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Helvetia is a town in the Forest region of Appalachia in 2102. It is currently inhabited by the Scorched.

BackgroundEdit

Helvetia was settled by German and Swiss immigrants from Brooklyn, New York, in 1869. It was settled mostly by artisans and has historically been associated with its cheese making and food festival in which masks are worn.[1]

MasksEdit

The town of Helvetia has had a fascination with making papier-mâché masks. Thirteen different masks can be acquired in-game, including a Fasnacht Man mask, an owl mask, jester mask and skull mask.

LayoutEdit

The town was once a tourist destination and features German/Swiss themed buildings to showcase the town's heritage. There is a church, store/post office, bookstore, museum, Cheese Haus, The Honey Haus, Freyja's Haus Restaurant and a few other unmarked buildings. All buildings in Helvetia can be explored. The town is filled with the Scorched.

The church has been converted into a Mothman shrine. The key to the post office is sitting on an interior desk and can be taken grabbed from a broken window.

The town has a good number of crafting stations:

  • Cooking station, in the Cheese Haus.
  • Chemistry station, just inside the entrance and on the top floor of the church.
  • Weapons workbench, upper floor of the church. A second one is in a small shack across from the vote counting station. A third one is behind a building south of the restaurant.
  • Water pump, beside the Cheese Haus.

Notable lootEdit

  • Checklist - Note, in the Freyja's Haus Restaurant, in the kitchen.
  • German books (2) - Note, at the bookstore.
  • Responder outposts - Note, at the Cheese Haus.
  • Harvest - Note, sitting on the lectern in the church.
  • Airplane crash - A note, in a dresser in an upstairs bedroom of the small red hotel on the west side of the bridge to Freyja's Haus Restaurant.
  • Fasnacht robots - A note found in The Honey Haus across the small bridge to the left of the Freyja's Haus Restaurant, inside a broken glass display case next to three honeycombs. Can also be found in the Cheese Haus.
  • Happy Fasnacht! - Note, inside one of the homes in Helvetia, at Freyja's Haus Restaurant.
  • Helvetia protectron updates - Holotape, in a small shack, to the left of the post office building across from the vote counting station.
  • Reaver scout - Note, found stuck to the leg of an impaled corpse to the immediate northeast of Helvetia, on the right of the road along the river.
  • Helvetia post office key - On the desk in the office. The post office can be accessed through the locked front doors or by climbing the building. Unlocks post office's locked room.
  • Honey Haus key - Under a flower pot on a barrel by the western door. Unlocks the Honey Haus.
  • Fasnacht beverage report - North side, in the museum.
  • Civil War era suit and Civil War era top hat - Inside the museum on display, and a second top hat to the left of a sleeping bag, on the ground.
  • Recipe: Mirelurk softshell cake - In the houses adjacent to the restaurant (Freyja's Haus Restaurant)
  • Two random recipes:
    • On the kitchen counter inside Freyja's Haus Restaurant.
    • Inside the locked shop near the small shack, within a broken display case on the counter.
  • Random C.A.M.P plans:
    • On the front counter inside the Cheese Haus, near an ammo box.
    • Inside the hotel, on a short table near the entrance.
  • Two random weapon mod plans:
    • Inside the small shack near the post office, on the right, near a weapons workbench.
    • Behind the building south of the restaurant on the other side of the road, to the left of a weapons workbench, on top of a wooden crate.
  • Three random weapon mods:
    • Inside the small shack near the post office, on the right, near a weapons workbench.
    • Behind the building south of the restaurant on the other side of the road, to the left of a weapons workbench, on top of a wooden crate.
    • Inside the church next to the left of a weapons workbench on the second floor, on a table.
  • Large quantity of wood - Behind Freyja's Haus Restaurant and throughout the town.

NotesEdit

  • There are machines called ballot printers scattered throughout the area, which are part of the quest Race for the Presidency.

Behind the scenesEdit

Helvetia is an actual town in southern Randolph County, West Virginia. Both the game and real-life versions are nearly identical. One notable difference is Freyja's Haus Restaurant, based on the real-life Hütte Restaurant in the same spot.

BugsEdit

Xbox OneIcon xboxone An "immortal" level 1 Scorched can sometimes be found in the shop here. This scorched will, once you are detected, attack you without moving from the upper level, dealing unavoidable, invisible damage. The scorched will also be unkillable, regenerating health, and always retaining a minimum of one health. [verified]

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