Fallout 3 – 16 Days Before Release, Infinite EXP and Infinite Money Glitches Already Discovered

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Fallout 3 Cheats

So Fallout and Fallout 2 were the fecal matter (as in, the shit). And, I mean that in a good way. I’ve been waiting for Fallout 3 for a long time. I’ve already pre-ordered the PC version. I heard it was like Oblivion with guns, and that can be a turnoff for some people, but as it turns out, I enjoyed Oblivion, and I like guns.

Anyway, it is no secret that the Xbox360 version of Fallout 3 has already leaked onto the internet. Reader, MyLittlePony, has sent us glitches/cheats that he/she has already discovered, along with a little video. Why he/she sent this to us, of all sites, is beyond me, but, here it is, anyway. We bring you the first look into some glitches, hints, and cheats:

Other Fallout 3 Cheats and Hints: (

  • Easily Kill Robots out in the “Wastelands”:

Run up a steep hill, leaving the bot at the bottom, some of them can’t fire up at a steep enough angle, just shoot as you run up the hill.

  • Easy caps (and a little experience):

Don’t throw away, sell, or pass by any books labeled “pre-war book” that you come by (not scorched or ruined books). At Arlington library, in the South-Eastern corner of the map, you can find a character that will buy each useless book off you for 100 caps, and you will get an additional 10 EXP for each book sold.

  • (No big surprise, thank you, Oblivion) Easy Stealing, Hacking, and Speech Bonuses:

Before engaging in a dialogue with a speech bonus, hacking a computer, picking a lock, or pickpocketing, save your game. If you fail, you can always reload the save you just made and try again. This is especially useful with low-percent speech bonuses. For instance, when you are in Megaton for the first time, save before talking to Mr. Burke or the Sheriff about the bomb, and you can increase the quest reward from 100 caps to 500 with the speech bonus.


For infinite experience in Fallout 3, you need to be at least level 10 and have the Sandman Perk. Sandman requires that you have at least a 60 rating in sneak. It allows you to silently kill people in their sleep with an added EXP bonus every time. So apparently, kids, or at least some kids, can’t be killed in the game. A good spot for this glitch is in a town in the South called, Andale. There are two kids, one in each of the two main houses that you can use this trick on. All you have to do, is use the wait function until it is about 1 AM. When everyone is asleep, sneak into a house, crouch, and use the Murder skill that comes with the Sandman Perk. USE ON THE CHILDREN ONLY. They won’t die, but you will still get the experience for killing them, allowing you to do the trick as much as you want. Best of all, using this murder trick has no effect on your Karma, and you will get 50 EXP every time, which is a lot in this game.


To get do this, you are going to need the item, “Naughty Nightware”. First, go to the Marigold Station, in Grayditch, in there, you will find an information kiosk/desk thing with a body and a holotape. Listen to it. It gives you directions on finding the item. It’s actually pretty funny. You need to explore the station until you find a section with a gate and a firehose station. Search inside the firehose box to find a key. Then continue to explore the tunnels until you find a room with a siren-like spinning light above it. Inside, you can use the key to open a safe. There, you will find the Naughty Nightware. You will then encounter someone who wants it back. Either kill him, or use the speech bonus option. Either way, don’t give it back.

Then you want to find a small town called Girdershade (way on the west side of the map and a little south, close to the entrance of Vault 112). Talk to Ronald Laren. He is not hard to find, there are only two people there. Sell him the Naughty Nightware for 200 caps. Now all you need to do is steal it back from him when he is not looking. Save before pickpocketing, incase you fail. Tak to him about the Naughty Nightware again, and you can sell it back for another 200 caps. He does not run out of caps, like other sales people in the game, so you can repeat as many times as you want. The only downside is that each time you steal, you will get negative karma.


This one you can do with a speech skill of at least 40. First you need to talk to Bittersharp in Big town. Then, go to the Common House in Big Town and find an NPC named Pappy. You will have a speech option of, “[Speech, 100%] You came here with bittercup, right?” You can select this option all you want for a steady stream of experience.

NOTE: MyLittlePony’s spelling and grammar was extensively edited to be readable. I spent a good 20 minutes translating their internet language for readability. but no tat i luv u, tho, MyLittlePony.
NOTE 2: We can’t personally confirm these, but MyLittlePony insists that these were tested on multiple Xbox 360s, and has provided a low-quality, low-reliability (Just like the writing on this site! Oh, snap, no he didn’t!) video of the infinite experience cheat being used (but seriously, our writing sucks… but keep reading, please).
NOTE3: We have no doubt that the video will be removed soon, so we included the text version, as well.

UPDATE: Infinite Caps cheat added.
UPDATE UPDATE: Another Infinite EXP Glitch added (Thanks Zoulpain)
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: Confirmed fixes made.
Video re-uploaded.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: These glitches have been fixed in patches for the most part. If you want to use these cheats, then I suggest that you refrain from updated thing game on PC, PS3, or Xbox.

Info submitted by: MyLittlePony, Zoulpain, DarVonDoom, and Brian

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Nick October 15, 2008 at 9:30 am

Where is Girdershade?

Nick October 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm

INF EXP def won’t work. can’t even open the option to murder kids.

Brian October 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Sandman perk comes at lvl 10

Swongler October 16, 2008 at 8:16 am

More user-submitted info added.

Zoulpain October 16, 2008 at 9:42 am

Sandman trick works, tho i cant find the item in question on the caps exploit .. theirs 2 ghouls there in the room with a desk .. not a dead body.

