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In 2077, a new version called Nuka-Cola Quantum was introduced. According to the advertisements, it had twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste. To make it stand out more on the shelves and to give it an extra kick, the Quantum included a mild radioactive strontium isotope (and an eighteenth fruit flavor - pomegranate). The effect was a drink that not only boosted your energy, but also glowed with a bright blue light. While no ill effects were recorded by the Food and Drug Administration, the isotope also caused the drinker's urine to glow for almost a week.
Reports that can be obtained in the Nuka-Cola plant show that product development had not been without failures and casualties. All of the testers of the first batch died soon after consumption. The company found a suitable isotope in strontium-90 after replacing the previous Strontium-85 isotope, citing the "synthesis process too costly." The product was made in small experimental groups, which were then sent out around Washington, D.C. for feedback. Unfortunately, while the product was being sent out for response, some of the packages were caught out in the Great War.
Nuka-Cola Quantum was released to the public the same day the bombs dropped: October 23, 2077. Because of this, Nuka-Cola Quantum is incredibly rare in the wasteland, with many bottles found in trucks that were shipping the product, ravaged by the bombs. It is more common in the Commonwealth and West Virginia than in the Capital Wasteland, however.
The Quantum substance had originally been created as a secret weapon under the research of the Doctor Rex Meacham, sponsored by the army. He managed to finish the project before his death, soon after the bombs dropped. His research can be used to create Quantum ammunition for the Thirst Zapper, which make blue radioactive explosions that can disintegrate the target as well as Nuka Quantum grenades. After gaining the schematics, and related launcher, from John-Caleb Bradberton's private vault, the Sole Survivor can use Quantum to create enhanced mini nukes.
A clear bottle with glowing blue liquid inside (achieved through the use of the radioactive isotope Strontium-90). Like the other Nuka-Cola variants in the Commonwealth, it has a "fat" body and "fins" on the bottom of the bottle that makes it resemble a bomb or mini nuke. Unlike the original Nuka-Cola, Quantum does not have a circular label.
- Breakheart Banks one can be found in the scout tower to the east of the main building in a television stand.
- Chestnut Hillock Reservoir one is being held by a skeleton in a bathtub on the east shore by a building with a fireplace.
- Concord one can be found in the northwest house in the refrigerator on the first floor.
- Diamond City two can be found on the counter of Power Noodles, one is in Polly’s house on an end table, two are on a table inside the Cooke residence, one is on a shelf next to Sheng Kawolski at his shop, and two more can be found in the hidden room of Kellogg's house.
- Drumlin Diner one can be found as soon as the player character walks into the diner to the left, and a second is inside the bus on the elevated highway almost directly to the south.
- Egret Tours Marina one can be found in the diner at the end of the pier.
- Federal ration stockpile three are inside: two are on the shelves with the pre-War foods, and the third is on a dresser in Red Tourette's room further back into the area.
- Fort Hagen Command Center one can be found next to the toolbox containing the Fort Hagen armory password
- Fort Hagen hangar one is in the generator room next to a terminal.
- Four Leaf fishpacking plant one is in a room at the top floor in the northwest corner, near the door to the chem lab.
- Fraternal Post 115 one is in the room across from Dead Eye on a shelf.
- Goodneighbor one is behind the bar inside The Third Rail.
- Gunners plaza one is on the first floor in a blue crate on a bench, next to the elevator.
- Gwinnett brewery one is behind the plywood in the reception area.
- HalluciGen, Inc. one is in the southeast basement, in the same room as the Gunner commander.
- Hubris Comics One is in a refrigerator in the break room.
- Irish Pride Industries shipyard one is on the table when coming in from the eastern entrance.
- Layton Towers one is on the bottom floor next to the entrance/exit.
- Lexington one is on a small area of highway just outside the city at the front of a bus near the driver’s skeleton. This highway is traversed during the quest Tradecraft, when the Sole Survivor meets Deacon to lead them to the “Tourist”.
