Fallout 4: How to Get Cryolator

The Cryolator is a freezing rifle capable of easily dealing with close-range enemies and found within Vault 111 in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 How to Get Cryolator

Cryolator shoots out a cloud of frozen vapor that can slow and freeze enemies. It’s a powerful weapon that can be obtained within minutes of waking up and leaving the vault. You can equip this weapon and lay into any enemy without much fear of them being able to damage you. As a result, this makes it a potent weapon for early-game players to minimize how much damage they will take before obtaining armor.

Cryolator Location and where to find in Fallout 4:

  • Location: In Vault 111, the southeast corner of the map
  • Looted From: Master-level gun display case in the Overseer room in Vault 111. You can either lockpick the case yourself or have a companion assist in its retrieval

How to Get Cryolator in Fallout 4

In Fallout 4, the Cryolator can be found within Vault 111 in a weapon’s display case. To obtain the weapon you will need to lockpick the case and utilize your companions for help.

Fallout 4 Vault 111 Map Location

Vault 111 should be quite easy to find as it’s the original location you wake up in at the beginning of the game. The vault is located just northwest of Sanctuary, your hometown. There are two methods to collect the Cyrolator, which we showcase below.

Method 1: Lockpick the Case

Cyrolator Case Location Vault 111

This method doesn’t require any extensive explanations. However, you won’t be able to lockpick this case at the beginning of the game. You will have to return when you can successfully lockpick master-level locked boxes. Once you can, simply re-enter Vault 111, make your way to the Overseer’s office, and loot the case for the Cryolator in Fallout 4.

Method 2: Companion Retrieval

Fallout 4 Dogmeat Companion

For this method, you will need Dogmeat as your companion. Return to Vault 111 and go to the Overseer’s office. Once you and Dogmeat are inside the room, you will need to talk to him and ask him to fetch loot. Make sure to loot everything in the room beforehand, or it will take a couple of tries for Dogmeat to grab the weapon. Once Dogmeat collects the weapon, trade him and take the weapon and ammo for yourself.

Cryolator Stats, Effects & How to Use It in Fallout 4?

Fallout 4 Cyrolator

Cryolator Stats and Effects in Fallout 4:

  • Weapon Type: Special
  • Effect(s): Freeze Enemies
  • Base Damage: 20
  • Ammo: Cyro
  • Clip Size: 25
  • Fire Rate: 90
  • Range: 71
  • Accuracy: 66
  • Value: 302
  • Weight: 13.2

Although you have 200 to start with, the weapon’s ammo can be hard to find early on, so make sure to use it sparingly until you can find a reliable source.

How to Use the Cryolator?

In Fallout 4, the Cryolator is a cold-based weapon fantastic for slowing and freezing enemies. It’s a powerful weapon that can be utilized to keep melee-rushing enemies out of your face. Also, the Cryolator is potent to deal with higher-level enemies, allowing you to freeze them to give you time to do damage without them being able to damage you. The weapon works best in close quarters, so inside buildings and facilities, it is the best use.

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