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This page is about the non-player character. For the player character, see Sole Survivor.

War never changes.

Nate is a pre-War resident of Sanctuary Hills in 2077 and one of the two possible player characters available during character creation in Fallout 4.


Main article: Sole Survivor

At some point before 2077, Nate served in the U.S. Army during the Sino-American War in the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry Regiment, but eventually retired. At some point, he married Nora[2] and they had a son, Shaun. On the morning of October 23, 2077, Nate was preparing for an event at the Veteran's Hall in Concord[3] when a Vault-Tec representative approaches the family and approves them for admittance into Vault 111. Mere moments later, a news bulletin warns of an imminent nuclear attack, which forces Nate, Nora, and Shaun to rush to the vault prior to a nuclear bomb detonating nearby. After entering the vault, the family, along with all of the other admitted residents, are placed in cryo-sleep. If he was not chosen to be the player character, he will be executed by two mysterious figures, one of them being Kellogg, while attempting to stop them from kidnapping Shaun.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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War Never Changes


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
T-shirt and slacks (2077)
Vault 111 jumpsuit (2287)
Wedding ring
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  • If he is selected to be the Sole Survivor, then the player chooses his name, appearance, and SPECIAL stats.
    • Even if he is not picked to be the player character, it is possible to edit his appearance before finalizing whether to play him or Nora.
  • On the Executive terminal in Fraternal Post 115 is a speech memo mentioning Nate being a decorated war hero.
  • If he is chosen to be Sole Survivor, there will be some instances in game where his time in the military is referenced.
  • His name in the E3 demo was Mr. Howard, which is the name of the executive producer of Bethesda Softworks, Todd Howard.
  • In the intro, the specific combat armor pieces he and his platoon wore were the sturdy legs, heavy arms, the standard chest piece, and a combat helmet.
  • The weapon Nate used in the intro is a standard laser rifle with a beam splitter modification.


Nate appears only in Fallout 4.



  1. Tweet Brian Delaney
  2. Wedding ring
  3. Fraternal Post 115, Executive Terminal

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