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The following are references or Easter eggs within media mentioning aspects of the Fallout series.

60 Seconds![]

The following references to the Fallout series can be found in 60 Seconds!:

  • A man in a blue jumpsuit seeking a water chip, referencing the Vault Dweller's journey in Fallout.
  • A group of people worshipping an undetonated atomic bomb, referencing the Children of Atom.
  • Two-headed cows, referencing brahmin.
  • A hand puppet being utilized by a character trapped in an isolated space to cope, then convinced to leave said space by the puppet, referencing Vault 77 and the Puppet Man.

Ashes 2063[]

Ashes 2063 is a post-apocalypse-themed total conversion mod for Doom II, created by Vostyok. Besides having themes similar to Fallout, it also makes a couple of direct references to it, such as t-shirts stylized after the Vault 13 jumpsuit and a pre-War company called Pole-Vault Tek that features Vault Boy with a top hat and a mustache as its mascot.

ATOM RPG[]

Heavily inspired by the classic Fallout titles, ATOM RPG features references to bottle caps and vault experiments, as well as specific game references, such as a quest to find a "Soviet-era gardening kit" and another tale of a courier who was shot by bandits and attempted to track them down.

Borderlands 2[]

The following references to the Fallout series can be found in Borderlands 2:

  • Playable characters Zero and Maya both have alternate skins in blue and yellow called vault suit and vault dweller respectively.
  • Three Dog is referenced with a unique gun called Thre Dog and in its description directly references one of Three Dog's radio intros - "Because one barrel ain't enough, and two is too few". The original intro referenced is "Because one dog ain't enough, and two is too low, it's me, Three Dog!"

Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead[]

Taking place in near-future New England, Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a post-apocalyptic roguelike video game that features several references to the Fallout series.

  • The "Necropolis" city type can be identified by its more organized layout compared to other cities and numerous radioactive craters, similar to the depiction of Necropolis and surrounding areas in Fallout.
  • Known for their tendency to lunge at the player as their first attack, irradiated wanderers are former humans that suffered from mutations and madness, likely due to exposure to extreme doses of radiation. These are traits shared with feral ghouls as depicted in Fallout 3 onwards. Irradiated wanderers can only spawn in the city type "Necropolis," similar to how ghouls can only be found in Necropolis in Fallout.
  • The Shishkebab, a weapon described as a "large blade with a fuel pipe on the side, and a small tank and igniter built into the insulated hilt" is a reference to the weapon of the same name that has appeared in the series since Fallout 3.

City Morgue[]

The trap metal duo City Morgue titled a track "Nuka Cola" from their 2018 debut album City Morgue Vol 1: Hell or Highwater.

Cyberpunk 2077[]

In Cyberpunk 2077, out in the Badlands, a wasteland-like region surrounding the main setting of Night City, a few corpses can be found around a circular dish with "101" on the front. An archived conversation nearby reveals that two of these individuals, Albert Cole and Gary Epps, were live-action roleplayers (LARPers), who were role-playing a post-apocalyptic scenario where they leave the safety of Bunker 101 for the first time since nuclear war. Albert Cole is a reference to the protagonist option of the same name. Gary Epps is a reference to the GURPs, the original gameplay system before SPECIAL. The scenario of the LARP, a search for a "hydroprocessor" to supply fresh water to the "bunker dwellers" also reflects the storyline of the first Fallout, obtaining a water chip for the vault dwellers of Vault 13. Bunker 101 is a reference to Vault 101.

Doom[]

Doom (2016)[]

  • On some of the heavy vault doors in the Mars facility at the beginning of the game, Vault-Tec logos can be found.
  • A Vault-Boy themed Doom Guy figure can also be collected.

Doom Eternal[]

Magazines and books in the Doom Slayer's Fortress of Doom contain references to books and magazines from the Fallout series, such as Guns and Bullets and the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide. A gold tie Mr. Fuzzy doll can be found in the first level, Hell on Earth, while a Teddy Fear appears in the fifth level, Super Gore Nest.

The Evil Within 2[]

One of the hidden collectibles in The Evil Within 2 is a Vault-Tec bobblehead.

Fortnite[]

  • In the Save The World questline "Beyond the Stellar Horizon" there is a line mentioned about a robot named "Ed-EE" in the game show going by the same name of the questline.
  • On May 17, 2024 the official Fortnite Twitter account teased at an crossover between Fallout and Fortnite.
  • On May 24, 2024 Fortnite chapter 5 season 3 Wrecked added Fallout cosmetics including a T-60 power armor skin, a Assaultron blade harvesting tool, a Pip-Boy back bling, a West-Tek Wings glider, and a Codsworth's Cleanup emote. a Nuka-Cola consumable Item was also added.

Ghostwire: Tokyo[]

After completing the side quest The Crimson Moon, the player is rewarded with a Vault 111 jumpsuit.

Goat Simulator 3[]

In Goat Simulator 3, there is a quest called the Big Red Button that launched a Fatman style nuke that can be detonated. Doing so unlocks the "Fallout boi" Vault jumpsuit for the goat with the number 55 on the back.

