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Raven RockOasisMDPL-05 Power StationSatCom Array NW-05aFort ConstantineSatCom Array NN-03dMDPL-21 Power StationClifftop ShacksVault 92Old OlneyRepublic of DaveMontgomery County ReservoirBroadcast tower LP8Chaste Acres Dairy FarmMDPL-16 Power StationSatCom Array NW-07cBroadcast tower KB5Deathclaw sanctuaryDickerson Tabernacle ChapelMason Dixon SalvageReclining Groves Resort HomesGreener Pastures Disposal SiteGrisly dinerRelay tower KX-B8-11Mount Mabel Camp GroundWKML Broadcast StationThe Silver Lining Drive-InDrowned Devil's CrossingMDPL-13 Power StationAbandoned car fortFaded Pomp EstatesRoosevelt AcademyParadise FallsGermantown police HQMinefieldTemple of the UnionShalebridgeFive Axles Rest StopMDPL mass relay stationRegulator HQAntAgonizer's lairCanterbury CommonsBroadcast tower KT8Rockbreaker's Last GasArefuNorthwest Seneca stationHamilton's hideawayHallowed Moors CemeteryMeresti trainyardAgatha's houseScrapyardWheaton armoryRobot repair centerVault 87Everglow National CampgroundFordham Flash Memorial FieldMoonbeam Outdoor CinemaBig TownCorvega factoryVault 108Little LamplightJalbert Brothers Waste DisposalVAPL-58 Power StationKaelyn's Bed & BreakfastVault 106Bethesda ruinsFort BannisterSpringvale SchoolChryslus BuildingRock Creek CavernsYao guai tunnelsCharnel HouseJury Street Metro stationVault 101SpringvaleSuper-Duper Mart (Fallout 3)Farragut West Metro stationDupont NortheastChevy Chase NorthGNR building plazaFriendship HeightsChevy Chase EastVernon Square StationVernon Square NorthVernon Square EastVault-Tec headquartersNational Guard DepotTakoma ParkTakoma IndustrialSmith Casey's Garage - Vault 112Evergreen MillsMegatonSewer waystationWilhelm's WharfArlington Cemetery NorthArlington/Wasteland MetroAnchorage MemorialDupont WestDupont Circle stationGeorgetown WestTepid sewersDupont EastGeorgetown NorthWhite HouseGeorgetown EastPenn. Ave NorthwestOur Lady of Hope HospitalPenn. Ave NorthPenn. Ave SouthStatesman HotelMetro CentralPenn. Ave EastGirdershadeGrayditchMarigold stationArlington Cemetery SouthMama Dolce'sDukov's PlaceLincoln MemorialGeorgetown SouthMall NorthwestMall SouthwestMuseum of HistoryThe Washington MonumentThe Mall NortheastNational ArchivesMuseum of TechnologyThe Capitol buildingSeward Sq. NorthwestSeward Sq. North MetroRanger CompoundVAPL-66 Power StationJocko's Pop & Gas StopVAPL-84 Power StationFort IndependenceFairfax ruinsFalls Church MetroFalls Church NorthFalls Church EastThe CitadelL'Enfant PlazaIrradiated metroL'Enfant SouthSeward Sq. SoutheastF. Scott Key Trail & CampgroundDunwich BuildingWarrington TrainyardTenpenny TowerRobCo facilityCliffside cavernAndaleRed Racer factoryAlexandria ArmsHubris ComicsMason District SouthAnacostia CrossingRivet CityWarrington stationThe Overlook Drive-InNuka-Cola plantFlooded metroArlington LibraryJefferson MemorialAlien crash site/Alien Homing Beacon (MZ)Sniper shackRaid shackRockopolisPylon shackBailey's Crossroads (OA)Outcast Outpost (OA)Train tunnel (TP)Radio Tower (TP)Holy Light Monastery (BS)White House plaza (BS)Museum Authority Building (BS)Rockland Car Tunnel (BS)Riverboat Landing (PL)
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Black =Vaults

Blue =Major settlements

Green =Metro stations

Orange =Unmarked locations

Purple =Locations added by add-ons

List of locations[edit | edit source]

