the Fallout games that came before it, bringing back fan-favorite weapons, factions and more. As such, there are a ton of awesome weapons to find and craft in Fallout 76, from p-shooters to comically large rocket launchers. In this Fallout 76 Best Weapons Guide, we’ll be presenting you with a list of every weapon in Fallout 76 that we know about so far. We’ll also give our picks for the best weapons in the game. We’ll be updating as we find more as well, so be sure to check back in to see how our list might have changed.

For more on Fallout 76, you can check out our Fallout 76 Guides Hub. It’s got links to all of our Fallout 76 Guides content. From Perks and VATS, to Weapons and Crafting, we’ve got you covered.

Fallout 76 Best Weapons

You’ll have a lot of choice where weapons are concerned in Fallout 76. Pistols, machine guns, and melee weapons are all up for grabs, so how do you focus in on the best weapons that will get you further in the game? Well, we’ve done all of the work for you, and have compiled a list of the very best weapons in Fallout 76. You can check it out below:

  • Combat Shotgun - whether you’re facing off against the fearsome Scorched, or another player, a shotgun can be a really great choice. Get in close enough (and with how inaccurate much of the shooting is in Fallout 76, you should be fine) with a Combat Shotgun in hand and you’ll blast away all who stand in your way.
  • Laser Rifle - given just how often you’re going to be attacked my robots in Fallout 76, having a good Energy Weapon is a great idea. The Laser Rifle offers some of the highest accuracy, while also being great when combined with VATS.
  • Gauss Rifle - the Gauss Rifle was a real powerhouse in Fallout 4, and seems to continue being pretty awesome in Fallout 76 as well. It uses Ballistic damage which can be charged to hit harder. Charge it up and fire at your enemies and you’ll down them in no time at all.
  • M2 Browning - ah the Browning, capable of sending uranium-depleted 50. Cal bullets through everything and anything in sight. It’s great at taking down robots and is one of the best weapons to face down a Scorchbeast with.

Fallout 76 Weapons List

As people get to spend more time with Fallout 76, we’re starting to get a good idea as to the full weapons roster. Thanks to some hard-working folks over on the Fallout Reddit (, along with some of our own experiences with the game, we’ve been able to pull together the following list of Fallout 76 weapons:

Melee Weapons

  • Ancient Blade
  • Assaultron Blade
  • Baseball Bat
  • Binoculars
  • Blade of Bastet
  • Board
  • Bowie Knife
  • Boxing Glove
  • Camden Whacker
  • Chainsaw
  • Chinese Officer Sword
  • Combat Knife
  • Commie Whacker
  • Cultist Blade
  • Cultist Dagger
  • Death Tambo
  • Deathclaw Gauntlet
  • Drill
  • Fire Axe
  • Golf Club
  • Grant’s Sword
  • Grognak’s Axe
  • Guitar Sword
  • Hatchet
  • Knuckles
  • Lead Pipe
  • Machete
  • Meat Hook
  • Meteoric Sword
  • Mole Miner Gauntlet
  • Mr. Handy Buzz Blade
  • Multi-Purpose Axe
  • Nailer
  • Pickaxe
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Pitchfork
  • Pole Hook
  • Pool Cue
  • Power Fist
  • Protest Sign
  • Revolutionary Sword
  • Ripper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Security Baton
  • Shishkebab
  • Shovel
  • Sickle
  • Ski Sword
  • Sledgehammer
  • Spear
  • Super Sledge
  • Switchblade
  • Tire Iron
  • Walking Cane
  • War Drum


  • .44 Pistol
  • 10 MM Pistol
  • 10MM Submachine Gun
  • 50 Cal Machine Gun
  • Anti-Scorched Training Pistol
  • Assault Rifle
  • Auto Grenade Launcher
  • Black Powder Blunderbuss
  • Black Powder Pistol
  • Black Powder Rifle
  • Broadsider
  • Combat Rifle
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Crossbow
  • Cryolator
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • The Dragon
  • Enclave Plasma Gun
  • Fat Man
  • Flamer
  • Flare Gun
  • Gamma Gun
  • Gatling Gun
  • Gatling Laser
  • Gatling Plasma
  • Gauss Rifle
  • Handmade Rifle
  • Harpoon Gun
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Laser Pistol
  • Lever Action Rifle
  • Light Machine Gun
  • M79 Grenade Launcher
  • Minigun
  • Missile Launcher
  • Paddle Ball
  • Pipe Bolt-Action Pistol
  • Pipe Pistol
  • Pipe Revolver Standard Model: Pipe Revolver
  • Plasma Pistol
  • Pump Action Shotgun
  • Radium Rifle
  • Railway Rifle
  • Rose’s Syringer
  • Salvaged Assaultron Head
  • Single Action Revolver
  • Submachine Gun
  • Syringer
  • Tesla Rifle
  • Ultracite Gatling Gun
  • Ultracite Laser Pistol
  • Voice of Set
  • Vox Syringer
  • Western Revolver


  • Baseball Grenade
  • Cryo Mine
  • Cryogenic Grenade Dross
  • Explosive Bair
  • Frag Grenade
  • Frag Grenade MIRV
  • Frag Mine
  • Hallucigen Gas Grenade
  • Molotov Cocktail
  • Nuka Grenade
  • Nuke Mine
  • Nuka Quantum Grenade
  • Orbital Scan Beacon
  • Orbital Strike Beacon
  • Plasma Grenade
  • Plasma Mine
  • Pulse Grenade
  • Pulse Mine
  • Pumpkin Grenade
  • Throwing Knives
  • Tomahawk

Fallout 76 Weapon Crafting

The easiest way to get weapons in Fallout 76 is to craft them. You can head to any Weapons Workbench in the world to do this, though you'll have to unlocked the right blueprints to craft each weapon. You can also craft a Weapons Workbench for your Camp, which will mean you can fast travel to it whenever you want, free of charge.

Fallout 76 Weapon Mods

If you're looking to make your weapons handle better in Fallout 76, you'll want to add Weapon Mods. These can be added to any weapon using a Weapons Workbench. You'll need to have unlocked the mods via plans irst though, which can be found out in the world. You can also unlock new sets of mods via certain Perk Cards.

Scrap Weapons to Get Weapons Plans

Another great way to get more weapon plans is to scrap weapons you're not using. Generally, it's good to scrap any duplicate weapons, or ones that have particular low use. To do this, just head to any crafting station, from there you need to slect 'scrap items'. Select what you want to scrap and hit scrap. You'll see if you get any mods from it via pop-ups onscreen.

If you're after all the Fallout 76 goodness you can handle, we've got plenty of Fallout 76 guides for you. Consult our Fallout 76 Atoms Guide to find out if Fallout 76 has microtransactions, find out about Fallout 76 Factions, take a look at all the Fallout 76 Perks, and discover how Fallout 76 Nukes work. We've also got a detailed guide on Fallout 76 Base Building and settlements, a page on Fallout 76's Best Weapons, and Fallout 76 Mutations

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