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Is there any way to ascertain what items were the intended components for this gun? The crutch seems obvious, which seems funny to me because the Railway Rifle uses the crutch but I could never see the crutch in the final product for that one. Given that no two weapons share components it seems likely that the crutch was meant for the Cryolator and that there was something else meant to be the stock of the Railway Rifle. --7h1s 00:51, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

I can see the crutch in the picture, but I can't recognize anything else. Looking at the other pictures, like the Railway Rifle and Deathclaw Gauntlet, I can recognize the components pretty easily. So maybe the cryolator's other components have been removed from the game too. Jdw 17:57, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
There's obviously a crutch there that forms the stock, but looking closely, I can also see a toaster, which looks to form the tank halfway up the stock, and something that looks like a vacuum cleaner underneath that. I can't recognize anything else though.Taneer 19:22, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
Possibly a refrigeration unit looking at the picture.
There's a mention of parts from a refrigerator being used in a custom weapon in the concept art section of Bethesda's F3 site. Seems likely you were going to be able to remove the refrigeration unit from fridges the way you can remove pilot lights from stoves. 02:49, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Actually, both the Deathclaw Gauntlet and the Trench Knife use Wonderglue. (Although the plan to add the Trench Knife as a custom weapon was scrapped.) Nitpicker of the Wastes 02:24, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

The refrigirator idea seems to be it. I found an item in the BSA files called a "coolant component". It's that bulky part of the weapon. Then there's a "Garden Hose" that's part of the model, but could just be like the shoulder stock on the railway rifle, not an item per se. Strungout27 04:32, March 6, 2011 (UTC)


Is it possible that it was borrowed from the Command & Conquer universe ??? Specifically the Chrono-Trooper(s) Chrono-Troopers had a very similar model to the Cryolator, it too froze people, but eventually teleported them to another dimension, rather then just freezing them...the ray was also blue... Might be worth adding...

The Chrono Legionnaire's weapon (the Neutron Rifle) doesn't look that similar to me. Besides, they would freeze targets in time while they removed them from the timestream, whereas the Cryolator would freeze enemies with low temperatures, judging by the name.--Keris Rain 14:02, 30 July 2009 (UTC)


Any way to find out what kind of ammo it was supposed to use? Looking at the other Custom Weapons it most likely did not use a "standard" ammo type i.e. MF cells. If there was an ammo for it they probably cut it from the game as well, given that it would look weird to have darts littered throughout the world and no Dart Gun. Whether there are unimplemented game files with the ammo for it or if it was cut so early that they didn't even get that far would be interesting info for the page. --7h1s 00:51, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

It's possible, and in my opinion quite likely, that the Cryolator was intended to use liquid nitrogen as ammunition. A liquid nitrogen cannister can be found in the BSA files, and uses part of the Cryolator texture file, so it's fairly probable in my opinion. --Keris Rain 14:02, 30 July 2009 (UTC)


Is it possible that the Cryolator may have been intended to do damage over time as well as direct damage? Is it also possible that it would reduce an enemy to a pile of snow on a critical kill? Was it intended to use EC packs?

It's possible, but we have no way of knowing. It's not in the GECK, just the model archives.--Keris Rain 18:39, 28 July 2009 (UTC)


I played the mods but is there a cryolator that you can build, from schimatects?--5:33pm 16:32, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Here http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=7218 00:45, April 16, 2010 (UTC)


The middle section looks like the back of the toasters found in FO3. I remember the back being kind of a grid pattern like in the weapon photo (or I imagined it). Also you can see the handle, which is wrapped in tape. Although the legs/stand of the toaster are missing. Obviously I can't be sure since the weapon doesn't exist in-game. But maybe it would be possible, since the weapon would use some kind of toaster-y electric powers? Metalspork talk  contribs 05:33, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

After looking at some of the mod photos, it's obviously not a toaster. But since it can't be found in the GECK files, would people have had to make up the parts they couldn't see in the screenshot? I don't know much about making mods, sorry. Maybe my toaster theory is just wrong, lol Metalspork talk  contribs

05:37, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

Liquid nitrogen canister?

Didn't Sarah Weintraub mention this when you asked her what else she has in her store. I don't think it should be included, but it makes you wonder. --Felix BrehhUser talk:Felix Brehh 02:41, October 27, 2011 (UTC)