The Gauss Shotgun is a powerful energy gun in Fallout 76 that got added with the Wastelanders update. Now that Fallout 76 allows players to apply Legendary Mods to regular weapons and do re-rolls for different legendary effects, the Gauss Shotgun has become one of the best choices to tackle Challenges, Daily Ops, and other such activities in Fallout 76.
Unlike most weapons you can obtain from events, drops, plans, and specific locations, the Gauss Shotgun is limited to only one option. In the wake of that, players struggle to get hold of it. Seeing that, we prepared this handy guide on how to get Gauss Shotgun in Fallout 76.
How to get Gauss Shotgun in Fallout 76
In Fallout 76, you can get the Gauss Shotgun by crafting it at any of the Weapon Workbences once you have acquired its Plans from Samuel in exchange for 500 Gold Bullion at Foundation.
Samuel doesn’t sell the Gauss Shotgun Plan from the get-go. Instead, it appears as a purchasable item only after completing the Wastelanders questline and maxing out your Reputation with Settlers.
That said, once you are done with the Wastelanders questline and maxed out your Settlers Reputation, teleport to the Foundation Exterior and run straight towards the Founder’s Hall. You will find Samuel standing near the signboard.
Once you are near him, select “Trade Gold Bullion” and then purchase the Gauss Shotgun Plans for 500 Gold Bullion. After that, open your Inventory and navigate to the Notes tab. You will find the newly bought Gauss Shotgun Plans in the Notes menu, on which you can click to unlock Gauss Shotgun as a craftable weapon.
Afterwards, go to your camp, interact with a Weapon Workbench, and select the “Energy Guns” option. Now, select and craft the Gauss Shotgun using the following materials:
- Aluminum x14
- Circuitry x6
- Legendary Modules x2
- Screws x15
- Silver x4
- Springs x4
- Steel x4
- Wood x8
After crafting the Gauss Shotgun, you can open your Inventory and go to the Weapons section to equip it or set it as a favourite weapon to add to the quick slot menu.
Can you get Gauss Shotgun Plans without maxing out Settlers Reputation in Fallout 76?
Yes, you can also get the Gauss Shotgun Plans from Minerva, the traveling merchant. You will find her at the following locations:
- The Crater
- Fort Atlas
Interact with her and check whether she is selling the Gauss Shotgun Plans. If not, try next time, as Minerva’s inventory keeps rotating.
That concludes our guide on how to get Gauss Shotgun in Fallout 76. For more on Fallout 76, keep reading The Games Cabin.