This is the official Fallout MUX historical timeline.

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  • The Great War. Vault 53 is filled to capacity and sealed in the last few moments before imminent destruction; the denizens immediately discover that much of the equipment is faulty and requires repairs or modification to function correctly.
  • The scientists and workers at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center wait for a military convoy that never arrives, and as a result are terribly irradiated. Most of them die.


  • By now, conditions on some areas of the surface are semi-livable, although irradiated enough to drastically reduce life expectancy and induce a high likelihood of physical mutation. Some humans begin to band together in such areas, forming primitive communities. One such band takes up residence in the former city of Galveston, Texas.


  • A small gang of proto-raiders known as the Copperheads settles into the ruins of Alvin, Texas. They mainly dabble in ambushing unsuspecting travelers and stealing the newly prominent 'Brahmin' cattle that are being bred in Galveston and the other ranches in the area.
  • Several ghouls from various areas of the Wasteland come across the Space Center and decide to stay, helping the scientists there with the various tasks they've taken up.


  • Galveston begins to grow significantly as more refugees/Wastelanders flock to it. Caravans from other areas start to make their first journeys to the settlement.
  • The ranks of the Copperheads swell as they begin to rob caravans rather than lone travelers or small groups.


  • The Copperheads, after years of exponential growth, are totally annihilated by infighting. Various smaller gangs comprised of former members remain in Alvin, all of them claiming the area as their own.


  • Vault 53, located on the outskirts of Old Texas City, opens up for the first time since 2077. The vault dwellers proceed cautiously above-ground, discovering that the maps provided by their central database have become rather undependable in the interim period of their isolation.


  • Spring: Vault 53 scouts come across the burgeoning community of Galveston. The scouts recognize that the island-city is a uniquely fortifiable location, and is also relatively free of dangerous plant and animal life. After contact between the two groups is established, the people of Galveston agree to let the vault-dwellers use their G.E.C.K. on the island.
  • Fall: The Galveston-Wastelanders are relocated to the small peninsula now called Pariah's Point so that they are not harmed while the G.E.C.K. terraforms the island.
  • Winter: After several tests, it becomes clear that the G.E.C.K. is not working properly. Vault 53 scientists assure the people of Galveston that they will soon repair the device so that they can return to their homes.


  • Summer: The G.E.C.K. is finally brought to a semi-working status, and the island is partially terraformed. The Vault 53 dwellers christen the island 'New Galveston' and the NGPS is officially formed.
  • Winter: The people of Galveston continue to wait on the doorstep of the improved island. They are told that the device is still malfunctioning and there are not yet enough resources on the island to support both communities. Tensions are brought to an all-time high.


  • Small-scale riots take place throughout the year. The newly-elected officials of the NGPS promise once again that once the island has been fully terraformed, the original settlers of Galveston will be restored to their homes.


  • May 3: After almost four years of empty words, the people of Galveston can take no more. A huge riot takes place at the gates of New Galveston, with heavy losses on both sides. Eventually the advanced weaponry of the vault dwellers is brought to bear upon the settlers, and a score of rioters are slaughtered. The settlers retreat.
  • May 8: The NGPS announces that it has no intention of allowing the former people of Galveston to return to the island, citing their 'violent and destructive tendencies'. A fresh wave of fighting occurs. This time the forces of New Galveston are prepared, and swathes of the Wastelanders are killed.
  • June: An uneasy truce is formed between the two communities, more out of necessity than a willingness to cooperate. New Galveston needs access to the mainland for supplies and to remove components of the vault, and in exchange they agree to provide the Wastelanders with fresh water created with their purifier chip.


  • Caravans traveling to New Galveston begin calling the community at Pariah's Point 'New Texas City' in order to differentiate it from the island. The name quickly sticks.


  • The New Texas City Council meets for the first time. It is a poorly-organized and ramshackle group of citizens who mainly argue ineffectually about their situation. They do, however, lay out the rules for the town militia.


