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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
FalloutPlasma pistol
Fallout 2Plasma pistol
Plasma pistol (ext. cap.)
Fallout 3Plasma pistol
Fallout 3: MZMPLX Novasurge
FO: New VegasPlasma pistol
Plasma Defender
Gun Runners' ArsenalPlasma pistol
Plasma Defender
Fallout 4Plasma pistol
Fallout 76Plasma pistol
FO TacticsPlasma pistol
Fallout ShelterRusty plasma pistol
Plasma pistol
Tuned plasma pistol
Focused plasma pistol
Amplified plasma pistol
MPXL Novasurge
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Plasma pistols are high-tech weapons firing superheated bolts of plasma, powered by small energy cells or energy cells.


Glock 86

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The Austrian made Glock 86 plasma pistol (also referred to as the Plasma Defender[1]), was designed before the Great War by the Gaston Glock artificial intelligence. It shoots a small bolt of superheated plasma. Powered by a small energy cell.[2]

Urban plasma pistol

Gameplay articles:

This plasma pistol has five tributary energy arcs connected to a central cathode, and the cathode functions as a point of focus, or the barrel. The energy is projected forward, probably by electromagnetic propeller built around the cathode. The propelled energy forms a Plasma Pinch; though rather slow, the pinch carries high levels of both thermal and kinetic energy.

MPLX Novasurge

Gameplay articles:

Developed by Doctor Aldwin Morley 14 years before the Great War, as a secretive prototype to the Enclave’s Plasma Pistol, this prototype plasma pistol also proves a conspiracy theory suspected long before the War.[3] At the time, concern was focused on energy cell drain and weight problems caused by the coolant coils, but resulted in the frame being approved and used for the final design.[4] Shortly after, it was stolen from the conspiracy by an organization called Quaere Verum, but was buried in a safe in a desert after being revealed to the Enclave by Morley, who had been posing as a double-agent and allowing the group to steal the Novasurge prototype before prompting Enclave agents to exterminate the group.[5] The pistol was later taken by aliens who, most likely unknowingly brought up both the safe that contained the gun and the computer terminal required to remotely unlock the safe.

Behind the scenes



  1. Name in Fallout: New Vegas
  2. In-game description for the plasma pistol in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2][3]
  3. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.110
  4. MPLX "Novasurge" prototype plasma pistol
  5. Reid Underwood's terminal
  6. Fallout demo item description: "{2400}{}{Plasma Pistol}"
    "{2401}{}{Glock 86 Plasma Pistol. Designed by an AI of Gaston Glock.}"