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You have broken out of the jail. You're now definitely a fugitive in Junktown!

Bust out of jail is an unmarked quest in Fallout.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Bust out of jail
Commit a crime in Junktown.
Be arrested in jail.
Break out of the jail.
Reward: 250 XP, -8 Reputation

Detailed walkthrough

If caught doing any criminal deed (when stealing for example) by Junktown guards or Killian Darkwater or declining to help get Gizmo's confession, the mayor himself proposes that the Vault Dweller go to jail peacefully. If refused, it turns Killian and the guards hostile. Otherwise, the Vault Dweller will be placed in the Junktown jail under Andrew's supervision. This will decrease Reputation by 3.

The jail door is locked, so it needs to be opened with lock picks or forced out with a crowbar. A reward is granted when the Vault Dweller steps out of jail.


  • 250 XP
  • -8 Reputation
  • Junktown guards turn hostile


  • The Vault Dweller will be released by Andrew at midnight, so sleeping will not complete the quest.
  • Andrew will spot the Vault Dweller, even while sneaking.
  • Blowing up the door with explosives does not give XP or deduct Reputation.