Either you’ve simply come back to Megaton after perfect the Rivet City operation (huzzah!), or friend chickened out. One of two people way, you’re at Megaton. Before we head inside and do any kind of of that questy stuff, let’s have a talk about the kinda-sorta necessary wandering sellers that prowl the Wasteland.

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There are four of them, each marketing a variety of goodies. Crazy Wolfgang offer junk, if you need a tin Can, Crutch, or some various other component because that a Schematic, he’s your guy. Crow sells armor and clothes, Doc Hoff selling drugs, and also by drugs, he way anything that can be consumed. Finally and also most imporantly lucky Harith sells guns and ammo.

They hover the Wastelands, making stop at Canterbury Commons, heaven Falls, Evergreen Mills, Agatha’s House, Megaton, and also Rivet City. In Canterbury Commons you have the right to talk come Uncle Roe and invest in their caravans, expanding their inventories and accessible Caps, i beg your pardon is in every method beneficial for you once you beginning hauling in Gatling Lasers, Enclave strength Armor, Tri-Beam Laser Rifles, Plasma Rifles, and also ther expensive toys. Also, they’ll offer you gifts for investing in them! That’s a ways off, however, together we have nowhere close to the money nor the should invest in anything various other than our prompt survival.

They additionally sell a variety of Schematics, as listed above, once you can afford them. Be warned, however, the the expansion is not nice to these merchants. A solitary Albino Radscorpion can quickly kill one, its Brahmin, and any bodyguard they can have. Do it a priority to obtain those Schematics off of lock while they’re quiet around. You don’t desire to obtain to level 30 just to uncover out Doc Hoff has actually been killed and there’s no method you can obtain his Schematic because that the Nuka Grenade. Anywho, you’ve been warned. Now, onward-to Megaton!

Note

Schematics space plans that enable you to develop unique tools at a Workbench. This isn’t the only means these weapons can be obtained, yet it’s the many common. As soon as you score at least one Schematic for a weapon, girlfriend can develop said weapon. Multiple Schematics that the same form improve the produced weapon in part way: improving its base durability, inquiry fewer contents or creating more of claimed weapon.


Note

Although stunner Wolfgang sell Pre-War Books, the form of publication he sell is various than the form Scribe Yearling will certainly be trying to find (see the Arlington Library.) because that one, Wolfgang’s books are precious 5 caps each, no one, and also their icon is the junk icon, not a bunch the books


2) Lucas Simms: Mayor, and also Sheriff - (Megaton)

When you arrive inside you’ll be greeted by Lucas Simms. He’ll phone call you some information about Megaton. Questioning him around the bomb and also offer to disarm it. He’ll offer you 100 Caps, but you can acquire him come raise it come 500 v a effective Speech challenge.. And also you can as well, the 400 extra Caps will certainly come in handy. At this phase in the game, this might require a few save/loads, yet the extra caps are worth it. Also, if you agree to aid him you have the right to ask him about your dad… he’ll be an ext talkative now, at some point sending you come Moriarty for much more information.

3) Walter’s Water issues - (Megaton - Water treatment Plant)

Head west, past the Sheriff’s house, and also up a ramp to the Water handling Plant. Inside during the day, or outside at night you deserve to often find an old guy named Walter. Ask that what you have the right to do to help, and also he’ll call you to go approximately looking in ~ pipes because that leaks.

Now that you have actually that quest, head ago to the entrance of town and also go down the ramp leading south. On your left you’ll discover the an initial leaky pipe, and also you’ll need a Repair ability of 30 or an ext to settle it, i m sorry is nothing for me. Now head south and go approximately the left that the bomb when you reach it and also up part stairs come the south-east… stairs, no a ramp. Follow me the stairs to your right, you’ll discover the second leak. The last leak is lot trickier to find, as it’s top top the roof of the children of the Atom building. From where you are, head increase the stairs until you with the wall surface of Megaton, then follow it around to the west. Go past Moriarty’s and the Men’s Restroom and down the stairs leading to Craterside Supply. Indigenous the door to Craterside supply, head east and look listed below the strength of the Atom globe. You have to see the leaky pipeline merrily spewing water simply under it. Conserve your game and jump native the Craterside supply platform come the roof the pipe is on and fix it. Whew! now head east and go come the reduced roof, and finally down to the ramp. Sure beats jumping down, eh?

