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Is Megaton named after its nuclear bomb?

I read somewhere that it was, but I don't know if that's the truth. Is it? Is the bomb in the crater called "Megaton", and people gave the name to the settlement after it? --TheBearPaw 11:56, March 1, 2010 (UTC)

I guess so, although its also a bit of a pun too, -ton being a standard suffix for 'town' Ishotamaninnewreno 12:09, March 1, 2010 (UTC)
Definition of Megton: a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of one million tons of TNT StarfishCostume 14:41, March 1, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I mean, if the town is named after the atomic bomb, then this should be mentioned in the article. But I don't remember where and even if this was really in the game. Anybody remember this? Maybe some character said it. Lucas Simms? Manya --TheBearPaw 14:51, March 2, 2010 (UTC)
I think the evidence is pretty concrete, although it may have been vaugely mentioned by an NPC, however I couldn't point you where. StarfishCostume 14:57, March 2, 2010 (UTC)

The bomb dosn't have a name. "Megaton" is a word used in describing the explosive power of a bomb. So, the town is not named after the bomb; it just takes its name from bomb-related language.--Gothemasticator 18:29, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

The sheriff Lucas simms will State that [ the towns is named after the bomb in the middle of it ] this is in fact incorect as a megaton is as written in the edit above mine :)


If you leave a body (so far only tested with creatures no NPCs) directly outside the megaton gate (directly as in touching it) after fast traveling to megaton and going outside it will spawn above the gate and attack you (tested on multiple saves) can anyone confirm this or is it something going on with my disc ?


I was watching tv when i noticed that the mutants in futuama worship an unexploded nulear missle.

Futurama is making reference to an old movie, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, which the game is also making reference to. So, no relation between the game and the tv show. Futurama is basically a collection of cultural references, so anything you find on the show is going to be a parallel reference. That is, the game is not referencing Futurama but is referencing the same cultural thing that the tv show is.--Gothemasticator 18:29, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

BOS guys showing up outside of Megaton when finished waiting?

i wait for the caravans outside of megaton to show up.i wait in two hour sets. recently when i finish waiting, one of the brotherhood of steal guys shows up and then starts running to somewhere. i follow him but every time he gets gunned down by an enclave solider and i couldnt save him because his health is really bad. i thought this was once a time thing, but this bug keeps repeating. one time paladin Hoss showed and the he got killed too the same way (i reloaded from the auto save). anybody else ever experienced this? BTW, i'm on scientific pursuits and didnt get access to the Citadel yet.--That70sdude 01:34, July 4, 2010 (UTC)

Leo Stahl / Noteable loot

Upon acessing the terminal in the brass lantern you learn about the suspicion surrounding Leo Stahl.

You can also open the floor safe containing 300 caps.

Japanese version

So to be "nice" to our former enemies, we censored an atomic bomb? I think we should have made it ten times as gory and real than the American Version.

I don't really understand what you're trying to say here... --TheBearPaw 10:24, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
Our former enemy is also one of our staunchest allies. So yea, we're not gonna needlessly antagonize them, even with a video game. Kris mailbox 12:40, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
Why do you think it would have antagonzied them? The period when Japan played "innocent victim" about the atomic bombings has been over for quite a while. It isn't hard to find Japanese who, while they may not think the bombings were "deserved" (virtually none of the bad things that happen in war are "deserved"), the Japanese had no right to be surprised when they happened. Japan, after all, had used its own technological superiority over Korea and China to whack those countries around, and karma' a bitch. It's also fairly settled history at this point that the Japanese diplomats who ran around after the war spreading the "Japan was about to surrender" story were being at least unintentionally misleading, and that the alternatives to the atomic bomb were either too risky or had even worse consequences (both extended blockade and biological warfare were under consideration -- both would have caused millions of Japanese to die of starvation, at the very least). So it's more than a little insulting to Japanese maturity to suggest they will go eeek and hide under the bed at the possibility of nuking a settled area.

That is what they want you to think. - Surf Rider 16:53, August 15, 2010 (UTC)

In a sense, I agree. I am personally against this kind of censoring as well. But in any case, these are are just our opinions and will not "improve the article", so this talk page discussion is unnecessary. --TheBearPaw 11:22, August 20, 2010 (UTC)
It would be better attached to a page summarizing censorship of the game for local conditions. I don't know if there is such a page in the wiki yet. (In another instance, Fallout 3 was apparently never sold in India at all, because the mutated cows called "Brahmins" offended religious tastes.) If you want to delete or archive the whole thing, I wouldn't object. Wunengzi 12:46, August 20, 2010 (UTC)

Guard towers yet no guards?