  • A ship of sea-raiders lands on the northern shores of New Galveston and sacks the city. They are eventually repelled, but a significant amount of damage is done. The NGPS is instantly sobered to the possibility of future pirate raids, and discussions of setting up a sea-based defense begin.


  • The raiders at Alvin have proliferated even more now that multiple gangs control the area. The city becomes a hub of illicit activity, with a bustling slave market and drug dealers on every corner.
  • Though much of the hostility between New Galveston and New Texas City has faded with time, their relationship is still decidedly frosty.


  • New Galveston completes its improvements to the Seawall, and begins building watchtowers at equidistant points along its length to serve as an early-warning system.


  • Scattered remnants of the Master's super mutant army make their way east, some of them ending up in Texas. This is the first time the people of the area have seen super mutants, and most react with fear and animosity.
  • The foundations of a super mutant stronghold are set up in north Texas.


  • The last of New Galveston's watchtowers is built at the southern tip of the island.
  • A radioactive cyclone rips up huge sections of New Texas City. To the surprise of its residents, New Galveston immediately moves in to provide aid and help with reconstruction.


  • The Port Bolivar Trading Company is founded by Lyle Pryor. It starts as a small-scale operation that distributes goods bought from trading ships to the people of the peninsula.


  • After Lyle Pryor's health deteriorates precipitously, Darryl Pryor takes over management of the company. Under Darryl's leadership the Port Bolivar Trading Company blossoms into a full-scale operation that trades in bulk (and sometimes in less savory goods).


  • In a rare show of unity, several bands of raiders from Alvin form a short-lived conglomerate and demolish several caravans on their way to New Galveston. The NGPS debates whether to take immediate action, but are saved the trouble when the raider-alliance dissolves amongst bickering over the loot. Most of the fractured gangs are picked off individually by NGPS forces.

This is the Fallout canon timeline. Some events that of no direct importance to the game have been removed and/or edited.

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  • Sierra Army Depot is erected. Its mission is to store and maintain a defensive supply of military ordnance. This mission continued until 1991. This is a real event, before the Fallout universe diverged from ours.


  • The Los Alamos Nuclear Research and Development facility, codename: the Reservation, completes construction. Los Alamos becomes part of the research team for the Manhattan Project.


  • The Second World War comes to an end. Shortly after this, the Fallout Universe begins to diverge from ours, at first in minor respects, then major.


  • May 5: Captain Carl Bell of the United States Space Agency (U.S.S.A.) became the first human in space. This claim is disputed by both the Soviet Union and China. Captain Bell's flight in Space Capsule Defiance 7 lasted twelve minutes and seven seconds, and made a full revolution around the Earth. Bell died when the capsule crashed on its return to Earth.


  • By this year, the United States is divided into thirteen commonwealths, each of which encompasses several states. The national flag is changed to reflect this and depicts thirteen stars - twelve in a circle and one in the middle.
  • July 16: The Virgo II Lunar Lander Valiant 11 with U.S.S.A. astronauts Captain Richard Wade, Captain Mark Garris, and Captain Michael Hagen lands on the moon. The astronauts become the first humans to walk on a celestial body other than Earth.
  • November 14: Virgo III Lander Valiant 12 lands on the Moon.


  • The mission of Sierra Army Depot is changed. It is now responsible for the demilitarization of stores of surplus ammunition that have been deemed unfit or obsolete for military purposes. This mission is to be overseen by the Industrial Operations Command (I.O.C.) in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.), providing a greener, cleaner way to dispose of military ordnance. This mission continued until 2050.


  • The Delta IX rocket is commissioned by the U.S.S.A. The Delta IX rocket is the last of the manned rockets to the Moon.


  • Hubris Comics begins publishing comic books.


  • The Delta IX rocket is converted for U.S. military purposes. Crew and instrument sections are replaced with a nuclear warhead.


