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M79 grenade launcher (Fallout 76)

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M79 grenade launcher
F76 M79 Grenade Launcher.png
TypeGrenade launcher
DamageLevel 15: 87
25: 97
35: 107
45: 117
Damage TypeExplosive
Ammo Type40mm grenade round
Ammo Cap.1
Attack Rate3
AP cost30
Weapon Modification
Base ID0008f0ef

The M79 grenade launcher is a weapon in Fallout 76.


Main article: Grenade launcher

One of the earliest United States grenade launcher designs, built around the 40mm grenade. Utilizing the High-Low propulsion system, the M79 allows the operator to deliver high explosive rounds at a range of hundreds of meters, while its rugged design - consisting of just five major parts, a receiver, fore-end, barrel, sight, and stock - offers excellent reliability. The one drawback is that the grenade launcher is single-shot only, reducing its rate of fire and precluding a sustained volume of fire. However, it is quite compact, especially with the stock sawed off, while the straightforward optics, consisting of a fixed blade sight on the front and a folding leaf sight on the rear, enable accurate fire with just pointing and shooting. These qualities kept it in use well into the late 21st century, showing that simplicity is beauty.[1][2]


M79 expanded

A single shot, break-action, 40mm grenade launcher. When fired, the grenade is propelled in an arc, meaning it's best to aim at the ground of the target rather than at a target for more consistent hits.

Weapon modifications

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Behind the scenes

  • In earlier patch, the M79 is considered both a shotgun and an explosive weapon. That means that the M79 could benefit from both shotgun damage perks and the explosives damage perk cards. This has been corrected in subsequent patches.
  1. Weapon appearance and naming.
  2. https://archive.is/CUwpQ