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The Gauss Rifle is a sniper rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

A super-accurate weapon made by the scientists in the Zone. It is almost noiseless, because instead of gunpowder, it uses the artifact's energy for firing rather than steam gases. In spite of the Gauss gun’s tremendous firepower, the recoil is insignificant. The accuracy and the killing power of this gun exceed those of all other small arms.
- Inventory description


  • Excellent sniper rifle due to very high accuracy, good hit power and low recoil.
  • Only price and availability limit the practical use.


Lost Alpha

Developer's Cut

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade Vintar VS 4.png Ergonomic grip A more comfortable grip simplifies handling of weapons.
15000 (v1.4005) / 5000 (v1.4007) RU

Handling +30%

1C Ui inGame2 upgrade HPSS 1m 9.png Relief of the construction Some metal components, if possible, will be replaced by the same polymer.
15000 (v1.4005) / 8500 (v1.4007) RU

Weight -1.55 kg

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade Vintar VS 14.png 5x scope A scope making long range combat easier.
5000 (v1.4005) / 4000 (v1.4007) RU

6x scope

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

2C Ui inGame2 upgrade SVUmk2 15.png Adjustable range finder sight This modification allows the shooter to freely adjust the scope magnification.
7000 (v1.4005) / 6000 (v1.4007) RU

Adjustable sight

2E Ui inGame2 upgrade Vintar VS 17.png Auto-locking optics A thermal imager allows you to detect and locate sources of heat with characteristics similar to the human body.
15000 (v1.4005) / 11000 (v1.4007) RU

Automatic lock-on system

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade Vintar VS 15.png Contrast sight A modification of a standard red-dot sight, increasing contrast of the image with a yellow overlay. Makes fighting in darkness or low light conditions that much easier.
6500 (v1.4005) / 3500 (v1.4007) RU

High contrast sight

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

3C Ui inGame2 upgrade Vintar VS 16.png Passive Night Vision Installing a night vision device will help you save your life - or take away someone else's.
12000 (v1.4005) / 7000 (v1.4007) RU

2nd generation PNV



  • The only weapon in Lost Alpha without a real-life model.