This Fallout 4 guide will show you how to find one of the best weapons in Fallout 4, the Overseer’s Guardian. This Combat Rifle can be fully modified to suit your personal play style, and comes with a characteristic that sees it fire an additional projectile with each shot, without costing you another bullet. This puts the damage way over the top of what most players are used to, and given the versatility of the weapon, it makes it one of the best options in all of Fallout 4. If you want the best weapon in Fallout 4, this is the guide for you.
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There are quite a lot of things in Fallout 4 that you’ll want to have in your inventory, or stashed in a safe back at your favorite settlement. For starters, there is the X-01 Power Armor, which is the best that you can get in the game. You can also get the Freefall Armor Legs that will allow you to jump from any height without taking fall damage, but acquiring those might be the most difficult task in the Commonwealth.
Best Weapon in Fallout 4 - Where to Find the Overseer’s Guardian
The Overseer’s Guardian, arguably the best weapon in Fallout 4, can be found just to the southeast of Oberland Station, or slightly northwest of Diamond City. To get into Vault 81, you’ll have to give them three Power Cores, and if you don’t have them you can acquire them by using the infinite cap glitch that allows you to buy anything in the game. Once you’re inside, head to the elevator and take a ride deeper inside the vault.
When the elevator doors open again, exit and walk forward, sticking to the right side and locating a room called the Depot. Inside you’ll find Alexis Combes, and she is the trader that sells the weapon you’re looking for. Navigate to her Weapons category, and the Overseer’s Guardian should be the only one that she sells. It’s going to set you back about 3,000 caps, but that number could change depending on how you have your Perks set up. Don’t forget about that infinite cap glitch we mentioned if you lack the funds.
How to Mod the Overseer's Guardian in Fallout 4
Obviously you can do this however you see fit, but our modifications managed to raise the Damage of this weapon from 66 to 147 using the Gun Nut Rank 3 Perk (Intelligence 3). You can go as high as 162 if you have Gun Nut Rank 4 unlocked, but until you hit Level 39, that isn’t an option. Our full (current) mods can be found in the image above, or the list down below.
- Calibrated Powerful Receiver
- Long Light Barrel
- Recoil Compensating Stock
- Medium Quick Eject Mag
- Reflex Sight (Dot)
- No Muzzle (Suppressor Optional)
Why the Overseer’s Guardian is the Best Weapon in Fallout 4
The main reason this might be the best weapon in the game comes down to availability and versatility. It’s an easy gun to find given that getting into Vault 81 doesn’t require you to kill any crazy creatures, only that you find three Power Cores. It’s also not overly expensive to get your hands on, so you can be using this weapon fairly early in your play through.
When you actually get around to using it, the versatility will impress you. You can slap whatever scope you prefer on it (or none at all) making it a good option across all Ranges, be it short, medium or long. You can also outfit it with a Suppressor, which can allow you to eliminate enemies quietly and keep the element of surprise on your side. It’s true that you will likely find a higher Damage weapon out there (we know you will), but not necessarily one that you can use in almost any situation without finding yourself at a disadvantage.
Of course, play style is everything, so if Combat Rifles just aren’t your thing, you won’t agree with this. If they are, you will likely enjoy your time with the Overseer’s Guardian much more than you realize. If you’re looking for a full list of the Unique and Exceptional Weapons in Fallout 4, or a Legendary Effects Guide, we have you covered.