The crater house is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287.[1]


The crater seems to have been caused by a jet airliner from Horizon Airlines crashing near the shore. A ring of elevated shacks surrounds a highly irradiated platform, centered on what seems to be the source of the radiation - one of the airplane's jet engines.

The location is filled with Children of Atom, wielding radiation weapons. The east shack contains a booby-trapped steamer trunk and a terminal controlling the turrets.

Notable lootEdit

  • Wasteland Survival Guide issue #2 can be found on the lower level of the shack to the west and slightly north. It is on the table with a lantern and caps stash.
  • Three live nuke mines are planted around the outside edge of the crater.
  • Bottle message 1 - Trapped for Days is located behind the crater house, slightly east-northeast on the shore. Look for some barrels going from the crater house to Salem all the way from the shore. It can be found on the beach between the barrels and a log.


The crater house appears only in Fallout 4.



  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p. 332: "The more lunatic of local cults has constructed a rickety shanty hamlet on top of an old, irradiated aircraft crash site. This seems to be some kind of gathering spot. Do not bathe in the water. Pick the safe (Expert) and access the terminal (Novice) to switch off the turrets and spotlights."
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