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Background[edit | edit source]
Standardized fusion cores are a high-grade, long-term nuclear battery used for military and commercial applications before the Great War. Used by civilians to power a multitude of devices, from automobiles, to generators, the military instead used them for warfare, supplying power armor and some Gatling laser models with energy. Standard core interfaces were developed across the board to allow for power armor frames to use cores salvaged from weapons or generators. The fusion core also can be hooked up to certain melee weapons via jumper cables. A specialized variant of the fusion core was developed for use in certain plasma weapons.
Another benefit is that cores can be set to overload, for use as improvised explosives or to deny a power armor suit to the enemy by destroying it.
Variants[edit | edit source]
Standard core[edit | edit source]
The standard fusion core, used in weapons, power armors, and generators.
Ultracite core[edit | edit source]
A standard core augmented with ultracite technology, this core can only be used in conjunction with a weapon adapted using the same technology, like ultracite Gatling laser.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Sole Survivor: "I'll help if I can."
Preston Garvey: " "
Sturges: " "
(Preston Garvey's and Sturges' dialogue)
- Berkeley Springs terminals; Dr. Barnaby's Terminal, Medical Notes 10.31.77
- The Sole Survivor: "What're you looking for again?"
Preston Garvey: " "
(Preston Garvey's dialogue)
- Sturges: "That armor may be old, but it's got a standard interface. Just jack the Fusion Core in."
- Electro-Fusion modification for the Hatchet
- Plasma core in Fallout 76
- The Sole Survivor: “The damage... it's deliberate. They set the fusion cores in their armor to overload. That's what caused the blast. But why?”
Spoken during The Lost Patrol