I’m on my 2nd play through .. first time i only did the main story, took me 15 hrs.

Nick October 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Sandman wish an option to murder on kids doesn’t pop up. Does it only work in a certain town? Let me know how you guys got it to work.

Posiedon October 16, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Ya, like it says, go to Andale. It is in the very South of the map. There are two houses there. I think both of them work. You won’t lose karma because they are neither good nor bad characters. Make sure your status says “Hidden”.

Posiedon October 16, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Zoulpain, there is a Kiosk thing at the top of the stairs near the entrance to the Family’s area. There is a dead body up there with a holotape next to it. If it is too dark for you to see, hold the B button to turn your Pipboy into a weak flashlight.

Nick October 17, 2008 at 2:07 am

family’s area?

Biertap October 17, 2008 at 2:13 am

i’m trying the inf. caps glitch..i have the nightwear and sold it to Ronald…but i can’t pickpocket him without beeing seen…

I have sneak 63, + i use a stealthboy… i crouch… it says hidden. There’s no way he can see mee… But still he does.

I tried when he was asleep too…but even then he caught me…

Need help

Havok October 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Tried the infinite exp method 2 and didn’t work. First I don’t think there’s a person named Bittersharp in Big Town. Second after talking to Bittercup and then going over to pappy there is no option for the speech 100% dialog. I’m level 9 with speech skill at 44. Any ideas?

Lame October 18, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Gotta find him before Big Town. I forget where, though.

hermano October 19, 2008 at 11:14 pm

where is big town???

Zoulpain October 20, 2008 at 5:49 am

INFINITE EXP 2 worked for me on my other save, i just talked to the chick first then to the dude .. anyways i cant find the holotape nor the kiosk .. iv been in and out of “Northwest Seneca Station” .. is it inside or outside? .. iv checked everywhere Q_Q

DarVonDoom October 23, 2008 at 8:41 pm

its the marigold station guys in grayditch…head south from the super-duper mart and you’ll find it. It’s in the Kiosk.. with a skeleton.. Idk how they got West Senaca.. lol

ablestmage November 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Her name is Bittercup, not Bittersharp. There won’t be a Speech 100% option unless your Speech skill is really high, just click on the conversation option with with the Speech challenge, the percentage doesn’t matter so much, beause you just keep selecting it. The percentage is just the liklihood you’ll succeed. When you level up, you can just dump all your skill points into Speech once or twice and it will go much more quickly in levels ahead.

son of sam November 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

i am having trouble killing shrapnel in rivit city i need his key to steal his weapons but his health goes away but it says he is always unconscious and he wakes up and takes out his dam fat man and nukes me if anyone has a explination i would love it thanx it also happens with harkness

AFX November 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm

the caps glitch dont work! bastards. Why even write it down???
You wasted my time completely. thanks faget.

A glitcher November 9, 2008 at 6:36 am

All of the above methods DO work.

fallout3 fan November 20, 2008 at 3:20 pm

what if you already killed the parents of both kids,and the kids are now at the hermets house can u still do it?

Brian November 20, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Son of sam, wait till he sleeps and use Sandman, if you have it.

Fallout December 16, 2008 at 11:55 am

the infinite caps doesnt work… when i sell it to him, and then try and pickpocket him, the nightwear aint there…..

Agent 47 January 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Infinite Caps definatly doesnt work, if you have already free’d the slaves
due to the fact that theres no “you came here with bittercup” (not bittersharp) lol, because you have befriended this NPC he has a speech line that cant be burned out, this is the “Can you repair any of my stuff”

archangel32 February 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

If someone, (like Pappy) dies from an attack (say a clawmonster) does he stay dead for the rest of the game, or does he magically return so I can exploit the glitch?

mike February 14, 2009 at 12:16 pm

all of these do work i have tried them all out you just need the unpatched version of the game…..
go to youtube.com and search how to take off patches on your console
WARNING in will take off all patches for every game

mickhael April 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

go to paridise fallos and talk to the gaurd gaurding gate and ask him about slave trade and become slaver get money

apick July 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm

you cant have the updates for your x box 360 to get rid of them go to your memory file hit the Y button a message thing will pop up saying yadayada i forget then you press X,X,LB,RB,X,X and another message will pop up saying i forget what that says too but it doesnt matter so next time you play fallout 3 dont update and the glitches should work ive heard from some people that it takes off your downloaded content so becarefull but ive also heard it doesnt but i didnt have any except for the Halo 3 map packs and an Oblivion DLC and they worked i dont know about Fall out 3 DLC stuff

optimus6000 February 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I would recommend removing the fallout 3 patches and playing offline to ensure these will work.

blue waffle February 8, 2010 at 2:37 am


Fat Man Location July 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm

For Fat Man I found it in German Town police HQ basement behind the locked door next to the cabinet on the ground near the far back right hand corner of the room. No mininukes though :(

Vladamer November 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Where is Girdershade?

Hatza April 6, 2011 at 4:56 am

I know an finite cap cheat not mentioned. Only works on 360 though. Need at least 35000 caps. Go to your megaton house and open a locker. Place any amount of caps in and remove them. Do the same thing again then place all caps in. If it worked the caps that you put in the locker will be almost double the amour that you actually put in. This is very useful. You can get nearly 3 million caps in five minutes. Use one of the other cap cheats to get the original 35000 caps.

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