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Fallout 4 intro

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The Fallout 4 intro is the introductory cutscene to Fallout 4 and Bethesda Game Studios second Fallout game.



The intro begins on a beach in World War II as it follows a soldier running into artillery, then fades to a close up of a picture of the soldier being held by a woman. Cuts to the woman and a child sitting outside their home. Fades to a group of B-25 Liberators and then a quick cut to the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima. Fades to a US war room discussion of nuclear destruction. Fades to the interior of a nuclear power plant and then fades to outside the nuclear power plant. Cuts to a Mister Handy trimming bushes and a car passing by. Cuts to a man putting on the Pip-Boy 1.0. Fades to two boys fighting in a pile of rubble, then quickly cuts to a mob of people rushing an oil refinery. Fades to a Chinese Soldier in Anchorage walking towards the camera as Chinese paratroopers drop in from the sky, then fades to a battered Power armored US soldier which the camera zooms in on. Fades to two U.S. missile carriers being escorted through an American town. Fades to a picture of Nora being held by Nate, then cuts to his back, dressed in U.S. combat armor and holding a laser rifle, as he walks down a desolate street with a squad of other U.S. soldiers. Fades out to the character creation screen, revealing that Nate was practicing his speech for a Veteran's Hall meeting.


As the intro plays, Nate narrates over it.

War. War never changes.

In the year 1945, my great, great grandfather, serving in the army, wondered when he'd get to go home to his wife and the son he'd never seen. He got his wish when the US ended World War II by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The World awaited Armageddon, instead something miraculous happened. We began to use atomic energy not as a weapon, but as a nearly limitless source of power. People enjoyed luxuries once though the realm of science fiction. Domestic robots, fusion powered cars, portable computers. But then, in the 21st century, people awoke from the American Dream.

Years of consumption lead to shortages of nearly every major resource. The entire world unraveled. Peace became a distant memory.

It is now the year 2077. We stand on the brink of total war, and I am afraid for myself, my wife, for my infant son.

Because if my time in the army taught me one thing: it's that war, war never changes.


  • This is the first intro done entirely with live-action footage. And was produced by Mirada and mainly shot in California.[1]
  • Fallout 4 is the second game to not have Ron Perlman narrate the intro. The first being Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.
  • A Nuka-Cola bottle can be seen in the supposedly 1940's homefront scene. Odd considering Nuka-Cola wasn't made until 2044.

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