60 years to go! Concept art from Fallout Tweet, October 23, 2017
Mushroom cloud in the Fallout 76 E3 trailer
↑Fallout 76 loading screens: "On October 23, 2077, in what came to be known as the "Great War", the world was engulfed in nuclear fire. In the United States, a fortunate minority escaped to the safety of great underground Vaults."
↑Fallout 4 loading screens: "On the morning of Saturday, October 23, 2077 America was consumed by the flames of nuclear war. The war with China had finally reached its cataclysmic conclusion."
↑The Courier: "You say that you saved Las Vegas. How?" 羅伯特·豪斯: "By 2065 I deemed it a mathematical certainty that an atomic war would devastate the Earth within 15 years. Every projection I ran confirmed it. I knew I couldn't "save the world," nor did I care to. But I could save Vegas, and in the process, perhaps, save mankind. I set to work immediately. I thought I had plenty of time to prepare. As it turned out, I was 20 hours short." (Robert House's dialogue)
↑Newscaster: "And now, our exclusive coverage of the continuing volatile situation with Communist China. Chinese forces may have finally been driven from Anchorage, but the conflict has transitioned into a frighteningly tense stalemate. With diplomacy all but suspended, and conventional warfare taking a historic toll on both sides, many have wondered if the good old U-S-of-A hasn't finally entered into a fight it just can't win." (Newscaster's dialogue)
↑Boston Bugle building terminals; Boston Bugle article terminal, article 2
↑ 9.09.1Newscaster: "Followed by... yes, followed by flashes. Blinding flashes. Sounds of explosions... We're... we're trying to get confirmation... But we seem to have lost contact with our affiliate stations... We do have... coming in... confirmed reports. I repeat, confirmed reports of nuclear detonations in New York and Pennsylvania... My God." (Newscaster's dialogue)
↑ 10.010.110.2The Switchboard terminal entries; central terminal, DEFCON status - 2077
↑Captain Zao: "200 years ago, I launched all of Yangtze's high-yield nuclear missiles. As ordered. For 200 years, I have lived with that guilt. That shame. So much fire Such bei.But one missile failed to launch. You must go down. Remove the warhead. Then bring it to me." (Captain Zao's dialogue)
↑The Chosen One: "You can tell me just what's going on here." Dick Richardson: "You really don't know, do you? Let me tell you about mankind's salvation. A little history first..." The Chosen One: "Go on, Mr. President…." Dick Richardson: "There was a great war long before we were born. Our gallant soldiers fought from the Yukon to the Yangtze." The Chosen One: "Yeah, I knew about that part. Go on." Dick Richardson: "We were winning, too. And then those damn Reds launched everything they had. We barely got our birds up." The Chosen One: "Doesn't seem as though it helped us much." Dick Richardson: "Well, no it didn't. But at least it knocked the damn Red menace back into the stone age." The Chosen One: "And us with it." Dick Richardson: "Well, no. No... not quite. You see, we had planned ahead. We were ready." (Dick Richardson's dialogue)
↑The Courier: "What preparations did you make to save Las Vegas?" Robert House: "On the day of the Great War, 77 atomic warheads targeted Las Vegas and its surrounding areas. My networked mainframes were able to predict and force-transmit disarm code subsets to 59 warheads, neutralizing them before impact. Laser cannons mounted on the roof of the Lucky 38 destroyed another 9 warheads. The rest got through, though none hit the city itself. A sub-optimal performance, admittedly. If only the Platinum Chip had arrived a day sooner..." (Robert House's dialogue)
↑ 1.01.1Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 43: "Chinese Army (Simulated), U.S. Army (Simulated)" "A combination of inclement weather, constant American bombardment and trench warfare, and U.S. powered armor unit attacks sweeping through mainline China, the Chinese supply lines weakened and finally broke down completely. By the beginning of 2077, the city of Anchorage was finally liberated, the Chinese invaders eradicated, and the operation had been deemed a success. A commemorative memorial was erected in Washington, D.C., in honor of the soldiers who fought and perished for the greater American good. Violence between America and pockets of Canadian freedom fighters continued throughout 2077, until the Great War obliterated almost all infrastructure, commerce, and human life." (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
↑Fallout Bible 0: "2077 March Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the president and the Enclave retreats to remote sections around the globe and make contingency plans for continuing the war."
↑ 3.03.1Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October 23 Great War: Bombs are launched; who struck first is unknown... and it is not even known if the bombs came from China or America. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people go into vaults, thinking it is a false alarm. The Vaults are sealed."
↑Fallout Bible 0: "2069 March Vault 13 is finally completed - it is the last of the Vaults, and drills begin. Due to its late completion, the "cry wolf" effect that hurt the other Vaults is not as pronounced."