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Grenade launcher (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of grenade launcher models throughout the Fallout series, see Grenade launcher.
Grenade launcher
Grenade launcher.png
Grenade launcher icon.png
SkillExplosives 75
Strength Req.5
Attack statistics
2 (2.4) + 100 (204) ExplosionIcon explosion.png
56.7 (160.5)
DPS (reload)
45 (126.2)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
0.6 (0.8)AP35
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type40mm grenade
Ammo Cap.4
Reload Time
0.5 (0.4)
Item HP100
Grenade launcher
Grenade launchers
Editor ID?
Base ID0007ea25
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Demolitions Expert
( +60 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Lord Death
(+0.1 +4 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Bloody Mess
(+0.1 +5 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
( +25 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Thought You Died
(+0.2 +10 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

The grenade launcher is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Grenade launcher expanded

A pump-action weapon with a tubular magazine holding four 40mm grenades, the grenade launcher is an excellent tool for delivering explosives over long distances. Leaf iron sights similar to the grenade rifle are mounted on it. The front sight is a fixed square notch.

While the feed system makes the launcher significantly heavier than a standard grenade rifle, the launcher's body makes an excellent platform for experimental energy weapon conversions.



  • Characters with high agility and/or Rapid Reload may prefer the lighter and simpler grenade rifle, as with quick reloads it can fire faster than the grenade launcher.

Behind the scenes

The grenade launcher is based on the China Lake model grenade launcher from the late 1960s.[1]


  • Prior to patch, the grenade launcher could be repaired with miniguns. Miniguns cannot be repaired with grenade launchers, even with Jury Rigging.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Dead Money overrides some of the changes that have been made to the grenade launcher in previous patches. With Dead Money installed and nothing else taking up space in your load order, the grenade's base damage is increased to 30, its spread is increased to 1.0, non-player characters will still use ammunition, and it can still be repaired with miniguns.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The WithAmmoNVGrenadeLauncherLoot levelled list does not actually contain any counts of the grenade launcher weapon, making the weapon somewhat rarer than intended.


Grenade launcher icon.png ReloadVB.png