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Blow up reactor core was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It was located in B.O.M.B.-001.[1]


Blowing up the reactor will initiate the emergency launch protocols, flood the Command Center with lethal doses of radiation and coolant gas, and blow up the station in between five and ten minutes.[2]


All the player needs to do here is set at least three explosives[3] next to the reactor core and blow it up. Because of the heavy steal and lead insulation, the blast does not immediately blow away the station's hull, but it does blow a good chunk of the uranium and coolant housing away, which causes the Command Center to instantly flood with radiation and coolant gas. A smart player will have his spacesuit on and at least be in Engineering before the explosives detonate.

Character type completion breakdown

  1. Combat Boy, Diplomacy Boy, Science Boy, Stealth Boy - Anyone can do this.


  1. B.O.M.B.-001 design document
  2. Because of the instability from the blast, the exact blow-up time is random after five minutes.
  3. dynamite or C4.