Deputy Weld

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Welcome to Megaton. The bomb is perfectly safe, we promise.

Deputy Weld is a protectron that guards the gate of Megaton in 2277.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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Effects of player actions

  • Deputy Steel will replace Deputy Weld if he is killed (unless Broken Steel is installed).
  • If Megaton is destroyed, Deputy Weld's faceplate will survive the atomic explosion and continue to welcome people to Megaton, albeit in a garbled manner, and state that the bomb is safe.
  • Deputy Weld can be deactivated by hacking a computer terminal in the Megaton armory. A skill of 75 Science is required to hack it and deactivate Deputy Steel. If the Robotics Expert perk is used to sneak-deactivate him, he still says his phrases and later on in the game will return to normal.
  • Deputy Weld will respawn after a while if he is killed.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
- Protectron laser pistol - Scrap metal
Energy cells

Notable quotes

  • "Please hold for threat level assessment. Threat level minimal. Open the gates. Open the gates. Welcome to Megaton."
  • "Welcome to Megaton. Friendliest town around."
  • "Y'all better be careful with that thar weapon, ya hear?"
  • "Thirsty partner? Try Moriarty's. Coldest drinks in the Capital Wasteland."
  • "Need some grub partner? Try the Brass Lantern."


Deputy Weld appears only in Fallout 3.


  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 In Broken Steel, if Deputy Weld is killed in the firefight between Megaton settlers and the Brotherhood of Steel soldiers accompanying the water caravan, he may later be found wandering the wastes in the vicinity of Megaton, still saying "Welcome to Megaton."

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