I find it a bit weird that there are about 5/6 guard towers around Megaton yet there is no guards inside of them. Isn't this strange that they didn't put guards in them? It would make more sense. MasterRPGer (talk) 1:05, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

If you want to see alot of unused sniper nests protecting a location visit the Citadel, it has even more than Megaton. Mictlantecuhtli 10:16, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Arefu seems to have one of these sniper nest to, a bit weird that they would add these into the game yet have no one in them or at those spots. MasterRPGer (talk) 12:06, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Raider attack

Every time I exit Megaton, I meet one Raider by Deputy Weld. It just started happening, and now it happens every time I exit Megaton. If this is a bug, I think we should include it in the article.—Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

It's not just raiders that spawn there. After your level gets higher - radscorpions, Yao Guai, even Albino radscorpions spawn just after exiting the town. They almost always manage to kill Depudy Weld. ;) --TheBearPaw 10:42, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Higher levels? Lol, I'm in level 18, thats kinda high you know. —Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Level 18? That's barely halfway. --Kris mailbox 15:07, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Seeing as (with vroken steel loaded) you're capped at 30 that's still low. Stuff spawns near towns. You get Radscorpions in these places all the tie. And those radiers could have wondered over fro the school and keep respawning near megaton (because the cell they die ing is where they spawn? I think). Don't people sign their posts any more?JaspertheViking :D? 15:13, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

I don't even have Broken Steel, I only got Point Lookout—Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~! (Don't people sign their posts any more?JaspertheViking :D? 15:19, August 29, 2010 (UTC))

Anyone Else notice that?

The bomb in the center of megaton is the same type of bomb that you find in Fort constantine. This would have to mean that the bomb was dropped on its own people. If it were a chinese bomb than it would be different, I mean a bomb based on the WWII fat man design, and the fact that throughout the cold war the american and russain nukes never were the exact same. Superinsomniac 22:20, September 10, 2010 (UTC)

It's entirely possible that it's an American bomb.
1-We know Megaton was built near an airport
2-It's plausible that with nuclear war looming, America relocated strategic bombers with nuclear payloads to several airports including civilian ones to lessen the chances of them being taken out in a first strike.
3-In the real world, bombers often jettisoned their unarmed nukes whenever problems occurred.
I'd say it'd be believable that as nukes started to rain down, an American bomber with some sort problem lined up for an emergency landing at the airport near Megaton's location and jettisoned its payload at low altitude(explains why the bomb was barely damaged) before attempting a landing.Dr. Lobotomy 19:26, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
Spe-cu-la-tion. Nice theory, though. http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/08/Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 19:31, October 8, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, maybe I should have used more words like "It's possible", "plausible", "It would be believable" to make absolutely sure everyone reading would know I was simply speculating.Dr. Lobotomy 16:51, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

Was the nuke dropped from space?

How did That bomb leave that size a crater, Even a bomb that size would not leave a crater that size, It would either have to be dropped from orbit or have actually detonated to make that size a crater.—Preceding comment was unsigned. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

It didn't. A plane left that crater. --Kris User Hola.jpg 22:25, September 10, 2010 (UTC)
Professor Moriarty must have made it when conducting his experiments. :oP Mictlantecuhtli 02:37, September 11, 2010 (UTC)
Well, Kris, I don't think a plane would make a crater that large. To carry on Grizzly's original argument on the "plane crashing and making a huge whole is stupid" thing, I'd just like to say (pretty much repeat) that it isn't feasible for an aircraft to make a crater of that size. Nukey (talk) 02:45, September 11, 2010 (UTC)
Clearly the airplane fell from outer space. All kidding aside, we really don't know what made the crater, but the bomb would not have made one that big and, size aside, a crashing plane would not have made a crater in that shape. Perhaps a bomb fell and exploded there, and then minutes later the other one fell and failed to go off? It wouldn't explain the lack of radiation there, but otherwise it might fit. --Kris User Hola.jpg 20:01, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe the crater was allready there and then the bomb just feel in it.(unsigned)
Well the bomb didn't make it because the old woman (mainia or something) said. "A lot of people think the bomb made the crater, but it didn't."JaspertheViking :D?
She's talking like she saw it happen. She's in her 60s, not her 260s. She wasn't around to see it get made, and probably neither was anyone else around to see it happen, much less pass along the tale. --Kris User Hola.jpg 20:49, September 13, 2010 (UTC)

i have a few theories ,

1- if it was a large plane falling at very high speeds it is possible that it would make an Average sized Craters , Plus the addition of Nuclear Bombs Dropping all over DC might have help it fall to peices , then a bomb falls inside the crater Landing Straight in the middle of an alreay Scaterred Plane , remember that it probably slid Down the hole , leaving its mark and enlarging the whole

