Returned to normal Vault life

Icon cut Prerequisites: Refuse to or fail trying to find the water chip.

You are taken away, and slowly returned to normal Vault life. But a month later, disaster strikes.

Military Base

Fo1 Military Base Destroyed

Prerequisites: Destroy the Military Base.

Your mission beneath the Mutant Stronghold is successful. Your actions today will influence the outside world for years to come.



Prerequisites: Destroy the Cathedral.

Your mission beneath the Cathedral is successful. Your actions today will influence the outside world for years to come.

Master's victory

Fo1 Vault 13 Overrun

Prerequisites: Join the Unity (reveal the location of Vault 13 to the Lieutenant or the Master), or let 500 days pass with the Master still alive (or 13 years regardless).

It is done. Vault Thirteen belongs to the Unity and the Master. Your knowledge of the Vault defenses saved many mutant lives during the attack. You personally made the final kill when you took the life of the Overseer. You will certainly become one of the finest soldiers for the Unity, and your skills will see you rewarded often in the future. You are happy. But there remains the tiniest doubt of what could have been...

Super mutants

Ending 1


Prerequisites: Destroy the Cathedral before the Mariposa Military Base.

The death of the Master was the first major step towards ending his mad dream of conquest and enforced peace, but it is the destruction of the Vats that neutralizes the mutant threat. Without the ability to create more mutants and enforce their harsh brand of justice, the mutant armies flee to the east, beyond the no-man's land.

Ending 2

Prerequisites: Destroy the Military Base before taking the Cathedral.

You managed to destroy the Vats, then you killed the Master before he could realize his twisted plans. With the Master gone, his armies flee to the east in fear of retribution from the remaining normals.

NOTE: Due to a glitch, this ending plays the opposite narrative and can only be fixed with the use of mods.


Water pump maintained

Fo1 Necropolis Good Ending

Prerequisites: Take the chip, fix the pump.

The ghouls of Necropolis learn how to maintain the repaired water pump, and eventually rediscover many lost secrets of engineering. They form a business selling this technology to other towns.
  • This ending is partially canon, as mentioned by some ghouls like Lenny in Gecko.


Fo1 Necropolis Bad Ending

Prerequisites: Take the water chip, but don't fix the pump.

The ghouls of Necropolis learn firsthand the final meaning of dehydration, as their city succumbs to the desert sands and the water runs out. Without their water purifying control chip, they do not survive.

Mutant attack

Prerequisites: Enter Necropolis after 110 days have passed, or kill all the super mutants at the watershed and enter after 30 days have passed.

The mutant attack on Necropolis spares none of the ghoulish inhabitants. After the mutant armies advance, they leave a truly dead city behind them.

Followers of the Apocalypse

Gain control of Boneyard

Fo1 Followers Good Ending

Icon cut Prerequisites: Complete the Find Children spy in the Followers quest and train the Followers in use of firearms.

The Followers of the Apocalypse rise to become a major influence in New California. With your help, they gain control of the LA Boneyard.
  • Fallout: New Vegas establishes this ending as canon, despite the fact that it is impossible to obtain due to Heather's absence.

Killed by mutants

Fo1 Followers Bad Ending

Prerequisites: Either the Master is still alive after 90 days, or the player fails to find the Children of the Cathedral spy within the followers.

The mutant armies, led into battle by the fierce Super Mutants, destroy the Followers of the Apocalypse. Barely human carrion feeders pick over the Followers' remains.

Shady Sands

New California Republic

Fo1 Shady Good Ending

Prerequisites: Aradesh and Tandi are alive.

In Shady Sands, Tandi helps her father Aradesh bring a new community and new life out of the broken remains of the world. They are responsible for the New California Republic, whose ideals spread across the land.

Aradesh grieves Tandi

Prerequisites: Tandi is dead or not rescued, Aradesh is alive.

Aradesh grieves for his slain daughter, Tandi, but eventually builds Shady Sands into a respected community which is prosperous for many years, before his untimely death at the hands of a Desert Raider.

Tandi takes over

Prerequisites: Aradesh is dead, but not Tandi.

Tandi takes control of Shady Sands after the death of her father, Aradesh. Her brilliant if headstrong style of leadership makes Shady Sands a powerful force in the years to come.

Destroyed by raiders

Fo1 Shady Bad Ending

Prerequisites: Aradesh is dead, and Tandi is either dead or still being held by the Khans.

With Aradesh dead, and Tandi missing or killed, Shady Sands needs a new leader. After several elections, they find they cannot be governed by a single person and create a guiding council. Shortly afterwards, the Raiders regroup and attack Shady Sands, burning the small community to the ground.

Razed by mutants

Prerequisites: The Master is still alive after 230 days have passed. Takes precedence over the other endings.

The mutant army marches as far north as Shady Sands, razing the small town to the ground.


