Question from blackghost9

Asked: 5 years ago

What happens if the FEV Virus is inserted?

I haven't played Broken Steel yet, but I was wondering if anything special or different happened if the FEV virus was inserted.

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From: AzureLivesOn 5 years ago


Broken Steel takes place two weeks after the final mission. The final narration continues after activating Project Purity as normal, with the awesome Ron Perlman explaining how the FEV virus "purifies" the population in a bad way- only an estimated .4% of the population survive. However, it explains that the deaths are over a prolonged period given how long it takes for natural water flow/distribution of "purified" water by the Brotherhood. When you awaken in the opening of Broken Steel, Elder Lyons describes Project Purity as a huge success despite some "minor reports of issues"- an indication that not enough time has passed in-game for the inevitable genocide from the FEV to be noticeable.

As far as in-game goes, there is a roughly 30-40% drop in Super Mutant presence in the metro DC area.

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The water that comes out of the purifier, Aqua Pura, will be infected. If drinken, the result is -2 STR and -1 INT. If you don't insert the FEV, it just gives you +20 Health.

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