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Nuka-Cola Quantum is a consumable soft drink in Fallout 4.


Nuka-Cola Quantum was created in October 2076 by the Beverageer Division at Nuka-World. It was a byproduct of Project Cobalt, which began in 2076 when Nuka-Cola Corporation engaged in weapons research under U.S. military sponsorship.[1][2] The team found that a strontium-90 isotope derivative, originally developed for military ordnance, created a bright blue glow that worked well as a food additive when adjusted for consumption. The lead Beverageer, Rex Meacham, gave the new drink formula its distinctive name.[3][4]

Live testing of the drink, codenamed "Sea Lion," occurred at other regional facilities. Experimentation with other isotopes showed that none worked as effectively or as safely as strontium-90.[5] Initial testing with the drink led to significant health problems and even deaths among taste testers, but waivers allowed the company to avoid litigation and adjustments created a final product with only mild side effects.[6][7] It ultimately passed inspections supervised by the "Food and Drug Association"[8] and was marketed in the fourth quarter of 2077 as a new flavor of Nuka-Cola with "Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste!"[9][10][11] The flavor itself was modified via an 18th ingredient: pomegranate fruit flavoring.[12] However, Quantum's appearance and the added isotope were controversial, and the public was divided on the drink.[13] It was released as part of a limited test run, and only the Nuka-Cola plant in Washington, D.C. produced it at a commercial scale before the Great War.[14] Nuka-Cola Quantum was officially released to the public at the same time as the Great War,[citation needed] and so the soda is incredibly rare in the wasteland, with many bottles found in trucks that were shipping the product.


A clear bottle with glowing blue liquid inside (achieved through the use of the radioactive isotope Strontium-90.) Like the other Nuka-Cola variants in the Commonwealth, it has a "fat" body and "fins" on the bottom of the bottle that makes it resemble a bomb or mini nuke. Unlike the original Nuka-Cola, Quantum does not have a circular label.


