40 Fallout Series Easter Eggs from All Episodes

While the new Fallout TV show is impressing viewers worldwide, gamers are eyeing something else altogether. As a Fallout gamer worth his salt, I had my eyes peeled for any and every easter egg in the series. While the series adaptation of the popular RPG series doesn’t have any developer cameo (trust me, I wanted to see Todd Howard), it does have quite a few references from the games. If you’re the sort who hardly pays attention, then keep reading as I list down all the easter eggs that impressed me from the Fallout TV show.

Spoiler Warning: This article includes spoilers for the new Fallout TV series on Prime Video, so we suggest the watch the show to avoid ruining the intended experience.

Episode 1

Episode 1 of the Fallout TV show kickstarts the whole story and setting. It contains quite a few Easter eggs from the game itself or, in some ways, mimics the games.

1. Nuka Cola Ad

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It isn’t Fallout without Nuka Cola. The show understands this well, as we are introduced to a Nuka Cola ad right at the beginning of the series. You can find the advertisement if you look closely at the TV at the birthday party. Hell, we even see the Sugar Bombs cereal reference!

2. The Billboard Advertisement

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When Cooper and his daughter start running away on the horse, you can see a billboard on the bottom left. This is a mix of artwork featured in the Fallout 4 lunchbox and the caption used in Fallout 3 marketing.

3. A Neat Callback to the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. System

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The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system is a psychological evaluation method Vault Dwellers use on children and people coming of age. In simpler terms, it is how you allocate your skill points at the beginning of the game. While we don’t get a complete look at the system, Lucy’s introduction is a direct callback to just that.

4. Atomic Command Mini-Game in Pip-Boy

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The show prominently shows the Atomic Commander mini-game, which Lucy’s brother Norman plays on his Pip-Boy. This is a mini-game players can enjoy in Fallout 4.

5. Vault-boy Bobbleheads

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While not truly an Easter egg, the first episode of the series features many Vault-boy bobbleheads. Nothing more fun than bobbing those, which they actually do.

6. Stimpacks

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Stimpacks are primary the healing item in Fallout games. And, of course, the show had to show it. After Lucy gets injured, she heals herself using a Stimpack. If you’ve ever injected yourself with one, you would know how effective it is.

7. The Drug Jet

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The raiders prominently use Jet, a drug that enhances your performance by giving you a rush of energy. This drug has featured in every Fallout game since Fallout 2, up until Fallout 4. If you see any enemies use it, stand well back.

8. The Fallout Loading Screen

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After the raider fight, the holo projection accidentally projects the Fallout loading screen with the “Please Stand By” on the ceiling.

9. The Brotherhood of Steel Warship

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During Maximus’s introduction, we get the first look at the Brotherhood of Steel Warship in its full glory. It is as amazing as I was hoping.

10. We Get the Deserved Indiana Jones Reference

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During the first flashback of Maximus from his childhood, he comes out of a fridge. This refers to the Indiana Jones movie, where Indiana hides in a refrigerator to escape a nuclear bomb detonation. This scene has also been featured in Fallout: New Vegas.

Episode 2

Episode 2 introduces us to the existence of Enclave, the scientist, and establishes the reason for every major faction hunting for him. This is also when all three protagonists meet each other.

11. Dogmeat

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It isn’t a Fallout series without some dog representation. The show introduces a scene where dogs are being tested by Enclave. Dr. Siggi Wilzik rescues the dog, which later gets confirmed as Dogmeat.

12. A Super Mutant?

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In a brief moment, you can see an Enclave worker pushing away a large body covered in white clothing. We can briefly see its green hand, implying that this might be the Super Mutant from the games. Also, Super Mutants are the byproduct of Enclave testing, so this might be one of the failed experiments.

13. Automated Turrets

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If you’ve played Fallout 76 and Fallout 4, you might’ve encountered these turrets in-game. They make a comeback right outside the Enclave compound in the Fallout TV show. The only difference is the warning screen.

14. RobCo Assaultron

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The bipedal robots from Fallout 4 return. RobCo Assaultron is an enemy player that can be encountered in Fallout 4 and Fallout 4: Nuka World DLC. We briefly see a destroyed Assaultron covered in sand.

