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I added a small note concerning the "glowing" nature of Quantum bottles, as it appears to be an HDR-only feature.

effects of addiction?

Why were these deleted?

  • One can be found in the same place as the Burnmaster, in Franklin Metro Utility.
  • L.O.B. Enterprises, at Falls Church East: As soon as you enter take a right, and then take the hallway left. Keep going West-Northwest, and you will eventually come to a room with a set of stairs going down. Across the stairs, you will see a Nuka-Cola Quantum on a shelf.

They are both correct.Molechops 06:47, 9 November 2008

You should ask who deleted them?Cubicle Ninja 07:02, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

I'll add them again, and if they get deleted again, I'll see who did it and ask them.Molechops 13:42, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

I have moved all locations to The Nuka-Cola Challenge article. Reasons are in Talk:The Nuka-Cola Challenge. RDGST 18:46, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

My Glowing Bottles Don't Glow! Edit

The listed mod no longer exists on FalloutNexus, atleast not via that link. Can someone either post the name of the mod or find an updated link? It's more than a litte annoying about the quantums not glowing -- 01:40, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Also requesting a link or mirror to the mod. - 13:59, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Info removed from article. We don't cover mods, so I'm surprised that note lasted so long. As to finding the mod to solve your problem, your best bet is to search Fallout3Nexus yourself.--Gothemasticator 20:03, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Traders Edit

I have purchased two bottles of Quantum from (seemingly) identical wasteland scavengers, in the northwest area. They charged me 100 caps per bottle (less if I haggle) 13:26, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I believe there is an info about that in locations list RDGST 18:43, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Reference to Quantum LeapEdit

Can someone with more familiarity with the TV show verify that the slogan "Take the leap.. enjoy a Quantum" is a reference to the TV show, rather than simply a reference to the well-known phenomenon in physics? Did this slogan or one similar to it appear in the TV show?

It wasn't, but considering the sheer amount of pop culture references in the game, it seems likely they meant it as a reference to the show DragonJTS 05:56, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Half these references aren't references at all! Just some wild imaginations! For example some people are associating Crow with a TV character (I can't remember who) but a Quantum Leap is a real-life scenario, not a reference to a TV show. Unless Bethesda has confirmed it I strongly recommend you don't post this on the main page. ThePog 13:43, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

It could also be a mix between Coca-Cola (obvious) and Quantum Cola (Omikron: TNS), just my two cents. Dbrown1986 22:40, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

Last edits Edit

Umm... Now we have two 'Notes' sections and the picture is duplicated. What's happening here? RDGST 15:17, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

umm... why is the "Nuka_Cola_Quantum_FO3.JPG" removed from this site? nobody (who hasn't HDR activated) knows how Nuka-Cola Quantum looks because without the glow it looks nearly like an empty/ordinary Nuka Cola... - Mfgpilz 20:32, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Umm... I guess I can make a shot of that ;) RDGST 20:48, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Okay, so how's that, then? Has its own picture right next to the "My Bottles Don't Glow!" section --AshRandom 20:53, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
How is it now? I hope the difference is visible? And I've added regular Nuka-Cola bottle just in case. RDGST 21:28, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
I love it, way better than the other one! Also, I don't know why, maybe it was just seeing the link in red all the time, but, I created a Cherry Nuka Cola page for the fun of it, it is just a "mention" right? I've never seen one in game --AshRandom 21:49, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
It's from Fallout Tactics, not sure if it's even mentioned in FO3. Ausir 22:35, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Its mentioned during the Nuka-Cola tour -- 23:46, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
-.- well, ok ur pic is realy better than my one (to show the different between the glowing bottle and the not glowing one). but i did all the other ...ähm "icon-pics" in the Fallout 3 consumables Beverages section (with pipboy look, one object standin one is ling and such) and now the "icon-Pic" of the quantum cola is deferent to the others in the section...looks messy... is it so hard to left the Nuka_Cola_Quantum_FO3.JPG pic Nuka_Cola_Quantum_FO3.JPG as the icon Image? - Mfgpilz 17:05, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

There is an entry in the bottle locations table for a quantum residing in a Super duper mart cola machine - should this be removed? Whisk 23:31, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Vending Machines Edit

People keep putting Vending Machines in the locations page; I tried to place a noitce saying not to add those, but the code didn't seem to want to work. I have placed a clearly visible warning there for now, can anyone figure out how to make the text only visible during editing? Techercizer (say hi) (pwnage) 18:46, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Try putting the text in white. No-one will see it unless they highlight it or are editing it. -- 20:54, 23 May 2009 (UTC)TheFrogger

Bug? Edit

I've opened something around 50 vending machines now, and I haven't gotten a single quantum from them yet. I'm either incredibly (un)lucky, or something terrible has happened. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there some other variable I may have overlooked? PositronicSpleen 18:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Its a Matter of Luck, after opening nearly every vending machines I only got about 16 Quantums. Vault 815 23:34, September 26, 2009 (UTC)

Dude... Wait, what? Edit

"...which is based on a probabilistic recipe which may or may not include certain ingredients depending on when it is drunk..."

