The location was destroyed and turned into a radioactive crater during the Great War. At some point in time, a group of ghouls attempted to settle into the crater for protection, but instead were turned feral from the excessive radiation levels. Arlen Glass visits the crater routinely in honor of his family that used to live where the crater is now.
|The following is based on Creation Club content and is not canon.|
If the Creation Club content "Quake Thunderbolt" is installed, visiting the Cambridge crater will result in a nuclear explosion that kills all the ghouls in the crater (if they have not already been cleared out previously). Entering the crater itself will spawn a trio of champions for the player character to fight.
|End of information based on Creation Club content.|
- Thunderbolt, a unique energy weapon is located here.
When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated at the northern edge of the crater. One set of comments is made after spotting the feral ghouls.
|Cait||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Codsworth||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Curie||Spotting the ghouls||"A whole pack of feral ghouls. Or is it a herd? Or maybe a murder?"|
|Northern edge||"Another victim of the atomic age."|
|Danse||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Deacon||Spotting the ghouls||"Yeah, there's the friendly neighborhood ferals. Hi, guys."|
|Northern edge||"That crater's hot. Ferals nearby, too. Maybe we can pick our way around it."|
|John Hancock||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Robert MacCready||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Nick Valentine||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Piper Wright||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|Preston Garvey||Spotting the ghouls||""|
|X6-88||Spotting the ghouls||""|
The Cambridge crater appears only in Fallout 4.
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 417: "This area was previously a city block in Cambridge. Non–Feral Ghouls moved here hoping it would be a safe haven for them. Unfortunately they turned feral over time. Exercise caution, as the ground is steep and the crater is difficult to climb out of and is full of ferals. A single ammo trunk is located close to the center of the crater."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)