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This page lists exploits in the original Fallout.
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Exploits are "holes" in the game programming which allow a player to do something which the developers did not intend and which alter the balance of the game in a way that benefits the player.

Vault 13

Infinite XP received for completing the Find the Water Chip. quest repeatedly. Talk to the Water Merchants or keep the chip, travel to Necropolis and use it on the water computer there, resetting the water chip quest. Return the Water chip to the Overseer in Vault 13 again for 7500 more xp. Each trip between between the Hub and Vault 13 gains 8500 xp (and increases the time limit).[1]

Shady Sands

Infinite Antidotes (each one takes four hours of Fallout-universe time): With only one Radscorpion tail in inventory, speak to Shady Sands' radscorpion expert, Razlo. "I have a sample of the radscorpion poison, can you do something with it?" When he replies, "Let me see the sac! Yes, I can do something with this", Barter the scorpion tail to him. You will receive the usual Antidote anyway. Antidotes sell for five times as much as tails, and nearly five times as much as it costs to buy the tails back. Note that he takes four hours to make them, and is only open from sometime after 6 AM to 7PM


Infinite XP: The lower, jail door will be opened, should the Vault Dweller have negotiated for Tandi's release. This open jail door can be 'unlocked' repeatedly for 25 XP each time (it may have to be closed and then re-opened first) Threatening Garl with the retribution of forces beyond his comprehension does not make the gang hostile until the Vault Dweller leaves the map and the XP for releasing Tandi is received. There is a lockpicking set in the refrigerator.

Brotherhood of Steel

Infinite money: On level four, speak to Maxson; offer to scout the area north of the Brotherhood base for mutants. He will give 500 bottle caps, or 1000 with a Barter check, repeatedly[2]

Extra point of Intelligence: On level two, speak to Dr. Lorri can increase the SPECIAL stats other than Charisma and Luck, for thousands of caps and weeks of surgery each. A different scenario plays out for Stupid characters; the logic of the code is that because raising Intelligence might make stupid characters normal again, the normal surgery scenario must not be available afterwards. However, this does not prevent a stupid Vault Dweller from taking Mentats, receiving the normal surgery first, and then receiving the stupid surgery. Nor does it prevent a normal character from receiving both surgeries, by taking lots of Psycho or waiting for Mentat withdrawal, for the second surgery.[2]


Infinite Deathclaw spawns: More legitimate than the other exploits, as it was obviously intended that the Deathclaw's respawn until the mother and eggs below were destroyed; however, killing the Deathclaws repeatedly defeats the object of travelling and facing random enemies[3]

Extra point of Luck: Speak to Chuck in the tent that is furthest east. Choose the provocative-sounding "Why do you assume that I need something?", accept advice, then thank him. Speak to him again three more times, each time asking for advice and thanking him. The Vault Dweller now gains a Luck point; because the Vault Dweller has not yet asked him what he does, though, the whole dialogue tree, complete with free Luck point, is still available[3]

"" infinite stimpacks and caps "" After completing the quest ""kill the regulator"" given from razor, there is a man near the nuka-cola man that gives you supplies, if you told him " keep the supplies", he will give you 4 stimpacks and around 25 caps, do this infinitely.


  1. The Nearly Ultimate Fallout Guide; Vault 13 and Hub sections
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Nearly Ultimate Fallout Guide; Brotherhood section
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Nearly Ultimate Fallout Guide; Boneyard section

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