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For an overview of Minigun models throughout the Fallout series, see Minigun.
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SkillBig Guns
Attack statistics
7 (12.4)
140 (247)
DPS (reload)
105 (185.3)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
Ammo & reloading
Ammo Type5mm round
Ammo Cap.240
Reload Time
Item HP1500
QuestsReilly's Rangers
Editor ID?
Base ID0006b538
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)

Brick's the name, and I call this fine looking roomsweeper Eugene.

— Brick

Eugene is a unique weapon in Fallout 3.


The following section is transcluded from minigun. To modify, please edit the source page.

A Rockwell CZ53 personal minigun is capable of firing 5mm rounds at over 60,000 RPM[1] with an ammunition capacity dependent on the type of feed mechanism. (120 round unknown[2], 200 round belt-fed drum[3], and 240 box – with accompanying extra belt backpack[4]) The CZ53 personal minigun makes up for the small 5mm round by sending a hail of bullets toward its target. Its sheer size, coupled with its trademark sound, is enough to send anyone in its path running for cover. It's a great weapon for suppressing fire, letting others flank the unsuspecting enemy.[5][6] When the Great War struck, it was already an aging design and was slowly being replaced by the more advanced CZ57 Avenger minigun.[7] The minigun was the favorite weapon of the Mariposa super mutant during the Unity's time, and allowed many of the super mutants to wield them effectively with only one arm.[8]


This unique minigun has 50% greater durability than standard miniguns, significantly greater firepower, and it starts off in very good condition. It can also be repaired with other miniguns. Eugene, fully repaired, does almost as much damage as a fully repaired Gatling laser, while being that much easier to find ammunition and repair materials for, and can therefore be a better choice for a main Big Guns weapon.

Eugene can fire 3574 rounds, about 15 belt-feeder boxes, from 100% condition until it breaks. That's 241 rounds more than a normal minigun.



Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value
Minigun Big gun 5 100 20 x0.0 0 2.0 30 5mm round 240 18 1000 1000
Eugene Big gun 7 140 20 x0.0 0 2.0 30 5mm round 240 18 1500 1500



  • If you're quick, you can pickpocket one from Brick after going down the elevator but before the fighting starts. Brick stores her minigun and pulls out a pistol. This allows the player to receive both quest rewards and keep all members of the Rangers alive.
  • It is possible to receive two by injuring Brick enough during the escape for her to get killed by the super mutants. It can then be looted from her dead body along with Ranger Armor. As long as at least one member of the Rangers survives, a second Eugene can then be obtained from Reilly.
  • Killing Brick and taking it results in all of the Rangers becoming hostile, whether they witnessed you kill her or not. Note: that you cannot get caps from Geomapping with Reilly anymore.
  • If the Ranger battle armor was chosen as a reward instead of Eugene and you do not wish to kill Brick, it can be pickpocketed from her.
  • Eugene can also be knocked out of Brick's hands during the super mutant fight in the hotel lobby. The upside is that, as this is a combat situation, no one will turn hostile. The downside is that Eugene seems to gain a large amount of durability and will take many more shots to break than it did on the roof.


  1. In-game description: "{1200}{}{Minigun}"
    "{1201}{}{A Rockwell CZ53 Personal Minigun. A multi-barrelled chaingun firing 5mm ammunition at over 60,000 RPM. Min ST: 7.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Fallout & Fallout 2
  3. Fallout 4
  4. Fallout 3 & Fallout: New Vegas – assumption that there is extra belts within the backpack.
  5. Research Terminal, Research Log - Minigun
  6. Research Note - Minigun
  7. In-game description: "{38900}{}{Avenger Minigun}"
    "{38901}{}{Rockwell designed the Avenger as the replacement for their aging CZ53 Personal Minigun. The Avenger's design improvements include improved, gel-fin, cooling and chromium plated barrel-bores. This gives it a greater range and lethality. Min ST: 7.}"
    "name_lightMiniGun = {Avenger MiniGun}"
    "desc_lightMiniGun = {Rockwell designed the Avenger as the replacement for their aging CZ53 Personal Minigun. The Avenger's design improvements include improved, gel-fin, cooling and chromium plated barrel-bores. This gives it a greater range and lethality.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2), Items.txt)
  8. Animation frames in Fallout and Fallout 2.