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Gauss rifle (beta)

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For an overview of Gauss rifle models in all games, see Gauss rifle.
Gauss rifle
AER9LASERRIFLE.png
Requirements
SkillEnergy Weapons
Attack statistics
Dmg/Attack
23
DPS
47
DPS (reload)
?
Crit Dmg
22
Crit % Mult
x1.5
Attacks/Sec
2AP17
Projectiles1Spread0
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeMicrofusion cell
Ammo/Shot
1
Shots/Reload
5
Ammo Cap.5
Reload Time
?
Other
Weight8Value1000
Item HP1000
Repair
AER9 laser rifle
Editor ID?
Base IDxx001616
 
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Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Beta Gauss rifle is a cut weapon in Fallout 3.

Characteristics

The beta Gauss rifle is a beta version of the scoped Gauss rifle that uses the model of a laser rifle and features a five round magazine. It only does about 25% of the damage of the final version, but has a 100% knock-down chance. It is only obtainable through console commands.

The beta version is especially interesting because, when fired, it shows the true trajectory of the Gauss rifle's shots, where as the "official" version of the weapon shows a misleading visual representation of the bullet trajectory. When one fires the beta version, the round clearly fires quite a ways up and to the right of the center of the scope. For some reason this off-center trajectory remained unchanged in the "official" version, leading many players to confusing missed shots, because visually the round appears to be dead-center despite the fact that the actual coded path for the round remains up and to the right. A side-by-side comparison of both Gauss rifles, the beta and the "official", tested on multiple targets from multiple angles seems to confirm this.

Locations

This weapon can not be found anywhere in the game. It is obtainable only via console command on PC.