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Vault 87

Sir Knight asks:
Added Jan 22nd 2009, ID #137277

Vault 87

I know where it is (I think anyway), But how do I get in there? There's unheard amounts of radiation there and it keeps killing me.



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alpha omega answered:
Added 22nd Jan 2009, ID #299436

Inorder to get into vault 87 you will need to complete 2 things...

Follow the main quest searching for your father" the part of the quest needed is called " The Waters Of Life ", that part will lead you to the citidal and you will be shown a short cut to vault 87.. Through "Little Lamplight Caverns".

Inorder to gain entrance to little lamplight caverns you must free the 3 children from the slavers at "paridise falls". That quest is called escape from paridise falls or rescue from paridise falls. Although you may be able to skip rescueing the children from paridise falls if you have a high speech level,.. You might be able to " talk " your way past mayor mcreedy and gain entrance to little lamp light caverns. [ unsure of that though ].

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KingofCorn said: 30th Jun 2013 | REPORT
actually i was able to get into vault 87 without fully completing the waters of life

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imaloony8.0 answered:
Added 22nd Jan 2009, ID #299472

Well, you know what they say, if the front door's blocked, go in through the back (Sexual joke not intended).

Go to Little Lamplight. If you're having trouble finding it, once you accept the quest called "Picking up The Trail" a story quest, you'll be directed towards Little Lamplight. Once you're in, the mayor won't let you in. Surprise! He's just a kid, as Little Lamplight is a town for people under 16 years of age. There are now 3 ways to get into Little Lamplight.
1. Pass a speech check
2. If you have the perk "Child at Heart" it will open up dialogue that will get the mayor to let you in.
3. If you can't do either of the above, you can accept a quest from him called "Rescue from Paradise" once you complete it, you'll be let in.
I'm not sure if you can get into Vault 87 before you get the story quest or not, but once you pick up the story quest "Finding the Garden of Eden" (If you were on the quest "Picking up the Trail" you'll complete that quest upon getting a certain ways into Little Lamplight and get the quest "Finding the Garden of Eden"). Now, you have two ways into Vault 87:
1. Ask the mayor to open Murder Pass for you. It's a bit of an indirect path, but it will get you there, as long as you don't mind fighting off some Super Mutants. At a certain point, you'll come across a door that will allow you into Vault 87.
2. The most direct path. Find their mechanic, whoever his name is, and have him turn the terminal on (If you have a hard time finding him, make whatever the current story quest is at that point, and he should have a marker on him. Ask him to turn the terminal on to get into Vault 87, and he'll turn it on. Now, if you have a Science skill of 50 or higher, you can attempt to hack the terminal. If successful, this terminal will get you right into Vault 87.

The vault itself isn't anything special. No unique weapons, no bobbleheads, all that's really interesting here is the G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit) which you need to have Fawks, Charon, or (if he has the option to ask him) Sergeant RL3. The other points of interest include some random loot in a few scattered locations, a Nuka-Cola Quantum somewhere, and Fawks. You also need to come here to complete the story, but you'll come across this place eventually in the story, so don't get too worked up over not getting in. You will soon. It's not too great anyways. While you're waiting, pay a visit to Vault 108. Say hi to Gary, Gary, and Gary while you're there for me, will ya?

Hope this helps.


TwilightPrince93 answered:
Added 3rd Jun 2009, ID #311786

I think the person who gave you the quest told you had to go to lamplight caverns, go in there and it's like a back entrance to the vault.

stormbreaker92 answered:
Added 28th Sep 2009, ID #321298

I know you have to go through the little lamplight caverns to get to it and actually obtain the geck but you can actually reach the front entrance. If you have a high medicine skill and really good armor you can use rad-away over and over to lower your rads to prevent death. This took me a hundred trys but I finally did it and now I can fast travel to the vault on my map but I die almost 2 seconds after arriving. You can't go through the front door because it's inaccessible but it is cool to have all possible locations on the map. But do know this, when I did this I used, and I'm not joking, around 150 rad-aways to survive long enough to reach it and fast travel away from it. Also you do have to have your rads at zero to fast travel away because the fast travel takes a second or two and you will, by now take maybe 450 to 550 rads per second so you'll just die when you arrive to the location(again this depends on your armor and rad res.

Guest answered:
Added 2nd Nov 2010, ID #364672

i saw someone on computer type in a cheat code so they wouldnt die from radiation and they walked over to the entrance and the rad. meter went up to about 3,500 rad.


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