| ||For an overview of Nuka-Cola Quantum in the Fallout series of games, see Nuka-Cola Quantum.|
In 2077, a new version called Nuka-Cola Quantum was introduced. According to the advertisements, it had twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste. To make it stand out more on the shelves and to give it an extra kick, the Quantum included a mild radioactive strontium isotope (and an eighteenth fruit flavor - pomegranate). The effect was a drink that not only boosted your energy, but also glowed with a bright blue light. While no ill effects were recorded by the Food and Drug Administration, the isotope also caused the drinker's urine to glow for almost a week.
Reports that can be obtained in the Nuka-Cola plant show that product development had not been without failures and casualties. All of the testers of the first batch died soon after consumption. The company found a suitable isotope in strontium-90 after replacing the previous strontium-85 isotope, citing the "synthesis process too costly." The product was made in small experimental groups, which were then sent out around Washington, D.C. for feedback. Unfortunately, while the product was being sent out for response, some of the packages were caught out in the Great War.
Nuka-Cola Quantum was 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 and the Mojave Wasteland, however.
The Quantum substance had originally been created as a secret weapon under the research of the Doctor Rex Meacham, sponsored by the army. He managed to finish the project before his death, soon after the bombs dropped.
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.
- Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant - Near the back of the factory floor behind a Skill locked 1 door.
- One can be found in the cafeteria area of Mount Blair.
- Can be purchased from Bubbles, upstairs in the Whitespring Resort.
- Reliably found at the western entrance of the Whitespring Resort, on a balcony with two skeletons having a picnic.
- One can be found at the Eta Psi House at Fraternity Row, inside the basement's Nuka-Cola room.
- Can be found randomly in Nuka-Cola machines.