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Nuka-Cola variants
Image Name HP Restore AP Boost Effect Rads Weight Value Addiction Recipe Form ID
Nuka-mix Ice cold Newka-Cola
Nuka-World (add-on)
250 75 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502AF
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Berry
Nuka-World (add-on)
250 75 -528 1 20 No Yes xx0502A9
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Bombdrop
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 STR +1,END +1,AGI +1 0 1 20 Yes Yes xx0502AC
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Buzz
Nuka-World (add-on)
40 150 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502B2
Nuka Cherry Ice cold Nuka-Cherry 75 35 5 1 40 No Yes 00178B24
Nuka-Cide Ice cold Nuka-Cide
Nuka-World (add-on)
1800 360 Max AP +20, max HP +50, Radiation Resistance +35, Carry Weight +35 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502B4
Fallout4 Nuka Cola Ice cold Nuka-Cola 45 20 5 1 20 No Yes 00178B23
Nuka-Cola Dark Ice cold Nuka-Cola Dark
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 STR +1, END +1, PER -1 0 1 50 Yes Yes xx02EDA9
Nuka-Cola Orange Ice cold Nuka-Cola Orange
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 50 Radiation Resistance +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx02EDAD
Fallout4 Nuka Cola Quantum Ice cold Nuka-Cola Quantum 650 125 5 1 50 No Yes 00178B25
Fo4NW Nuka-Cola Quartz Ice cold Nuka-Cola Quartz
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 360 15 1 20 No Yes xx02EDAF
Fo4NW Nuka-Cola Victory Ice cold Nuka-Cola Victory
Nuka-World (add-on)
1020 0 15 1 40 No Yes xx02EDB0
Nuka-Cola Wild Ice cold Nuka-Cola Wild
Nuka-World (add-on)
30 10 5 1 20 No Yes xx02EDB1
Nuka-Cooler Ice cold Nuka-Cooler
Nuka-World (add-on)
1800 350 Max AP +20, max HP +50 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502D5
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Fancy
Nuka-World (add-on)
130 125 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502B7
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Free
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 0 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502BA
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Frutti
Nuka-World (add-on)
250 75 Radiation Resistance +25 -500 1 20 No Yes xx0502BD
Nuka-Grape Ice cold Nuka-Grape
Nuka-World (add-on)
130 75 -400 1 20 No Yes xx02EDAB
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Hearty
Nuka-World (add-on)
200 50 Carry Weight +35 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502C0
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Lixir
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 0 Damage Resistance +35, Radiation Resistance +30 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502C3
Nuka-Love Ice cold Nuka-Love
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 300 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502C6
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Power
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 Carry Weight +60 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502C9
Nuka-Punch Ice cold Nuka-Punch
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 50 Max AP +10, max HP +30 -540 1 20 No Yes xx0502CC
Nuka-Ray Ice cold Nuka-Ray
Nuka-World (add-on)
1200 0 Radiation Resistance +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502CF
Nuka-Rush Ice cold Nuka-Rush
Nuka-World (add-on)
1200 50 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502D2
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Sunrise
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 75 Radiation Resistance +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502D8
Nuka-mix Ice cold Nuka-Twin
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 50 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502DB
Nuka-Void Ice cold Nuka-Void
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 Carry Weight +25, max HP +30, max AP +10 0 1 20 No Yes xx0502DE
Nuka-Xtreme Ice cold Nuka-Xtreme
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 Max AP +10, max HP +30 -600 1 20 No Yes xx0502E1
Nuka-mix Newka-Cola
Nuka-World (add-on)
200 50 0 1 20 No Yes xx030EFF
Nuka-mix Nuka-Berry
Nuka-World (add-on)
200 50 -500 1 20 No Yes xx030EFD
Nuka-mix Nuka-Bombdrop
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 STR +1, END +1, AGI +1 0 1 20 Yes Yes xx03B8B4
Nuka-mix Nuka-Buzz
Nuka-World (add-on)
35 125 0 1 20 No Yes xx030F02
Nuka Cherry Nuka-Cherry 50 25 5 1 40 No Comp. 00048360
Nuka-Cide Nuka-Cide
Nuka-World (add-on)
1200 300 Max AP +20, max HP +50, Radiation Resistance +35, Carry Weight +35 0 1 20 No Yes xx030EF6
Fallout4 Nuka Cola Nuka-Cola 20 10 5 1 20 No Comp. 0004835D
Nuka-Cola Dark Nuka-Cola Dark
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 STR +1, END +1, PER -1 0 1 50 Yes Comp. xx024536
Nuka-Cola Orange Nuka-Cola Orange
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 50 Radiation Resistance +25 0 1 24 No Comp. xx02453A
Fallout4 Nuka Cola Quantum Nuka-Cola Quantum 400 100 5 1 50 No Comp. 0004835F
Fo4NW Nuka-Cola Quartz Nuka-Cola Quartz
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 240 15 1 40 No Comp. xx024538
Fo4NW Nuka-Cola Victory Nuka-Cola Victory
Nuka-World (add-on)
840 0 15 1 40 No Comp. xx024544
Nuka-Cola Wild Nuka-Cola Wild
Nuka-World (add-on)
20 20 5 1 20 No Comp. xx02453D
Nuka-Cooler Nuka-Cooler
Nuka-World (add-on)
1200 349 Max AP +20, max HP +50 5 1 20 No Yes xx030EFA
Nuka-mix Nuka-Fancy
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 100 0 1 20 No Yes xx030F01
Nuka-mix Nuka-Free
Nuka-World (add-on)
130 0 0 1 20 No Yes xx042C39
Nuka-mix Nuka-Frutti
Nuka-World (add-on)
200 50 Radiation Resistance +25 -500 1 20 No Yes xx03B8B3
Nuka-Grape Nuka-Grape
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 50 -400 1 20 No Comp. xx024534
Nuka-mix Nuka-Hearty
Nuka-World (add-on)
150 50 Carry Weight +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx042C3D
Nuka-mix Nuka-Lixir
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 0 Radiation Resistance +25, Damage Resistance +35 0 1 20 No Yes xx042C41
Nuka-Love Nuka-Love
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 300 0 1 20 No Yes xx030EFC
Nuka-mix Nuka-Power
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 Carry Weight +60 0 1 20 No Yes xx030EFE
Nuka-Punch Nuka-Punch
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 50 Max AP +10, max HP +30 -500 1 20 No Yes xx030EF7
Nuka-Ray Nuka-Ray
Nuka-World (add-on)
999 0 Radiation Resistance +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx03B8B2
Nuka-Rush Nuka-Rush
Nuka-World (add-on)
999 40 0 1 20 No Yes xx030EF8
Nuka-mix Nuka-Sunrise
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 50 Radiation Resistance +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx042C43
Nuka-mix Nuka-Twin
Nuka-World (add-on)
100 50 0 1 20 No Yes xx030F00
Nuka-Void Nuka-Void
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 Max AP +10, max HP +30, Carry Weight +25 0 1 20 No Yes xx030EFB
Nuka-Xtreme Nuka-Xtreme
Nuka-World (add-on)
0 0 Max AP +10, max HP +30 -500 1 20 No Yes xx030EF9


