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Easy City Downs is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287.

BackgroundEdit

It is a small city built from a pre-War horse track and is inhabited by raiders and Triggermen. There are also a number of non-hostile robots racing around the track, which include models such as the Mister Gutsy, Mister Handy, assaultron and eyebot. Throughout the area, there are several terminals that can be used to shut the bots down, turn them on the raiders, and Triggermen or cause them to self-destruct.[1]

LayoutEdit

The northwest side is derelict bleachers, southwest is Eager Ernie's lair on the upper floor accessible by the walkway from the center, or by jumping on the two table umbrellas from the stands. East of that is the actual track, in the center of the track is a number of small fortifications filled with minor loot and raiders. On the south side of the center is a stable where the backups bots are stored.

Notable lootEdit

  • Tumblers Today issue #1 - On the upper floor of the southwestern building with Eager Ernie, upon a small table west of the master control terminal.
  • Eager Ernie's key and password - On Ernie's body. The password can be used to access a computer terminal located on the 2nd floor, which gives the following options: 1) to end the race (the robots deactivate and stand idly in place), 2) release 3 more robots onto the track, 3) disable combat inhibitors (makes all the robots hostile to the player), 4) override their targeting system (make the robots hostile to the raiders), 5) initiate a self-destruct sequence.
  • Scrapper's note - In the shed which houses the replacement robots, on the desk beside the robot control terminal.
  • Associate's note - On a raider or Triggerman. The Sole Survivor must know Libertalia's current boss Wire, otherwise, the note will not spawn.
  • The Bugle repertoire - Carried by Ol' Rusty, the eyebot leading the race. This holotape plays trumpet music from the Pip-Boy.
  • Racetrack advertisement - On the first floor of the main building, beside the computer terminal.
  • Ice cold Gwinnett pale - Behind Eager Ernie, on a table.
  • Stealth Boy - To the left of the master control terminal, inside an exposed drawer.
  • 40 Pre-War money - On the first floor of the main building, in the cash registers.

Related questsEdit

NotesEdit

  • As the player character gets closer to the track, they will hear Eager Ernie running commentary on the race. If spotted, he will program the robots to attack the player character. If the robots do not become hostile, they will continue running after the area is cleared.
  • During the quest Rockets' Red Glare, when one boards the vertibird and heads for the Prydwen, they will pass over the racetrack. One can hear Eager Ernie's commentary over the vertibird's engine.
  • Including the extra robots that one can add to the race (via the 3 terminals in the area), there are a total of nine robots.
  • The nine robots' names are: Atomic Dreamz (Mister Handy), Tin Man (protectron), Ol' Rusty (eyebot), Piece o' Junk (Mister Handy), Iron Maiden (assaultron), Lady Lovelace (assaultron), The Boston Blaster (Mister Gutsy), Bob's Your Uncle (Mister Handy) and Fusion's Folly (Mister Handy).
  • Companion reactions:
    • If Curie is brought here, she will ask if this is what horse racing is, and comment that she has only seen pictures of it.
  • When at this location, companions make comments, which are activated at two locations: at the northern corner fence hole to the racetrack (next to the stands), and in another location.[clarification needed]
Location comments
Character Specific location Comment
Cait Northern corner "Now this might be a nice place to win a few caps."
"While we're in here, maybe we could get a little inside information for placin' our bets."
Codsworth Northern corner "I say! General Atomics' finest, reprogrammed as simple... race horses for bloody Raiders? Appalling!"
"Ah the nerve center of this charade. Sir/Mum, I beg you to shut this place down."
Curie Northern corner "Is this... horse racing?"
""
Danse Northern corner "This is an astonishing waste of technology."
"Appalling. Look at all these perfectly useful machines being wasted for the sake of sport."
Deacon Northern corner "Put your money on Black Velvet. That pony's gonna win for sure."
""
John Hancock Northern corner "Ah, the Downs. Hope we're not going anywhere for a while."
"So this is where all the magic happens."
Robert MacCready Northern corner "This is the best use of robots I've ever seen. Who knew they could be so much fun?"
"I wonder what would happen if we tinkered with some of these things."
Nick Valentine Northern corner "At least someone's taking care of those bots."
"Feels like we're walking into the back room of a butcher's."
Piper Wright Northern corner "Now this, this is funny."
"Inside Easy City Downs."
Preston Garvey Northern corner "Hang on. Let's watch and see which one wins."
"Looks like this is where they work on the robots. Might be something we can use in here."
X6-88 Northern corner "The Robotics division did something like this once."
"This must be where they work on the robots."

AppearancesEdit

Easy City Downs appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

Easy City Downs is based on the former real world location Suffolk Downs horse racing track.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p. 341: "[4.25] EASY CITY DOWNS
    This was once a small, struggling racetrack with aging facilities. It is currently occupied by a gang of Raiders and Triggermen who use the track to host their robot races.
    Eager Ernie is in charge here and has a key and password to unlock any doors, allowing easy access to the downstairs clubhouse terminal (Expert) and upstairs master control terminal (Expert), as well as the Repair Shop (Advanced) and Robot Control Terminal (Novice) out in the track. Both terminals allow you to control the racing robots; come evening, they turn against their masters. There are some reserve robots to activate in the south warehouse, too. Watch for items to scavenge everywhere; don’t forget to check the bus (two are locked [Novice])."
    (Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)
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