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This page lists all quests in Fallout 3.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For quests in other Fallout games, please see "Quest".
  • For an overview of Fallout 3 content, please refer to "Portal:Fallout 3".

General information

Every quest that appears in your Pip-Boy grants an achievement (on the Xbox 360 and PC) or a trophy (on the PlayStation 3) upon completion in base game only. Unmarked quests do not provide achievements/trophies.

Most of the quests in Fallout 3 either involve or can be completed with a combat situation (e.g. killing Vance and The Family in Blood Ties).

Base game

Tutorial quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Baby.png Baby Steps Vault 101 Dad None 00014e83
01 Vault 101 Citizenship Award.png Growing Up Fast Vault 101


Grognak the Barbarian, BB gun, 50 BBs 00014e84
02 The G.O.A.T. Whisperer.png Future Imperfect Vault 101 Dad Good Karma (if the player makes the Tunnel Snakes stop bullying Amata) 00014e85
03 Escape!.png Escape! Vault 101 Amata Good Karma (if the player saved Ellen DeLoria) and Tunnel Snake outfit (received from Butch if the player saved his mother) 00014e86

Main quests

Main quests with names in italics can be skipped through a speech check. This is the only way to skip Galaxy News Radio (other than through unintentional glitches), though Rescue from Paradise can also be skipped through use of Child at Heart to convince MacCready to let the player into Little Lamplight. Both quests can then be completed as a side quest at any time.

All quests up to Tranquility Lane can be skipped by finding and entering Vault 112. Doing so may cause some bugs and glitches. Another way is to glitch your way into the Citadel and find the Vault Locations Computer in the A Ring. Doing so will skip you to the Picking Up The Trail quest and may cause a very large number of glitches.

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
04 Following in His Footsteps.png Following in His Footsteps Megaton Colin Moriarty Clue to Dad's location 00014e87
05 Galaxy News Radio.png Galaxy News Radio GNR building plaza
Museum of Technology
Washington Monument
Three Dog 400 XP, clue to Dad's location or weapon stash 00014e88
06 Scientific Pursuits.png Scientific Pursuits Rivet City Three Dog
Doctor Li
500 XP, clue to Dad's location 00014e89
07 Tranquility Lane.png Tranquility Lane Vault 112 Brain bot in Vault 112 600 XP, reunion with Dad 00014e8a
08 The Waters of Life.png The Waters of Life Jefferson Memorial Dad 700 XP, access to the Citadel
Access to Power Armor Training
09 Picking up the Trail.png Picking up the Trail Citadel
Little Lamplight
Elder Lyons 800 XP, location of all vaults 00014e8c
10 Rescue from Paradise.png Rescue from Paradise Little Lamplight
Paradise Falls
1000 XP, access to Little Lamplight 00014e8d
11 Finding the Garden of Eden.png Finding the Garden of Eden Vault 87
Raven Rock
Scribe Rothchild 1000 XP, access to Raven Rock 00014e8e
12 The American Dream.png The American Dream Raven Rock
President Eden Power armor & Power helmet or recon armor & Recon helmet 00014e8f
13 Take it Back!.png Take it Back! Citadel
Jefferson Memorial
Elder Lyons 1200 XP, end of game (unless Broken Steel is downloaded) 00014e91

