Gwen McNamara is the overseer of Vault 81 in the Commonwealth in 2287.


Gwen McNamara is the current overseer of Vault 81, in charge of the everything that goes on in the vault. As Austin Engill will communicate to the player during the Vault 81 Tour, Gwen has the final say in all judicial matters within the vault. While it is not known exactly how Gwen came to become the overseer of Vault 81, it can be assumed that she chose to take on the position herself since certain vault dwellers can be heard speaking of how Gwen "knew what she was getting into."

Before the arrival of the Sole Survivor, Gwen was forced to decide to allow Commonwealth traders into the vault and, as a result, the staff have been ordered to pull double shifts to keep the vault operational.

While Gwen is healthy today, medical records indicate that she once had childhood bronchitis that resulted in respiratory infections. She was prescribed a steroidal anti-inflammatory inhaler for emergency use.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
This character starts quests.

Vault 81

Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.

Hole in the Wall

Other interactionsEdit

Upon arrival to Vault 81, Gwen will communicate to the player character via intercom from inside of the vault. She will then allow the Sole Survivor to enter the vault in exchange for fusion cores or by passing a speech check.



Gwen McNamara appears only in Fallout 4.

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