In the winter of 2066, Anchorage, Alaska was occupied by Communist China. The Anchorage frontline became a massive battleground. On January 10, 2077, the Battle of Anchorage occurred and the United States began its counter-invasion of China.
Anchorage appears only in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage, but the player character cannot go to Anchorage itself and is only seen from some cliffs. Anchorage is also mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3 and its add-on Mothership Zeta, Fallout 4 and its add-on Automatron, Fallout 76, and Fallout Shelter.
Behind the scenes
Anchorage is based on the real-world location of Anchorage, Alaska, although the layout and appearance have little in common with the real city. For instance, the entire city shown in Fallout 3 seems to be built into a landlocked mountain range at high elevation, whereas the real city is largely at sea level on the coast of Cook Inlet, with small mountains easily visible but not contained within the town proper.
- "In 1776, this great nation accepted that armed conflict was the only way to preserve our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.... From Antietam to Amiens, Okinawa to Anchorage, we have fought." -Fallout 76 intro
- Legendary Husky description: "He served our troops in Anchorage. Now he proudly serves the Vault."