Go back to Walter and tell that you solved the pipes. You’ll get a chuck 100 experience points and also 200 caps for her trouble, and he’ll sell to trade money for any kind of Scrap metal you find. This is by much the ideal perk of perfect his quest, together he’ll give you caps for what is otherwise garbage, and also you’ll also get five experience because that each item of Scrap steel you bring him. Now head over to Moriarty’s Saloon.

Note

It’s no a poor idea to stockpile Scrap Metal, and also turn a entirety bunch of it in all at once for enormous XP gains. If you rest in a bed girlfriend own/rent prior to hand, the short-term Well Rested perk will give you a 10% XP bonus, which is well worth exploiting here.


4) The Courier wink (Megaton - Moriarty’s Saloon)

You’ll hear Gob complaining about the GNR network, and- depending that is around-Nova and also Jericho chastising him for it. Go speak to Lucy West, the blonde girl sit to the best of the door. She’ll ask friend to deliver a post to her family members in Arefu, which triggers the quest “Blood Ties” . We’ll it is in delaying this one because that a while, but it doesn’t ache to choose it up now, eh?

5) pops Burke’s Explosive Proposition


Further to the right you’ll find a man in white named Mister Burke. He’ll conversation you up if you gain too close and ask girlfriend to perform the the opposite of what Lucas Simms inquiry you come do-detonate the bomb in the center of Megaton. Every you have to do is connect a Pulse fee to the bomb, and you’ll obtain paid. You have the right to make a Speech attempt to scrounge 500 extra caps turn off of him, prefer with Lucas. If you have the Black Widow perk you can bypass the Speech check, or convince Mister Burke to just leave the poor town alone. You should shot to succeed at the Speech difficulty just for the experience, and once done, questioning Burke what to do if friend can’t collection the charge. He’ll call you around Leo Stahl. So… time to take a pilgrimage to the Water treatment Plant at night.

6) Leo’s Addiction

Wait until nightfall… unless it already is, of food (lucky you!), climate head to the Water treatment Plant, whereby you should discover Leo Stahl sitting by a desk in the back room. Choose the an initial option multiple time to gain a Speech check, i m sorry shouldn’t be also hard contrasted to mr Burke and Lucas. To convince him to get off drugs and you’ll get a 100 experience point reward, and also he’ll give you the key to his stash, which is a wonderful treasure trove the meds and over 100 Caps.

7) to Boom, or not to Boom?

Now, there are three means to attend to Megaton’s bomb, in-depth over the next three steps-you must read them all, and also pick the option that intrigues girlfriend the most.

Tattle on mister Burke

This is the great Karma option… return the tattling chin is optional. If friend run back and tell Lucas, he’ll get riled up and also come to attend to Mister Burke. Naturally, the puts mister Burke under arrest, and also just as normally Mister Burke decides come shoot Lucas v a Silenced 10mm Pistol as shortly as his ago is turned. You have the right to pre-empt Burke by shoot him in V.A.T.S. As he’s prepare to shoot Lucas… however if lock both die, you’re not getting any kind of reward. If Lucas lives, you have the right to disarm the bomb and also claim her reward… and also get mr Burke’s Scoped .44 Magnum and his nifty clothes. The best way, as far as rewards go (monetary, gear, and XP), is to use Speech to obtain Burke to pay you extra, then go gain Leo Stahl turn off drugs, tattle on Burke and also kill him prior to Lucas bites it, and also then end up the mission… This approach gets girlfriend Burke’s gear, Leo’s drugs, and a good bit of extra quest XP.

