Mini Nukes are a type of ammo in Fallout 4. They’re small nuclear warheads, used only by the Fat Man – a sling-like atomic bomb launcher. It is the most powerful weapon in the game – two to three shots can take care of even the most dangerous enemies. On the flipside, ammunition for it is hard to find. This guide will show you where to find the Fat Man in Fallout 4, as well as all Mini Nuke locations.
Mini Nuke LocationsIf you’re looking for general advice and not exact locations, make sure you do the following:
- Check any military installations you happen upon.
- Meticulously search raider bases.
- Kill suicide bomber super mutants before they can detonate.
|1||Location: Outpost Zimonja|
There is a raider there armed with a Fat Man. He’s the one in all the scrap armor, called Boomer. The problem is, if he sees you, he’ll shoot you with his only Mini Nuke. You’ll have to either snipe him from afar, or kill him with one shot – do not give him a chance to fire, or he’ll spend the thing you came for.
|2||Location: Robotics Disposal Ground|
You’ll find a Mini Nuke by the fence, on the right side of the entrance. It’s behind the pile of tires.
|3||Location: Cabot House|
Use the intercom to get in (they’ll open the door if you pass a couple of Charisma checks). Go through the door under the stairs and descend into the basement. Enter the small bedroom on the left. The nuke is on the dresser on the right. It will count as stealing, so keep that in mind.
|4||Location: Fort Hagen|
You can only obtain this during and after the main quest when you enter the fort looking for Kellog. It’s in the armory, locked behind an expert terminal. There’s a password that can let you through in a toolbox in the basement.
|5||Location: BADTFL Regional Office|
Once you enter, go straight through the door, then turn right at the floodlights. It’s on the floor of the room with the bars.
|6||Location: Boston Mayoral Shelter|
Go down to the basketball court inside the shelter. You’ll see a cave entrance and a door next to it. If you go through the door, you’ll end up in an endine room. The nuke is on a shelf inside.
|7||Location: Quincy Ruins|
There’s a raider on the roof of the church in Quincy, his name is Baker. He has three mini nukes on him, but you’ll have to take him out quietly if you want to get your hands on them. Since he’s alone up there, you could also use the plank to sneak up on him from the highway and pickpocket him.
|8||Location: South Boston Military Checkpoint|
Behind the building, there’s a cage with a power armor. There’s a mini nuke next to the armor, on the ground. You’ll have to hack the expert terminal to open the cage.
|9||Location: Fort Strong|
When you enter the fort, pick the lock and go right. You’ll have to kill a couple of super mutants and pick another door on the right to enter the office in the south-western corner. The nuke is in a display case in the corner of the room.
There are two mini nukes in Teagan’s shop aboard the Prydwen. You’ll have to pick the lock and steal them if you want them, though.
|11||Location: Dunwich Borers|
Enter the quary and go as deep as you can. Eventually, you’ll stumble upon a cave with a red beam in the middle of it. Jump into the water and dive through the tunnel until you see the sacrificial altar with two mini nukes on it. If you’re having problems, follow this Kremvh’s Tooth video guide, it leads to the same place.
|12||Location: Wreck of the USS Riptide|
The nuke is on a garbage pile on the bow of the ship (western side).
|13||Location: USAF Satellite Station Olivia|
The nuke is in the office with four terminals, behind a locked door. You’ll either have to hack a terminal near the entrance to open it, or look for a holotape with the password in the building.
|14||Location: Lexington Apartments|
The nuke is in the blue booth next to the apartment building, the one that has “Pulowski” written on it. When you approach and activate it, it will open and you’ll see your prize on the floor.
|15||Location: Diamond City|
Climb onto the green warehouse in the east of Diamond City, behind the spotlights. Shimmy on the ledge and climb through the window on the third floor to enter the cafeteria. The nuke is on the counter.
Fat Man LocationsThe Fat Man isn’t too rare of a weapon – enemies will drop it at times, or you can just find them laying around. If you’re looking for an even stronger version, you can buy the Big Boy from Arturo in Diamond City – it’s one of the unique weapons, a modified version of the Fat Man which shoots two Mini Nukes instead of one.
- There’s one on the green wrecked ship south of Spectacle Island. Just jump onto it and go into the engine room – it’s next to the engine.
- One can be found in the basement of DB Tech High School. Go down to the gym pool, and you’ll get to fight a raider leader called Bosco. The weapon is left from his throne.