The Tesla rifle is one of the most sought after weapons in Fallout 76. This weapon is quite large, but it packs an incredible punch that electrocutes enemies caught in its blast. This Tesla rifle fires an arc of electricity at the enemy you point it at, and can then arc to any nearby enemies. To increase the damage of this already deadly weapon, you can add additional mods to it.
How to get the Tesla rifle
Like most weapons, you can get the Tesla Rifle simply by completing missions and public events. You can also retrieve this weapon from various vendors if they have the item in their inventory. You can receive Legendary Tesla Rifles from the vendor in The Rusty Pick without having to craft your own or previously pick one up. The enemy most likely to drop a Tesla Rifle is Deathclaws.
How to Get the Tesla Rifle Blueprints
To craft the Tesla rifle, you must first get your hands on the blueprints. This can be done in a number of ways, making it easier to obtain than some of the other weapon blueprints in the game. One of the main ways to get the Tesla Rifle Blueprints if you don’t want to spend any money is to look for containers in Ash Heap, Mire, and Cranberry Bog.
In addition to searching, you can also defeat various creatures around the same three areas to possibly get the blueprints. If you don’t mind spending a few caps, you can buy the Tesla rifle plans from the Bot Phoenix vendor in Watoga if you’re over level 40.
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How to craft the Tesla rifle
Once you get your hands on the plans for the Tesla Rifle, you can build it at any weapons workbench you can find. You will need the following materials to make it:
- 16 Adhesive
- 11 circuits
- 8 crystals
- 7 Nuclear Materials
- 15 plastic
- 19 screws
- 25 Steel
The above materials will give you a Tesla Rifle at level 50. You can also craft a Level 40 Tesla Rifle for slightly less materials.