Fusion pulse charge (Fallout 3)

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Fusion pulse charge
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QuestsThe Power of the Atom
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The fusion pulse charge is a unique quest item in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

A custom-made detonator designed for a C-23 Megaton nuclear bomb. When activated, the charge unleashes a fusion pulse that triggers the explosives surrounding the nuclear core in the correct sequence, resulting in a nuclear explosion.[1] It is designed to be triggered remotely using a separate briefcase detonator.[2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The quest item is received from Mister Burke during The Power of the Atom, with orders to install it in the bomb located in the heart of Megaton. Once installed, the player has to trigger it remotely from Allistair Tenpenny's penthouse balcony at Tenpenny Tower. If the player declines the offer, they never receive the charge. If they accept and then disarm the bomb, it remains in inventory and can be dropped.

As it's not meant to be dropped, the item does not have an unique world model and instead uses the one for scrap metal.

Location[edit | edit source]

References

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "Go on. I'm listening."
    Mister Burke: "The undetonated atomic bomb for which this town is named is still very much alive. All it needs is a little motivation. I have in my possession a Fusion Pulse Charge constructed for a singular purpose -- the detonation of that bomb. You'll rig it to the bomb. Then you'll get paid. Handsomely. What do you say?"
    (Mister Burke's dialogue)
  2. The Lone Wanderer: "Wait... You're going to destroy the town?"
    Mister Burke: "No, no, I'm merely a recruiter. YOU get to have the real fun. The undetonated atomic bomb for which this town is named is still very much alive. All it needs is a little motivation. I have in my possession a Fusion Pulse Charge. Once rigged to the bomb, it will be detonated, by you, at a secure location. Easy money, my friend."
    (Mister Burke's dialogue)