Trouble on the Homefront achievement in Fallout 3

Trouble on the Homefront

Completed "Trouble on the Homefront"

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How to unlock the Trouble on the Homefront achievement

  • XxSpazemxXXxSpazemxX199,882
    04 Jan 2011 04 Jan 2011 30 May 2013
    33 2 15
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    Alright for everyone who is having trouble getting back into vault 101 because the radio signal is not in the audio log anymore, i will try to explain how i did it as best i can, but i doubt this is full proof (Please post a comment if this works for you.)

    I was out the front of Tenpenny Tower just after saving my game, and i went through all my audio logs that i haven't read, there was about five or six. Just to get rid of them i decided to click on them all so they weren't high-lighted anymore, because i did that their was a audio message playing when i decided to travel back to Vault 101 just to check if its open (It wasn't open all the other times i checked but i thought what the hell.)

    And surprise, surprise its still glitched, So i got pissed off and started spamming the A button on the control panel next to the door and the door itself, then i would press the select button wait about 4 hours spam the control panel and door again then spam the radio signals "Vault 101 emergency frequency" and "Vault 101 PA system"

    It did nothing the first 2-3 times so i kept pressing select and waiting 4 hours then spamming the control panel/door/radio signals. And all of a sudden i could listen to the Vault 101 emergency frequency signal again. Then I played the log and i got the quest the door opened after that.

    I don't know if this will work for anyone else but i hope so, Tell me if it dose work for you please.

    If you find this solution to be unhelpful, please tell me why in a comment and I will update it the next time I'm online.

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    CadetChikCan confirm this worked after using Crimson Drifter's suggestion of going to the pit and back.
    Thumbs up!
    Posted by CadetChik on 29 Feb 16 at 00:30
    zybchConfirmed for me too. Only had the PA system. Went to the pit (previously 100% completed) and upon returning to the wasteland the Emergency Signal showed up and I was able to do the Trouble on the Homefront quest and get the achievement.
    Posted by zybch on 23 Apr 18 at 11:56
    GoatlipsNB: To actually start this quest, before the final mission ('Take it Back' is shown as the quest), go to Vault 101 instead. Then press B and on the DATA page select Radio, then select Vault 101 Emergency Frequency.
    Hope this helps!
    Posted by Goatlips on 13 Oct at 06:17
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  • Sabre120Sabre12097,050
    30 Oct 2008 04 Mar 2009
    33 8 1
    After you complete the mission where you reach the Brotherhood of Steel for the first time, when you reach Megaton you will get a distress signal, informing you to return to Vault 101, do so and complete the mission in whatever way you wish.
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    IQwzLast chance to get the bobblehead!!
    Posted by IQwz on 03 Jan 11 at 19:01
  • LizardKingv666LizardKingv666576,240
    28 Sep 2010 17 Sep 2010
    17 2 0
    I did this after i played the main story line. At that point you should already find the help-call in your radio. Listen to it and then travel to Vault 101. Finish the quest however you like.

    Note: If you want to do all achievements, including the bobbleheads, this will be the last chance to get the bobblehead from the medicine station in Vault 101.
    So take it after the conversation with Amata.
  • JyejitsuJyejitsuThis gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    14 Jul 2011
    11 3 4
    This achievement is missable but you can restore it only once for a new attempt! Unless you already played the Pitt.

    If you were like me and wanted to do a few sidequests during the main story line or finish the main story line real quick. The distress call won't be in your Radio log anymore.It also bounds to happen if you play Operation Anchorage or Point Lookout before the mission Waters of Life. Anyway let's get to the point;

    There is a way to get it back after you've done but you only have one chance to do it. Play the DLC; The Pitt get all the achievements of the Pitt and make sure you find all Steel Ignots before you finish up the quests of the Pitt. After you've finished it up and leave the Pitt you get a message that you have a new Emergency/Distress Call. Fast Travel right away to Megatown and listen to it and the Quest will begin.

    If you don't do it right away you'll lose the only oppurtunity to do the quest (and recollect the bobblehead if you missed it), which forces you to start a new playthrough for 2 achievements.

    Hope this helps if you have any questsions just comment me.

    Good luck!


    Q: If I don't have The Pitt installed/downloaded yet is it still possible to receive the distress call again?
    A: Yes it's still possible to get the distress call again but make sure you do it right away after you finished The Pitt when you installed/downloaded it.
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