15. Yao Guai

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When Sir Knight and Maximus reach a cave, they encounter a mutated bear called Yao Guai. This monster first appeared in Fallout 3 and has since appeared in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.

16. Iguana

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The Iguana on-stick appetizer makes its debut in the Fallout series. You can eat this item in-game to get a health boost. Still not tasty though.

17. Brahmin

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When Lucy reaches Filly for the first time, we can briefly see the Brahmin, a multi-headed cow the series is infamously known for. Interestingly, the drug Jet above also uses Brahmin dung fumes. Not a pretty picture, I know.

18. The Store Pip-Boys

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When Lucy enters Ma’s Sundries in Filly, we can briefly see multiple Pip boys hanging, and one is prominently shown. This is the Pip-Boy 2000 Mark VI from Fallout 76.

19. The Classic Lunchbox Returns

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The classic Fallout tin lunchbox, which is open and situated on the tabletop, also makes its cameo in Ma’s Sundries.

Episode 3

Episode 3 focuses on the Ghoul catching up to Lucy and making her a captor. Maximus, on the other hand, gets himself a squire after duping the Brotherhood of Steel into thinking he’s Knight Titus.

20. YumYum Deviled Eggs

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YumYum Deviled Eggs is a health-boost item in Fallout 3 onwards. You can see Lucy eating them in the show.

21. A Fight with Gulper

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Gulpers are an enemy first introduced in Fallout 4, Fallout 4: Far Harbor, and Fallout 76. The series dedicates a whole section to this enemy by featuring it in a major encounter. This time, we get ourselves a Gulper Axolotl.

22. The Water Chip

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The Vault dweller letting the overseers know that the water chip is destroyed is a clear callback to the main mission of Fallout 1, where you have to leave the Vault to find a new water chip after the old one dies.

23. The Birth of the Iconic Vault Boy

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Before the Ghoul was a gunslinging cowboy bounty hunter, he was a gunslinging cowboy Hollywood actor. He was just as instrumental in popularizing the Vault boy thumbs-up pose and the blue-golden Vault jumpsuit.

Episode 4

This episode follows Ghoul and Lucy traveling together to ensure the Ghoul can buy his dosages to stay human. On the other side, Maximus finally reveals his identity to the squire.

24. S.P.E.C.I.A.L Chart

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When Norman starts searching for the answers to the mysteries of the Vault 31, he is seen using a terminal. We can see an S.P.E.C.I.A.L. chart on the wall, which looks similar to the one in Fallout 76.

25. Abraxo Cleaner

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The junk you pick up in every Fallout game since Fallout 3 and sell it off to make money or craft items returns.

26. 10mm Pistol

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Lucy wields a classic 10mm Pistol, which players get early on in every Fallout game. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve relied on this pistol to save my life.

27. Lucy Wearing the Sole Survivor Leather Armor

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The sole survivor leather armor has been featured in many Fallout games, and the Fallout 4 protagonist even wears one in the cover picture. Lucy wears the same while leaving the supermarket.

28. Super-Duper Mart From Fallout

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The Super Duper Mart is a location you can visit in Fallout 3, 4, and even 76. And it makes its TV show debut.

Episode 5

Episode five sees Lucy and Maximus reuniting and traveling to Vault 4 to treat their injuries.

29. Radroaches

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The classic enemies from the games make their on-screen reveal. Radroaches are mutated cockroaches that can bite and give you radiation. We can see a few of them climbing Maximus’ armor before Lucy shoots them to death.

30. RadAway

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After Lucy falls ill from drinking radiated water, Maximus gives her an IV drip of RadAway. You use this item in-game to remove your radiation.

31. Fiends

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The two individuals Lucy and Maximus fight on the bridge are Fiends. These are chem-addicted individuals who will attack anyone on sight. This faction has only featured in Fallout: New Vegas.

32. Shady Sands

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The Shady Sands is a major town that plays a prominent role in the Fallout TV series. This town is the home to the New California Republic, a faction featured in Fallout: New Vegas.

Episode 6

Unfortunately, episode 6 of the Fallout TV show doesn’t feature any prominent easter egg apart from revealing who voices Mr. Handy robots in the Fallout universe.

