Nuka-Cola Quantum (Fallout 76)

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Nuka Cola Quantum
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Overview
Effects
Very large Nuka-Cola healing
Restores 500 hit points over 25 sec
Normal drink
Reduces thirst by 15%
High radiation
Increases rads by 10
AddictionNone
Other
Weight1Value30
Technical
Editor IDNukaColaQuantum
 
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Nuka-Cola Quantum is a consumable item in Fallout 76.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Nuka-Cola

The unique taste of Nuka-Cola is the result of a combination of seventeen fruit essences, balanced to enhance the classic cola flavor.[1][2] The balance is precarious and minute adjustments can affect it severely. Such was the case when the freshly launched Nuka-Cola was reformulated in response to the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044 and consumers noticed the change in flavor.[3]

Nuka-Cola contains excessive amounts of caffeine and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar, making it decisively unhealthy for extended consumption.[4] To counter the negative image, it was marketed as being fortified with vitamins, minerals, and "health tonics."[5] Intensive consumption can cause Nuka-Cola addiction, which can lead to splitting headaches if Nuka-Cola isn't consumed on a regular basis.[6] Nuka-Cola Quantum was introduced in 2077, as a brand-new flavor of Nuka-Cola, with twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste.[7]

The origins of this soda were unlike anything the Nuka-Cola Corporation had devised before: The Beverageers of Nuka-World were signed over to the Army Research Laboratory's Weapon and Material division to develop biological and chemical weapons for the United States military as part of Project Cobalt. After months and months of work, the team discovered an isotope based on strontium-90 that could weaponize anything in the military's arsenal, but could also act as an additive to make a new cola flavor glow, similar to Nuka-Cola Quartz and Victory.[8] In fact, the isotope was so high energy that the beverage it would be added to effectively became sterilized, killing any bacteria with which it came in contact.[9] The designation of the strontium sample, Q4N7-UM, resulted in the isotope being named Quantum by its creator, Rex Meacham.[10]

The isotope was processed into an additive safe for human consumption by another Beverageer, Ruth Leavitt.[11] The Quantum additive was mixed into the new flavor which featured an eighteenth fruit flavor: pomegranate.[12] Of course, using a radioactive additive in a soft drink brought the expected dangers, even with the Beverageer's expertise.[13] Reports in the Arlington, VA Nuka-Cola plant show that product development had not been without failures and casualties.[14] The first few trials of Nuka-Cola Quantum were ultimately fatal, but isotope CCE774 only resulted in dizziness and other mild side effects, allowing it to enter production for limited focus groups on the East Coast.[15] Pilot programs in Washington, D.C. indicated that the new flavor was going to take the market by storm.[16] The Food and Drug Administration did not record any effects that would force a recall, except for one minor side-effect: The isotope in Nuka-Cola Quantum caused the drinker's urine to glow.[17]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Nuka-Cola Quantum restores a staggeringly high 400 hit points and action points by 100. It also adds 5 rads. On Survival difficulty, Nuka-Cola Quantum is also a caffeinated beverage, allowing one to forgo sleep a little while longer.

With the Nuka-World add-on, Nuka-Cola Quantum can be weaponized into ammunition for the Thirst Zapper, as well as into Nuka Quantum grenades and Nuka-Nukes. It is also a mixer used in creating Nuka-Cide, Nuka-Cooler, Nuka-Void and Nuka-Xtreme at a Nuka-Mixer station.

Locations[edit | edit source]

References

  1. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola's award-winning taste is derived from a secret combination of seventeen fruit essences which are balanced to enhance, but not overwhelm, that classic cola flavor."
  2. Nuka-Cola formula
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "The taste... I could never get used to it."
    Sierra Petrovita: "No no no! You're mistaken! The flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage that delicious taste. In fact, in the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  4. World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!
    Nuka-Cola began its journey in the year 2042 when our founder, John-Caleb Bradberton, was a budding chemist. He dreamt of a delicious soft drink that would provide energy, focus and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar!
    It took almost two years to perfect the formula, but in late 2044, Mr. Bradberton was finally successful and Nuka-Cola was born! It quickly surpassed other, lesser beverages to become America's number-one favorite soft drink. Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Bradberton and his team of talented "Beverageers" continued to create new and exciting formulas.
    Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!
    While out here on the east coast, folks delight in the refreshment of an ice-cold Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Orange, or Nuka-Cherry. And be on the lookout for our special pre-release shipments of Nuka-Cola Quantum coming soon to your favorite grocer or restaurant!
    Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking.
    But this isn't just a ride, it's one of several operational factories actively producing Nuka-Cola. Here in the mixing area, we combine just a hint of 17 select fruit flavors to produce that unique Nuka-Cola taste.
    Here in the bottling chamber, we carefully pour each delicious liquid into our new, space-age rocket bottles! Each bottle is carbonated and then sealed with one of our signature bottle caps.
    And now for a special surprise, this is where we produce the newest member of our family, Nuka-Cola Quantum! That blue glow isn't just for show, folks! Quantum contains a top-secret additive to give you a "nuclear" boost of energy!
    On behalf of all of us at Nuka-World, we hope you've enjoyed the ride and learning more about Nuka-Cola!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "Never mind. I think you've had enough sugar for one day."
    Zip: "But Nuka-Cola's fortified with vitaminerals and health tonics! It even says so on the label! That means it's healthy for me!"
    (Zip's dialogue)
  6. Dugan: "{116}{}{It is the stuff of life . . . Well actually, if I don't drink it on an hourly basis I get a splitting headache.}"
    (DUGAN.MSG)
  7. World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  8. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Project Terminal, 10-20-2076 JCB
  9. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Bottling Plant Staff Terminal, Grand Reopening
  10. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Beverageer's Terminal, Sample Designation: Q4N7-UM: "Sample Designation: Q4N7-UM Testing Notes: Strontium-90 retention seems adequate. Substance stays liquid at temperatures up to 127c and doesn't create toxic vapor. Thermogenic reaction can be achieved by manipulation of electron sub-field.If we can find a safe way to trigger the radioactive thermogenesis, this may be exactly what I've been looking for. Also it has a pleasant blue glow.R.M."
  11. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Beverageer's Terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987120: "Meacham RMNC-0987120 As far as our new soft drink went, I decided to call it "Quantum." To keep Dr. Leavitt from quitting the team, I put her in charge of that project while Bennell and Medford continued working on Project Cobalt. We had the boys over at the laboratory in Washington D.C. lend us a hand with the live subject testing. Isotopes CE770 and CE772 were close, but caused all sorts of problems with the test subjects. But when we hit CE774, it was that eureka moment we were waiting for. No deaths, only a few mild cases of dizziness and other benign side-effects. A new flavor was born."
  12. The Lone Wanderer: "That stuff sounds absolutely revolting."
    Sierra Petrovita: "On the contrary! The secret ingredient was an eighteenth fruit flavor which added just a hint of pomegranate. Top that with a specially engineered isotope to boost the energy output and you have the perfect refresher for a hot summer day!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  13. Bradberton's office terminals; Bradberton's Terminal, Incoming Mail KL332NWC
  14. Nuka-Cola plant terminals; Research Terminal
  15. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Beverageer's Terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987120
  16. Nuka-Cola bottling plant terminals; Beverageer's Terminal, Meacham RMNC-0987129
  17. The Lone Wanderer: "Wait, did you say it has an isotope in it? As in it's radioactive?"
    Sierra Petrovita: "Oh no, only ever-so-mildly! No ill effects were ever recorded. Well, it does have the unique property of making your... ummm... your pee glow."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
Consumables in Fallout 76