The United Kingdom or Britain is a country mentioned throughout the Fallout series.


A country located in Europe before the Great War. Specific mentions in Fallout games as as followed.


England/Great Britain

Game Mention
Fallout An image of London appears in the intro.
Fallout 2 The Sacred head of the Vault Dweller special encounter mentions Stonehenge, an ancient ring of standing stones in England.
Fallout 3
Point Lookout
Fallout: New Vegas
Old World Blues
  • The Courier's brain recites a line from a musical number from H.M.S. Pinafore, a British comic opera.[9]
Fallout 4
Fallout 76
  • The United Kingdom is the correct answer to a question on the Pioneer Scout camp rail enthusiast exam.[12]
  • Geoffrey Chaucer and Isaac Newton are mentioned as incorrect answers to Pioneer Scouts exam questions.[13][14]
  • When impersonating a slaver to get into the Watoga Civic Center, Johnny Weston pretends to be one Reginald P. Humphries, an Englishman who was unable to get home after the Great War. He also mentions his origins may be from the country.[15]
Fallout Tactics
  • Sharon's family is claimed to stretch back to the English county of Essex.
  • One of Martin's ancestors once ran a software company in England that ended up going out of business.
Fallout Shelter
  • The cat breed British Shorthair and dog breed English Mastiff are available as pets.


Location Mention
  • In the Commonwealth, there is an abundance of Irish national flags and symbolism.

Known locations



The United Kingdom or nations within it are mentioned or referenced in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, its add-on Point Lookout, Fallout: New Vegas, its add-ons Dead Money, Honest Hearts, and Old World Blues, Fallout 4, Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

In a Fallout 3 afterthoughts feature, Emil Pagliarulo mentions Allistair Tenpenny, in that he traveled to the Capital Wasteland from Great Britain in order to seek his fortune. Pagliarulo stated that by mentioning small details about the state of the rest of the world, characters like Tenpenny can "serve as a catalyst" for players' imaginations.[Non-game 3] Tenpenny is also described as an Englishman in the Fallout 3 Official Game Guide.[Non-game 4]


  1. Whitechapel Charlie
  2. 2.0 2.1 National Archives Guess And Win!
  3. Edwin Brotch: "No, Mister DeLoria, that is not correct. The Battle of Hastings was 1066. 2077 was the end of the world. Tell me. Are you really that stupid?"
    (Edwin Brotch's dialogue)
  4. Lone Wanderer: "What's the history behind the document?"
    Abraham Washington: "On July the 4th in 1776, a group calling themselves the Second Judgmental Congress got together at Fort McHarry in Maryland. After a ceremony which ended with Paul Revere singing the famous battle hymn known as the National Anthem, the document was signed. From there, it was sent to England by plane presumably and presented to King George himself. Thus began the Evolutionary War."
    (Abraham Washington's dialogue)
  5. National Archives Guess and Win!
  6. Fallout 3 loading screen: "Tenpenny Tower is the brainchild of Allistair Tenpenny, a British refugee who came to the Capital Wasteland seeking his fortune."
  7. Coastal monument
  8. Point Lookout loading screens: "The Ark & Dove Cathedral is named for two English settler ships which landed near Point Lookout in 1634, leading to Maryland's founding."
  9. Courier's brain: "A British tar is a soaring soul, as free as a mountain bird..."
    (Courier's brain's dialogue)
  10. Museum of Freedom intercom: "Let's send these crates back to London, boys!"
  11. Wixon's Shovel Museum plaque: "British Shovel Fighters were some of the most feared and deadly warriors of the Revolutionary War. They were known for their pristine ditches and the uncanny ability to deflect rifle shot."
  12. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Rail Enthusiast
  13. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Gardener
  14. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Archaeologist
  15. Johnny Weston: "When the bombs dropped, I was living in New York. Or maybe, Boston. Or coulda been Detroit, or LA. Maybe even England."
    (Johnny Weston's dialogue)[verification needed]
  16. H&H Tools Factory terminal entries; E-Mail from Jenny DeSoto
  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census p. 86: "Mister Buckingham is Vera's best friend, a Mister Handy robot with the disposition of a British butler. Mister Buckingham is stationed in the hotel 24/7 and minds things while Vera is away."
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 678: "Here marks the landing of Captain John Smith’s shallop upon his discovery of Point Lookout in 1612. Now it’s known colloquially as Blackhall Needle due to its close proximity to Blackhall Manor [1.02], and the fact most of the locals can’t read this plaque. This is just northeast of the Blackhall Jetty [4.B]."
  3. Emil Pagliarulo: "Allistair Tenpenny came to the Capital Wasteland from Great Britain to seek his fortune, so that alone tells you that the U.K. was also hit in the war. And if he came to U.S. to succeed, that says a lot about how screwed up Europe must be. So we just allude, a little bit, to the state of the rest of the world. We like to leave a lot to the players' imaginations, and somebody like Tenpenny serves as a catalyst for those thoughts."
    (Fallout 3 Afterthoughts)
  4. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 60: "Allistair Tenpenny an 80-year-old Englishman turned American entrepreneur, the man who discovered the tower saw it as an opportunity to provide residents with a standard of living enjoyed by the affluent in the days before the nuclear Armageddon. A rich eccentric who's bored with life and looking for new challenges, he enjoys sniping at wasteland creatures, ghouls, and the occasional visitor from his suite atop Tenpenny Tower."
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