In the original write-up of Junktown, the "ending sequence" was reversed from its final incarnation. See the alternate endings for the original versions, which were changed because the marketing department decided at the last minute that the game had to "reward good and punish bad".[1]

Killian takes control


Killian Darkwater

Prerequisites: Gizmo is dead, Killian is alive.

Killian Darkwater takes firm control of Junktown, drives out the last of Gizmo's kind, and then enforces his own brand of frontier justice. Life is fair and safe under his law.

Alternate version

With Gizmo out of the way, Killian enforces his brand of frontier justice on Junktown. The city remains orderly but small, as travelers steer away from his rigid sensibilities.

[With the background picture being a gallows behind Killian with shadows of dead men hanging from it.]

Gizmo takes control



Prerequisites: Gizmo is alive.

Junktown becomes the new boomtown under the careful, and profitable, guidance of Don Gizmo. He profits the most, and continues to increase the size of his casino, and the scope of his power, until he chokes to death while eating some iguana-on-a-stick.

Alternate version

Under Gizmo's leadership, Junktown becomes a trading center and resort, where people come from miles around to gamble, spend money and enjoy themselves in relative safety. Gizmo keeps the town prosperous but healthy, as he has no desire to injure his own affluence. The inhabitants of the town become wealthy and famous.

[With the background picture showing Junktown as a Reno-like casino with electricity and clean streets free of any drug dealers or riff-raff who might endanger Gizmo's operations.]

Destroyed by mutants


Mutants run Junktown now...

Icon cut Prerequisites: The Master is still alive after 210 days.

The mutants are slowed, but not stopped, by the brave defenders of Junktown. When the army finishes their brutal siege, nothing of Junktown remains.

Brotherhood of Steel

Drive mutants away


Prerequisites: Rhombus is alive.

The Brotherhood of Steel helps the other human outposts drive the mutant armies away with minimal loss of life, on both sides of the conflict. The advanced technology of the Brotherhood is slowly reintroduced into New California, with little disruption or chaos. The Brotherhood wisely remains out of the power structure, and becomes a major research and development house.



Prerequisites: Rhombus is dead.

The Brotherhood of Steel, under new leadership after the death of Rhombus, becomes an overzealous, techno-religious dictatorship. In 20 years, the Steel Plague devastates the newly formed New California Republic, and starts a Dark Age that could last a thousand years.



Icon cut Prerequisites: Kedrick is alive, or the Master is alive for 170 days.

The Brotherhood of Steel repels the first wave of a mutant invasion, but a traitor in their midst causes the Citadel to fall. Fortunately, the advanced technology is mastered slowly by the mutants, and they were unable to use it against you.


Prosperous trade center

Fo1 Hub Good Ending

Icon cut Prerequisites: You must complete the quest find the missing caravans, don't fulfill any of Decker's quests, complete the quest Report Iguana Bob to the Hub police, and be friendly with Harold.

With your assistance, Old Harold brings the ghoul population of the Hub into equality with the humans. The two sides work together, and the Hub prospers. Old Harold is still alive, as far as anyone knows.


Fo1 Hub Bad Ending

Prerequisites: Do not complete the quest to find the missing caravans, complete at least one quest from Decker, or the Master is alive after 140 days.

The Hub disperses before the might of the mutant army and will never recover.


Fo1 Raiders Ending

Destroyed as a fighting force

Prerequisites: Kill Garl and at least eight more raiders, or kill at least thirteen raiders.

Thanks to your persistence, the Raiders are destroyed as an effective fighting force, and disband. None of the Raider survivors are ever heard from again.
  • Fallout 2 and New Vegas establish this ending as canon (although a single Khan survivor, Darion, is found from Vault 15 in Fallout 2, where he is quite influental).

Regroup and terrorize

Prerequisites: Enter the raider camp but don't kill enough raiders for the previous ending.

The Desert Raiders eventually regroup and manage to terrorize small communities in the years following your adventures.

Scourge that lasts for years

Prerequisites: Do not enter the main camp of the Khans.

The Desert Raiders pillage most of the northern parts of New California. They are a scourge that lasts for years, until a rebel army of mutants brings them down.

Vault Dweller

Into the desert

The Vault Dweller leaves Vault 13

Your involvement with the various places and people of the Wasteland is well documented by future historians. Only a single question remained unanswered: What happened to you?

Kill the Overseer

Prerequisites: To do this you must have the Bloody Mess trait. You can get this in character creation or by using the perk Mutate!. Then by the end of the game you must either have low karma, or initiate combat after your talk with Jacoren.

You march into the desert sands, leaving the shattered corpse of the Overseer behind you, never to return to the Vault.

The Overseer lives

Prerequisites: Don't kill Jacoren.

You march into the desert sands, leaving the Vault behind you.


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