  • The Mr. Handy series of robots is first brought to market as a general construction and maintenance unit by General Atomics International.


  • Prometheus Coal, a division of Poseidon Energy, opens a coal mine in central Utah. A small village opens up nearby. It is called Eagle Rock.
  • An early bug in Mr. Handy robots that caused interference in the operation of the multiple arms is fixed with a hardware update, with no major problems since then.


  • A major earthquake takes place in Mexico City. The Mr. Handy general construction robot becomes the leader in sales in Mexico.


  • Nuka-Cola is invented by John Caleb-Bradberton.
  • The Great Passion Fruit Famine hits America. People actually notice the taste difference in Nuka-Cola when the flavor was changed.
  • The X277 Viper Magnetic Rail Cannon developed for the U.S. Military by West-Tek is deemed too costly to produce on a mass scale and abandoned.


  • The mission of Sierra Army Depot is changed again. It is refurbished with the latest in technology and is from now on used as a secret research installation for developing and testing robotic, biological and conventional weapons until 2076.


  • Seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, the United States begins to exert increasing pressure on Mexico, citing the political instability and pollution stemming from Mexico as a threat to the United States. Various economic sanctions serve to destabilize Mexico, and the United States military enters Mexico to keep the oil refineries running and making sure oil and fuel continue to make their way north across the border at Mexico's expense.
  • The N99 10mm Pistol becomes standard issue military sidearm following the phase out of the N80.


  • A television documentary into the withered husk of the Texas oil fields brings the oil shortage into the American households, and reveals how deep the energy crisis runs.
  • April: The Resource Wars begin. Many smaller nations go bankrupt, and Europe, dependent on oil imports from the Middle East, responds to the Middle East's rising oil prices with military action. The long drawn-out war between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East begins.
  • May - July: The United Nations, already suffering, begins to collapse. In a series of heated debates, many nations withdraw from the organization as the U.N. tries to keep the peace.
  • July 27: The United Nations is officially disbanded.
  • The United States closes its borders to the flood of immigrants.
  • The last manned mission to the moon occurs.
  • The widely known Nuka-Cola's Dazzling Blue bottle color was adopted as standard after market research programs indicated that the blue color was the favorite in 86 people out of a hundred polled.


  • The socially transmitted "New Plague" arises, killing tens of thousands. The United States closes its borders and the first-ever national quarantine is declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persist that it is a genetically engineered weapon.
  • ZAX 1.0 goes on-line, developed by Vault-Tec. Initially a prototype of some of the systems designed to govern the vaults, it is given to the government to help the Department of Energy collect resource data. Within a year, it is taken by the military for plague and tactical research; one version, ZAX 1.2 is constructed for West Tek (below).
  • December: Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv.


  • January: Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world.
  • In light of the Euro-Middle Eastern conflict and the plague scare, the United States officially sets Project Safehouse in motion. The project, financed by junk bonds, is designed to create shelters, called Vaults, for the populace in the event of a nuclear war or deadly plague. Construction begins late in 2054 and proceeds rapidly due to advances in construction technology.


  • The West Tek Research Facility starts working on a new virus to kill the New Plague. Their viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project twenty years later as well as Power Infantry Armor and laser research.
  • ZAX 1.2 is brought in to regulate conditions in West Tek. It is not part of the Vault-Tec preservation software, so it does not have any orders to protect humanity after the bombs fall. In the meantime, it calmly calculates data and plays chess with the scientists. Many scientists claim that ZAX is a "big ol' cheater" and draws the game out too much for a computer of his considerable abilities.


  • The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline.
  • The first artificial intelligence is born. Limited by memory constraints, its expansion is rapidly halted. The discovery paves the way for future A.I. research in laboratories throughout the United States.


