It’s Over: We Know Who Launched The First Nukes in Fallout
It’s one of the longest-standing points of debate in the history of the franchise. In Fallout, who launched the first nuke? There have been many theories that surfaced over the years, but owing to the nature of the war and how it all unfolded in the Fallout universe, a definitive answer was never provided to who shot first in Fallout.
Now, the co-creator of Fallout – Tim Cain – has made it clear during an interview who was responsible for kickstarting The Great War by firing off those first missiles.
So, who dropped the bombs first in Fallout?
And The First Nuke Launched in Fallout Was By…
Fallout’s lore is incredibly dense and probably more extensive than almost any game that exists today. There is a twenty-five-year history wrapped up in the franchise that spans several main releases, each of which has served to expand the game’s lore immeasurably. From factions to locations and key events to inventions, the backstory to Fallout is nothing short of monumental.
And now, one of the biggest mysteries of the Fallout universe has been settled.
In an interview, Tim Cain spoke about all things Fallout, and for a brief moment, he touched upon the very origins of The Great War. He said:
The reason we got nuked is: bio-weapons were illegal and somehow China found out we were doing FEV. And they were like, ‘You have to stop it.’ And we went, ‘Okay’. But all we did is move it.
In the Fallout world, the FEV is the Forced Evolutionary Virus, a concoction that was once supposed to be a medical marvel but ultimately resulted in the creation of horrifically mutated creatures.
So, that’s the confirmation from the horse’s mouth – the creator himself. It was China that shot first in the Fallout universe because America was creating bio-weapons and refused to stop when asked even when geopolitical tensions were as rocky as they could have ever been.
Can we put that to bed now? Who dropped the first bombs in Fallout? It was China.