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Nuka-Cola Quantum is a consumable in Fallout 76.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Nuka-Cola Quantum 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.[1][2]

The origins of this soda were unlike anything the Nuka-Cola Corporation had devised before: The beverageers of Nuka-World were signed over to the Army Research Laboratory's Weapon and Material division to develop biological and chemical weapons for the United States military as part of Project Cobalt. After months and months of work on several isotopes of strontium,[3] the team discovered the isotope strontium-90 that could weaponize anything in the military's arsenal but could also act as an additive to make a new cola flavor glow, similar to Nuka-Cola Quartz and Victory.[4] In fact, the isotope was so high energy that the beverage it would be added to effectively became sterilized, killing any bacteria with which it came in contact.[5] The designation of the strontium sample, Q4N7-UM, resulted in the isotope being named Quantum by its creator, Rex Meacham.[6]

The isotope was processed into an additive safe for human consumption by another beverageer, Ruth Leavitt.[7] The Quantum additive was mixed into the new flavor which featured an eighteenth fruit flavor: pomegranate.[8]

Of course, using a radioactive additive in a soft drink brought the expected dangers, even with the beverageer's expertise.[9] Reports in the Arlington, VA Nuka-Cola plant show that product development had not been without failures and casualties.[10] The first few trials of Nuka-Cola Quantum were ultimately fatal, but isotope CCE774 only resulted in dizziness and other mild side effects, allowing it to enter production for limited focus groups on the East Coast.[11] Pilot programs in Washington, D.C. indicated that the new flavor was going to take the market by storm.[12] The Food and Drug Administration did not record any effects that would force a recall, except for one minor side-effect: The isotope in Nuka-Cola Quantum caused the drinker's urine to glow.[13][14]

Nuka-Cola Quantum was officially released to the public the same day the bombs dropped: October 23, 2077. Because of this, Nuka-Cola Quantum is incredibly rare in the wasteland, with many bottles found in trucks that were shipping the product, ravaged by the bombs. It is more common in the Commonwealth and West Virginia than in the Capital Wasteland, however. At least in the Commonwealth, there were special "pre-release" shipments delivered to certain grocers and restaurants, accounting for its greater availability. The Whitespring Resort also received early-release shipments, which are sold by Bubbles, the Nuka-Cola vendor.[15]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

A clear bottle with glowing blue liquid inside (achieved through the use of the radioactive isotope Strontium-90). Upon consumption, it restores 200 Hit Points as well as 100 Action Points but confers 10 points of Radiation.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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)
  2. "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, shipping foreman
  3. Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; Current Project Status, Sea Lion
  4. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's project terminal, 10-20-2076 JCB
  5. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Bottling plant staff terminal, Grand Reopening
  6. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Beverageer's terminal, Compound: Q4N7-UM
  7. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Beverageer's terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987120: "Meacham RMNC-0987120 As far as our new soft drink went, I decided to call it "Quantum." To keep Dr. Leavitt from quitting the team, I put her in charge of that project while Bennell and Medford continued working on Project Cobalt. We had the boys over at the laboratory in Washington D.C. lend us a hand with the live subject testing. Isotopes CE770 and CE772 were close, but caused all sorts of problems with the test subjects. But when we hit CE774, it was that eureka moment we were waiting for. No deaths, only a few mild cases of dizziness and other benign side-effects. A new flavor was born."
  8. 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)
  9. Bradberton's office terminal entries; Bradberton's terminal, Incoming Mail KL332NWC
  10. Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; Research terminal
  11. World of Refreshment terminal entries; Beverageer's terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987120
  12. World of Refreshment terminal entries; beverageer's terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987129
  13. The Lone Wanderer: "Wait, did you say it has an isotope in it? As in it's radioactive?"
    Sierra Petrovita: "Oh no, only ever-so-mildly! No ill effects were ever recorded. Well, it does have the unique property of making your... ummm... your pee glow."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  14. Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries; Current Project Status, Sea Lion
  15. Bubbles: "Exclusive to The Whitespring: Early-release bottles of the newest cola sensation: Nuka-Cola Quantum!"
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