Fallout 4: Is This the Most Useful Weapon in the Game?

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One Fallout 4 fan offers up his opinion on a modified pipe rifle, claiming that it is definitively the most useful weapon in all of Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG.

As if it needed to be said, Fallout 4 contains a glut of goodies, with one of the most important being its wide range of weaponry. Of course, there are numerous armaments from which to choose along with myriad ways to play Fallout 4, so it’s almost impossible to claim that one munition outranks all of the rest. However, that doesn’t stop YouTuber French Tomahawk from naming the Kneecapper Rapid Pipe Rifle as the most useful weapon in the action-RPG.

With the attack value for the pipe rifle being being a measly 10, French Tomahawk points out that while the weapon itself is not the best when it comes to doling out the damage—as our unique weapons guide also proves—it is the gun’s Legendary Kneecapper ability that makes it effective. For the uninitiated, the Legendary modifier gives the weapon a 20% chance to cripple an enemy’s legs, and when coupled with automatic rifles that have rapid fire rates, adversaries’ lower limbs will invariably become paralyzed, rendering them useless in combat.

Admittedly, French Tomahawk’s argument for the use of the Legendary Kneecapper ability is extremely cogent. One of the biggest selling points is its capacity to work on any of the Boston Commonwealth‘s many foes, including, but not limited to Raiders, Ghouls, Deathclaws, Mirelurk Queens, Super Mutant Warlords, and even Behemoths, each of which is arguably a hard enemy to face.

In truth, though, the Kneecapper Legendary ability’s effectiveness relies heavily on a gun’s fire rate in order to be successful, and since it can be applied to any firearm, it’s best to pair it with one that has a lot of ammo, as Sole Survivors will eat through tons of bullets and energy for it to work continuously. But, unfortunately, there is no fully automatic Kneecapper that shows up in the game preassembled, so players who wish to obtain the feature will have to defeat Legendary enemies until its found.

Although French Tomahawk makes a valid case for the Kneecapper ability paired with a pipe rifle, some fans may be quick to disagree. With Fallout 4‘s allowance to let players experience the game’s action in whatever capacity they choose, whether it’s roaming the Wasteland as a brawler that uses melee weapons or taking the path of least resistance with a mostly non-violent playthrough, the Kneecapper won’t suit every gamer’s style. Nevertheless, it’s certainly hard to contend that the weapon isn’t useful.

What do you think about French Tomahawk’s opinion of the Kneecapper Rapid Pipe Rifle being the best weapon that Fallout 4 has to offer? Is he right or wrong? Let us know in the comments below.

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

Source: French Tomahawk – YouTube