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

Amelia Earhart

Main article: Amelia Earhart

In this encounter, you discover a long lost airplane and the remains of a pilot's skeleton, presumeably Amelia Earhart, hanging out of the cockpit.


Main article: B1000

A hostile, silver-colored brahmin with sparks flying off of it. If you kill it, you will get an UZI.

Bazaar Day

Main article: Bazaar Day

This encounter contains a number of non-player character traders who sell various items and a gag item called the 'Devilthorn Jacket'. The jacket itself is unusable by the player due to stat requirements, and is a reference to the game Diablo.

Brahmin Armor

A brahmin guarded by four laser turrets. By defeating the turrets and the brahmin, you will find the 'brahmin armor' which turns the wearer into a brahmin. You can get 50 or 100 microfusion cells from killed turrets, and can keep repeating (turrets have around 5 HP)

Brahmin Poker

Main article: Brahmin Poker

In this encounter, the Warrior will discover a group of brahmin playing poker and exchanging dialogue with one another. If the player gets too close the brahmin run from the scene: "Holy Cow! Its the feds!" implying that their poker game is illegal. The brahmin leave approximately 28,000 Ring Pulls on the table.

Brahmin Tipping

During this encounter, the player will find several brahmin surrounded by a fence, with a sign posted nearby that says: "Do NOT tip the brahmin." By interacting with the brahmin, the player can tip them over.

Brothers Grimm

Main article: Brothers Grimm

This encounter contains two super mutants named Jim and Joe Grimm. Joe stands over his injured brother, Jim- who has had the misfortune to step on a landmine (if you want to heal Jim he has 60 health points). If the player helps heal Jim both Joe and Jim will later be available in the recruitment pool. Occasionally, if you heal Joe Grimm, you will not be able to leave the area.

Canadian Invasion

Main article: Canadian Invasion

In this encounter, you'll find a group of tribals protecting the American border from Canadians. The tribals turn hostile towards you and will attack you with an assortment of Small Guns and Melee Weapons. One of the tribals carries the extremely rare Water Gun along with several Canisters of Acid.


Main article: Coppertops

In this encounter, several humans (called 'human batteries') are running on treadmills while a task-master Gloating robot oversees the entire operation. On the far side of each pair of treadmills are lockers that you can use an electronic lockpick and obtain 200 small energy cells. 1200 in all. This is a reference to the movie "The Matrix".


Main article: CPF vs. PFC

In this encounter, you'll find two different groups of civilians, the Canadian People's Front and the People's Front of Canada, standing in a derelict complex. Both groups are arguing with one another over the future of Canada. This is a parody of Monty Python's movie "Life of Brian." If you kill a CPF or a PFC you will lose karma.

Deathclaw Liberation

Main article: Deathclaw Liberation

In this encounter, you'll find a woman named Janet Badall trying to talk to a deathclaw inside of a fenced off area. After she says a few things, the deathclaw will eventually kill her and leave the area. It is impossible to intervene or search Janet's corpse since the area is unreachable by the Warrior. This is a reference to Jane Goodall, who spends most of her time observing wild primates.You can shoot the deathclaws, and they will not get past the fence or you can lockpick the gate and go to HtoH with them (you should take the first way.)

Evereddy Bunnies

Main article: Evereddy Bunnies

In this encounter, you'll find forty small, transparent mechanical bunnies roaming around a deserted plain, boasting about their Endurance. If you kill them you will lose karma.


The Farmer carries a number of low-level items and a single round of .50 Cal DU ammunition.

Four Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse

In this encounter, you'll find the four horsemen, War, Pestilence, Death, and Famine, all gathered together around a small camp in the middle of the wasteland. They are initially non-hostile and exchange dialogue with one another.

Gas Station

Main article: Gas Station

Granma operates the Gas Station and will sell you the Elixir of Life; a drink that permanently adds 1 to your Endurance. She will also sell a number of medical supplies and food items. If you have the 1.27 version of the game nothing else will happen.


Here you'll find a hermit surrounded by several friendly wolves. The hermit will trade a number of mid-level items with the Warrior.

Invasion Re-creationists

Some American people take a few steps over the Canadian border, and so they claim that Canada has been overrun (but they come back after a second, being really excited). They're led by Clarisse.

Komodo Man

Main article: Komodo Man

In this encounter, you'll find Komodo Man wrestling a Komodo Dragon in front of a large audience. If you wait around long enough, the dragon will eventually incapacitate Komodo Man and the crowd will disperse.


Main article: L33tists

In this encounter, you'll find two civilians, Ph4tman and L33tleboy, running around a derelict building complex. They cannot be interacted with and simply move around, shouting L33T phrases at one another. You can pickpoket one of them and get an After Burner Gum.


Location on the map

The merchant will trade a number of items with you, notably an FN FAL, Gauss pistol, and a Browning M2 and (post patch) several skill books.


Main article: Mir

The fallen, Soviet orbital research station.

Planescape: Torment

Main article: Morte

Morte is a floating skull. He is floating around the wasteland, having landed in the Fallout world after accidentally going through a portal in a brothel window in Sigil. This is a reference to the video game Planescape: Torment.

Phil, the Nuka-Cola dude

Phil has the thankless job of riding around the wasteland on his bike and refilling all of the Nuka-Cola machines that litter it. It's a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Phil is not impressed. He also caries one very special bottle of Nuka-Cola called Fusion Cola, and some Molotov Cocktails.


In this special encounter you find the famous Vault Boy, called PIPBoy here, wandering around a radioactive playground. He speaks in a weird 50's style and carries an FN FAL. If you have full squad, he wanders away when you talk to him. If you have less than that, he joins you. He has a perfect 10 for his Luck stat, but he'll have 4 Luck if you have talked to him with a full squad.

Pitch Black

Main article: Pitch Black

In this encounter, your group will start off in the center of the map, completely surrounded by darkness and a few pools of radiation. There are eighteen large deathclaws that patrol this map along with a special, friendly non-player character named Riddick. If you manage to make it to exit zone while keeping Riddick alive, you'll be able to recruit him later at one of the Brotherhood of Steel bunkers. This is a reference from the movie Pitch Black

Reaver Dance

Main article: Reaver Dance

In this encounter, you'll find a group of Reavers dancing on an elevated stage in the middle of the wasteland. There is nothing of note to be found or picked up here by the Warrior, nor can the Reavers be killed.

Sixth Sense

Main article: Sixth Sense

Again a brahmin farm filled with ghost-brahmins and a living one, named Cole, that says, "I see dead brahmins". Spoof of the movie The Sixth Sense.


A male civilian is lying dead in a mud puddle next to a lifebuoy, a necklace with a gem, and a stick-figure sketch drawing of a woman with pronounced breasts. The gem will get you heaps of cash when sold.

Behind the scenes

The items and the body are spoofs of the 1997 James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic. The man is supposed to be the character Jack Dawson, the gem - the "Heart of the Ocean" diamond, and the 'artistic' drawing of a girl - the nude portrait of the film character Rose DeWitt Bukater drawn by Dawson.


The trader carries various guns and ammunition, such as the Flamer pistol, Needler pistol, FN P90c, rocket launcher, and rare 12 gauge EMP shells and assorted medical supplies.


Main article: Uprising

In this encounter, you'll find two Brotherhood of Steel Paladins, Hubert and McCarthy, standing outside of a BOS bunker reminiscent of ones found in Fallout and Fallout 2. The two Paladins have apparently killed a large number of civilians who were trying to gain access to the bunker. The Warrior cannot open the door to the bunker, regardless of their current rank.You can pickpocket them for ammunition or kill them and get the Vindicator minigun.