What is this talking about? I don't recall ever seeing anything to that effect concerning Quantum. I do know that it has some sort of Strontium isotope that makes it glow.

--MadCat221 04:58, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

China was the top producer of strontium in 2007, with over two-thirds world share, followed by Spain and Mexico got that off wikipedia, and umm... that seems kind of.... bad?

Yeah that introductory paragraph makes no sense at all, someone's gotta change that.

Fixed. TacoD 15:11, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

DLC Replication Edit

If you take quantums from The Pitt, delete the DLC, save, and re-download the DLC, do you keep them? I know deleting DLC removes the DLC specific equipment, but does it remove non-DLC specific stuff, too? PositronicSpleen 19:26, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Why would you want to? ThePog 13:46, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Possibly to replicate Quantum and have an unlimited source.

Whats With The Hype? Edit

Why do people obsess over finding Nuka Cola Quantums- and pay ridiculous amounts like 100 caps for them?

You can buy s Jet for 1/5 of the price, and it'll give you 10 more AP then a NCQ- Plus, a quantum gives you radiation and a jet dosen't. They're both addictive, so whats with all the hype? I just sell all mine.

Uh, I'm guessing because of the extremely powerful explosives you can make with them? Elanorea 21:02, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

I have a huge nuka-cola collection in my megaton house. I met the random encounter dude and I payed 100 caps for the quantum. I do it mainly because of my collection. Quantums are rare and I add them to my collection.--Дикий Человек Вампира 04:14, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh, thanks :P

If you are a smooth talkin cat like me, you ignore 100 caps and cut it down to 50... Sadly, my velvety smoothness doesn't stop bullets. Axier 04:18, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

They are eventualy used for an optional quest called "The Nuka Cola Challange", which is found in Gerdershade by an overly obsessed woman. Or you could be a weirdo like me and put them on the kitchen shelf in my megaton house along with 153 nuka colas all through out my house.(BTW) I have had a glass bottle coke every day scince I got the game 4 months ago. There pure delisiocity!!!Nukacolacap 05:44, December 4, 2009 (UTC)nukacolacap

They cost so much cause every crook and dealer has a supply of jet to sell. How many people do you see selling Quantums? JerichoRCDF 20:15, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Rarity overtakes practicality for value! ThePog 13:48, January 12, 2010 (UTC)
  • On a side-note I just thought about this, placing a quantum on every step in your Megaton house along the right hand side (looking upstairs) to illuminate your house and scatter them around for illumination (On your desk, workbench, filing cabinets, table with Wastelander or Pre-War theme) ThePog 13:48, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

They glow in the dark and are difficult to procure. My Nuka-dedicated character only has 312 Quantums as opposed to the 8642 (affirmative) Ice-Cold Nuka-Colas he has. I could easily produce more, but considering that I have looted all the guarenteed locations and emptied every last vending machine into my personal hoard - I mean, my personal collection - it can take real-time hours to make my rounds past all the "normal" Nuka-Cola dealers in the Wasteland wait for supplies to restock, and then repeat, and that usually only yields around 15-25 Quantum, depending on how thorough I am and whether or not I run into some Scavenger asshole to rip me off for one... although I guess he's no more expensive than directly buying 10 "regulars" to produce one.

and you call Sierra obsessed?

Lable Edit

turn your boring coke bottles into QUANTUMS!

this works for any 25cm glass coke bottle

go ahead and try it!

for a glow effect use sulser water under a black light

Nuka Cola Quantum label by Whatpayne

quantum lable

Everybody's favorite DJ hates Quantum? Edit

"Three Dog describes Nuka Cola Quantum as a drink that 'Tastes like RadScorpion shit and turns your piss blue'."