Side quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
29 Agatha's Song.png Agatha's Song Agatha's House Agatha Agatha's station, Blackhawk 00014ea4
14 Big Trouble in Big Town.png Big Trouble in Big Town Big Town Anyone in the town 300 XP, medical supplies, around 200-500 caps 00014e94
21 Blood Ties.png Blood Ties Megaton
Lucy West
Evan King
Schematics - Shishkebab, Hematophage (optional) 00014e9c
19 Head of State.png Head of State Temple of the Union Hannibal Hamlin Schematics - dart gun, 300-400 XP 00014e99
22 Oasis.png Oasis Oasis Harold Barkskin or Linden's Outcast power armor, Poplar's hood or missile launcher, Maple's garb 0002a274
30 Reilly's Rangers.png Reilly's Rangers Underworld Reilly Ranger battle armor or Eugene 00014ea5
27 Stealing Independence.png Stealing Independence Rivet City Abraham Washington 400 caps, Schematics - railway rifle or bad karma 00014ea2
25 Strictly Business.png Strictly Business Paradise Falls Grouse 250 caps for each of the 4 targets and bad karma 00014ea0
24 Tenpenny Tower.png Tenpenny Tower Tenpenny Tower Gustavo
Roy Phillips
500 caps, 10mm SMG or 700 caps, Chinese assault rifle or ghoul mask 00014e9f
18 The Nuka-Cola Challenge.png The Nuka-Cola Challenge Girdershade Sierra Petrovita 1200 caps, Schematics - Nuka grenade or 2400 caps 00014e98
23 The Power of the Atom.png The Power of the Atom Megaton
Tenpenny Tower
Lucas Simms
My Megaton house, 100 caps, 500 caps or good karma or Tenpenny Tower suite, 500 or 1000 caps, bad karma 00014e9e
20 The Replicated Man.png The Replicated Man Rivet City Dr. Zimmer 50 caps or A3-21's plasma rifle and/or Wired Reflexes 00014e9b
15 The Superhuman Gambit.png The Superhuman Gambit Canterbury Commons Uncle Roe 200-600 caps, Ant's Sting or 200-600 caps, Protectron's Gaze 00014e95
16 The Wasteland Survival Guide.png The Wasteland Survival Guide Megaton Moira Brown Wasteland Survival Guide, Survival Expert, and various smaller rewards or Dream Crusher, bad karma 00014e96
17 Those!.png Those! Grayditch Bryan Wilks Ant Might, Lesko's lab coat (optional) or Ant Sight, Lesko's lab coat (optional) 00014e97
28 Trouble on the Homefront.png Trouble on the Homefront Vault 101 Vault 101 Distress Signal Modified utility jumpsuit or 10 Cram 00014ea3
26 You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head.png You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head Underworld Mister Crowley 400 caps and/or T-51b power armor 00014ea1

Unmarked quests

Aside from the major quests listed above, there are a number of minor ones that are not listed as quests in your Pip-Boy. They don't count as achievements or trophies either.

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Icon gray x.png A Manhandled Manservant Rockopolis Argyle's corpse Key to Dashwood's safe -
Icon gray x.png A Nice Day for a Right Wedding Rivet City Angela Staley Good karma -
Icon gray x.png A Sticky Situation Little Lamplight Sticky None -
Icon gray x.png Council Seat Rivet City Bannon Schematics - deathclaw gauntlet, shop discount, shop price increase -
Icon gray x.png Economics of Violence Paradise Falls Pronto 20% discount at Lock and Load, better shop inventory -
Icon gray x.png Election Day Republic of Dave Dave 25 caps -
Icon gray x.png Gallows Humor Citadel Paladin Kodiak 1000 caps -
Icon gray x.png Grady's Package Marigold Station Grady's corpse Naughty nightwear -
Icon gray x.png Hired Help The Ninth Circle, Underworld Ahzrukhal Charon as companion -
Icon gray x.png Jiggs' Loot Museum of Technology Prime (via terminal) 500 caps, Xuanlong assault rifle -
Icon gray x.png Keller Family Refuge Capital Wasteland A Keller Family Transcript Experimental MIRV, 5 mini nukes, Random loot -
Icon gray x.png Leo's Drug Habit Megaton Doc Church
Mister Burke
Good karma, medical supplies, XP -
Icon gray x.png Lincoln's Profit Margins Museum of History Abraham Washington
Hannibal Hamlin
Leroy Walker
Caps -
Icon gray x.png Merchant Empire Canterbury Commons Uncle Roe Improved inventories and repair abilities for caravan merchants, Crow's eyebot helmet, mini nuke, stimpaks, Stealth Boys -
Icon gray x.png Our Little Secret Andale Old Man Harris Good karma, some loot -
Icon gray x.png Searching for Cheryl L'Enfant South Finding the burial mound Mini nuke, various loot -
Icon gray x.png Slave Hunt Rivet City Mei Wong Bad karma or good karma, location of the Temple of the Union -
Icon gray x.png The Kid-Kidnapper Paradise Falls Eulogy Jones Boogeyman's hood -
Icon gray x.png The Lost Initiate Falls Church Paladin Hoss 250 XP, 100 caps or 250 XP, good karma -
Icon gray x.png Treatment Megaton Walter XP, caps or XP, good karma -

Repeatable quests

Some characters want specific items. These can be repeatedly given for xp, caps or Karma.

