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The General Atomics factory is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287.[1]


There is a set of doors on the bottom floor leading to the QA Department. This area is accessible via a terminal next to the doors. Once inside, the player character will be identified as a nurse robot entering the area to test. This starts a small puzzle that can be completed to open a safe at the end of the hall.

Notable lootEdit

  • Tesla Science Magazine - On a desk in the northwest corner of the second floor. From the entrance, go straight ahead to the staircase, and it's in the office at the back of this room, directly above the building entrance.
  • The General Atomics ID card, needed for the galleria - On a desk in an office on the second floor, behind an Expert locked door, underneath a battered clipboard next to Kincaid's terminal. From the entrance, go up the staircase and the office is the first door on the right. There is an alternate route into the room through the missing wall on the second floor above the assembly line.
  • Complete Giddyup Buttercup in the third room of the Quality Assurance department.

Related questsEdit


When at this location companions make comments, these comments are activated at the quality assurance test chamber:

Location comments
Character Comment
Cait "Now if they could teach these things to sing "Sweet Rosie O'Grady," I'd be impressed."
Codsworth "Nothing like quality assurance testing. Guaranteeing the finest products in the nation."
Curie "What were they testing here?"
Danse "When these things learn how to program each other, that's where the trouble begins."
Deacon "And people wonder why all the robots around are nuts. Garbage in, garbage out."
John Hancock "The finest robot slaves money could buy."
Nick Valentine "And this is where they taught the puppets to dance."
Piper Wright "Huh. They actually tried to train Mister Handy's. Could've fooled me."
Preston Garvey "This must be where they tested the robots."
Robert MacCready "Looks like some kind of robot training camp or something."
X6-88 "It seems likely that the robots at Graygarden were produced here."


The General Atomics factory appears only in Fallout 4.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone The unmarked quest Quality Assurance at this location has a number of bugs which occur if it is not completed upon your first visit. It is strongly recommended to complete this quest before leaving the factory.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone Just before entering the test area in the QA department, there are some radioactive barrels on the left. The two white roller doors to the left of the barrels can both be opened, but there is only a void behind them. Entering the void will cause the player character to fall out of the map for a moment, then reappear at the main entrance to the building.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone On the third floor of the building, there is a terminal locked with Expert security near the working generator which will show nothing at all after being unlocked.[verified]



  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p. 513: "As civil unrest heightened across the country, General Atomics moved their focus away from this factory, which specialized in creating Ms. Nanny units for child care. A General Atomics nuclear reactor powers the facility to the current day. While the production equipment has since degraded with no one around to repair it, the Quality Assurance Department remains functional."
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