LEGO DC Super Villains[]

Ares will say "War, War Always Changes" before starting his quest

The Henry Stickmin Collection[]

In Henry Stickmin, the player is presented with multiple options to possibly solve encounters. Two encounters in the game present the player with the use of Power armor, specifically T-45 power armor, when dealing with an airship, and a Pip-Boy through the use of VATS.

Heroes of Envell[]

The Russian children's cartoon Heroes of Envell features numerous references to gaming culture. The character Mike wears a T-shirt featuring a black-haired Vault Boy with a bandana.

High on Life[]

In the comedy video game High on Life, there is an achievement called "Fallout Doesn't Let You Do This" for killing an alien "child" named Slumsely near the beginning of the game after attempting multiple times.

Honkai: Star Rail[]

During the limited-time in-game event Cosmodyssey, if the player chooses the option "Fight! Fight! Fight!" in Question 7 at the Xianzhou Luofu, one will get a comment from the game that says "War. War never changes.", which is the iconic opening line of the Fallout series.

Jeopardy![]

The trivia game show Jeopardy! has featured two clues related to the Fallout series. On February 24, 2011, "The latest "Fallout" game takes place in this city after your character is left to die in a Mojave grave" was a clue in the category Computer Games, with the correct answer being Las Vegas, a reference to Fallout: New Vegas. On July 11, 2017, "The Wasteland is the result of nuclear war; exit one of these title shelters & rebuild in the 4th edition" was a clue in the category Video Games, with the correct answer being Fallout.

Magic: The Gathering[]

Main article: Magic: The Gathering

A Fallout crossover set for Magic: The Gathering through its Universes Beyond series was announced in August 2023 and released in March 2024. The set consists of four decks of 100 cards in the Commander format.

Metro series[]

  • Liberty Prime is referenced in the game Metro Exodus. In The Volga, after the ammo dump Anna falls into is secured by Artyom, Damir, and Sam, Damir will ask Sam how they will know when they come across a NATO base. Sam replies "First of all, there are these huge humanoid robots, all plastered with stars and stripes, with nuclear reactors up their asses."
  • The Master served as inspiration for the thing under the Kremlin/the thing in D-6, and feral ghouls served as one of the inspirations for the Humanimals.[citation needed]

Minecraft[]

The Fallout Mash-Up texture pack, available on the Minecraft Marketplace, includes a plethora of characters skins; such as Preston Garvey, Harold, Colonel Autumn, or Three Dog. Several locations from the games, like Vault 101, Vault 111, Diamond City, The Citadel, The Prydwen, The Cathedral, or the Mariposa Military Base are also included. Many of the default creatures are changed into Fallout related ones, such as the Iron Golem becoming Liberty Prime, the pig becoming a Mole rat, and the cow becoming the Brahmin. The same applies to armors, with the Gold armor becoming T-45 power armor, and the Diamond armor becoming X-01 power armor.

The Outer Worlds[]

Made by Fallout series veterans Timothy Cain and Leonard Boyarsky at Obsidian Entertainment, The Outer Worlds contains several references to Fallout:

  • October 23 is the date that the Hope colony ship is found, the same day as the Great War takes place. A "Great War" on Earth that took place during the mid-21st century is mentioned.
  • Stenciled '13s are used for colony ship interiors.

Postal 2: Paradise Lost[]

Postal 2: Paradise Lost is set in the aftermath of the nuclear explosion from the end of Postal 2, and early on in the expansion a unique item called the 69 Chip can be obtained, as a direct reference to the platinum chip from Fallout: New Vegas.

Prey (2017)[]

In Arkane Studios' Prey, the note Eel Tank Maintenance Manual is described as an email printout from "\\vault13.Talos.lan\LS_WaterTreatment". The first part of the domain is a reference to Vault 13.

Rage[]

  • In the Subway Town, a picture in a magazine is a freeze-frame of a nuclear explosion seen in Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game game with the tag line, "War, war never changes." The player can also see the explosion and an Enclave eyebot faintly in the surrounding area.
  • A Vault-Tec bobblehead can be found within Rage in the town of Wellspring on the mayor's desk. The specific bobblehead is the Charisma bobblehead.

Run Like Hell[]

Run Like Hell is an Interplay Entertainment published survival horror game and in it the player can find "Pip-Boy Protein Bars" as an item that have Vault Boy on the wrapper.

Sam & Max[]

In the Sam & Max Telltale Games series, Sam is given the option to ask Bosco if he "has any [...]" of a random assortment of items. In episode two of the second game, Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, Sam can request to know if Bosco has a certain amount of any item in his "secret bunker." One of the options for items is "stimpacks and radiation chems," which Bosco says he has, though he declines to share them.

