This ancient experimental nuclear reactor was originally built for the Commonwealth Institute of Technology before the war. Over the years, the Institute advanced the technology, made a great many improvements, and are finally nearly ready to activate it in 2287, with the goal of achieving energy independence and this the ability to sequester themselves from the surface world indefinitely.
The reactor is a straightforward affair. It consists of old CIT underground infrastructure adapted by the Institute for their own use. The first room contains auxiliary generators, with a long corridor leading to the control room. The control room connects through a narrow corridor to the locker room where CIT engineers once prepared for work on the reactor. The main room is centered on the tokamak fusion reactor sitting against the far end wall, with catwalks and jury-rigged Institute gear surrounding it.
When fighting against the Institute, the entire area is the final gauntlet, with elite Gen2 synths posted as a last-ditch defense against the attackers.
The Institute reactor appears only in Fallout 4.
- ↑ The Sole Survivor: "Can you tell me more about this reactor?"
Shaun: "Certainly. It was originally built for the Commonwealth Institute of Technology before the war, but was only for testing. Over the years we've advanced the technology, made a great many improvements, and are finally nearly ready to activate it. The reactor is close to ready, but recent tests have determined we have a few tasks ahead of us. Thus, we come to Phase Three. And to how you will help."