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For an overview of flares in the Fallout series, see flare.
Gametitle-VBThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The flare is a weapon that was to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It also appears in the Van Buren tech demo game files.


Flares can come in handy in low-light situations. If you throw one, any targets standing in the vicinity of the flare are treated as if in daylight, making them a lot easier to hit with ranged attacks if darkness is causing a penalty to your accuracy.

Making aimed shots at the eyes of enemies in power armor can blind or even kill them instantaneously, making the flare a cheap and deadly weapon.


  • While it doesn't appear in the Van Buren tech demo, it is still present in the game files and as such, can be spawned with the console command CreateEntity WeaponsFlare.wea.
  • Eddie Galenski[1]


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