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Overload reactor core was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios. It was located in B.O.M.B.-001.[1]


Overloading the reactor core will cause the emergency launch protocol to kick in and five minutes later, the station to blow up.


The PC can try to access the reactor computer that sits next to the Reactor Core. Once accessed, the player, if his Science skill is high enough (> 100), can program the reactor to overload. Once initiated, the emergency launch protocols[2] initiate and the station will blow up in ten minutes – giving the player time to fight his way out, if he wants.

Character type completion breakdown

  1. Combat Boy, Diplomacy Boy, Science Boy, Stealth Boy - Only if the PC's Science skill is > 100


  1. B.O.M.B.-001 design document
  2. If the emergency launch protocol initiates, the missiles will immediately launch. The advantage to this is that since the launch was rushed, the station is not yet in the optimum launching position, which causes the missiles to only be 50% accurate.