2- Perhaps the people of Megaton Dug it a bit Deeper

i dunno thats what i think

You are all forgetting about terminal velocity.Vault 815 02:54, November 10, 2010 (UTC)


Somehow, some Raiders spawned up on Stockholm's platform, outside of the Megaton walls. They killed him, and drove off the merchants and Micky. PS3 version, anyway. Wierdperson31 01:26, September 13, 2010 (UTC)

Anyone Else hope that

In new vegas there will be a chance to detonate an actual nuke, I mean blowing up megaton was fun, but I really wanna see a nuke go off in the mohabi desert. 22:34, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

I hope that one day you'll learn how to spell Mojave. --Kris User Hola.jpg 22:39, October 3, 2010 (UTC)
If they did that again, that'd be stupid. Nukey (talk) 19:35, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Yes. I hope that they repeat something they did in Fallout 3 and have to chance to exploade a nuke. I also hope Mr House is a computer, and really Eden and that it is basically exactly like fallout 3, with the same plot but just in a different place. In face, I may just buy another copy of Fallout 3 instead, so that way it is exactly like it.JaspertheViking :D? 19:37, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Never the less, I still wana see some big explosions in NV.--Radiated Raider 17:03, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

Can we get a World Map image for this location?

I'm 125 hours in and at level 30 but haven't been to Megaton yet. I went straight to Rivet City for the Bobblehead and then to the Outcast's base for Operation: Anchorage, then wondered the Wastelands and Downtown areas for various things. I came to this page to get a general idea of where it is and any surrounding locations but there's only a Local Map image. Come to think of it, every location should have a World Map image and Local Map image.

Edit: Just came back to the page and sees a World Map image. I feel a little embarrassed seeing it and wondering if I just managed to not see it or if my Wii just never displayed it being that there's no comment after my post.


so i killed moriarty and lucas simms,thinking god knows what and so far i cant get the people of mega ton to stop attacking me... is there a way to stop it?

Reload an old save?--Gmcb007 12:42, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

Stockholm & Settler

I was massacring Megaton for an unknown reason and I just killed Stockholm and less than 10 seconds later a Megaton settler spawns in his "sniper's nest". Should I add it to the bugs section? Sgt. Me 22:47, April 26, 2011 (UTC)

       I remember why now, I was testing my new Rock-It Launcher on Moira's merc.

New Bug

I'm just at level 3 in Fallout 3, in Megaton, and I need to keep loading the same save because each time Colin Moriarty turns away from the balcony toward the Saloon, the entire game freezes. I'm on the XBox 360. Help, please? -- 21:05, May 31, 2011 (UTC)

Super-Mutants attacking Megaton?

Alright, so Simms is dead and I've offed Moriarty (secretly.)

One problem, though, now the muties are coming in in droves and wiping everybody out. I'm SURE this is supposed to happen (but I really wish there was a way to fix it.. I've spawned, like, 30 Enclave bots to protect the town, but there are only really 3 citizens left alive)

Should there be mention of these consequences in the article? And, maybe... how to mend them? I seem to remember Manya making some remark about "So now Megaton is up for grabs until somebody steps up to the plate..." Is there even a way to take her up on that? And if it's a bug, maybe that should be mentioned as well? 01:54, June 1, 2011 (UTC)

Nathan and Manya's House

When the game starts, Nathan and Manya's House is red and owned by them. After an unknown amount of time, though, it becomes green and the player can enter at any time. The same happens for Billy Creel's House, and Lucas Simms' House.

Is this a bug, or a feature? I have tried to find the moment when the houses switch, but I haven't had much luck. I've tried disarming and not disarming the bomb, and waiting for days in and outside of the city, but it's never flipped while I was watching. I've also searched the GECK for instances of their house, and the door leading into their house, but nothing comes up. Any ideas? Should this be added to the article? Wallbridge 17:14, June 7, 2011 (UTC)

It's a bug. I watched the red house turn green twice, and both times, it was because either Nathan or Manya was exiting the house. It took a few hundred reloads and had a low chance of happening, but there you go. Wallbridge 12:57, June 8, 2011 (UTC)
Haha... that's not a bug. When they 'open' their house the player can enter. The same thing for Oblivion, even. When they are in their house during the daytime anyone else can come in as well... -- 05:59, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
Yep, I know what you're talking about: if Billy Creel or Lucas Simms is in their house, you can go in to talk with them. But in the case of Manya and Nathan's house (and also Lucas, Billy and Jericho's, I've noticed) the house is open at all hours of the day and night, whether or not someone is inside, after the "quickload when someone exits" thing occurs. Is this the same thing as what you mentioned? :) Wallbridge 05:02, June 17, 2011 (UTC)