Disarm the Bomb

If you simply disarm the bomb, mister Burke will certainly be none as well happy. Talk to Lucas Simms for your reward of 100 caps (or 500, if you offered Speech to gain him to give you more) and 300 experience. Also, you’ll obtain your very own cozy hovel in Megaton, which is the genuine prize here.

Plant the Pulse Charge


If you go along with Mister Burke, you deserve to tell him girlfriend don’t think you’re approximately the task and also he’ll tell girlfriend to check out Leo Stahl around getting miscellaneous to assist you out… through this he way drugs. If your Explosives skill is under 25, go watch Leo in the Water handling Plant. You can convince that to market you drugs, or if her Speech is high sufficient you can obtain him to quit and take his stash. Popping a crate of Mentants deserve to temporarily raise her Perception by increase to five points (to a preferably of ten, the course), i beg your pardon will consequently raise your Explosives ability by as much as ten points. If that’s still no enough… you’re going to either have actually to get some garments that rises your stats, or walk out and level up.

Assuming you have actually an Explosives score that 25 (before or after ~ Mentats), put the Pulse charge on the bomb and go satisfy Burke in Tenpenny Tower, i m sorry is much to the south-west that Megaton (just follow the pursuit marker for this one). As soon as you get there, asking to check out Mister Burke, walk up the elevator to reach the Penthouse Suites, allow the guard open the door to Tenpenny’s room and go with the twin doors to the balcony. Speak to mr Burke and then activate the remote detonator, and watch one of Fallout 3’s much more iconic scenes. Best if regarded at dusk. You’ll get the standard key quest prize of 300 experience, 500 Caps, or 1000 if you provided Black Widow or Speech ~ above Burke, and your very own Penthouse in Tenpenny Tower.

Warning

If you decision to side through Mister Burke, take into consideration completing every one of the Megaton pursuits first, and also be certain to seize the Bobblehead - Strength before you blow Megaton up. You have the right to not attain it after ruining Megaton. If girlfriend grab the Bobblehead - Strength early, don’t finish the search “Those!” till you have actually the Almost Perfect perk. Climate you can pick Ant Might and also bring your toughness up to an moral ten.


Note: Weapon info (Silenced 10mm Pistol):

The Silenced 10mm Pistol is slow in V.A.T.S., but is otherwise identical to the typical 10mm Pistol. What the silencer does, who knows? it doesn’t it seems to be ~ to help you stay undetected as soon as making sneak attacks, especially due to the fact that you more than likely won’t be killing anything terribly danger in one shot with it.


Note

If girlfriend act against Mister Burke in Megaton, he’ll send a squad of Hitmen ~ you later on in the video game (which will take the form of a random encounter.) this are just Talon firm Mercenaries, and nothing to acquire worried about. This will take place if you kill Mister Burke, disarm the bomb, or usage Black Widow to to convince him to leave Megaton alone.


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Despite acquiring the most Caps for blowing the city up, it’s just more convenient to gain into your residence in Megaton. We’ll proceed with the guide as if you’d disarmed the bomb… or at least as if friend hadn’t blown increase Megaton (yet). If you want to acquire the suite in ~ Tenpenny, you have to put the off until you’re done through Megaton. Craters don’t do for much questing. Drop turn off the excess equipment you’ve to be accumulating because the Rivet City run. Excess gear at this suggest includes everything but Power Fists, a searching Rifle, everything armor you choose to wear, and any weightless equipment (like meds).

Before we continue, there are numerous things you should know around your new home:

You can buy upgrades for them from a merchant in the city your house is in, (you"ll be told that sells it come you) consisting of themes, (which commonly come with advantageous goodies), aesthetic items, like Nuka-Cola dispensers, and truly helpful items, prefer the **My very first Infirmary** . These things room expensive however, and the Infirmary should be top top the optimal of your list.The **My very first Infirmary** heals friend fully, removes all your Rads, and fixes injured body parts. Absolutely essential for making Rads a no issue. **My first Laboratory** openly creates one random medicine a day, including Buffout, Jet, Rad Away, Rad-X, Stimpaks, etc. It additionally cures any type of addictions to drugs you can have. Nice nice, however not essential.The Workbench enables you to develop items from Schematics. Of course, you have the right to do this at any kind of Workbench in the game, choose the one in Craterside Supply, or... Well, there are lots of them. Still, it"s an ext convenient to have it at home, where you can store all your components.In both homes you"ll acquire a Mr. Comfortable robobutler, who have the right to perform a selection of tasks... Firstly, he"ll call you whereby you deserve to buy much more stuff, in situation you forget. Secondly, he can dispense 5 bottles of Purified Water every couple of days for free... Apparently from his "condensation unit". You now have infinite Purified Water come heal yourself with, sell, or offer away to beggars come raise her Karma. Thirdly he can give you a haircut, permitting you to readjust your hair style/color at any time. And also lastly, he have the right to tell jokes. There aren"t very many, and also they"re all scientific research themed, however they"re precious a listen.You now have a bed, which friend can... Friend guessed it... Sleep in! Return house when you"re hurt and restore all her health and also get rid that crippling wounds because that free. Best of all though, sleeping in your own bed

will offer you the momentary Well Rested perk, which offers you a 10% bonus on all XP earned because that eight hours. This stacks v Swift Learner , and also is in every method favorable.

If you buy the Vault theme for your house, it"ll look... Well, like a vault the next time you walk in. It"ll have a bunch of useless machines, part food, and also a 10mm Pistol upstairs, but nothing to walk crazy about.The Raider template will gain you a great bit of blood, guts, and corpses top top meat hooks. You"ll likewise get some Beer, Med-X, Whiskey, an attack Rifle, a 10mm Pistol, and also some Frag Grenades.With the Wasteland explorer theme you"ll gain some skulls, a motorcycle, a picnic table, lot of of Pork N"Beans, Beer, Whiskey, two 10mm Pistols, and also a hunting Rifle.The science theme will acquire you some mechanical junk strewn about, very similar to the Vault theme. In Megaton you"ll obtain a copy that **Nikola Tesla and also You** , and also in Tenpenny Tower you"ll acquire a **Big book of Science** .With the Pre-War theme you"ll obtain a nice small household v furniture, rugs, and also some knick-knacks choose an intact Garden Gnome and tricycle. You"ll additionally get a bunch that food.The Love maker theme will put some entwined numbers hanging from the ceiling, a tree wrapped in holiday lights, clothes, Whiskey, Vodka, and every range of glasses in your house. You"ll also get some drugs upstairs, and a copy the **Lying, conference Syle** on the workdesk in your room. If you gain the Tenpenny Tower Suite, you"ll get a **Lying, conference Style** indigenous this theme, too. Love is lying, no matter where girlfriend live.

Most imporantly, you have actually places to store your loot! If you’re a fill rat prefer me, climate you’ll finish up storing lots of loot, every separated by classification into different containers. There’s an excellent reason to keep some goodies, though, and also below you’ll uncover a list of some items you can want to store, and why:


ItemUse
Abraxo CleanerNuka-Grenade
CameraGive to Scribe Rothchild
Cherry BombBottlecap Mine
ConductorRock-It Launcher
CrutchRailway Rifle
Deathclaw HandDeathclaw Gauntlet
Firehose NozzleRock-It Launcher
Fission BatteryRailway Rifle
Lawn Mower BladeShiskebab

ItemUse
Leaf BlowerRock-It Launcher
Leather BeltDeathclaw Gauntlet
LunchboxBottlecap Mine
Medical BraceDeathclaw Gauntlet
Motorcycle Gas TankShishkebab
Motorcycle HandbrakeShishkebab
Nuka-ColaNuka-Cola Quantum (requires the *Quantum Chemist* perk)
Nuka-Cola QuantumNuka-Grenade, give to Serria Petrovita
Paint GunDart Gun