Episode 7

Episode 7 sees some major easter eggs from the games, which all fans will be happy about.

33. The NCR Ranger Armor

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We see two bullet farmers picking bullets from the ground wearing NCR Ranger armor from Fallout: New Vegas. Pretty solid accuracy if you ask me.

34. The Red Rocket Pit-Stop

Red Rocket from Fallout 4 easter egg in TV show

In the TV show, the squire Thaddeus reaches the Red Rocket pit stop. This is a prominent location in Fallout 4, where players park their power armor for repairs and meet Dogmeat, the dog.

35. Hacking Mini-Game

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Back at Vault 33, Norm hacks into the overseer’s terminal. And, we get a look at a lore-accurate hacking mini-game from Fallout 3 onwards.

Episode 8

The final episode of the series sees every faction coming head-to-head and our three protagonists once again meeting with each other by circumstance.

36. The Vault-Tec Meeting

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We look at the insides of the Vault-Tec for the first time in the series. We also get a look at some of the industrialists from this era. They also throw some ideas about the Vault experiments directly from the game.

37. Mr. House

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The enigmatic RobCo CEO and the ruler of New Vegas gets his first live-action reveal, and certainly not his last.

38. The NCR Flag

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We can briefly see the New California Republic flag above the cold fusion console on the Observatory. This is one of the easter eggs in the Fallout TV show that recurrs after the battle continues.

39. A Deathclaw Skull

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When Hank walks in the desert wearing the T-60 armor, we see a Deathclaw skull. Thank god we didn’t get one this early in the series.

40. New Vegas

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The post-apocalyptic city based on the Las Vegas strip and ruled by Mr. House is prominently shown at the end of the Fallout TV show. Maybe we’ll know what happens in Season 2 of Fallout.

And these are all the easter eggs I’ve noticed while watching the Fallout TV show. You think we missed any cool ones? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Xo says:

    Episode 8 Howard sitting at home reading a Tesla Science Magazine 🙂

  • Improviser says:

    correction: You can see Arthur Maxson in the BOS camp yard when they arrive with vertibird.

  • Improviser says:

    So noone saw the real Captain Maximus in BOS camp? First time they arrive in BOS camp you can see the real maximus in the yard with his famous red coat.

  • Jasmine says:

    The kid in the fridge is also a reference to a fallout 4 side quest, where you find a kid in a fridge and escort him back to his parents.

    Also, junk guns are seen a couple times in the earlier episodes, one of the wall at Ma’s Sundries and another actually used that shoots doll parts into somebody else

    • Sampad Banerjee says:

      Nice finds!

  • Scott says:

    Vault Tec meeting room is an EXACT replica of the War Room from Dr. Strangelove. Also, Scene with the President and Cooper is a nod to the late Actor Sorrell Booke who played Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazard.

  • Scott says:

    Sorrel Booker is a direct reference to Dukes of Hazard’s Boss Hogg who was played by late Actor Sorrell Book. He would often eat raw liver while scheming with his deputies and was know to say feed them to the pigs as an empty threat.

  • Rubato says:

    Phone number ay episode 6 was easer egg

    • Sampad Banerjee says:

      Actually didn’t know this! I’m a Fallout 3/New Vegas baby so wouldn’t really know the older game references. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Fallout Fan says:

    First things first, a Radroach was seen in like episode 1 or 2, can’t remember which, so why they’re not brought up on this list til Episode 5 is odd lol. Secondly, Episode 6 definitely had an easter egg. When Lucy is in the classroom looking at the chalkboard timeline of Shady Sands, she sees the NCR flag (again, not sure why that was mentioned on this list til Episode 8 is beyond me), but when she touches the flag, the Fallout game theme music plays for about 5-7 seconds til she goes out into hallway to ask where everyone is going.

    • Sampad Banerjee says:

      Nice catches. Some of the mentions (radroaches and NCR Flag) were intentional decision on my part, but hey. Could’ve mentioned them. The Fallout theme music is a good catch. Will update when I can ^^

  • Shaun Thomas says:

    2 more Easter eggs not mention above is not only is Mr House on the council but also Big MT from the Old world blues dlc, and the pipboy 3 billion. Can be seen on the overseer of vault 4

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