Missile launcher (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of missile launcher models throughout the Fallout series, see Missile launcher.
Missile launcher
Missile launcher icon.png
Regular and fully modified
SkillExplosives 75
Strength Req.6
Attack statistics
125 (148.8) + 200 (238) ExplosionIcon explosion.png
513.1 (854.9)
DPS (reload)
70.1 (112)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.6 (2.2)AP55
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeMissile
Ammo Cap.1
Reload Time
4 (3)
Item HP50
Missile launchers
Missile launchers
Editor ID?
Base ID00004340
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
(+5 +8 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Bloody Mess
(+6.3 +10 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Thought You Died
(+12.5 +20 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)

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

Background[edit | edit source]

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A pre-War shoulder-mounted multipurpose missile weapon, consisting of a reusable launch unit with an advanced fire control system and a stainless steel launch tube. The control system is contained within a bulky reinforced control box and allows for a degree of target tracking. Aftermarket guidance systems were introduced shortly before the Great War, allowing for greatly increased accuracy and precision. Of note is the fact that unlike most conventional launchers, this model is a breech-loading weapon. Reloading involves breaking it open and sliding the fin-stabilized missile into the frontal section. The remaining length of the launching tube helps protect the operator from the blast, but even then, anyone standing behind it will be scorched, as the backblast is directed rearwards at a 90 degree angle and reaches up to sixty meters.[1]

It remains a popular weapon with many factions and individuals in the wasteland, including raiders, super mutants, mercenary groups, and adventurers looking for something that packs a lot of punch. The availability of specialist munitions such as hive missiles makes it particularly attractive.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]


A large, very powerful Explosives-skill weapon. Each missile fired from it travels at high speeds and explodes on contact with hard surfaces (be they a critter or a wall). The sizable explosion deals a lot of area of effect damage, making it ideal for engaging large groups of enemies.

Modifications[edit | edit source]

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Annabelle: An unique rocket launcher with a long history, heavily modified to be more powerful and accurate.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Missile launcher Missile launcher 125 + 200 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 513.1 1.6 x0 0 0.3 55 Missile 1 20 50 3900 Explosives:75 Strength:6
Annabelle Missile launcher 150 + 200 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 663.1 1.9 x0 0 0.02 47 Missile 1 15 100 5200 Explosives:75 Strength:5

Locations[edit | edit source]

Non-player characters

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png An engine bug can cause non-hitscan weapons to only deal explosive damage, with no impact damage dealt.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Sounds[edit | edit source]

Missile launcher icon.png ReloadVB.png


  1. Weapon appearance and behavior. The rear plate states that the backblast can reach 60m, although this is not reflected in the gameplay.