Yeah, and I got lots to trade. But if you got no Nuka, you're not getting nothing, no way!

— Zip

Zip's Nuka Fix is an unmarked and repeatable quest in Fallout 3.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Unmarked Quest: Zip's Nuka Fix
Talk to Zip.
Find a Nuka-Cola.
Bring the nuka-cola to Zip.
Reward: Various items

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Zip in Little Lamplight will trade various items for Nuka-Cola to satisfy his Nuka-Cola addiction.


The reward received depends on the player's Barter skill and an added in random factor. The following table lists chances of getting every possible reward.

Reward Barter < 30 30 ≤ Barter < 50 50 ≤ Barter < 70 Barter ≥ 70
1 10mm bullet 100% 33% 19.8% 16.67%
24 5.56 mm bullets N/A 33% 19.8% 16.67%
1 crunchy mutfruit N/A 33% 19.8% 16.67%
1 Mentats N/A 1% 19.8% 16.67%
1 stimpak N/A N/A 19.8% 16.67%
20 microfusion cells N/A N/A 1% 16.67%


  • Zip will only trade one reward item (or group of items) for one bottle of Nuka-Cola per day.
  • If Zip gives you a 10mm bullet, he calls it "lucky," but there is nothing special about it.
  • He does not accept ice cold Nuka-Cola or Nuka-Cola Quantum.
  • The Lone Wanderer says they will give an "ice cold bottle" of Nuka-Cola in the dialogue box, but only a regular Nuka-Cola is taken from inventory and is required for the quest.
  • If Zip trades a Nuka-Cola for 5.56mm rounds the dialog box refers to the ammo as .556 rounds.