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When you choose the Explorer perk, every location in the world is revealed on your map. So get out there and explore!— In-game description

Explorer is a perk in Fallout 3.


Every location in the world is revealed on your map.


  • This perk only reveals the locations, similar to when a character marks them on the Pip-Boy. They still have to be traveled to on foot to enable fast travel.
    • The collector's edition guide erroneously claims that this perk allows fast traveling to all the locations.
  • This perk will not reveal markers that do not exist prior to certain scripted events. Regulator HQ will only appear on the map when obtaining the Lawbringer perk.
  • Locations in add-ons will be revealed by this perk, but only if it was taken after the add-on was installed. If the add-on is installed after this perk is taken, those locations remain hidden.
  • Since the locations are only marked, not visited, it is still necessary to physically visit the locations in order for them to count towards the Geomapping with Reilly quest and One-Man Scouting Party achievement.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, when you take the perk, no location will be revealed. [verified]