Number Name Horizontal Coordinate Vertical Coordinate
A1 Raven Rock 1 1
A2 Oasis 10 1
A3 MDPL-05 Power Station 2 2
A4 SatCom Array NW-05a 3 2
A5 Fort Constantine 5 2
A6 SatCom Array NN-03d 6 2
A7 MDPL-21 Power Station 7 2
A8 Clifftop shacks 11 2
A9 Vault 92 13 2
B1 Old Olney 14 2
B2 Republic of Dave 17 2
B3 Montgomery County Reservoir 9 3
B4 Broadcast tower LP8 9 3
B5 Chaste Acres Dairy Farm 16 3
B6 MDPL-16 Power Station 17 3
B7 SatCom Array NW-07c 1 4
B8 Broadcast Tower KB5 3 4
B9 Deathclaw sanctuary 3 4
C1 Dickerson Tabernacle Chapel 4 4
C2 Mason Dixon Salvage 6 4
C3 Reclining Groves Resort Homes 10 4
C4 Greener Pastures Disposal Site 13 4
C5 Grisly diner 15 4
C6 Relay tower KX-B8-11 16 4
C7 Mount Mabel Campground 4 5
C8 WKML Broadcast Station 5 5
C9 The Silver Lining Drive-In 6 5
D1 Drowned Devil's Crossing 6 5
D2 MDPL-13 Power Station 12 5
D3 Abandoned car fort 3 6
D4 Faded Pomp Estates 5 6
D5 Roosevelt Academy 5 6
D6 Paradise Falls 8 6
D7 Germantown police HQ 10 6
D8 Minefield 12 6
D9 Temple of the Union 15 6
E1 Shalebridge 2 7
E2 Five Axles Rest Stop 4 7
E3 MDPL mass relay station 5 7
E4 Regulator HQ 13 7
E5 AntAgonizer's lair 16 7
E6 Canterbury Commons 16 7
E7 Broadcast tower KT8 2 8
E8 Rockbreaker's Last Gas 4 8
E9 Arefu 7 8
F1 Northwest Seneca station 7 8
F2 Hamilton's hideaway 8 8
F3 Hallowed Moors Cemetery 9 8
F4 Meresti trainyard 10 8
F5 Agatha's house 11 8
F6 Scrapyard 12 8
F7 Wheaton armory 14 8
F8 Robot repair center 16 8
F9 Vault 87 1 9
G1 Everglow National Campground 3 9
G2 Fordham Flash Memorial Field 8 9
G3 Moonbeam Outdoor Cinema 8 9
G4 Big Town 9 9
G5 Corvega factory 16 9
G6 Vault 108 17 9
G7 Little Lamplight 2 10
G8 Jalbert Brothers Waste Disposal 4 10
G9 VAPL-58 Power Station 6 10
H1 Kaelyn's Bed & Breakfast 8 10
H2 Vault 106 8 10
H3 Bethesda ruins 12 10
H4 Fort Bannister 5 11
H5 Springvale School 10 11
H6 Chryslus Building 13 11
H7 Rock Creek caverns 16 11
H8 Yao guai tunnels 1 12
H9 Charnel House 4 12
I1 Jury Street Metro station 7 12
I2 Vault 101 9 12
I3 Springvale 10 12
I4 Super-Duper Mart 12 12
I5 Farragut West Metro station 13 12
I6 Dupont Northeast 15 12
I7 Chevy Chase North 15 12
I8 GNR building plaza 15 12
I9 Friendship Heights 15 12
J1 Chevy Chase East 15 12
J2 Vernon Square Station 16 12
J3 Vernon Square North 16 12
J4 Vernon Square East 16 12
J5 Vault-Tec headquarters 16 12
J6 National Guard depot 17 12
J7 Takoma Park 17 12
J8 Takoma Industrial 17 12
J9 Smith Casey's garage 3 13
K1 Evergreen Mills 5 13
K2 Megaton 10 13
K3 Sewer waystation 12 13
K4 Wilhelm's Wharf 13 13
K5 Arlington Cemetery North 13 13
K6 Arlington/Wasteland Metro 13 13
K7 Anchorage Memorial 14 13
K8 Dupont West 14 13
K9 Dupont Circle station 14 13
L1 Georgetown West 14 13
L2 Tepid sewers 14 13
L3 Dupont East 15 13
L4 Georgetown North 15 13
L5 White House 15 13
L6 Georgetown East 15 13
L7 Penn. Ave Northwest 15 13
L8 Our Lady of Hope Hospital 16 13
