Vault-Tec lunchbox

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The Vault-Tec lunchbox is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 4. When interacted with it spawns a random item and becomes collectible.


A Vault-Tec branded lunchbox with depictions of Vault-Tec propaganda and various versions of Vault Boy. The inside of the lunchbox has faint drawings of children's faces on the front and rear of the box. These drawings are difficult to see under normal circumstances, as the lunchbox is usually thrown around upon opening, and players often pick the item up immediately without inspecting it. Occasionally, a lunchbox will have a sticker decal, or the name of a child on the front or back.

Each lunchbox contains a randomly selected item, spitting out confetti and releasing objects ranging anywhere from junk items like a fork or plastic knife, to the rarer items such as ice cold Nuka Cola Quantum, or a collectible model. In some cases the lunchboxes may release primed explosives, which will detonate and injure the Sole Survivor if not disarmed.

It is one of the required items to craft the bottlecap mine at the chemistry station.


Vault-Tech lunchboxes can be found all over The Commonwealth, but are most commonly found in Vault-Tec locations, vaults, and schools. Below is an alphabetical list of locations where Vault-Tec lunchboxes can be found.

Item poolEdit


  • It is possible to exploit the lunchbox's item spawn by saving before opening the lunchbox and reloading the save if an undesired item drops. With a fresh item roll each time the save is loaded, it is possible to receive a rarer item, such as a model.
  • The names that can be found on the boxes are "Acadia", "Adriana", "Anna", "Becky Becky Becky", "Cole", "Connor", "Dona", "Greesha", "Jack", "Jade", "Nic", "Sage", "Stan" and "Zane". The two decals are a Nuka Cola bottle and Vault Girl.
  • Many possible items are larger than the lunchbox itself.
  • If a lunchbox is bought from a vendor it will say "Take", to open it, you have to hit it which will open it.
  • It is possible to get double loot. Open the lunchbox once, keep it in inventory, then drop it and shoot at it. This will give a second draw but you won't be able to collect it anymore.
  • The lunchbox made in the builder from the Contraptions Workshop Expansions and be open by shooting it.


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