Closest map marker Quantity Description
TV tree near Angry AnacondaNuka-World (add-on) 2 On a nearby tree adorned with TVs. One is on a TV hanging from the tree, while the other is at the base of the tree.
Bradberton Amphitheater Nuka-World (add-on) 1 South of the entrance, under the counter with the cash registers.
Bradberton's office Nuka-World (add-on) 3 In the vault room, on a table near Bradberton. The other two on a display case at the top of the stairs and one in the vault.
Breakheart Banks 1 In the scout tower to the east of the main building in a television stand.
Bunker Hill 1 In a vending machine, against a building to the south.
Charlestown laundry 1 On a desk behind a Novice-locked door.
Chestnut Hillock Reservoir 1 Held by a skeleton in a bathtub on the east shore by a building with a fireplace.
Cambridge Polymer Labs 2 In a Nuka-Cola machine in the kitchen in the southeast.
Concord 1 In the northwest house in the refrigerator on the first floor.
Corvega assembly plant 1 On a steel beam in a ruined house to the west, near the overpass with Ricky Dalton.
Diamond City 9 Two are in Kellogg's house, in the hidden room. Two are in the Cooke residence, on the tables on the second floor. Two are around Power Noodles, on the counters. One is in the Dugout Inn, on the shelves behind the bar. One is in Polly's house at Choice Chops, on an end table opposite the entrance. One is outside Sheng Kawolski's house, on the metal shelves to the left of the entrance.
Drumlin Diner 1 In a vending machine in a truck with a container to the south.
Eden Meadows Cinemas Far Harbor (add-on) 1 In a Nuka-Cola machine in the employees shack behind the screen.
Employee tunnels 2 In the pipe leading to the secure beverageer lab, in a wooden crate in the small alcove with the Novice-locked terminal.
Egret Tours Marina 1 Found in the diner at the end of the pier.
Federal ration stockpile 3 Two are on the shelves with the pre-War foods, and the third is on a dresser in Red Tourette's room further back into the area.
Fizztop Grille Nuka-World (add-on) 3 Two on a bed in a diner directly southwest of the grille. Another one behind a counter in the grille.
Fort Hagen Command Center 1 Found next to the toolbox containing the Fort Hagen armory password
Fort Hagen hangar Automatron (add-on) 1 In the generator room next to a terminal.
Four Leaf fishpacking plant 1 In a room at the top floor in the northwest corner, near the door to the chem lab.
Fraternal Post 115 1 In the room across from Dead Eye on a shelf.
Fun House Nuka-World (add-on) 2 One is in the hypno halls, in the dead end with the dead raider and caps stash. The other is in the topsy turvy room, behind the door on the ceiling.
Gibson Point Pier 1 In the Drumlin Diner, on a shelf to the left.
Goodneighbor 1 Behind the bar inside The Third Rail.
Gunners plaza 1 On the first floor in a blue crate on a bench, next to the elevator.
Gwinnett Brewery 1 Behind the plywood in the reception area.
HalluciGen, Inc. 1 In the southeast basement, in the same room as the Gunner commander.
Hubris Comics 1 On the second floor in the break room to the southeast, in a Nuka-Cola machine.
Irish Pride Industries shipyard 1 On the table in the break room near the western entrance; may instead be a Nuka-Cherry.
Lexington 1 On a small area of highway just outside the city at the front of a bus near the driver's skeleton. This highway is traversed during the quest "Tradecraft."
Mahkra Fishpacking 1 In the back of the blue trailer in the middle of the factory, in a crate next to a dead body beside a live frag mine.
Mass Pike Tunnel west 2 Both are at the south side’s wooden structure, under a metallic end table.
Mass Fusion building 1 At the top of a high rise building near the Mass Fusion tower with a skeleton. A jet pack is needed to get it.
Medical Center metro 2 One is down the stairs in a basket next to a vending machine, and the second can be found inside a stroller in the gentleman's bathroom.
Medford Memorial Hospital 1 On the second floor, west balcony, on the ground between a bench and the south wall near two Nuka-Cola machines.
