Fallout 3

Fallout 3 Achievements

The Power of the Atom

Completed "The Power of the Atom"  

In Megaton, Lucas Simms will ask you to disarm with the bomb in the middle of the city or Mister Burke will ask you to detonate it. Either way you go, you need a minimum explosives skill of 25, but it is suggested it be closer to 50. If you disarm it, find Simms again to end the quest. If you detonate it, head to Tenpenny Tower to set the bomb off with Burke and watch the explosion. Detonating the bomb will automatically give you the most negative karma possible in the game.

Note: If you choose to blow up the town, make sure to get the bobblehead out of Simms' house before you do so.

See The Power of the Atom for more specific info.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by TinnoUnited
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 06:31:46 AM

As long as your 25, just save before you do it then just load if you fail.

Comment #2 by sthxdnn
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 06:58:45 PM

you dont neccessarily have to blow it up...i have only been playing for 20 minutes and i talked to lucas the town sheriff about DISARMING it...i had a 33 explosive level and all i did was activate it and disarm it...talked to lucas and got it...and if you say youll do it for free hegives you the key to a house

Comment #3 by Death4life
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:33:54 AM

Yep this is the most memorable quest besides Oasis. The mushroom cloud if playing as a bad guy,and disarming the bomb as a good guy.

Comment #4 by VaultBoyy
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 06:11:10 AM

lol to blowning up megaton, it's not everyday you get to kill lots of people lol

Comment #5 by cowboysfan23
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 03:26:19 PM

Disarm the bomb because you will have to talk to moira brown and get the wasteland survival guide achievement later on

Comment #6 by shadowmarrba
Monday, August 25, 2014 @ 03:13:25 AM

there is no rush to complete this quest. complete all the missions in megaton, if you like. if you want to experience both path's, make a save before you complete this quest. this way you can reload that save and made the other choice to complete it.

Comment #7 by DulceMuse
Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 12:38:03 AM

@ #5, if you blow it up Moira is still around, but she is now a ghoul

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Game Info


US October 28, 2008
Europe October 31, 2008

Price: $14.99USD
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