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New York City was a pre-War city in the United States.


New York was the location of the United Nations headquarters before it was disbanded on July 26, 2052.[1]

Gametitle-FBThe following is based on the Fallout Bible and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

In 2065, a nuclear reactor, struggling to power the population of seventeen million people, went supercritical for a period of about five minutes. While there was no explosion, the NYC incident coined the term "hot summer" for a heat-related electrical overload on nuclear systems. The event mandates power rationing throughout the city. [2]

Gametitle-FBEnd of information based on the Fallout Bible.

During the Great War, the city was affected by nuclear strikes.[3][4]



New York City is mentioned in the Fallout Bible 0, in a Capitol Post article about the disbanding of the United Nations, and Wall Street, a district of NYC is mentioned in the People's Republic of America Radio broadcast in Fallout 3. It is also mentioned in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money, as well as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, with the Statue of Liberty making a cameo appearance in the Atomic Command game. It is also mentioned in the Fallout 76 update Wastelanders

Behind the scenesEdit

  • New York City is a real world city and the most populous in the United States.
  • During the early planning of Fallout 4, New York was discussed as a possible location for the game, and a design document was produced by Emil Pagliarulo with this idea in mind. The developers instead chose Boston as the location for the game, but have kept the design document on file.[8]



  1. Capitol Post terminal entries#United Nations Disbanded!
  2. Fallout Bible 0 June 2065: "Due to enormous demands for electricity in the summer of 2065, a nuclear reactor in New York City almost goes critical. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to the New York incident."
  3. Civil Alert System Broadcast: "This morning, Saturday, October 23rd, authorities detected that a nuclear attack had commenced against the United States. The following cities affected include, but are not limited to: Washington, DC; New York; Philadelphia; and Boston."
  4. War games
  5. Dean Domino's dialogue Line 240-241: "And me? I've had prime billing in Europe, New York... and this gig doesn't feel like that. Don't get me wrong, I can hold an audience, conduct a score from the rooftops, but I'm guessing I'm the odd man out in this whole heist."
  6. Resident: "Where are you from originally?"
    Johnny Weston: "I don't like talking about it, but I know you'll keep it secret. My dad was military. I saw army bases all over the country as a kid. When the bombs dropped, I was a bum. A failed actor, living on the streets in New York City. My parents never approved of acting for all the reasons you'd expect from a family with strong military tradition. Anyway, that's the story I'm telling you. You can decide for yourself if it's true."
  7. Herald editorial on Allegheny Asylum
  8. The History of Bethesda Game Studios, at 1:09:00.
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