L9 Penn. Ave North 16 13
M1 Penn. Ave South 16 13
M2 Statesman Hotel 16 13
M3 Metro Central 16 13
M4 Penn. Ave East 16 13
M5 Girdershade 2 14
M6 Grayditch 12 14
M7 Marigold station 12 14
M8 Arlington Cemetery South 13 14
M9 Mama Dolce's 13 14
N1 Dukov's Place 14 14
N2 Lincoln Memorial 15 14
N3 Georgetown South 15 14
N4 Mall Northwest 15 14
N5 Mall Southwest 15 14
N6 Museum of History 15 14
N7 The Washington Monument 15 14
N8 The Mall Northeast 16 14
N9 The National Archives 16 14
O1 Museum of Technology 16 14
O2 The Capitol building 16 14
O3 Seward Sq. Northwest 17 14
O4 Seward Sq. North Metro 17 14
O5 Ranger Compound 17 14
O6 VAPL-66 Power Station 3 15
O7 Jocko's Pop & Gas Stop 3 15
O8 VAPL-84 Power Station 6 15
O9 Fort Independence 8 15
P1 Fairfax ruins 9 15
P2 Falls Church Metro 12 15
P3 Falls Church North 13 15
P4 Falls Church East 13 15
P5 The Citadel 14 15
P6 L'Enfant Plaza 15 15
P7 Irradiated metro 15 15
P8 L'Enfant South 16 15
P9 Seward Sq. Southeast 17 15
R1 F. Scott Key Trail & Campground 2 16
R2 Dunwich Building 2 16
R3 Warrington trainyard 4 16
R4 Tenpenny Tower 5 16
R5 RobCo facility 6 16
R6 Cliffside cavern 7 16
R7 Andale 9 16
R8 Red Racer factory 11 16
R9 Alexandria Arms 13 16
S1 Hubris Comics 13 16
S2 Mason District South 13 16
S3 Anacostia Crossing 17 16
S4 Rivet City 17 16
S5 Warrington station 5 17
S6 The Overlook Drive-In 8 17
S7 Nuka-Cola plant 10 17
S8 Flooded metro 12 17
S9 Arlington Library 13 17
T1 Jefferson Memorial 15 17
U1 Raider wharf 3 2
U2 Raider farmhouse 13 2
U3 Abandoned tent 7 3
U4 Alien crash site
Alien Homing Beacon (Mothership Zeta)
12 3
U5 Irradiated outhouse 16 3
U6 Internment truck 2 4
U7 Exploding scientist truck 2 4
U8 Raider wreckage fortifications 3 4
U9 Musty caverns 7 4
V1 Hilltop farm ruins 16 5
V2 Monorail train wreckage 11 6
V3 The Roach King's throne 13 6
V4 Jackknifed freeway truck 14 7
V5 Sniper shack 3 8
V6 Meresti raider's dock 10 8
V7 Camp RHO 16 8
V8 Wasteland gypsy village 5 9
V9 Pylon shack 6 9
W1 Cratered hamlet 11 9
W2 Raid shack 13 10
W3 Patriotic picnic area 8 11
W4 Freeway raider encampment 9 11
W5 Abandoned camp 12 12
W6 Shelter 14 12
W7 Wastelander campsite 1 13
W8 Rockopolis 2 13
W9 Military checkpoint 3 13
X1 Calverton 6 13
X2 Mole rat race track 12 14
X3 Scavenger's jetty 13 14
X4 Festive raider camp 15 14
X5 Car dealership 11 15
X6 Scavenger's bridge 11 15
X7 Concrete treehouse 9 16
X8 Raider shop 12 18
X9 Pirate Pely 15 16
Y1 Super mutant bonfire 16 16
Y2 Lucky's 4 17
Y3 Willy's grocer 6 17
Y4 Flooded metro raider camp 12 17
Z1 Outcast outpost (Operation: Anchorage) 12 16
Z2 Bailey's Crossroads (Operation: Anchorage) 12 16
Z3 Train Tunnel (The Pitt) 4 1
Z4 Radio tower (The Pitt) 6 1
Z5 Holy Light Monastery (Broken Steel) 10 12
Z6 White House Plaza (Broken Steel) 15 13
Z7 Museum Authority Building (Broken Steel) 15 14
Z8 Rockland car tunnel (Broken Steel) 1 17
Z9 Riverboat landing (Point Lookout) 14 17


