If you are looking to arm yourself with some strong and rare weaponry in Fallout 76, then check out our locations guide. But first, here's some information you will need to find the best gear to survive the wasteland.
Rare Gun & Weapon Information
- Our Rare weapons will always be on the same level, but the damage and condition will be random.
- There are multiple spots where you can find a lot of the various weapons listed below.
- Some Rare guns take special ammunition, which might be hard to find.
50 Cal Machine Gun
You'll find the 50 Cal Machine Gun in the northwest portion of the map near Hemlock Holes. Look for a partially buried airplane, once you've found this, there will be a truck nearby that has been turned into a bunker. In the truck's bed, you will find a 50 Cal Machine Gun.
You can find the Alien Blaster in the northern part of the map and to the west of the butterfly. It's in a box that can be found in the water in a submerged box. Be careful here, you will take some radiation, so you might want to pop some meds. The Alien Blaster takes AB Rounds, which are specific to the gun.
Black Powder Pistol
If you want a Black Powder Pistol in Fallout 76, head to the Philippi Battlefield Cemetery directly northeast of the butterfly. You'll find a building here that you can enter. Go to the basement/lower floor, and you will see a bunch of display cases. They are all bulletproof, but near the stairs is a red button, and you can press this to open them all. You will find the Black Powder Pistol in one of these cases.
Black Powder Rifle
To find the Rifle version of the Black Powder class of weaponry, you will need to head pretty far east on the map to Harpers Ferry. You'll find a building with display cases, which is very similar to the Black Powder Pistol location listed above. This time, however, all of the cases have been busted, so you won't have to press a button to open them. You can also find a Black Powder Pistol if you haven't gone for the one mentioned above yet.
If you want to find yourself a crossbow, there's one to the east of the butterfly at the Palace of the Winding Path. You don't actually have to go into the building itself, but head into the area through the gate and hang a left. Hug the cement wall until you a target shooting area, there will be a crossbow waiting for you on the table.
The Guitar Sword is a melee weapon that is right near where Vault 76 is located. You'll have to traverse some mountainous terrain to get there, but it'll be worth it! You'll find the Guitar Sword propped up next to the chair where there's a hut in this area.
If you are looking for a good long-ranged weapon, then the Hunting Rifle will serve you well. You can find this to the southeast of the Palace of the Wind Path in a mining area. Right outside the mine, you will find the Hunting Rifle sitting up against a bench.
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