- Malden Center one can be found past the south end of the eastern track, next to a Fat Man.
- Mahkra Fishpacking one is in the back of the blue trailer in the middle of the factory, in a crate next to a dead body beside a live frag mine.
- Mass Pike Tunnel West two are at the south side’s wooden structure, under a metallic end table.
- Med-Tek Research one is on a table in an office on the top floor.
- Medical Center metro one is just down the stairs in a basket next to a vending machine, and a second can be found in a stroller in the gentleman’s bathroom.
- Milton General hospital one is in the basement next to a broken terminal, in a narrow computer-filled room just above the morgue.
- Old Corner Bookstore one can be found in an enamel bucket by the front counter.
- Park Street station one is at the end of the tracks in a pile of rubble, being held by a skeleton.
- Peabody house one is inside the fridge located in the living room. It must be stolen even if the related quest, Kid in a Fridge, has been completed.
- Pickman Gallery two can be found in a box on a pipe bridge in the underground tunnels.
- Quincy ruins one can be found next to Clint’s terminal on the highway above the ruins.
- Quincy Quarries one is on top of a wooden target practice plank on the east end of the irradiated pool of water.
- Ruined radio tower one is in the shack’s fridge.
- Settlements up to three can be sold by food and drink vendors, most notable in level 3 restaurants.
- Spectacle Island two are in a broken fridge in a wrecked underwater house just off the southwest coast.
- Starlight Drive In one can be found inside the locked storage room behind the screen.
- Super Duper Mart two can be found in the big round grocery stands through the right doorway off the front entrance.
- The Institute one is in Allie Filmore's quarters.
- The Mechanist's lair three are within the building: one is in a crate after the fourth gate, a second is on the raised left side when the ramp goes down by Jangles the Moon Monkey and a cymbal monkey playing video games, and the third is in the room with the assembly lines.
- The Prydwen one is on the main deck, lower catwalk.
- The Shamrock Taphouse two are on the shelf in the large double-door storage room behind the bar.
- Ticonderoga two can be found under the stairs, three floors down from the entrance.
- Vault-Tec lunchboxes will rarely give them.
- Weatherby Savings & Loan one can be found in a refrigerator on the second floor of an abandoned building directly across the street.
- West Everett Estates one is inside a fridge near the recording computer, and a second is in a box on the bunker’s table.
- Wilson Atomatoys Corporate HQ one is under a chair in the cinema room on the third floor, near the collapsed lobby.
- Yangtze one is next to the bunk of a dead crew member in the crew quarters.
- There is one on top of a high rise building near the Mass Fusion tower with a skeleton. A jetpack is needed to get it.
- Nuka-Cola bottling plant. Eleven can be found in the
- Angry Anaconda. One on a tv hanging from the tree while the other is at the base of the tree. Two can be found near a tree adorned with TVs to the west of the
- Quantum replenishes a large amount of Hit Points for a drink. This was absent in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
- Nuka-Cola Quantum can be put into Buddy through the "I'll take a beer" dialogue option to produce ice cold Nuka-Cola Quantum 12 hours later.
- Unlike in Fallout 3, Nuka-Cola Quantum will respawn in areas after being picked up.
- Although the Nuka-Cola plant terminal entries state that Quantum was a test in DC before bringing it to the market, the Nuka-Cola bottling plant in Nuka-World also produced Quantum for the park. This is how it ended up in the Commonwealth.
- The color of Nuka-Cola Quantum in Fallout 4 is different from the color in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, where it has more of a purple tint.
Behind the scenesEdit
In 2015/2016, a real life version of Nuka-Cola Quantum was made by the Jones Soda Company and was sold in limited quantities at Target stores in the US on the day Fallout 4 was released. However, it was merely repackaged bottles of Jones' existing Berry Lemonade. This marks the second time a real life form of Nuka-Cola was produced. The first was a drinkable regular Nuka-Cola, which was a promotional item during the 2008 E3 conference.