EMP in Fallout

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Ediros, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Ediros

    Ediros Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Feb 4, 2016
    Using 1,2, tactics and New Vegas.

    So, I have been thinking, how potent EMP based weapons are in lore and the gameplay and was rather surprised.

    EMP weapons are oddly weak. They don't affect cyberdogs, implants, energy weapons and such. They do affect robots.

    Not sure about power armour, was it affected in 1 and 2? I am not sure what wiki means by 500% emp resistance. It also affected in New Vegas but that's about it.

    Is there any lore reason for the massive immunity/resistance to EMP weapons? Or is it balance only?

    I know that Technology in Fallout is different, the transistors coming shortly before the Great War.
  2. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 12, 2020
    I imagine power armor and vehicles had some kind of EMP hardening, otherwise power armor would be way too easy to disable. As for EMP not affecting cyber dogs or similar half-robotic enemies, that’s probably just an oversight, or for balance reasons.