2mm EC

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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
Fallout 22mm EC
Fallout 42mm EC
Fallout 762mm EC
FO Tactics2mm EC
Van Buren2mm EC

2mm Electromagnetic Cartridge (aka 2mm EC) is an ammunition type in Fallout 2, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, and was to appear in Van Buren.


This type of ammunition was designed specifically for use in Gauss weapons. It comes pre-packaged with 2mm ferromagnetic slugs and a battery containing the necessary charge for powering the accelerator coils.

Magazine types


2mm EC in FO2, FOT, and Van Buren
Gameplay articles:

A German-designed box magazine for use with the M72 Gauss rifle and the PPK12 Gauss pistol.


2mm EC in Fallout 4
Gameplay articles:

A pan magazine is used for the Gauss rifle in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.