Fusion pulse charge (Fallout 3)

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Fusion pulse charge
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QuestsThe Power of the Atom
Base ID00014f81

The fusion pulse charge is a unique miscellaneous item in Fallout 3.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The fusion pulse charge is a device used to detonate the nuclear bomb in Megaton. It is unknown how it works, but the name might suggest it sends some sort of pulse which activates a fusion reaction in the bomb and detonates it, resulting in a dirty bomb.

The detonator of the fusion pulse charge is set up by Mr. Burke on Allistair Tenpenny's balcony. With its characteristic glowing red button, it is used in order to activate the charge and detonate the Megaton bomb. Mr. Burke gives the "honor of pushing the button" to the Lone Wanderer.

Location[edit | edit source]

It is given to the Lone Wanderer by Mr. Burke in Moriarty's Saloon.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The item uses the world model of scrap metal since it normally cannot be dropped from the player's inventory, although you can drop the fusion pulse charge after accepting it from Burke, then disarming the bomb.
  • The detonator is of the same design of the C.E.O.'s briefcase in L.O.B. Enterprises.
  • The only thing that happens when you activate the detonator is that a dial turns 90 degrees. One might think that this is some sort of timer (as there is a quick ticking sound before the actual explosion), but the knob stays in the same position for the remainder of the game.