Forums: Index > Fallout 3 gameplay help > Armour disappearing from Megaton House?

I've only recently noticed that one of my pieces of armour, Leather Rebel, is missing from my storage in my Megaton House. I know I put it in there, but it's nowhere to be found. All my other items in the storage seem to be there. Any ideas?

There is a bug in the game where the residents of megaton will use the lockers, therefore your house has become public storage! congrats! Try placing a few mines around.. that may help.

This has absolutely nothing to do with residents. Mines will not help. Neither will leaving companions in the house to "guard". Would people please not spread misinformation? A few of the containers in the Megaton house will refresh. This is a known bug. The file cabinet upstairs and the lockers in the back of the first floor are infamous for this. The lockers on the same wall as the entrance door and the refrigerator are usually safe. If you are using the PC this can be easily fixed using the GECK or the console.

dude, I've stored every unique weapon I've gotten inside the filing cabinet and throughout my entire gameplay its never respawned, i think maybe they fixed that glitch in most recent update thing.Toolazytomakeaaccount 18:03, November 10, 2009 (UTC)
I'm on the PS3 version, and I can say in a year of playtime, My Megaton House has never lost my items, and I store everything in the two lockers on the first floor. It might vary depending on what version you're playing. Nightweaver20xx 18:21, November 10, 2009 (UTC)
I recently bought the GOTY edition for PC. Does it include all patches that would fix this type of bug & others? I haven't noticed any of my stuff disappearing from the locker so hopefully it has.Ch5082 21:44, December 1, 2009 (UTC)
You probably will be OK; I've never had a problem with storage. If you are worried, just use the ones User:Toolazytomakeaaccount discussed. JK1464 23:07, December 1, 2009 (UTC)

I can vouch for this glitch, I lost the Xaulong rifle because of it, just because you have not experienced it yourself does not mean it does not exist! and the residents of megaton never go into your house anyway. It is a rare glitch though. It has happened twice to me over a very very very long time playing the game. it seems to affect the vault theme more for me as the whole theme resets more often than the others in my experience.

My advice to anyone looking for a perfect save is to blow up megaton and use tenpenny tower. a few loading screens is not a big issue since they are seconds long anyway. Also I don't believe blowing megaton prevents any trophies. Choice: have a dirty scrap iron town with much cooler and more names NPCs and chance every item you store at home vanishing from the game forever. or have a classy building with lots of annoying and unnamed NPCs with perfectly safe storage.

--TH1RTE3N 19:39, September 17, 2011 (UTC)

I have stored one of each type of weapon , armour and item in the locker in the back of the megaton house , and not once have i lost a single item from it ?

I lost everything in Megaton twice and both times I had bought themes and had taken and sold or otherwise stored all the placed miscellaneous weapons and other items that came with the theme. After several months in-game time all these items reappeared and my lockers were wiped out. Skill books also respawned.--DeadlyPrey 01:43, September 30, 2011 (UTC)