Okay. I'm not sure if Three Dog actually says this, or if it's trolling. I know Ronald Laren hates it, but does Three Dog even say this? If so, where? Nitty 00:54, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

I have never heard Three Dog say that and I always have GNR on except for when I'm visiting The Pitt or other DLC areas. - OPM 06:20, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Removed. TacoD 15:12, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
I just heard Three Dog say that, actually. It was over GNR, I think it was because of the Nuka-Cola Challenge quest.—ErzengelLichtes (Contribs) 17:05, November 8, 2009 (UTC)

Same. He is stuck on that line even though I finished that quest ages ago. Every time I turn on GNR, he opens with that and puts on some tunes. It's getting annoying, really. JerichoRCDF 20:18, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Point Lookout Edit

I would just like to add that i've found three more guaranteed Quantums in Point Lookout, two floating in the Flooded Sinkhole and another in an open coffin in the Ritual Site. I haven't checked their respective pages yet so i'm not sure if they're already mentioned there, but I just thought i'd point them out seeing as they aren't listed here. Sorry if these are already known. 11:44, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Worth doing the quest? Edit

Ok, lets say you had collected 90 Quantams. If you passed in 30 to Sierra you'd have 60, and be able to make 180 grenades. (60 x 3 = 180). If you only had two schematics though, and didnt pass in the 30, you could still make 180 (90 x 2 = 180). Doesnt this make the quest and waste of 30 Quantams pointless?

Reply: Obviously not since any Quantam you find in the future will now make 3 grenades instead of 2.

It's still worth doing the quest because you also get 1200 caps and some xp. Also after the quest she'll make you Mississippi Quantum Pies and buy quantums from you for 50 caps each. Telos 07:35, June 8, 2010 (UTC)

Glow problem (HDR is on) Edit

Hey all, I am a bit confused about this one. I have been playing sense that GOTY edition came out. I have an enthusiest's michene (i.e. all the bells and whistles, I built it myself). Nothing appeared to be wrong until today's gameplay... When suddenly the Nuka-Cola Quantum stopped glowing. I have always played the game on ultra settings with everything turned on and have never had a problem. I attempted to change the HDR to bloom then back again. The quanmtum turned grey with bloom on, and when turned back to HDR, it became blue, but did not glow like it did origionaly. If anyone can offer some help, I'd greatly appreciate your input. Willhel55 23:08, November 20, 2009 (UTC)

I'm just a person whos a fallout fan and i have a question:What the Cheese Is HDR and how F*** do i turn it on so i can see the quantum bottles im using for decoration in my house

Quantums Regenerating? Edit

When I initially went to the Super-Duper Mart, I picked up the Nuka-Cola Quantums from the wooden boxes in the pharmacy and released the security Protectron.

After about 2 game weeks I went back and found the site had gone back to default and the Quantums were back in place. The protectron was back in his chamber too. PC, v1.0, unpatched. Is it just a bug or was it supposed to do that, like re-spawning of super-mutants at non-quest locations?

  • Are you sure you weren't on a different character? ThePog 13:52, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Well.... Edit

I really don't understand why people stress over finding the Quantum when they might as well purchase Broken Steel and get the Quantum Chemist perk... AreYouGoingToEatThatNuke? 01:39, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Arefu near the pier Edit

I edited the page saying sometimes the bottle won't be there, but someone decided it is there 100% of the time. Unless someone came along and picked it off, or maybe even a mirelurk took it. I played three differnt games where it was not there sitting ontop of the tin can. I even went into the water thinking maybe it fell off the pier stump. So my only conclusion is that is sometimes spwan glitches like the deans eletronics book in Ranger compound. But I have played games where it is there. I just thought it should be noted.GodsHand 19:38, March 16, 2010 (UTC)

It IS there 100% of the time, you are just looking in the wrong place. It is on the wood post next to the pier.Vault 815 23:12, March 16, 2010 (UTC)

Not 5 between old olney and chaste acres? Edit

i dont know why or mabey if its a glitch but i only found 1 quantum in the truck dont know why trying to do quest but am confused?

Nuka Cola Recipe Edit

Just thought everyone else might find this as amusing as I did, a recipe a friend of mune found somewhere. Two drops of Blue food Coloring Two drops of Red food Coloring One Foosh "Seriously Caffeinated" Mint 1/3rds Sprite 1/3rds Mountain Dew 1/3rds Squirt! soda It's actually not half bad

Why not just take a razor blade to the labels of an empty glass Coca-Cola bottle, print of off a Quantum label, glue it to the bottle, fill it most of the way with Mountain Dew Voltage (or any other highly caffienated soft drink resembling antifreeze), add a few drops of red food color, natural pomegranate extract, and citric acid. Hardcore fanatics may also add trace amounts of very fine metal filings as a non-disruptive substitute for the radioactive "extra kick". Feel free to use an actual radioactive isotope/edible luminescent material in your concoction, although I do not recommend it to any degree and cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting from the usage of any isotopes, stable or unstable, in this or any other recipe thereof. And yes, the legal crap is in every way necessary.

