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For the submarine location in Fallout 4, see Yangtze.
Little Yangtze is a pre-War internment camp where Chinese expatriates (officially considered saboteurs and spies) were imprisoned before being used by the Big MT scientists for experiments. The inhabitants did not always understand English fully, providing camp guards with an excuse to use violence on them. Subject retrieval methods used by the Big MT staff led to a great amount of distress among the prisoners. After the War, due to the subsequent fallout and radiation left because of it, some prisoners turned into ghouls, but due to the bomb collars on their necks, they could not leave the camp. As it stands, they were forced to eke out a pathetic existence for over two centuries, locked inside the prison camp.
In the late 23rd century, Elijah rediscovered Big MT and for a time used Little Yangtze as his base of operations, reverse engineering the technology used to force prisoners into submission for future use. He was apparently searching for a specific frequency, and used the bomb collars and the prisoners as test subjects.
The prison camp itself consists of a square shaped fenced-in area with four gates. Each corner of the square has a field tent with many bunk beds. This section is occupied by four crazed ghouls, who were pre-War Chinese-American citizens.
Outside the east gate of the camp, there is a watchtower which was used as a base of operations by Elijah during his first few days at Big MT. Outside the watchtower are ammunition boxes and Elijah's LAER. A dead Yangtze prisoner is inside the watchtower along with multiple deactivated bomb collars and a broken detonator. A terminal has several log entries from before the War and from Elijah's stay at the Watchtower.
- Christine's COS silencer rifle: On the second floor of the ruined building to the north next to Little Yangtze, next to an ammunition box and one steady. (Once the rifle is picked up, three lobotomites will spawn from the surrounding area.)
- Elijah's advanced LAER: On the second floor balcony of the Little Yangtze watchtower near the east gate of Little Yangtze.
- Recipes - Survival skill book: After entering the prison camp, east entrance, first tent on the right under the first bunk bed on the right.
- Book Chute Upgrade: Mulching holotape is found inside the watchtower, leaning against a coffee maker.
- Deactivated bomb collars and broken detonator are found in the Little Yangtze watchtower.
- Protonic inversal axe: On the unique ghouls Number 34 and Number 27.
- With a high volume, the sound from the speakers that emits signals from Dead Money on the loud speakers above each gate can be heard, as well as whispers when standing around the makeshift gravestones. These whispers occur with most graveyards, and the sound is listed below the "Effects" category in the audio settings. One example of these faint sounds is at the Goodsprings Cemetery, where the same whispers will be heard.
- There is a Sierra Madre poster on the floor in the watchtower.
- If the survivors chase the player character near any of the gates, their collars will inevitably explode, killing them.
- Many sentry bots are lying dead or half buried by the entrance facing the Think Tank.
- In the Japanese version where human and ghoul characters' body parts cannot be destroyed, most cases of headless bodies are replaced with gore bags. The dead ghoul prisoner in the Little Yangtze watchtower, however, remains as it is (with its head attached).
Behind the scenesEdit
- This location is named "Little Yangtze" after the Yangtze Campaign in China.
- Directly south of the western gate is a truck stuck half way into the side of the ridge with a green puddle underneath it. The front half is on the other side of the ridge. With the Wild Wasteland trait, it has the license plate Rokit 88, which is the same as the rocket truck that Buckaroo Banzai drives in the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.
- The name of the two unique ghouls could possibly be a reference to the novel "The Count of Monte Cristo" in which the protagonist, Dantes, is assigned the number 34 and his cellmate is assigned the number 27.
- PC Xbox 360 The dead Yangtze prisoner in the watchtower may disappear.[verified]
- Playstation 4 Xbox 360 In the watchtower, if the head of the dead Yangtze survivor is removed, then the player leaves the building and returns again, a new head will be spawned.[verified]