The Bethesda ruins raider boss is a notable member of the raiders inhabiting the Bethesda ruins in 2277.

Daily scheduleEdit

The boss patrols the area in the Bethesda east offices where the lockpick bobblehead is located.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Raider armor Missile launcher or flamer, and random small gun or melee weapon Safe key
One copy of U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes
Random caps, food, or chems*

* 15% chance of spawning


  • The boss doesn't level with the player character like the rest of the raiders in the building, making them a potential threat to any low level player characters.
  • They hold the only key to the safe in the office room they're in.


The Bethesda ruins raider boss appears only in Fallout 3.


The boss, much like the rest of the raiders, respawns. This creates an infinite source of the U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes skill book. [verified]