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Operation: Anchorage

February 16, 2009

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In this Add on pack, the Brotherhood of Steel Outcasts are trying to acquire advanced military tools, and the only way to enter the vault containing these is by completing a military virtual reality simulation only the player can enter. In the simulation the player fights in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe: the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from invading Red Chinese troops. The simulation is set between June 2076, when the T-51b Power Armorwas first introduced, and January 2077, when Chinese forces were completely driven out of Alaska.

Once the add on pack is downloaded, the quest objective for Operation: Anchorage will be activated by a radio broadcast stating, “This is Defender Morill, any Outcasts listening on this frequency report to sector 7-B, Bailey’s Crossroads. This is a high-priority message, backup is needed at our location. Any personnel listening on this frequency please report at once.” A marker will appear on the world map but the player cannot immediately fast-travel to the location to begin the simulation. The add on pack can be played at any time after the player exits Vault 101 at the beginning of the game. After completing the simulation, new equipment will be unlocked for the player to use in the rest of the game.

In the simulation, the player is stripped of any equipment and weapons and forced to utilize the resources supplied throughout the simulation’s environment. The Chinese Red Army is everywhere, and the player first has to secure the surrounding mountain side and then fight their way into the Chinese base. The player has to use a lot of their standard combat skills, along with several new tools that are only available in the DLC. These include interactive strike teams under the player’s command as well as unique armor, weapons, and other exotic gadgets. Throughout the simulation various pieces of intel are also hidden, yielding the Covert Ops perk.

New features

New equipment

 

Accessible outside the simulation:

  • Gauss Rifle
  • Trench Knife
  • Chinese Stealth Suit
  • Winterized T-51b Power Armor
  • Jingwei’s Shock Sword
  • Neural Interface Suit
  • Outcast Specialist Robe

Simulation-only items (ones that don’t appear outside the Anchorage simulation without the use of Glitches or console commands):

  • Winterized Combat Armor (can be equiped outside simulation with glitch, see below)
  • General Chase’s Uniform (worn by General Constantine Chase)
  • General Jingwei’s Uniform (worn by General Jingwei)
  • Army Mechanic Jumpsuit (can be equipped outside simulation via glitch.)
  • Winterized Chinese Jumpsuit
  • Winterized Chinese Hat

New perk

  • Covert Ops

New allied NPCs

  • Benjamin Montgomery
  • General Constantine Chase
  • Lieutenant Morgan
  • Doctor Adami
  • Quartermaster 
  • Strike Team
  • American Soldiers
  • American Grease Monkeys
  • American War Correspondent

New enemies

  • A Chimera Tank
  • Spider Drones
  • Chinese Soldiers
  • Crimson Dragoons
  • Chinese Inferno Units
  • Chinese Launchers
  • Chinese Snipers
  • Chinese Technicians
  • General Jingwei

Pickpocketing Enemies

It is possible to pickpocket the enemies in the simulation, nothing but ammo was found in their pockets, it should be noted that if you do manage to pickpocket them you will lose Karma, it is unknown if this is a bug or not. It should be noted that a few Powered Armored soldiers carrying a Fat Man at the end of the simulation yielded Miniguns when pickpocketed. And when you see the Powered Armored Soldiers with Miniguns out, you can pickpocket them for a Fat Man.

Intel

In the anchorage simulation, you will come across “Intel”, and the game states that there are 10 of them throughout the Simulation. There is no achievement for finding all 10 of these but you receive theCovert Ops perk collecting all 10.

New areas

  • Bailey’s Crossroads Metro
    • There is a Nuka-Cola machine near the zone-in, and the Metro is full of Feral Ghouls.
  • Bailey’s Crossroads
    • Your followers may rejoin you after you leave the Metro.
      • Dogmeat will wait for you at Vault 101
  • Outcast Outpost
    • Contains the Anchorage Reclamation simulation
    • If you have a follower, they will not be able to accompany you into the zone.