ItemUse
Pilot LightShishkebab
Pre-War BookTurn in come Scribe Yearling
Pressure CookerRailway Rifle
Purified WaterGive come beggars for Karma
Radscorpion poison GlandDart Gun
Scrap MetalGive come Walter, provide to Winthrop
Sensor ModuleBottlecap Mine, give to Protector Casdin, offer to Scribe Rothchild
Steam Gauge AssemblyRailway Rifle
Sugar BombsGive to Murphy

ItemUse
Sugar BombsGive come Murphy
Surgical TubingDart Gun
Teddy BearGive to Sandra or Midea
Tin CanNuka-Grenade
Toy CarDart Gun
TurpentineNuka-Grenade
Vacuum CleanerRock-It Launcher
WonderglueDeathclaw Gauntlet

When you’re done through your house… if you obtained it… head east over to Jericho’s house, it’s the one right alongside yours. Renders you feel safe, living right alongside him, eh?

9) Robbing Jericho - (Megaton - Jericho’s House)


Book - Grognak the Barbarian

Jericho is a former (although not necessarily reformed) Raider who spends most of his time drink in Moriarty’s Saloon and getting turned down by Nova. You can recruit him as a party member if her karma is short enough. Go into his house and also grab the Grognak the Barbarian on the floor by a teddy bear. Currently return come Moriarty’s Saloon.

10) Dad’s Direction

We were below earlier, however now we’re ready to follow v on Lucas Simm’s advice and also talk come Moriarty, who can know something around Dad. Speak to Moriarty (he’ll be in the bar throughout the day) and also ask him about your dad. He’ll case to remember you from once you to be a kid, and tell you that your dad to be here. Succeed in ~ a Speech an obstacle and he’ll call you much more about her dad-apparently the old man headed south-east right into the city, and also that he to be heading for Galaxy News Radio. There is a more profitable way that going about getting this information, however.

Instead of talking to Moriarty, discover Gob the Ghoul. If you’re nice to him, you can use Speech to acquire him to tell you around Moriarty’s terminal in the back. The terminal is locked , but you can obtain his password native the locked room in his office. Still as well hard? Jeeze… choose pocket Moriarty’s Office key from Moriarty or Gob very first then. Even far better yet, walk ask Nova around the terminal after using Speech on Gob, and she’ll provide you the password if girlfriend succeed in ~ yet another Speech check. You have to look at Moriarty’s terminal nevertheless of what you execute to obtain info on civilization in town. This is another method to uncover out Leo is a junkie, if girlfriend didn’t obtain Mister Burke to tell you.

If you fail in ~ the Speech examine with Moriarty, he’ll ask you because that 100 Caps for the information. If you salary him, he’ll phone call you. If you to speak you don’t have the money, he’ll ask friend to carry out a task for him and get the money from a junkie the end in Springvale named Silver. If you bug him again before doing his job, he’ll progressive the expense to 300 caps, and also you’ll have to succeed at a Speech inspect to reduced him ago down come 100. Back it’s probably not vital for many people, we’ll cover managing Silver next. If girlfriend don’t need/want to perform it, head over to the Craterside supply store and skip the following step in the guide.

11) Soliciting Silver

Book - Pugilism Illustrated

If you require to resolve Silver, head over to Springvale (which is phibìc of Megaton). Do this your active quest and also follow the heavy green arrowhead on your compass to discover her house. Top top your method there, don’t be afraid to loot approximately Springvale, specifically make sure you obtain the Pugilism Illustrated in among the mailboxes. Go inside Silver’s ranch and also talk come her. She’ll call a little of a different story than Moriarty did. You have the right to use Speech to obtain her to give you every the cap she earned (400) or you have the right to just ask her for the hat she owes and also she’ll provide you 300… Or you might just death her and also take the caps. Either way, return to Moriarty and also pay the 100 caps because that the information.

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If you decide to go the end of your method to resolve Silver, you could end up doing well at many Speech challenges (Gob, Nova, Silver) and cash in 300 caps (400 Caps indigenous Silver, minus the 100 cap Moriarty wants). You can (and should) still take a gander in ~ Moriarty’s terminal as soon as you get back. Once you have actually Moriarty’s information, head end to Craterside Supply.