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How to Get the Cryolator before you should be able to...

Posted by William Murphy on Nov 12, 2015  | Comments

How to Get the Cryolator before you should be able to... -

One of the coolest (no pun intended) weapons in Fallout 4 is none other than the Cryolator, found early in the Overseer's office before you even leave the confines of Vault 111. You'd think you'd have to come back later when you can pick the lock, but thankfully... that's not the only way.

If you're level 20, have 4 points into Perception (or more), and have put 3 points into the Locksmith perk, you'd be able to get the Cryolator naturally. If you don't want to wait that long and want one of the game's most powerful weapons early, just head back to Vault 111 with your faithful companion Dogmeat.

That's right, true to Bethesda game form, some little bugs (or maybe more than that...) snuck through to launch and one of them lets you order Dogmeat to "fetch" the Cryolator. Since apparently he has crazy good lockpicking skills, he'll then get the gun and bring it right to you. 

It may take a few tries, but we can confirm it works, as posted over on Kotaku.  Just note, it's hard to find ammo, but if you use Dogmeat to fetch the gun, he should have the 200 that come with the gun at the start. So use it wisely!

William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of,, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.
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