As you leave Vault 111 and head out to explore the vast Commonwealth wasteland of Fallout 4, you’re going to need some protection from all the thieving raiders and deadly mutated creatures out there. However, in the early stages of the game, it can be pretty tough to find good reliable weapons, let alone enough ammo to fire them more than once or twice. The good news is that, if you look in the right places, there are several highly useful weapons you can pick up relatively early on that should help you stay alive long enough to find some of the more devastating guns. Find out where to locate them in this article featuring 12 of the best weapons from Fallout 4.
12. Kellogg’s Pistol
Even though you come across this handgun pretty early in the game, it’s a powerful sidearm that will likely stay with you well into the mid and even late stages. The excellent stopping power of Kellogg’s Pistol combined with its good range and accuracy make it a good all-purpose weapon. And since every critical hit you land with it refreshes your AP, it’s a great weapon for you to be using with VATS. The only drawback is that the gun uses .44 ammo which is initially pretty hard to come by. For this reason, the ammo scavenging perk is good to have unless you plan on only using it for special occasions like sneak attacks.
To find Kellogg’s Pistol, go to Diamond City and look for Nick Valentine. Your conversation with him should lead to a quest called “Reunion,” and Dogmeat will then take you to Kellogg using the scent from his cigars. You’ll find Kellogg at the western edge of the Commonwealth in Fort Hagen, but be prepared for a fight, he’s got a few synth buddies and makes use of a stealth boy. If you can defeat him, you can take his pistol and armor—both of which are quite useful in the early game.