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I'm critical of everything but hold myself to the highest standard
— Writing above Sara's bed

Sara Matthews is a resident of The Retreat in 2103.


Sara joined the villagers of the Retreat because living in the treehouses there made her feel like "some sort of a fantasy character" and is able to be who she wants to be,[1] regardless of what other people think.[2]

Sara views the Crater raiders rather highly, and even visits them occasionally.[1] However, she views the Brotherhood of Steel poorly, mainly on account of their name - she believes they should have picked a better word than "Steel" to describe themselves as it is "cool and all, but kinda lame, right?"[3]

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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Apparel Weapon Other items
Halloween vampire costume


Sara Matthews appears only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Steel Dawn update.

Behind the scenes

  • Sara was named after Bethesda developer and QA tester Sara Matthews, who passed away some time after the game's release.
  • Sara makes a reference to the Dark Brotherhood,[3] an order of assassins from The Elder Scrolls games, another Bethesda Softworks series.
  • Sara was present in the Public Test Server for Steel Dawn but did not appear in the released version of the update until a later patch re-added her into the game.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Vault Dweller: "What do you like about living in the Retreat?"
    Sara Matthews: "Living in a treehouse makes me feel like some sort of fantasy character. I'm happy to have found a place where I can be who I want to be. I do like to visit Crater from time to time, though. Ra-Ra and Gail are the best."
    (Sara Matthews' dialogue)
  2. Vault Dweller: "Why are you wearing a vampire costume?"
    Sara Matthews: "Can't you tell that I'm the vampire queen of the universe? Wear what you want and be whoever you want to be, regardless of what other people think."
    (Sara Matthews' dialogue)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vault Dweller: "What do you think about the Brotherhood?"
    Sara Matthews: "Brotherhood of Steel? I mean, Steel is cool and all, but kinda lame, right? Should have been like... Brotherhood of Terror... Brotherhood of the Night... Like a Dark Brotherhood or something."
    (Sara Matthews' dialogue)