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Bio-gas canister
PulseGrenade
Nuka-grenade icon
Requirements
skillExplosives
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
1 (6.1) + 0 (5) explosionIcon explosion + 5 for 5s effectIcon effect
crit dmg
0
crit % mult
x1
attacks/sec
0.7AP24
Other
weight0.5value
50
item HP5
questsAn Antique Land
base idxx00d1e4
 
Gametitle-FO3 PL
Gametitle-FO3 PL

Point Lookout's swamps are rich in natural gases, which sometimes manifest on the surface as explosive methane bubbles.

Fallout 3 loading screen, Point Lookout

The bio-gas canister is a hand grenade which is added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.

BackgroundEdit

Not intended as weapons, these are the result of a Bysshe Company research team sent to Point Lookout to survey its rich natural gas deposits. The story goes that these deposits accumulated from the mass graves of thousands of Confederate prisoners who died near Point Lookout in the later years of the American Civil War, although the amount of natural gas that would provide would actually be negligible.

CharacteristicsEdit

It deploys a cloud of natural gas on the target. As with all gas leaks, it will ignite from explosives, energy weapons and conventional fire while inside the cloud. This results in a fireball on the target.

LocationsEdit

17 bio-gas canisters in total can be found in the course of the quest An Antique Land in the excavated muck holes. 7 are located in the Muck Holes themselves, and 10 are rewarded upon completion of the questline. They cannot be found anywhere else.

NotesEdit

  • Bio-gas canisters use the model of the pulse grenade and the Pip-Boy icon of a Nuka-grenade.
  • The flame of the gas itself won't actually damage your enemy badly, but it will stun them, giving you an opportunity to flee should you choose to do so.
  • The canisters inflict fire damage to any enemies in the vicinity, though targets aren't set on fire. This is observable by hitting a very weak enemy with the canister, only to watch them die seconds afterwards.
  • The resulting gas doesn't disappear.
  • Enemies carrying weapons such as a flamer or heavy incinerator can be lit aflame instantly simply by throwing the canister at them, due to the flamer and heavy incinerator having a small flame at the end of the weapon which will ignite the gas.
  • Reverse-pickpocketing Bio-gas canisters onto non-player characters will not kill them, instead just damaging them slightly.
  • When the grenade explodes, it gives out at least 5 radiation, dropping down to 1 radiation, as well as not ceasing until the gasses are ignited.
  • Bear traps, though unheated, will light a canister on fire if thrown into it, possibly because of any sparks created from the trap snapping shut.

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