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Your Impurity In Broken Steel

People in the archive page expressed surprise that you turn out to not be a pure-strain human as Eden thought you were. I have two comments here:

1, do you really believe Eden would tell you "oh, btw, you're not pure-strain so it'll kill you eventually too! But please still do this for me, kthx".

2, The MASSIVE radiation surge that you miraculously survived if you've installed Broken Steel and activated PP yourself would probably make you somewhat impure now, even if you were pure beforehand...

Uh Eden didn't know you weren't born in a Vault and being flooded with radiation has nothing to do with it since the impurity is caused by the FEV viral mutations and not radiation. Sov68n 23:31, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
you're half right, Sov; he didn't know you weren't born in the vault, but even regular humans unaffected by FEV are still mutated enough to be killed by the FEV-laced water. Kris (talk) 22:25, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

Companion voices sound different?

Is it just me, or are your companions' responses voiced differently (when you ask them to go into the radiation chamber)? I asked Fawkes to go in, and his voice sounded WAY more mumbly and slurred than anything he says normally, almost as if the dialogue was a last-minute addition. How do the other companions sound? 00:25, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

That's because hes near tears, and it sounds weird for a Super Mutant. --Revolverman 07:42, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Abandonment issues

I'm having chronic issues with this quest. As soon as any member of the Pride is killed & the remaining members have taken out any Enclave in the area, they'll act as if the job is done & wander off back to the Citadel (with the exception of Lyons, who seems to follow the player as a companion would). It's making the quest unbearable as keeping everyone alive is almost impossible & Vargas seems particularly fond of getting killed. Any tips? Would reloading to before i started the quest help? 14:38, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

It's an AI bug : Dusk,Kodiak,Gallows and Glade are intended to follow Vargas, not liberty prime, Lyons or you. If Vargas is killed (very likely as he is the first in line) the others return to their normal schedule. Yes, it is very annoying. Why is Gallows essential and not Vargas is beyond my understanding.Croquignol 06:04, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

I found the best way to keep the members of the Pride alive is to fast travel to Irradiated Metro as soon as you pass thru the last door of the Citadel (Liberty Prime will wait indefinitely) and clear the route of Enclave forces. This includes detonating any cars/motorcycles/vertibirds along the route (explosions/artillery do more damage to Pride members than Enclave plasma rifles), and lobbing a few mini nukes over the "photonic shields" as well. Travel the complete route several times as Enclave forces are scripted to appear at various trigger points. Drop a few well-placed bottlecap mines at the locations where Enclave forces are triggered by Liberty Prime. Then fast travel back to the Citadel to "start" Take it Back. Once you've breached the last barrier quickly target the vertibird that will try to land forces behind you, being careful not to detonate it while it's directly overhead. Upgrading the Pride's armor and weaponry (Tesla armor/Gatling Lasers/Stimpacks) wouldn't hurt. 19:19, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Under notes:

"Killing a member of the Lyons Pride will cause Liberty Prime to become hostile. This will probably result in the players death."



Is there a way to fix the problem where Sarah will keep telling me to lock dow the room without the patch since I can't get on Live right now. ~~Riond55~~

Something weird happened when I was doing this quest. as i was crossing the bridge, i kept getting a notice saying "shrapnel is unconsious". after i got across the bridge i was surprised to see shrapnel fighting the enclave! was he meant to be there or was it a glitch? its probably a glicth but im curious as to why it happened.

Dead Enclave Scientist

Just a little note here, I got to the Rotunda and inside of it was an Enclave Scientist with 10 units of both Rad-Way and Rad-X. While this could be random, when I was captured by Autumn, I told him that the code was 7-0-1 or something, and the radio replied saying they lost a man. I suspect this is why this scientist was here. Can anyone else confirm this? 23:39, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

I outright refused to tell Autumn the code and the dead scientist was still there. Doesn't appear to be related. 01:44, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

If you recall, he said he lost another man. Implying that he lost one already. It's anyone's guess why that second one wasn't there if you gave the wrong code, but the Scientist is probably the first one to die.

Well, in my game the scientist is not dead at all. There should be a dead scientist (MQ11EnclaveScientistDEAD)but he is not. Sarah Lyons enters in combat and without a cheat it is a game breaker, as the scientist flees and can't be reached. I tried in several games and it always happens but only when Broken steel is installed. One of the many bugs I got with this add-on. Anyone else with this issue ?Croquignol 06:23, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Dogmeat and refusing Companions

Whoever you choose to send in (besides yourself), you can walk in, have your companion(s) follow you, and then run out and start the airlock thing quickly, which will lock them in as well. Just wondering if anyone has gone through with this and noticed any consequences (Broken Steel required of course), such as those companions' death?

  • Actually, I just did it myself and dogmeat glitched in with me. He didn't die so I assume the same is true for any companion you lock in, as I suggested. Not sure if noteworthy but there it is.

Yeah, that definately worked for me.

It says in the article that you cannot send in a companion to take your place. On my PS3 version, the game allowed me to send in Charon instead of myself. There was even a section in the ending where it mentioned "The true hero" and showed a picture of Charon.

It might have something to do with the different versions, but Charon definately went in there on my PS3 version. Also, he did not die, as he is a Ghoul and immune to radiation

You can't send someone in your place (aside from Sentinel Lyons) if you don't have Broken Steel. Therefore, you must have Broken Steel. Kris (talk) 17:00, July 22, 2010 (UTC)


Is there any safe place for me to place my excess armor/weapons that I picked up on this quest (so I may sell them for caps)? I tried putting them in the cash register in the gift shop, but when I went back to retrieve them they were gone (luckily I had created another save file earlier) 15:50, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind, I found out that you could leave the place and go to Megaton to drop off any excess equipment. 17:10, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

Lethal Radiation Level?

Could someone please explain to me how on earth does the Lone Wanderer survive the lethal radiation levels after "Take it Back!"?

Is it just me or the pulled that one right out of their arse?

Without the Broken Steel add-on you either die or Lyons does. The game just ends there, so you probably do have the add-on. But if you do have the add-on, you should know you survived because the BoS rescued you and removed the rads with their awesome technology?
~ Scribe Aurora 15:30, August 16, 2011 (UTC)

Prime is actually Houdini!!!

So I was playing this mission earlier today, on the XBox, and I got to the part where after the first bridge, there's the first turn where you are greeted with Enclave solders in the side building. I ran ahead of Prime, with the lady and Fawkes. The car on the corner exploded, and the lady with you became unconscious. Me, being the reckless one, ran down to attack the Enclave, but the Enclave didn't attack, and the electric field was invisible. I went back to see if the lady was alright, and she was. So when turning back around to head back, I noticed Prime was missing. I know Prime was out, because I followed behind him a bit until we neared the corner. Anyone else find this glitch?


If this glitch is true, you should add it to the page under 'bugs' with a {verify} tag next to it. If someone else has it happen to them it can stay on the page. Yes Man default.png 06:07, July 26, 2011 (UTC)

I can verify this, it actually just happened to me. I ran ahead of Prime tp get some killing done, approached the barrier, turned around, and Prime was completely gone. TheShotgunShogun 00:05, October 20, 2011 (UTC)

Project Impurity

Shouldn't this be split from "Take it Back!"? It appears to be a separate counter quest to it.--Ant2242 (talk) 02:54, 10 June 2016 (UTC)