  • Traffic on the streets of the world stops moving. Fuel becomes too precious to waste on automobiles, so alternatives are explored - electric and fusion cars begin to be manufactured, but factories can only make limited amounts while conserving fuel. The U.S. economy teeters on bankruptcy. Pressure on fusion research increases.
  • The Euro-Middle Eastern War ends as the oil fields in the Middle East run dry. There is no longer a goal in the conflict, and both sides are reduced almost to ruin.
  • The European Commonwealth dissolves into quarreling nation states, fighting over the remaining resources.


  • Despite quarantine measures, the New Plague continues to spread, fueling national paranoia.
  • U.F.O. codenamed "Paladine" crashed just north of Hagerstown, Maryland. Could not be recovered.


  • August: The construction of most Vaults completed, except for Vault 13, whose construction finally gets off the ground… heralding a development cycle that seems plagued with problems. Drills begin in the other cities with completed Vaults, but the increasing frequency of the drills has a "cry wolf" effect, and the turnouts for drills trickle off as the years go on.


  • June: Due to enormous demands for electricity from a 17+ million population, a nuclear reactor in New York City goes supercritical during the summer of this year, almost causing a meltdown. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to the New York incident.
  • August: Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: Power Armor.
  • 2065 - 2067: Power Armor research grows and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology.
  • The Reservation is given orders to research and produce nuclear missiles that can be fired from an orbiting space platform. This marks the begining of the B.O.M.B. project.


  • Spring: As the oil resources dry up across the globe, China's fossil fuel dependency causes an energy crisis in the nation. China, bordering on collapse, becomes more aggressive in its trade talks with the United States. Unwilling to export oil to China, talks between the United States and China break down.
  • Summer: Adding further insult to the Sino-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general U.S. infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power.
  • Winter: In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground.
  • Winter: As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. American and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and U.S. troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076.
  • The U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser U.S.S. Ebon Atoll is accidentally sunk by the U.S. Navy Submarine U.S.S. Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The Interference mistook the Ebon Atoll for an enemy vessel and shot it with a nuclear torpedo killing all on board. It is one of the worst U.S. Navy disasters since World War II.
  • Resource rationing in Denver causes riots. Midwest U.S.A. and Mexico start having food shortages and can't supply Denver with the food it needs. Food riots occur. National Guard called in.


  • The first suit of T-45d Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordnance becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States.
  • By this year, a Nuka-Cola machine can be found on almost every street in America.


  • Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the U.S. draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard.


  • The first of the Chryslus Motors fusion-driven cars are developed. Reassuringly big and American, the limited models carry a hefty price tag but are sold out within days. Many Chryslus plants have long since been converted into making military ordnance.


  • The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to begin its official annexation of Canada, which had already begun in reality circa 2067.
  • June 3: Canada fully annexed by U.S.A.
  • Completed B.O.M.B. missiles are sent to different space centers around the U.S. so they can be carried into space and installed into the B.O.M.B. satellites. The process is slow, but it is being carried out fairly regularly.


  • August: The Ballistic Orbital Missile Base, or B.O.M.B.-001, is completed and partially functional.
  • September 15: As China becomes increasingly aggressive with their use of biological weapons, the United States government felt that a countermeasure was needed. The Pan-Immunity Virion Project (PVP) is officially formed and plans are made to begin experiments at the WestTek research facility in Southern California.


  • Negotiations between the U.S. and other world powers come to a dramatic end, with the President walking out of oil talks with the other world powers. After a much heated debate, the President stormed out of the meeting and declared that the last known supply of petroleum will be used exclusively by the U.S. and the U.S. will not sell or trade any oil to outside parties.
  • Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines.


  • March 21: PVP experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests of the virus on single-celled organisms. Experiments on plant cells are postponed. The pan-immunity virion is renamed FEV - the Forced Evolutionary Virus.
  • May 9: FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, in the wake of successful tests on flatworms, the flatworms exhibit increase size and heightened resistance to viral contagions. Experiments with insects have less success, and further experimentation on insects is postponed.
  • June 30: FEV experiments continue at West Tek with batch 10-011, with white mice as subjects. Increased size, muscle density, and intelligence are noted.
  • November 9: FEV experimentation (batch 10-011) on rabbits is concluded. Increased size, intelligence, and (this time) aggressiveness is noted. Apparently, it was hard to determine whether the flatworms in the previous experiments were angrier and more violent than normal. Frankly, the researchers cannot be blamed for this.


