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For an overview of lunchboxes in the Fallout series of games, see lunchbox.

The lunchbox is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.


This was a promotional item created by Vault-Tec before the Great War and used in the company's advertisements. With the right schematics, it can be used to make bottlecap mines.

In Fallout 3, a lunchbox can be used to make a bottlecap mine at workbenches.

In Fallout: New Vegas, a lunchbox can be used to make a caravan lunch at campfires or a bottlecap mine at workbenches.


Fallout 3Edit

Lunchboxes may appear randomly as toy or kitchen clutter, as well as in the inventories of "miscellaneous" vendors like Crazy Wolfgang, Knick Knack, Karl, and Seagrave Holmes. There are 121 guaranteed places where they may be found. Some locations with guaranteed lunchboxes are:

  • 9 in Vault-Tec headquarters: Seven in Administration, in a closet in the most northeast location; two on tables in the second-floor cafeteria area in Guest Relations.
  • 7 in Fort Constantine. Four are in Personnel Offices: on a counter in the western dining area, on a counter in the south near a pool table, on the bottom of a rusty shelf in a room slightly north of the center, and on a table in the southeast next to a chessboard. One is in the kitchen of the CO Quarters. Two are in the Launch Control Bunker: one on a desk in the same room with the Fort Constantine Launch Control terminal, and one on a shelf in a room west of the terminal.
  • 5 in Franklin Metro utility: three in the western section, among many other workbench items; one on a table next to the generator; and one in between beds in the abandoned raider camp.
  • 4 in Arlington Library. One in the lobby on the front desk, one in the children's wing in the northeast room; two in the media archive on the northwest second floor in the room with the pool table.
  • 4 in the Warrington station area. Two are in Warrington tunnels, one in the south end of the Metro employee section, on a shelf next to two ammunition boxes; one on the top shelf in a closet in the southwest tunnels past some radioactive barrels. Two more are in Warrington station: one under the desk with the Big Book of Science, and one in Roy Phillips' sleeping quarters, which must be stolen.
  • 4 in L.O.B. Enterprises: one in the main area next to the Pugilism Illustrated; one in the East Wing, on top of a bookshelf across the hall from the CEO's office. Two are in the Archives: one on top of a bookshelf in the northeast room, and one on a table in the southwest dining area.
  • 3 in RobCo facility Offices and Cafeteria: two in the northmost room, one on a pool table, one on an upturned table; one in the kitchen in the west, next to the refrigerator.
  • 3 in the Roosevelt Academy building proper: one in the Headmaster's office, on the desk; one in a room on the ground floor next to a hallway filled with lockers; one on the third floor, next to a rigged terminal.
  • 3 in Minefield: 2 in the Benson house, 1 in the Gibson house.
  • 3 in Mama Dolce's. One in Processed Foods, in the southernmost section next to a couch. Two in Food Distribution, one next to the encrypted Chinese spy terminal, and one on a shelf just west of there.
  • 2 in Arlington House, both by a single bed.
  • 2 in Bethesda ruins Offices West: one on the ground floor northeast, in a doorless tool cabinet above a first aid kit, one on a third floor shelf next to three rigged shotguns.
  • 2 in Corvega factory proper, one on a counter in the east, one on a shelf in the room just north of that.
  • 2 in County sewer mainline, in Gallo's storage closet.
  • 2 in Farragut West station, both on a shelf in the same room with the locked safe.
  • 2 in the raid shack, one in the kitchen, and one on the floor next to a bed and a desk.
  • 2 in Lucky's, which must be stolen.
  • 2 in the National Guard depot entrance, both on desks in the lowest level, toward the north.
  • 2 in the Smith's house, Andale, not considered theft.
  • 2 in Rivet City on the walkway gantry outside the bridge tower, accessed from the southernmost exit hatch on the 1st level of Rivet City security's sleeping quarters.
  • 2 outside in a scavenger's hut north of the Red Racer factory, west of Falls Church Metro.
  • 1 in the sniper shack.
  • 1 in the drainage pipe chamber southeast of relay tower KX-B8-11.
  • 1 in the burnt out bus north of Grisly diner.
  • Gametitle-FO3 TP 5 in the Abandoned apartments in The Pitt Uptown. Two are in the common area near the western exit, and three are in the first floor southeast apartment (in the kitchen, on a dining table, and above the bathtub).
  • Gametitle-FO3 BS 6 in the Mobile base crawler: 3 in the base area on a shelf next to the workbench in the; 2 in the Launch platform base, one in the southwestern storage area, one in the northwest sleeping quarters; 1 in a crate on the bottom floor of the Satellite Control Tower, next to the staircase. A seventh lunchbox can be found on a mail cubby in the interior of the Air control tower.
  • Gametitle-FO3 PL An unlimited supply can be obtained from Kenny in Herzog Mine, as he always sets up a new one to shoot upon the player entering the mine. Three more are on the ground in the path leading to him, and one is on his shelf.
  • Gametitle-FO3 MZ 5 can be found in Mothership Zeta. Two are in the Cargo hold near the food shelves, along with two bottlecap mines. Two are on shelves in the Cryo lab, in the area beneath the cryo pods near the center of the map. One is in the engineering core, inside a crate in the northeast corner of the main hub.

Fallout: New VegasEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

The Fallout 3 Collector's Edition is packaged in a real-world Vault-Tec lunch box. See Fallout 3 promotional items.


See alsoEdit

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