Nuka-Cola Quartz (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of Nuka-Cola soda throughout the Fallout series, see Nuka-Cola.
Nuka-Cola Quartz
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Effects
SkillSurvival
Effects
+2 DT for 120 seconds
+3 Hit Points per second for 20s
Low-Light Vision for 120 seconds
+10 Radiation
+10 Dehydration or
-25 Dehydration (jsawyer.esp)
-15 Sleep
Uses
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Other
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Technical
Base ID000e2f6d
 
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Nuka-Cola Quartz is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.

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 Quartz is a flavor of Nuka-Cola that enjoyed a limited release in the American Southwest. It remains a rare find in the post-apocalypse.[7][8] It has a classy look, thanks to the lack of added food colorings.[9] It was developed under the code name "Angry Beaver", during development the developers added non-soluble sugar flakes to simulate quartz appearance and to counteract the cavitation issues from previous attempts.[10]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Nuka-Cola Quartz is unique in that it has a white coloration. It provides low-light vision similar to cateye, gives more health than a regular Nuka-Cola, and temporarily increases Damage Threshold. However, it contains much higher radiation than its regular counterpart and is much harder to find.

Though rare like Nuka-Cola Victory, it glows bright white with a hint of green. It's hard to miss in low light conditions.

Nuka-Cola Quartz is also used as an ingredient in the crafting of the Gun Runners' Arsenal Nuka-grenade.

Effects of Survival skill[edit | edit source]

LevelEffectLevelEffect
10+2 Damage Threshold, +3 Hit Points, +12 Dehydration, -18 Sleep60+4 Damage Threshold, +6 Hit Points, +22 Dehydration, -33 Sleep
20+2 Damage Threshold, +4 Hit Points, +14 Dehydration, -21 Sleep70+4 Damage Threshold, +7 Hit Points, +24 Dehydration, -36 Sleep
30+3 Damage Threshold, +4 Hit Points, +16 Dehydration, -24 Sleep80+5 Damage Threshold, +7 Hit Points, +26 Dehydration, -39 Sleep
40+3 Damage Threshold, +5 Hit Points, +18 Dehydration, -27 Sleep90+5 Damage Threshold, +8 Hit Points, +28 Dehydration, -42 Sleep
50+4 Damage Threshold, +6 Hit Points, +20 Dehydration, -30 Sleep100+6 Damage Threshold, +9 Hit Points, +30 Dehydration, -45 Sleep
Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

ComponentsRequirementsProducts
Note: this item is also craftable via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E (with at least 1 rank of the Camarader-E perk).

Variants[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Closest map marker Quantity Description
Vault 3 1 In a storeroom inside the billiard room, on your right position. (You've to pick the door's lock (easy)).
Boulder City 3 In the storage shelves behind the counter in the Big Horn Saloon. May be bought or stolen.
Camp Golf 5 In the House Resort. Upon entering, take a right, then a left into the kitchen. They will be on a shelf. They must be stolen.
Mojave Outpost 2 On a shelf behind Lacey in the Mojave Outpost barracks. They must be stolen.
Poseidon Gas Station 1 On a shelf in the southeast shack-like structure on top of the trailers at Violet's trailer fort.
REPCONN headquarters 2 In the back room of the Gift Shop, next to two Nuka-Cola Victory.
The Tops 5 In the kitchen of the Tops Restaurant.
Zapp's Neon Signs 2 Upstairs in the office.
Higgs village Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png 1 In a rocket play set behind House#103.
X-7b "Boom Town" target zone Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png 1 In a demolished house just north of the target zone, along with a Nuka-Cola Victory.
X-13 research facility Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png 1 On the 1st floor underneath a Chemistry set, along with a Nuka-Cola Victory.
Hopeville Missile Silo Bunker Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png 1 Next to the Maintenance Bot Control terminal on level three.
Hopeville Missile Silo Bunker Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png 1 In a crate under a desk on level two.
The Courier's Mile Lonesome RoadGametitle-FNV LR.png 1 Tucked behind a ruined building wall along the northern barrier, next to a desk with a computer and phone on it.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The G.E.C.K. editor shows 3 Nuka-Cola Quartz bottles at the Mojave Outpost barracks, but one of them (Form ID 0014D522) has its "initially disabled" flag set. Nothing enables it, as it is not uniquely named such that it could be modified by a script.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from Nuka-Cola Corporation. To modify, please edit the source page.
  • Nuka-Cola is an obvious reference to Coca-Cola and its global presence. John-Caleb Bradberton's name is a portmanteau, referencing John Pemberton and Caleb Bradham, inventors of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola respectively.
  • An actual bottle of Nuka-Cola was distributed to attendees at the 2008 E3 fair, as a promotional item. Its design did not mimic the one available in the game.
  • Bottles of Nuka-Cola Quantum were distributed at various Targets in 2015 in preparation for Fallout 4's release. The design did not mimic the ones seen in-game.
  • In 2018, Nuka-Cola Dark went on sale in large bottles mimicking the ones seen in Nuka-World, unfortunately, the bottle was merely a prop casing for the actual alcohol, contained in a smaller bottle inside the prop.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Nuka-Cola Quartz uses generic pick-up, drop, and consumption sounds instead of the ones used by normal Nuka-Cola, and also lacks the bottle cap providing script.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If a nearby non-player character consumes a Nuka-Cola Quartz, the player receives the light blue overlay as if the player consumed the Nuka-Cola.

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. Joshua Sawyer tumblr answer
  8. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola Victory and Nuka-Cola Quartz are two examples of regional brands. These flavors, in particular, were only distributed in the southwestern area of the United States."
  9. World of Refreshment tour: "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!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  10. Kanawha Nuka-Cola Plant terminals; Current Project Status, Angry Beaver