High-resolution maps[edit | edit source]

Capital Wasteland[edit | edit source]

Capital Wasteland map.jpg

Chevy Chase[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Chevy Chase map.jpg

Dupont Circle[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Dupont Circle map.jpg

Takoma Park[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Takoma Park map.jpg

Vernon Square[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Vernon Square map.jpg

Pennsylvania Avenue[edit | edit source]

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The Mall[edit | edit source]

Fo3 The Mall map.jpg

L'Enfant Plaza[edit | edit source]

Fo3 L'Enfant map.jpg

Georgetown[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Georgetown map.jpg

Seward Square[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Seward Square map.jpg

Falls Church[edit | edit source]

Falls Church map.jpg

Mason District[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Mason District map.jpg

Arlington Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Arlington Cemetery map.jpg

Megaton[edit | edit source]

Megaton map.jpg

Tranquility Lane[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Tranquility Lane map.jpg

Paradise Falls[edit | edit source]

Paradise Falls map.jpg

Metro map[edit | edit source]

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Add-on maps[edit | edit source]

The Pitt[edit | edit source]

The Pitt map.jpg

Anchorage[edit | edit source]

Bailey's Crossroads
Fo3OA Bailey's Crossroads map.jpg
Anchorage - Cliffs
Anchorage Cliffs map.jpg
Anchorage - Artillery guns
Artillery overlook map.jpg
Anchorage - Battlefield
Anchorage Battlefield map.jpg

Broken Steel[edit | edit source]

Satellite relay station
Satellite relay station map.jpg
Adams Air Force Base
Adams Air Force Base map.jpg

Point Lookout[edit | edit source]

Fo3 Point Lookout map.jpg

Mothership Zeta[edit | edit source]

Main Level
Mothership Zeta map.jpg
Sublevels
Maintenance level and Waste disposal map.jpg
Space walk
Fo3MZ Space walk map.jpg
Labs
Fo3MZ Weapons lab map.jpg
Death Ray control / Death Ray hub
FO3MZ Death Ray map.jpg
Living quarters / The Bridge
Fo3MZ Living quarters map.jpg

High-resolution Capital Wasteland map[edit | edit source]

Capital Wasteland map.jpg

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The downtown D.C. area in Fallout 3 was over twice the size at one point, with 26 enclosed areas rather than the final game's 12. The team decided it was too large and confusing and cut over half the zones.[1][2]
  • Originally the Capital Wasteland was significantly smaller, before being expanded relatively late in development in early-to-mid 2008:[3]
Fast forward nearly two years. We’re in alpha, and for the first time, we’re meeting Fallout 3. Up until this point, the game has been a collection of assets, tasks, code and lots of teamwork. The game is beginning to feel complete as everything comes together. We realized, however, that wandering the wasteland didn’t feel right. Something was off about that experience. What we realized was that the world felt pushed together. We simply had too much stuff, too close together.

This is because we were using the same POI density that had served us well for Oblivion. There’s no secret playbook at Bethesda that tells us what to do. We simply learn from what we’ve done before. POI density wasn’t something we really had a name for back then.

The trouble was that Oblivion and Fallout 3 are very different games. The sightlines in Fallout 3 are much larger, and you don’t have the major visual blockers of Oblivion’s forests and hilly terrain. Aside from all that, it’s a game where you’re supposed to occasionally feel lonely, and we weren’t achieving the tone we wanted.

So we made a decision. We could have pared back, but we decided to add a significant amount of new area to the North and West ends of the map. Remember that we were in alpha, and a lot of this work was supposed to be done. If you’re a producer, you should be squirming in your seat right now. This took our entire environment art and level design teams offline for the better part of two months. It was a painful decision, but we felt it was the best option to make the game what we wanted it to be.
Joel Burgess' blog

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