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Before the war, Vault-Tec began construction of Vault 114 inside Boston's Park Street subway station. The project was never completed, but that matters little to the gangsters who have taken up residence there.Fallout 4 loading screen hint

Vault 114 is an unfinished Vault-Tec Vault in the Commonwealth, accessed by going through Park Street station. By 2287, Vault 114 had been taken over by mobster Skinny Malone and his crew of Triggermen.

Background

Vault 114 was primarily intended to house Boston's upper class and their families. Only high-ranking members of local and state government, local luminaries, and business people were accepted as part of the social experiment. Future members of the Vault were also made aware that they would be cohabiting solely with others of similar wealth and power.[1]

Even though the initial residents were of upper social status, the "luxury" aspect of the Vault was highly exaggerated to the future residents. Multiple families, chosen randomly, were to live and sleep in single-room apartments. Dining and bathing would be in shared quarters, and amenities would be minimal.[1]

Vault 114 personnel interviewed individuals for the overseer position with the goal of finding someone with no supervisory or government experience and strong anti-authority bias. Human Resources indicated that the interview process had vetted many viable candidates for the position.[1]

An overseer was chosen when the interview process dredged up a man known only as "Soup Can Harry." He refused to provide his legal name (which he referred to as a "rank and number" branded by the government), and believed the government used taxes to fund "Illuminati Free Mason sex parties." Soup Can was presumably homeless, as he implied that he slept in dumpsters. He also appears to have eaten Abraxo cleaner before, as he is recorded as saying "I seen the back of them Abraxo boxes. 'Not for consumption'? Don't you tell me what to do, I'll eat what I want!"[2]

As Soup Can so perfectly exemplified what Vault-Tec desired in an overseer for this Vault, his interviewer offered him the position on the spot. Soup Can accepted, but cautioned that he "ain't wearing no goddamn tie... or pants."[2] Vault 114 personnel were also told by Vault-Tec management not to "undermine the new overseer's authority at all during the experiment, even (and especially) if it may cause physical discomfort, embarrassment, or harm to residents." By taking away the luxury and authority these groups saw in surface life, while simultaneously subjecting them to the whims of a dangerously incompetent overseer, Vault-Tec hoped to study the residents' reactions in stressful situations.[1]

By 2287, the Vault had been taken over by mobster Skinny Malone and his Triggermen.

Layout

Entering from Park Street station, the first hallway leads to the Vault's atrium, separated into three tiers. The entrance is on the second tier. A staircase in the southwest corner connects to the third tier, which hosts the overseer's office where Nick Valentine is imprisoned. Another staircase through a door in the southeast corner connects to the first tier.

The west end of the atrium's first tier leads to a hallway with the Vault's communal showers and lavatory. A stairwell to the north past a key-locked door opened by Nick during the quest ascends to the residential quarters, including the laundry and cafeteria. Beyond to the east are more stairs leading up to the Vault's nursery, Advanced-locked depot (which contains a Master-locked safe), and finally the exit, which leads through a key-locked door opened by Nick to the Vault entrance area in Park Street station.

Notable loot

Related quests

Notes

  • During the quest Unlikely Valentine, one can overhear a couple of Triggermen discussing the origins of Vault 114. One of them remarks on the impracticality of installing a Vault inside of a train station, as it would be the opposite of "airtight." The second remarks that they were probably never planning to actually use the Vault, and that it was simply a scam to keep the workers on payroll while a different site was prepared for Vault construction. The second Triggerman (who is a ghoul and was apparently alive before the War) points out that this is similar to a scam that used to be pulled in pre-War times.
  • There is a lack of terminal entries or journals or holotapes that detail what went on during the Vault 114 experiment, unlike in every other Vault. This, coupled with the fact that the construction of the Vault was incomplete, indicates that the residents never entered Vault 114 when the bombs fell, and so the social experiment never took place. However, in the room right before leaving Vault 114, there is a check-in terminal that indicates ten families had registered and been assigned to four of the residencies in the Vault.
  • During the pre-War beginning of the game, the TV news anchor on notes that there are still openings in Vault 114.
  • The manhole shortcut exit from Park Street station to Back Bay near Hubris Comics serving as the Vault 114 map marker is initially disabled and not visible. The only way to use the manhole to enter the station is by first traveling through the station and exiting through the manhole.
    • On PC, the entrance can be enabled with the console command 639d5.enable, which will also create the Vault 114 map marker.

Appearances

Vault 114 appears only in Fallout 4.

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