Space Wreck[]

Space Wreck is an isometric RPG heavily inspired by the original Fallout titles. At one point in the game, a stuffed doll of a two-headed cow can be seen dangling from the viewport of a spaceship.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.[]

In the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games developed by GSC Gameworlds, the data for weapons from Fallout 2 such as the Bozar, M72 Gauss rifle, and .223 pistol exist in the game files of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, but remain unimplemented. The Gauss rifle was implemented in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky as the EM1 rifle, however.

Starfield[]

In Bethesda Game Studios' Starfield, in an abandoned mining facility where clones were actually being made, a note can be found on a clone tube stating "Subject: Gary_23 Expiration: 2277 Transferred to: V_108." This references Vault 108 from Fallout 3, which is populated only by Gary clones, as well as specifically Gary 23 from Operation: Anchorage, who was killed by the Brotherhood Outcasts. Gary's expiration date is in reference to the year Fallout 3 takes place.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate_-_Official_Vault_Boy_&_More_Trailer

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Official Vault Boy & More Trailer

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Vault Boy appears as a DLC Mii costume for the Mii Gunner, wearing a Vault 111 jumpsuit and wielding the blaster seen on the energy weapons bobblehead.

Surviving Mars[]

  • One random event involves a water chip, vital to the player's Martian colony, accidentally being delivered "somewhere in southern California."
  • The SPECIAL system also receives a reference in the form of an achievement named 'S.P.E.C.I.A.L'.

Team Fortress 2[]

Pip-gineer

Pip-Boy in Team Fortress 2

  • Originally given to all players who owned Fallout: New Vegas before August 8, 2011, the Pip-Boy has become a part of gameplay in Team Fortress 2 by being randomly dropped and crafted. Equippable by the Engineer, the Pip-Boy also alters the UI elements unique to the Engineer to a more Fallout styled green-tinted monochrome screen design.
  • The Brotherhood of Steel is also referenced in an achievement named after the group in the Mann vs. Machine game mode.

Underrail[]

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines[]

In the Santa Monica hub, the player can work for Arthur Kilpatrick and have access to his Krime-puter for several quests. On the entry for Michael "Muddy" Durbin, the player can read that he had put up a Corvega for his bond. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines was created by Troika Games, the studio that Timothy Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, and Jason D. Anderson founded after leaving Interplay Entertainment.

Wasteland[]

The original Wasteland inspired many of the original and later developers of the Fallout series, and the two IPs have alluded to each other several times.

  • Wasteland 2 references the water chip from Fallout and Fallout 2.
  • In Wasteland 2, a mysterious character called the Provost may lead the player to the Flame Deluge Canticle, and obscure passage of scripture named for A Canticle for Liebowitz. The scripture is found within the Canyon of Titan, inhabited by monks who worship radiation and believe in an afterlife called the Great Glow. These M.A.D. Monks are a continuation of the Servants of the Mushroom Cloud faction from Wasteland. The passage mentions "Children, too, of Eve," apparently alluding to the Children of Atom, a comparable faction from Fallout 3.
  • In Wasteland 2, a small library in the Rail Nomad settlement bears a sign reading "FALLOUT ARCHIVES." A book within was supposedly written by Vree.
  • In Wasteland 2, a bar bears the name "NO MUTANTS ALLOWED," referencing the deprecated Fallout fan site of the same name. The bodies here are named after various prominent members.
  • Wasteland 3 features a banner resembling that of Caesar's Legion, described as "the banner of some long-forgotten plains gang."
  • Can't go back
    Faran Brygo returns from Wasteland. Once a powerful casino baron, Brygo was forced to flee his empire, and now manages a successful nightclub in faraway Colorado. Undeterred, he assures the Rangers: "It's not quite Vegas, but it's close. And since I can't go back, this will have to do, won't it?". Faran Brygo is named for Brian Fargo.
    • In the same line, Brygo says "any attempt to recapture the past is doomed to failure," which is the core theme of Fallout: New Vegas.
    • In the original Fallout, Tycho alludes to his father's escapades as a Ranger in Vegas.[1] The line is a reference to the events of Wasteland.

Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt[]

  • Peasants occasionally remark "War - it just never changes." and in Scoia'tael camps sometimes say "War... War changes everything."
  • After the completion of the DLC quest Fools' Gold, in the village of Lurtch a peasant sitting on the side of the road will randomly comment War, war never changes.

Wolfenstein[]

Soda machines in Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood include the Nuka-Cola logo amongst other in-universe brands.

References[]

  1. The Vault Dweller: "{107}{}{So, what's your story?}"
    Tycho: "{109}{}{I could ask the same of you. In the interest of amity, I suppose I'll tell first. I'm called Tycho. Came from out east, what used to be called Nevada.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{110}{}{That's a pretty long trip.}"
    "{112}{}{Yeah, it was. Decided to take it easy for a while. This place shows some promise, just as soon as someone cleans up some of the scum.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{113}{}{Why don't you?}"
    "{118}{}{Not my place. I'd rather not cross Killian, after all. He'll clean up this town when he gets around to it. A good man, mark my words. But watch out for that fellow Gizmo. Reminds me of another fat freak my father told me about back in Las Vegas.}"
    (Tycho's dialogue)
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