How to get a Gauss Pistol in Fallout 76

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You'll need your wits and a strong weapon if you want to explore the Appalachian Wasteland safely. While there are many to choose from, the Gauss Pistol is a legendary weapon that will allow you to protect yourself. This may leave you wondering where to get the Gauss Pistol in Fallout 76.

How to get the Gauss Pistol Plans in Fallout 76

You will need to find the Gauss Pistol Plans if you want to get your hands on this weapon. Once you have the plans, you will be able to craft a Gauss Pistol whenever you want. There are two vendors that sell the plans for the Gauss Pistol, though one has a requirement. Here is where to get the Gauss Pistol Plans in Fallout 76.

  • Purchase from Minerva.
  • Purchase from Regs (Must complete the main questline for Settlers or Raiders).

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How to craft a Gauss Pistol in Fallout 76

After you have the plans for the Gauss Pistol, you can craft it at a weapons workbench in Fallout 76. You will need to gather the necessary materials first. Alternatively, once you have the plans, you can find Gauss Pistols as a reward from quests. We have listed all the materials required to craft a Gauss Pistol in Fallout 76 below.

  • Aluminum - 8
  • Circuitry - 4
  • Legendary Module -
  • Screw - 2
  • Silver - 11
  • Spring - 2
  • Steel - 10

Is the Gauss Pistol worth it in Fallout 76?

For the handgun specialist, the Gauss Pistol is a great weapon and definitely worth it in Fallout 76. This pistol deals up to 115 base damage, but this can be increased by modifying it. It also has a great ammo capacity of 18, making it one of the highest capacities for pistols. That being said, you will need to specifically build your character around the Gauss Pistol and handguns to make this weapon truly shine, especially in the endgame.

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