|For an overview of Nuka-Cola, see Nuka-Cola.|
Nuka-Cola Quantum was created in October 2076, with its subsequent inspections performed under the supervision of the Food and Drug Association, and was introduced in the fourth quarter of 2077 as a brand-new flavor of Nuka-Cola, with twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste. It was developed under the code name "Sea Lion", with their plant in Washington, D.C. being the only facility to ever produce the beverage. Nuka-Cola Quantum was officially released to the public at the same time as the Great War, 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.
|Closest map marker||Quantity||Description|
|TV tree near Angry Anaconda||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.|
|Breakheart Banks||1||In the scout tower to the east of the main building in a television stand.|
|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.|
|Concord||1||In the northwest house in the refrigerator on the first floor.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Fort Hagen Command Center||1||Found next to the toolbox containing the Fort Hagen armory password|
|Fort Hagen hangar||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.|
|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, on the ground next to 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|
|Nuka-Cola bottling plant||11||Inside the Quantum section of the bottling plant, near the entrance to the Secure beverageer lab|
|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.|
|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.|
|Ruined radio tower||1||Within the shack’s fridge.|
|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.|
|The Institute||1||In Allie Filmore's quarters.|
|The Mechanist's lair||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.|
|Ticonderoga||2||Both are under the stairs three floors down from the entrance.|
|Weatherby Savings & Loan||1||In a refrigerator on the second floor of an abandoned building directly across the street.|
|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.|
|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 will respawn in areas after being picked up.
- 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.
- Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's Project terminal, 10-20-2076 JCB
- 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)
- 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)
- "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)[clarification needed]
- 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)
- Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; Current Project Status, Sea Lion
- 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)