Fallout 4: How to Get Tinker Tom Special

The Tinker Tom Special is a unique Hunting Rifle with a legendary effect, and you can purchase it from a vendor in Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 Tinker Tom Special stats tooltip

The Tinker Tom Special is a unique, silenced rife, and you can only purchase it if you have joined the Railroad organization. Furthermore, it comes with the Stalker’s legendary effect. This modification grants the weapon increased VATS accuracy when not in combat at the cost of more AP.

Tinker Tom Special Location and where to find in Fallout 4:

  • Location: Railroad HQ, purchase from merchant Tinker Tom after joining the Railroad.
  • Dropped by/Looted From: This rifle does not drop from enemies in the game; it can only be purchased directly from Tinker Tom.

How to Get Tinker Tom Special in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 How to Get Tinker Tom Special

In Fallout 4, you must first ally/join the Railroad organization before you can purchase the Tinker Tom Special from merchant Tinker Tom at the Railroad HQ. You can find the Railroad HQ inside the crypt of the Old North Church, which is near the west coast of Cambridge.

The first time you visit this location, the secret entrance will be locked. You can find the door at the end of the basement tunnel, which ends at a golden Freedom Trail marker. This circular marker will have the words “The Freedom Trail – Boston” and an arrow pointing to the left. You can interact with this marker and turn the words clockwise and counterclockwise.

Therefore, turn the dial to spell the word ‘Railroad’ and then the door to the left of the marker. You’ll immediately be confronted by the Railroad leader, Desdemona, and two other members. Desdemona will speak to you at length, and in the end, you will automatically receive the quest for Tradecraft. Complete Tradescraft, and you will be invited to join the Railroad organization at the end.

Finally, you can now visit Tinker Tom in the Railroad HQ and by the Tinker Tom Special hunting rifle.

Tinker Tom Special Stats, Perks, & How to Use It in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Tinker Tom Special stats tooltip

Tinker Tom Special Stats and Effects in Fallout 4:

  • Weapon Type: Unique Hunting Rifle
  • Effect(s): Stalker’s Legendary Effect
  • Base Damage: 37
  • Ammo: .308 round
  • Clip Size: 5
  • Fire Rate: 3
  • Range: 185
  • Accuracy: 112
  • Value: 709
  • Weight: 16.7

How to use Tinker Tom Special

The Tinker Tom Special hunting rifle is an excellent early-game weapon you can pick up relatively easily and will benefit low-level Sniper builds. The Stalker’s legendary effect will increase your VATS accuracy when not in combat. Therefore, this makes it a great weapon with which to open combat. Combine this with the Perception Rifleman perk and the Luck Better Criticals perk, and you’ll be well on your way to killing enemies in one shot. Moreover, this weapon benefits from the Bloody Mess perk for exploding kills. Lastly, look to upgrade the receiver to non-automatic and barrel for even more range.

Unfortunately, the Stalker effect only applies when you are not in combat. Therefore, if you don’t kill your enemy in the first hit, subsequent shots from the Tinker Tom Special will be less effective.

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