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For an overview of Gauss Rifle models in all games, see Gauss Rifle.
Gauss Rifle (Beta)
Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 23
DPS: 47.0465
attacks/sec: 2.0455
# of projectiles: 1
spread: 0
crit dmg: 22
crit chance: x 1.5
ammo type: Microfusion Cell
ammo per shot: 1
ammo capacity: 5
shots/reload: 5
skill: Energy Weapons
AP: 17
item HP: 1000
repair: AER9 Laser Rifle
weight: 8
value: 1000
base id: xx001616
The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

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 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 pathing 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.


The Beta Gauss Rifle only appears in Operation: Anchorage as cut content and is only obtainable through console commands.

Weapons of Fallout 3

This article uses material from the "Gauss Rifle (Beta)" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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