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Traded items Quest ID
Bring Receive
Icon gray x.png Church Donations Megaton, Rivet City Confessor Cromwell
Father Clifford
1 cap 1 point of good karma -
Icon gray x.png Collecting Holotags The Citadel Scribe Jameson Brotherhood of Steel holotag 100 caps and 25 XP -
Icon gray x.png Fungus Deal Little Lamplight Lucy, Eclair Buffout, strange meat Cave fungus -
Icon gray x.png Geomapping with Reilly Ranger Compound Reilly Pip-Boy 3000 locations 30 caps per location -
Icon gray x.png I Want to Drink Your Blood Meresti station Vance Blood pack 15 caps -
Icon gray x.png Mississippi Quantum Pie Girdershade Sierra Petrovita Nuka-Cola Quantum, Vodka, Flour Mississippi Quantum pie -
Icon gray x.png Murphy's Bombing Run Northwest Seneca Station Murphy Sugar Bombs 15 caps per box, 30 with persuasion; eventually he will sell ultrajet to you (one per 8 boxes). -
Icon gray x.png Nectar Collecting for Fun and Profit Grayditch Lesko Fire ant nectar 40 caps per sample -
Icon gray x.png Ryan Briggs' Wondermeat Jury St. Station Wonder Meat Maker Mole rat meat, Wonderglue Mole rat wonder meat -
Icon gray x.png Strictly Profitable Paradise Falls Grouse Slaves Caps -
Icon gray x.png The Outcast Collection Agent Fort Independence Protector Casdin Power armor, scrap metal, Energy Weapons, sensor module. Protector Casdin however will not buy Brotherhood armor. 5.56mm rounds, frag grenades, RadAway or stimpaks. Access to Fort Independence. -
Icon gray x.png This Old House Underworld Winthrop Scrap metal Trade 5 pieces of scrap metal for a stimpak, Rad-X, or RadAway -
Icon gray x.png Walter's Scrap Metal Megaton Walter Scrap metal 10 caps, XP, or good karma -
Icon gray x.png Water Beggars Outside Megaton
Outside Rivet City
Outside Tenpenny Tower
Purified water
Aqua pura(Broken Steel)
Good karma -
Icon gray x.png Yearning for Learning Arlington Library Scribe Yearling Pre-War book 100 caps, 10 XP -
Icon gray x.png Zip's Nuka Fix Little Lamplight Zip Nuka-Cola Various items -

Operation: Anchorage

Main quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Aiding the Outcasts.png Aiding the Outcasts Bailey's Crossroads Outcast Distress Signal 100 XP xx0009be
The Guns of Anchorage.png The Guns of Anchorage Anchorage Reclamation simulation
(Outcast Outpost)
Sgt. Benjamin Montgomery 100 XP xx0009bf
Paving the Way.png Paving the Way Anchorage Reclamation simulation
(Outcast Outpost)
General Chase 100 XP xx0009c0
Operation Anchorage.png Operation: Anchorage! Anchorage Reclamation simulation
(Outcast Outpost)
General Chase 100 XP, Chinese stealth armor, Gauss rifle, winterized T-51b power armor, various other loot, Covert Ops perk (possibly) xx0014f6

The Pitt

Main quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Into the Pitt.png Into the Pitt Radio Tower
Train Tunnel
Wernher 100 XP xx00108c
Unsafe Working Conditions.png Unsafe Working Conditions Steelyard
The Mill
The Hole
Midea 150 XP, Auto Axpert, Pitt Fighter, various weapons and armor xx00108b
Free Labor.png Free Labor Haven
Wernher's Hideout
Krenshaw 150 XP, Ashur's power armor, Booster Shot, access to the Ammo Press xx00108d

Unmarked quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Mill Worker.png Mill Worker Steelyard Everett Various weapons and armors -
Icon gray x.png Wild Bill's Last Stand Downtown
Milly Wild Bill's sidearm, stimpaks -
Icon gray x.png Slave Snitch The Mill Brand 2 stimpaks -

Repeatable quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Traded items Quest ID
Bring Receive
Icon gray x.png Toys for Tots Downtown
Teddy bear 30 caps -