Super Duper Mart/Bethesda Ruins Edit

Is the bottle north of the Super Duper Mart the same one that's just southwest of Bethesda Ruins in the river? If it's not then there's a new one, if it is, then south-west of Bethesda Ruins near the broken bridge makes it easier to find. It's much closer to there than Super Duper Mart. Triaxx2 00:49, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

Historical irony and scientific error Edit

It's more than a little ironic that the Nuka-Cola company finally decides to add, of all things, strontium isotopes to their new drink. Strontium-90, the longest-lived radioactive strontium isotope, is one of the most perilous side products of a nuclear explosion, and became almost identical with the idea of fallout in general during the Cold War (I'm old enough to remember those times). Strontium-90 is dangerous because the body mistakes strontium for calcium and thus the radioactive isotope is taken into the bones and teeth, creating a considerable cancer risk (a shorter-lived isotope, strontium-89, leverages this process to deliver concentrated radiation to already existing bone tumors). However, since the half-life of strontium-90 is only about 30 years, the radioactivity of any added strontium-90 would have diminished into insignificance over 200 years, making it a bit puzzling why the Quantum Nuka-Cola in the game still glow.

The in-game terminal mentions derivatives such as CE774 or UR993. It's a fictional isotope of strontium. Nitty Tok. 22:23, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Hidden reference? Edit

I noticed that there might be a slight reference to the adding of the small ingredient called cocaine to coca cola, when it first came out, which was later removed because of "health reasons" might be a reason for addiction, and "boosting energy" aka AP.Addamthecomic 00:32, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

There's an adding of cocaine to Quantum?
Caffine itself is mildly addictive, I don't see a reference here. Nitty Tok. 00:37, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Glow glitch? Edit

i noticed that often the bottles stop glowing sometimes on my 360 version. they blue though. im talking about when in dark place you can normally spot them because they have some kind of glow effect. but every once in awhile it goes away it doesn't glow.... it looks the's just not bright. it's really noticeable... in a dark location when this happens it's hard to see it. this always happens to me. it comes and goes quitting then reloading makes it bright again. sometimes putting a bottle on a table in your house then leaving, checking a box or anything to unload the location and re entering will fix it. my only guess is the game can only render so many lights that sometimes it turns them off. plz tell me someone knows what i mean--Silverfox6000 08:22, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

New Vegas? Edit

Does anyone know if it will appear in Fallout: New Vegas?

Not likely since it was only released in D.C as a test market. not just that but mere hours after it was shipped the bombs fell. i will miss the quantum's though--Silverfox6000 05:47, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

Sadly, the Quantum is being removed. But, it's being replaced by two new drinks: Nuka-Cola Quartz and Nuka-Cola Victory! I think Victory is appropriate to drink after wasting a few baddies. Nukey (talk) 05:52, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

what do they look like? any idea what they might be used for? i always used the quantum for an AP boost(had the perk to make them) when confronted with lots of baddies, or if i wanted to just Que up sniper rounds for epic pwning--Silverfox6000 06:03, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

Well, in hardcore mode, soft drinks allow you to gain more energy at the expense of becoming more dehydrated. Out of hardcore mode, they'll be just like any other consumable. We don't really have any pictures yet, sadly. Nukey (talk) 06:09, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

so close to release and we still have no photo's of the new cola?!'s so close i can taste the Nuka-Cola right now! *cries*--Silverfox6000 06:14, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

Wow guys! thanks for the answers :) i didn't expect an answer until it came out :P thanks, Gheart

Inconsistent total count dataEdit

The locations section says that the add-ons add 4 quantums, but the table lists at least 3 from the Pitt and 2 from Point Lookout, so something is clearly awry here. Dbbolton 04:36, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

The Billboard Edit

When talking about the billboard. I think it would of looked like something like this.


Total count Edit

According to the GECK, with all official plugins loaded, there should be 109 guaranteed samples:

screenshot 1

Additionally, there are two safes that each contain a guaranteed sample:

screenshot 2

So, shouldn't the count be 111? If not, where are these extra numbers coming from?

dbbolton (talk) 16:59, July 29, 2013 (UTC)

I found and fixed one error on the list: it showed 2 in the Engineering core on Mothership Zeta. I confirmed in the GECK that there are actually 3: screenshot 3
As you can see, there are TWO in the box behind the generator, not one. The other one mentioned was correct: screenshot 4
If the previous count of 108 was correct, this would bring it up to 109. dbbolton (talk) 18:21, July 29, 2013 (UTC)

Okay, so I don't think quantum was released the day the bombs fell. Because in Zeta, one of the guys you unfreeze was from before the bombs (Sgt. Daniels), and he was talking about DRINKING nuka cola.

Basically this guy: couldnt have drank Nuka cola quantum before the bombs fell.

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