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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 2Auto-cannon
Gun turret
Laser cannon
Fallout 3Automated turret
Fallout 3: MZAlien turret
FO: New VegasAutomated turret
Mark III turret
Mark IV turret
Vault-Tec turret
Old World BluesHall monitor
Mark IV turret
Overclocked turret
X-42 security turret
Fallout 4Machine-gun turret
Machine-gun turret Mk. I
Machine-gun turret Mk. III
Machine-gun turret Mk. V
Machine-gun turret Mk. VI
Machine-gun turret (settlement)
Heavy machine-gun turret
Shotgun turret
Laser turret (Fallout 4)
Laser turret (settlement)
Heavy laser turret
Missile turret
FO TacticsAuto-cannon
Gun turret
Laser turret
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Turrets are automated unmanned weapons which are capable of sensing, tracking, and attacking targets[1] without the need for an operator. Usually programmed to be operated by a nearby terminal.


Mostly employed by militaries, other organizations with military ties had access to these devices. Since the Great War many individuals and groups across the wasteland have employed the usage of these machines. Some even active centuries after their installation, others recently constructed.


Alien turret

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Alien turrets (simply called turret in-game) are the alien equivalent of automated turrets, encountered on board Mothership Zeta. In contrast to automated turrets, only ceiling-mounted versions of this turret exist.

Ceiling conventional turret

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Automated turrets can rest on the floor or be mounted onto the ceiling. The ceiling turrets use generally use bullet-based weaponry, whereas the ground turrets are usually equipped with lasers. Some ground mounted bullet-based turrets were built, as well as laser-based ceiling models. Both variants have unlimited ammunition. Most notable location is Vault 11's Sacrificial Chamber

Ground laser turret

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The auto-cannon is an autonomous defense turret equipped with twin minigun cannons and relatively heavily armored. They are usually part of an automated defense system.

Gun turret

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The gun turret is equipped with twin plasma cannons and is heavily armored. [2] HP 250 EPs 300

Laser turret

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The laser turret is a turret with a single-barrel laser cannon which will lower down after a few seconds for cover. It cannot fire while in cover.

Laser cannon

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  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Automated Turrets will track and attack their targets relentlessly, but can often be reprogrammed from a nearby computer terminal."
  2. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.34: "Floor Turrets
    These Turrets slide up from concealed floor plates to a ready firing position and have a 360° field of fire."