Broken Steel

Main quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Death From Above.png Death From Above Citadel
Rockland Car Tunnel
Satellite Relay Station
Owyn Lyons 1300 XP xx000802
Shock Value.png Shock Value Citadel
Old Olney S. Wilson Building
Olney Powerworks
Paladin Tristan 1400 XP xx000afd
Who Dares Wins.png Who Dares Wins Citadel
Presidential Metro
Adams Air Force Base
Paladin Tristan 1500 XP, Tesla cannon xx0011ad

Side quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Icon gray x.png Holy Water Jefferson Memorial
Holy Light Monastery
Scribe Bigsley 100 XP, 300 caps xx004c75
Icon gray x.png Protecting the Water Way Jefferson Memorial
Rivet City
Wilhelm's Wharf
Scribe Bigsley 100 XP, various weapons and armors xx003b42
Icon gray x.png The Amazing Aqua Cura! Museum of History
Jefferson Memorial
Museum Authority Building
Scribe Bigsley
100 XP xx003b67

Unmarked quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Icon gray x.png The Sorrowful Suitor Presidential Metro
La Maison Beauregard
Sorry, My Darling holotape All-nighter nightwear, Lag-Bolt's combat armor, Lag-Bolt's shades -
Icon gray x.png Water Caravan Squabble Megaton Caravan guards
Megaton Settlers

Repeatable quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Traded items Quest ID
Bring Receive
Icon gray x.png Getting Ready for Prime Time Citadel Scribe Rothchild Camera
Sensor module
Camera: 100 caps, 25 XP
Sensor module: 75 caps, 10 XP
Icon gray x.png Blood Brotherhood Citadel Paladin Tristan Super Mutant Blood Sample 50 caps, 10 XP -

Point Lookout

Main quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
The Local Flavor.png The Local Flavor Riverboat Landing
Duchess Gambit
Calvert Mansion
Notification Superior Defender xx005846
Walking with Spirits.png Walking with Spirits Ark & Dove Cathedral
Sacred Bog Entrance
Desmond 300 XP, Punga Power! xx005847
Icon gray x.png Hearing Voices Ark & Dove Cathedral
Calvert Mansion
Wrecked Seatub
Desmond 300 XP xx005848
Icon gray x.png Thought Control Calvert Mansion
Desmond 300 XP xx005849
A Meeting of the Minds.png A Meeting of the Minds Calvert Mansion
Desmond Microwave emitter xx00584a

Side quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Icon gray x.png A Spoonful of Whiskey Marguerite's Shack Marguerite 50 XP, 300 caps, 6 moonshine xx003f70
Icon gray x.png An Antique Land USS Ozymandias (Point Lookout) Bysshe Energy Partners terminal 50 XP, expedition supplies, Bio-Gas Canisters xx002f18
Icon gray x.png Plik's Safari Coastal Grotto (Point Lookout) Plik 100 XP, The Dismemberer xx009b5e
Icon gray x.png The Dark Heart of Blackhall Blackhall Manor
Ritual Site
Obadiah Blackhall 100 XP, 1000 caps or 100 XP, good karma xx002f47
Icon gray x.png The Velvet Curtain Homestead Motel
Sub Recovery Site
Terminal in room 1D 350 XP, backwater rifle xx00436e

Unmarked quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Icon gray x.png Tailing the Tomboy Ferry Dock
Ark & Dove Cathedral
Catherine 10 Refined Pungas, 300 caps -

Mothership Zeta

Main quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Not of This World.png Not of This World Mothership Zeta Notification 300 XP xx000802
Among the Stars.png Among the Stars Mothership Zeta Sally 300 XP xx000803
This Galaxy Ain't Big Enough....png This Galaxy Ain't Big Enough... Mothership Zeta Sally 600 XP, Captain's sidearm xx000804

Unmarked quests

Icon Name Location(s) Given by Reward Quest ID
Icon gray x.png The Legend of Zeta Mothership Zeta Collecting the Alien captive recorded logs Alien Archivist xx003419


  • The G.E.C.K. has a field "Log Entry" which was used in Oblivion for journal entries. As in Fallout 3 no journal exists, these entries do not appear in the game, instead this field is used by the developers to take notes.

See also

Quests in Fallout 3