Overviews per game

The locations in the post-nuclear United States of America form the backdrop in which the events of the Fallout series occur.


See also: Communities
JES Commonwealths

The pre-War United States was comprised of thirteen commonwealths, created in 1969,[1] acting as an intermediate level of governance between the state and federal governments. Intended to help create legislation broad enough to benefit states with common regional concerns, but narrow enough not to affect those with dissimilar interests or political cultures.[2]

Following the Great War, the commonwealths disintegrated into what became known as the wasteland. When land across the country eventually became less radiated and more habitable, survivors reestablished settlements and began new post-War lives, with their namesakes found on signage remnants along long-abandoned roadways.


Commonwealth Former states Gameworld Game(s)
Columbia Commonwealth Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia Capital Wasteland
Point Lookout
Gametitle-FO3 Gametitle-FO3 PL
East Central Commonwealth Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee None None
Eastern Commonwealth West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York The Pitt
Gametitle-FO3 TP Gametitle-FO76
Four States Commonwealth Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico Zion Canyon Gametitle-FNV HH
Gulf Commonwealth Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida None None
Great Midwest Commonwealth Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan None None
New England Commonwealth Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut Commonwealth
Far Harbor
Gametitle-FO4 Gametitle-FO4 FH
Northern Commonwealth Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota None None
Northwest Commonwealth Washington, Northern California, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska Anchorage Gametitle-FO3 OA
Plains Commonwealth Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma None None
Southeast Commonwealth Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina None None
Southwest Commonwealth Nevada, Southern California, Hawaii New California
Mojave Wasteland
Gametitle-FO1 Gametitle-FO2 Gametitle-FNV
Texas Commonwealth Texas, Arkansas None None


Main article: List of vaults

The vaults are a series of survival shelters designed by Vault-Tec Corporation on contract with the U.S. government to protect a selected portion of the United States population from a nuclear holocaust. The government commissioned 122 vaults as part of Project Safehouse, seen throughout the continental United States.

Locations based on real placesEdit

Columbia CommonwealthEdit

Capital WastelandEdit

East Central CommonwealthEdit

Eastern CommonwealthEdit


Four States CommonwealthEdit

Zion CanyonEdit

Great Midwest CommonwealthEdit

New England CommonwealthEdit

The CommonwealthEdit

Northwest CommonwealthEdit

Plains CommonwealthEdit

Southeast CommonwealthEdit

Southwest CommonwealthEdit

Mojave WastelandEdit

New CaliforniaEdit

Texas CommonwealthEdit


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