A seemingly random event in Fallout 4 gives players the opportunity to find a crashed alien spaceship and then acquire the Alien Blaster Pistol weapon.

The Fallout franchise is full of awesome weapons, and Fallout 4 is no exception. Players have a large arsenal of destructive tools at their disposal in the game, with one of the rarer and more interesting guns from Fallout 3 returning in the form of the Alien Blaster Pistol – albeit with an updated look.

Whereas finding the Alien Blaster Pistol in Fallout 3 was simply a matter of making one’s way to the alien crash site, obtaining the weapon in Fallout 4 is a bit trickier. It requires a special event to happen in the game, which may be randomly activated, so players can’t simply acquire the weapon at their leisure.

In order to get the pistol, one of two scenarios will need to occur: either players will be lucky enough to see the spaceship fall from the space, or NPCs will be overheard chattering about it in various settlements across the Bostonian wasteland. There’s some dispute over whether this only happens once players reach level 20 or if it can happen at any time, but in any case, there’s a good chance that the Alien Blaster Pistol will simply be unattainable until NPCs can be heard talking about a strange object falling from the sky.

Once this occurs, players should make their way to Oberland Station. Oberland Station is an area of the map that is hard to miss at the beginning of the game, and is located southeast of Sanctuary Hills. Here is a screenshot courtesy of VG 24/7 that shows exactly where Oberland Station is located in Fallout 4, for anyone that’s having difficulties finding it:

Fallout 4 Guide: Where to Find the Alien Blaster Pistol - Oberland Station location

Upon arriving at Oberland Station, players should be able to easily notice some burning trees. Approach the trees to find a crater where the spaceship itself has crashed. The pilot has exited the ship and fled the crash site, but luckily left a trail of green blood that stands out well against the ground.

Following the blood trail will lead players to a cave. Enter the cave to find the alien, who is injured, but not quite dead just yet. Put the alien out of its misery and loot its corpse to acquire the powerful Alien Blaster Pistol, a weapon that will certainly come in handy for those that are braving the many dangers of the wasteland.

The weapon’s base damage is 50, but the stats and perks of the player character can give it an additional boost, making it even more powerful. The Alien Blaster Pistol uses AB rounds for ammunition, but there are reports that indicate that the gun can be modified to accept Cells for ammunition.

The Alien Blaster Pistol is just one of many of the unique and devastating weapons that can be found in Fallout 4. The game is full of other rare weapons that also give players a significant advantage over post-apocalyptic foes, such as the Cryolator, which is also worth seeking out for those still exploring Fallout 4. Good luck hunting down the Alien Blaster Pistol and the Cryolator, and remember to save their limited ammo supply for the wasteland’s greatest threats!

Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: VG 24/7