Milton General Hospital 1 In the basement next to a broken terminal, in a narrow computer-filled room just above the morgue.
Morton residence Nuka-World (add-on) 1 In the hands of a skeleton on the bed.
The Nucleus Far Harbor (add-on) 1 Part of a shrine in the west area.
Nuka-Cola bottling plant 1 On the eastern part of the roof, held by a skeleton in the small cabin.
Nuka-Galaxy Nuka-World (add-on) 1 Next to a safe on a table in a metal sort of corner shack along the rails.
Nuka-World power plant Nuka-World (add-on) 2 One in the upstairs office, on the desk with the employee terminal, the other on a broken mainframe terminal in the northeast section.
Old Corner Bookstore 1 In an enamel bucket by the front counter.
Park Street station 1 At the end of the tracks in a pile of rubble, being held by a skeleton.
Peabody house 1 Inside the fridge located in the living room. It must be stolen even if the related quest, Kid in a Fridge, has been completed.
Pickman Gallery 2 Both are in a box on a pipe bridge in the underground tunnels.
Public works maintenence area 1 In the sewer section, in a blue plastic crate in a southern alcove.
Quincy ruins 1 Next to Clint's terminal on the highway above the ruins.
Quincy Quarries 1 On top of a wooden target practice plank on the east end of the irradiated pool of water.
Red Rocket truck stop 1 In a fridge in a house to the southeast.
Ruined radio towerFar Harbor_(add-on) 1 Within the shack's fridge.
Secure beverageer lab Nuka-World (add-on) 2 One is in the research room, on the table next to the Beverageer's terminal. The other is in the firing range, on the table next to the weapons workbench.
Settlements 3* Up to three can be sold by food and drink vendors, most notable in level 3 restaurants.
Shaw High School 2 Both are on the floor between an angled Nuka-Cola vending machine and a green trash can in the northwest stairwell.
Spectacle Island 2 Both are in a broken fridge in a wrecked underwater house just off the southwest coast.
Starlight Drive In 1 Inside the locked storage room behind the screen.
Super Duper Mart 2 Both are in the open freezer case through the right doorway off the front entrance.
The Dig 2 Both are in a crate above a four-way junction in the pipeline along the western path to the brewery.
Institute concourse 1 In Allie Filmore's quarters, on a dresser.
The Mechanist's lairAutomatron (add-on) 5 One is near the entrance in a locker, just past the initial security doors. The second is just outside the quality control area, on the ground near an Eat-o-tronic. The third is in the quality control area, on the ground near the chief engineer's terminal. The fourth and fifth are in the facilities wing, in a crate on the ledge to the left by the descending ramp near the entrance, near a Jangles the Moon Monkey and a clapping cymbal monkey playing the video game "Pong" on a console.
The Prydwen 1 On the main deck, lower catwalk.
The Shamrock Taphouse 2 Both are on the shelf in the large double-door storage room behind the bar.
Starport Nuka Nuka-World (add-on) 1 On the first floor, in a display case.
Ticonderoga 2 Both are under the stairs three floors down from the entrance.
USS Constitution 1 In the house directly to the west, first floor in an open fridge.
Vault-Tec: Among the Stars Nuka-World (add-on) 1 In the monitoring room next to the main office, behind a Master-locked door.
Weatherby Savings & Loan 1 In a refrigerator on the second floor of an abandoned building directly across the street.
Welcome Center Nuka-World (add-on) 1 In the replicator area, on a cabinet to the right of the green steamer trunk.
West Everett Estates 2 One is inside a fridge near the recording computer, and a second in a box on the bunker's table.
Wilson Atomatoys corporate HQ 1 Under a chair in the cinema room on the third floor, near the collapsed lobby.
World of Refreshment Nuka-World (add-on) 11 Inside the Quantum section of the bottling plant, near the entrance to the Secure beverageer lab
Yangtze 1 Next to the bunk of a dead crew member in the crew quarters.


