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|For an overview of mine models used throughout the Fallout series, see Mine.|
The satchel charge is a placed explosive, and functions like other proximity mines. However, it has a significantly shorter fuse than other types; unusually, even players with a very high Explosives skill will set off enemy-placed charges almost immediately.
It is deceptively powerful for the simplicity of its construction, besting even the bottlecap mine, often crippling at least one limb upon detonation if the player is caught in the blast. This is offset by its higher strength and skill requirements. Satchel charges are often encountered in thin choke points that are necessary in order to transverse through the Divide. These mine fields commonly contain three to five charges.
This weapon can be crafted by the player.
- Note: this item is also craftable via a dialogue option with Veronica, or ED-E (with the Lonesome Road add-on).
- They can be found in various containers labeled "satchel charge box" in the Divide.
- Active satchel charges are placed in various locations in the Divide. These can be disarmed and collected by the player; however, this can prove to be extremely difficult.
Behind the scenes
- The satchel charge was supposed to be weaker, with a longer fuse. According to Joshua Sawyer, the damage was doubled and the fuse was shortened in the last week of development.