Broken Steel is the third downloadable content pack for Fallout 3. It was first released on May 5, 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PC, however it was re-released for the PC on May 7, 2009 due to error issues. Broken Steel will cost you 800 Microsoft Points if bought on the Xbox 360. Broken Steel was later released as the first DLC for the PS3 on September 24, 2009.
Broken Steel allows you to continue the main quest after Take it Back!, when you activate Project Purity both you and Sarah Lyons will knocked unconscious and you'll wake up 2 weeks later inside the Citadel clinic. Elder Lyons will explain that despite the success at Project Purity, the Enclave are still going strong and he asks you to aid him and the Brotherhood as they prepare to attack a secret Enclave base.
During the attack, the Brotherhood's most valuable weapon, Liberty Prime is destroyed by a orbital attack. Your next mission is to enter the secret base and find out more about what attacked Liberty Prime, but all you find is an encrypted code. While the Scribes at the Citadel try to figure out the code, your next mission is to head out to an power plant in Old Olney which was experimenting in Alien Technology before the war. Inside the power plant you'll find a load of Deathclaws and a Tesla Coil which you'll need in order for the Brotherhood to create an extremely powerful Energy Weapon known as the Tesla Cannon.
By the time you return to the Citadel, the scribes have tracked down the location of the orbital strike that destroyed Liberty Prime. The attack came from Adams Air Force Base which can be accessed via the secret Presidential Metro. Upon entering the base you'll find a huge Mobile Enclave Crawler, once your on the crawler, fight your way through hoards of Enclave Soldiers until you reach the Satellite Tower. Now your given the choice of setting an orbital strike on Adams Air Force Base or the Citadel.
If you decide to attack the Air Force Base you'll be picked up outside by Sarah Lyons and the rest of the Pride on a Vertibird. She'll drop you off at a nearby location so you can watch the Enlcave base go up in flames, then you're flown back to the Citadel where you'll be thanked and hailed by Elder Lyons and the Brotherhood.
If you decide to attack the Citadel, you'll still be picked up outside by Sarah Lyons, but whilst on board the Vertibird, you'll hear that the pilot has lost contact with the Citadel. Upon exiting the Vertibird you'll see the Brotherhood's main base up in flames. There are a few Paladins outside who survived the blast, they will accuse you of destroying their base and will turn hostile. After the Paladins and Lyon's Pride have been killed, head into the Citadel through the main doors to find that the Citadel Courtyard has been replaced by a gigantic hole in the ground. head down to the bottom of this hole to find the Citadel Armory.
 Main Quest
|Name||Location(s)||Given by||Reward||Achievement points||Image|
|Death From Above|| Rockland Car Tunnel
||Owyn Lyons||1200 XP||30|
|Shock Value|| Old Olney S. Wilson Building
||Paladin Tristan|| 1400 XP
|Who Dares Wins|| Presidential Metro
||Paladin Tristan|| 1600 XP
Access to the Citadel Armory
 Side Quests
|Holy Water|| Jefferson Memorial
||Scribe Bigsley||300 XP, 300 caps|
|Protecting the Water Way|| Jefferson Memorial
||Scribe Bigsley|| 300 XP,
|The Amazing Aqua Cura|| Museum of History
 Unmarked quests
|Fatal Attraction|| Presidential Metro
||Sorry, My Darling holotape|| All-Nighter Nightwear|
|Fixing Liberty Prime||Citadel||Scribe Rothchild|| Each Camera = 100 caps and 25 XP |
Each Sensor Module = 75 caps and 10 XP
|Mutant Blood Samples||Citadel||Paladin Tristan||50 Caps and 10 XP for every blood sample|
 New Weapons
|Callahan's Magnum||65||.44 Round||6||4|
|Heavy Incinerator||170||Flamer Fuel||24||15|
|Precision Gatling Laser||127||Electron Charge Pack||240||18|
|Rapid-Torch Flamer||Flamer Fuel||60||15|
|Slo-Burn Flamer||119||Flamer Fuel||60||15|
|Tesla Cannon||120||Electron Charge Pack||1||8|
|Tri-Beam Laser Rifle||75||Microfusion Cell||24||9|
 New Armor
|All-Nighter Nightwear||1||1||+1 Charisma, +1 Endurance||200|
|Composite Recon Helmet||4||3||+1 Perception||40|
|Enclave Hellfire Armor||50||40|| Fire Resistance +30
|Enclave Hellfire Helmet||10||4||Fire Resistance +5||120|
|Lag-Bolt's Shades||1||0|| +3 Lockpick
|Lag-Bolt's Combat Armor||38||30|| +10 Action Points
+10 Big Guns
- Whether or not you chose to infect Project Purity with the Modified FEV Virus will make no difference in the story, however attempting to drink the water with the virus will result in Strength -2 and Intelligence -1, repeatedly drinking the water will result in death.
|Main Fallout Series|
|Fallout 1 • Fallout 2 • Fallout 3|
|Fallout 3 DLC|
|Operation: Anchorage • The Pitt • Broken Steel • Point Lookout • Mothership Zeta|
|Fallout: New Vegas DLC|
|Dead Money •|
|Spinoff Fallout Series|
|Fallout Tactics • Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel • Fallout: New Vegas • Project V13 • Van Buren|
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