  • In Fallout 4, Nuka-Cola Quantum replenishes a large number of Hit Points for a drink.
  • Vault-Tec lunchboxes have a chance of spawning a Nuka-Cola Quantum when opened. This chance is higher when opening a Nuka-Cola lunchbox because it draws from a smaller item pool.
  • Nuka-Cola Quantum can be put into Buddy through the "I'll take a beer" dialogue option to produce ice cold Nuka-Cola Quantum 12 hours later, despite not being a beer.
  • Unlike in Fallout 3, Nuka-Cola Quantum in Fallout 4 will respawn in areas after being picked up. Also unlike in Fallout 3, Nuka-Cola Quantum in Fallout 4 is non-addictive.
    • Nuka-Cola Quantum was originally supposed to be addictive in Fallout 4, but it was cut from the game.
  • Although the Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries in Fallout 3 state that Quantum was a test in DC before bringing it to the market, the Nuka-Cola bottling plant in Nuka-World also produced Quantum for the park. This is how it ended up in the Commonwealth.
  • The color of Nuka-Cola Quantum in Fallout 4 is different from its color in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, where it has more of a purple tint.

Behind the scenes[]

In 2015/2016, a real-world version of Nuka-Cola Quantum was made by the Jones Soda Company and was sold in limited quantities at Target stores in the U.S. on the day Fallout 4 was released. However, it was merely repackaged bottles of Jones' existing Berry Lemonade. This marks the second time a real-world form of Nuka-Cola was produced. The first was a drinkable regular Nuka-Cola, which was a promotional item during the 2008 E3 conference.



  1. Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; research terminal, Company Announcement
  2. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's Project terminal, Project Cobalt
  3. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Beverageer's terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987115
  4. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Beverageer's terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987129
  5. Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; Current Project Status, Sea Lion
  6. Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; research terminal, Quantum Progress Report 0067
  7. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's terminal, Outgoing Mail JCB800NWC
  8. Lone Wanderer:"Glowing pee? That sounds like dangerous stuff!"
    Sierra Petrovita: "Oh no! Not at all! Nuka-Cola Quantum was made under the supervision of the Food and Drug Association. They would NEVER let harmful products end up in stores!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  9. World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  10. The Lone Wanderer: "What do you know about Nuka-Cola Quantum?"
    Milo: "This product is the pinnacle of taste sensation. Seventeen fruit flavors and that signature cola taste blend to form the perfect refreshing soft drink. With its new Strontium additive, its got that unique kick to keep you on your toes."
    (Milo's dialogue)
  11. The Lone Wanderer:"Quantum? Never heard of it before."
    Sierra Petrovita: "Well, right before the bombs fell, the good folks at Nuka-Cola developed what they hoped was an improvement on the original formula. Calling it Nuka-Cola Quantum, it was said to have 'Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste!'"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  12. The Lone Wanderer: "That stuff sounds absolutely revolting."
    Sierra Petrovita: "On the contrary! The secret ingredient was an eighteenth fruit flavor which added just a hint of pomegranate. Top that with a specially engineered isotope to boost the energy output and you have the perfect refresher for a hot summer day!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  13. The Lone Wanderer: "So, what went wrong?"
    Sierra Petrovita: "Well, the flavor certainly wasn't the issue. The public was just split on the unique feature of the Quantum's appearance. You see, to make it stand out on store shelves and to give it that extra kick, the formula called for a mild isotope. The effect was a drink that not only boosted your energy, but also glowed with a bright blue light!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  14. Lone Wanderer:"What do you know about the Nuka-Cola Bottling Facility?"
    Sierra Petrovita: "Well, the D.C. Facility was like their main factory just before the bombs fell. All the research they did was performed there. It was the only facility to ever produce Quantum. They were in a test market mode, and they would have expanded production if the drink caught on. Too bad they didn't, otherwise Quantum would be as plentiful as regular Nuka-Cola."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)