|Event Quest: Distant Thunder|
|Mark scorched with a recon scope.||Eliminate all scorched in the area (optional)|
|Evacuate the targeted area.|
|Defeat the remaining scorched.|
|Reward: 25 caps, 350 XP, random ammo/consumables, random power armor plan, random weapon/weapon plan.|
A large group of Scorched have congregated within range for artillery stationed at Fort Defiance to fire upon. Hostiles may be tagged by viewing them through any recon scope or with the Pearly Peepers. If the player has neither, they may obtain the plans for the Brotherhood recon rifle, a hunting rifle with a recon scope attached by default, from one of the terminals near the Fort Defiance entrance.
Once sufficient targets have been marked, the artillery piece will shell the area. Be sure to clear out of the area in order to avoid ending up as collateral damage. Once the firing concludes, any stragglers must be mopped by the player.
Optionally, the player may elect to simply exterminate all enemies without marking them for the artillery. The only difference in rewards is a modest XP and caps payout, which is received upon marking all required targets.
|Distant Thunder rewards|
The Thorn is a marked as a possible location for this event in the game files, but the event does not appear in this location.[verified]