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Vanilla Weapons Expanded
Mod, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
File Size
4.302 MB
Jul 24, 2019 @ 5:28pm
May 19 @ 2:44am
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Vanilla Weapons Expanded

In 2 collections by Oskar Potocki
Vanilla Expanded
96 items
Vanilla Expanded - Empire playthrough
148 items


The patch has been provided to us and is available here:

1.2.0 (03/08/2020): See change notes. Rebalance changes marked with red and green on weapon cards below.

In my eyes, RimWorld weapon system was always in dire need of expanding. With weapons lacking in all eras (no axes for tribal warriors, no muskets or crossbows for medieval colonies, little variety of weapons for industrial era and barely three different spacer guns), I have finally decided to take matters into my own hands. With experience in imitating game’s simple art style, me and Trunken have created a collection of 47 new weapons that we found could be useful, interesting and balanced.

Vanilla Weapons Expanded is part of a series of mods expanding on everyday life on the Rimworld. When paired together with a brand new Vanilla Apparel Expanded and Vanilla Armours Expanded, you can bring something to your game that will keep you interested in it for days.

Weapons are spread across the technology tree allowing for realistic and time-consuming progression, making the higher-tech weapons even more rewarding. Bear in mind, however, that all weapons are perfectly balanced in line with Vanilla weapons, which means that a Battle Rifle added by this mod might not necessarily be better than a standard assault rifle in some situations.

Additionally, thanks to the help from Kikochi (co-author of The Forsaken mod), several vanilla and modded projectiles have now been enhanced with new effects!


Q: Do these weapons spawn on enemies?
A: Yes, weapons have necessary tags to spawn on all the pawns in the game.

Q: Can I request a feature?
A: Yes, please use “Requests” discussion board.

Q: Why is your mod special?
A: I am a vanilla player. Anything that doesn't suit vanilla game makes me cringe and I stay away from it. I did however find the game lacking after some time, therefore I've created these weapons to be as accurate and as close to vanilla graphics style as possible. What is special? The best part is - nothing in this mod is special at all. Nothing will make you go "Oh that's unusual", because the whole purpose of this mod is to blend into the existing game.

Q: Is this mod save game compatible?
A: Yes, you can add it and remove it whenever you like. Bear in mind that if you add it to an existing save, you need to update all the stockpile settings to include these items.

Q: Do you accept commissions?
A: Yes, I do. Please find me on RimWorld discord which I will link in the Links section below. Name is OskarPotocki.

Q: Will you keep updating this mod?
A: Yes, but not often. I have worked hard and for a long time to make a list of weapons that I’d like to see added and I have added them. If some feature request catches my attention, I will add it.

Graphics are created by me, Oskar Potocki[www.oskarpotocki.myportfolio.com].

XML and C# created by Trunken.

Projectile effects and C# help by Kikohi.

Orbital Bombardment and Gas Grenade code by Pelador.

Flintlock texture by Luizi

Rebalance by Primus the Conqueror.


Submunitions dll required for Charge Rocket Launcher by pyrofreak4321.

Oversized weapons being part of JecsTools by Jecrell.

Rimworld is owned by Tynan Sylvester.

(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)[creativecommons.org]


Every dollar donated allows me to spend more time refining the mods and creating new content. If you’re feeling generous, even the smallest donation is always welcome!


Ludeon forums link: https://ludeon.com/forums/index.php?topic=49258.0


Popular Discussions View All (43)
Mar 22 @ 10:08am
Toaster Hugger
Jan 7 @ 6:10am
Tools are missing
Box-Head !
Aug 20, 2023 @ 10:42am
toxic gas grenades
Da_Grizzly May 22 @ 6:03am 
For everyone wondering, flash nades have been nerfed bigtime. If you want to change it back go: "steamapps\workshop\content\294100\1814383360\1.5\Defs\ThingDefs_Misc\Grenades" -> Open "IndustrialGrenadesEnhanced" with notepad and edit both "explosiveRadius"of "VWE_FlashGrenade". Standart range befor the nerv was 4.99
kintyj1324 May 19 @ 11:51am 
@Kyrox Chill out. Some change logs would be nice, but it hardly warrants a reaction like that. This is FREE content their not scamming you.
The Baron May 19 @ 10:16am 
was the anti mech rifle removed? and the plasma guns?
Kyrox May 19 @ 9:17am 
A Vanilla Expanded Mod has updated! Ohh, cool! Let's go see what changed!

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Hey VE Team, what changed in the latest release?

No idea. Go &#$ ourselves I guess.
Solarius Scorch May 19 @ 4:31am 
What changed in the latest release?
MeatBeatMarv May 19 @ 3:00am 
@SgAres they removed many of the tools. And vanilla armor expended lost a couple of items as well. You can restore them with either of these mods:


Darzai May 15 @ 8:05pm 
Rimpy showing Vanilla Expanded Framework as dependency for this mod. But this page does not. Is Steam not displaying the dependency for me or something?
Grim May 15 @ 2:34pm 
honestly other than the anti rifle, the guns get beat by most of the stats on the vanilla weapons already in the game from what i can tell.
SgAres May 14 @ 12:23am 
why can't I find the tool like wrench and pickaxe. Did it got removed?
Blob [FBI] May 11 @ 6:20pm 
Wish there was a Charger Bow of some sort