How To Get The Unique MF Hyberbreeder Alpha Recharger Pistol In Fallout: New Vegas
How To Get The Unique MF Hyberbreeder Alpha Recharger Pistol In Fallout: New Vegas

Quick tips before you go purchase the gun:

  • Expensive. This energy pistol can easily cost 10,000 caps or more.
    • Can be circumvented with the ghost dupe glitch. Ghost duping is a glitch that allows you to avoid paying the high price for the gun. Check out the guide here for more info.
  • Gun Runners’ Arsenal DLC Required. To get this weapon, you’ll need to have the Gun Runners’ Arsenal DLC installed.

Acquisition

Start off by going to Novac, a settlement located down the road south of the 188 Trading Post.

Novac on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Novac on the world map

Once there, enter the main courtyard through a gate in the chainlink fence. 

Gate that allows you to enter Novac’s main courtyard | Fallout: New Vegas
Gate that allows you to enter Novac’s main courtyard

Turn right and enter the dinosaur through a door in its side.

Entrance to the dinosaur | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the dinosaur

Inside, you’ll see Cliff Briscoe, a merchant. 

Cliff Briscoe | Fallout: New Vegas
Cliff Briscoe

Talk to him about his wares, you may need to exhaust his dialogue options if this is your first time talking to him before he sells you the gun.

Dialogue choice that opens Cliff’s merchant inventory | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue choice that opens Cliff’s merchant inventory

Now you can buy the pistol from him.

The MF Hyberbreeder Alpha inside Cliff’s merchant inventory | Fallout: New Vegas
The MF Hyberbreeder Alpha inside Cliff’s merchant inventory

Comparing the MF Hyberbreeder Alpha To The Recharger Pistol

  • Deals more damage (25 damage vs 18 damage).
  • Has ½ the magazine capacity (10 shots before reloading vs 20 shots before reloading).
  • Recharges ammo 3x faster (0.3 seconds for 1 shot to recharge vs 1 second for 1 shot to recharge.
  • Fires faster (7 shots/second vs 5 shots/second).
  • Fires in fully automatic mode.
  • Takes more AP to fire in VATS (20 AP to fire vs 13 AP to fire).
  • Fires  3 shots in vats instead of 1.
  • Has more than 2x the durability (3995 shots before breaking vs 1495 shots before breaking).
  • Its spread is 10x higher (1 vs 0.1).
  • Benefits from the Laser Commander perk.
  • It’s an improved holdout weapon.

Gameplay Tips

  • This weapon is by far the best Recharger weapon in the game. It deals more damage, fires and recharges faster, and it’s a holdout weapon. The only problem with it is less accurate than its competition.
  • This weapon is a must-have for every single energy weapons build, as it actually deals respectable damage while effectively having infinite ammo.
  • Do not use Turbo or Implant GRX with this weapon, as the ammo will recharge incredibly slowly while time is slowed.