Choosing the Right Weapon In Combat

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by DwayneGAnd, May 17, 2017.

  1. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd First time out of the vault

    Oct 12, 2016
    Assuming you use either guns or energy weapons...

    Should you use both a scoped rifle and non-scoped rifle as part of your arsenal for medium-long range combat or sniping? When should you use your sidearm? In what kind of situations are rapid fire weapons most effective? Are shotguns better for closer range?

    What is the best type of weapon to use for long range combat? Medium range? Close range? Crowd control?
  2. NMLevesque

    NMLevesque Commie Ghost

    Jul 2, 2016
    I'm not usually one to say this but your best bet is to just play the game...there are multiple loadouts that work fine, even optimally so--and it does depend partly on your build. You can get by with just about anything really. Just melee weapons, or explosives, or the riot shotgun. So the easier question to answer would be, what shouldn't you use? Low tier weapons, anything thrown honestly. That's basically it.
  3. Zerginfestor

    Zerginfestor dear god, the scrapping

    Apr 18, 2015
    every weapon is viable, including thrown weapons, it literally depends on your perks, weapon playstyle, and your aim. if you're dead on and can remember where the center point is without the crosshairs, even poisoned Throwing spears will kill deathclaws with just a few, well-placed shots. Even the sileneced .22 pistol can kill deathclaws, again, it all depends on your playstyle and your perks you chose throughout the game.