  • January: The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protesters and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests.
  • June: Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the T-51b Power Armor. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down.
  • August: Food and energy riots begin in major cities throughout the United States. Military units begin to be deployed in cities within the United States to contain rioters, and many temporary jails are constructed. A state of emergency is declared, and martial law soon follows.
  • October 4: At West Tek, fifteen chimpanzees are infected with batch 11-111. The most successful test to date, growth and immunities in the chimpanzees surpass all other subjects to date. The military practically drools over the results.


  • New Plague hits Denver. Rioters burned down large parts of the city in their fear of contamination and anger at their treatment. Many panicked and fled the city by car, clogging the freeways when they ran out of gas and trapping everyone behind them.
  • January 10: Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans.
  • January 22: The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed.
  • February: FEV Research is leaked to the world through an unknown source. Protests in many major cities and governments around the world, as well as accusations that the U.S. was responsible for the New Plague. FEV is seen as the threat it is, and serves only to fuel tensions. The governments of the world fear what the U.S. is up to. Speculating anything from trying to make a breed of super soldier, to trying to make Hitler's master race, they begin to panic.
  • March: Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the President and the Enclave retreats to remote sections around the globe and make contingency plans for continuing the war.
  • October 23: Nuka Cola Quantum is released to the public hours before the bombs are first dropped. Due to its late release, Quantum is now labeled a rare item.
  • October 23: Great War: Bombs are launched; who struck first is unknown… and it is not even known if the bombs came from China or America. Other countries, seeing the missiles on their way, launch their planes and fire their warheads as well. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people go into vaults, thinking it is a false alarm. The Vaults are sealed. What ensues is two hours of nuclear bombardment upon the earth's surface. The effects are far worse than most imagined. The earth's faults shift violently. Mountain ranges thrust themselves through the soil. Whole lands are submerged under floods of water.
  • October 23: The West Tek research facility is hit by warheads, breaking open the FEV tanks on levels four and five and releasing it into the atmosphere.

October 27: Leaving Mariposa Military Base, Captain Maxson leads his men and families to the government bunker at Lost Hills. (This event was called the "Exodus," and the surviving soldiers went on to eventually form the Brotherhood of Steel.)

  • October 30: A week after the initial blast, a black rain begins to fall. The source of the black rain was the massive amounts of radioactive particle debris (mainly soot) from the nuclear firestorm a week earlier. Plants and animals both go rapidly into extinction.


  • The first effects of radiation are seen in the survivors. Widespread mutations occur with animals and humans alike. Those that survive the effects of the mutations are permanently changed. New species are created almost overnight.


  • Five years after the Great War, some aspects of the world begin to calm down. Radiation and poison levels are still too high for normal human survival.


  • An outcast scientist named Richard Grey stumbles upon the remains of the Mariposa Military Base and is knocked into one of the vats of FEV by a mutant. Horribly mutated, he eventually begins to acclimate to his condition and forms plans to create a master race. He takes the name "the Master".


  • The Master begins to mass-produce super mutants. Only about one in six or one in five attempts are successful, and of these successes, only half seem to last to go on to be part of his growing army, called the Unity.


  • Vault Dweller is born.


  • October: A Brotherhood of Steel patrol comes across a dead super mutant in the badlands. They take the corpse back to the Scribes, and Head Scribe Vree begins her examinations of the super mutant.
  • Vault Dweller is sent out of Vault 13 to find a replacement water chip.


  • March: Vault Dweller defeats the Master.
  • Vault Dweller destroys the Mariposa Military Base.

Source: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline

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