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Revision as of 18:35, March 7, 2018

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For the sculpture in Fallout: New Vegas, see Yangtze Memorial.
For the submarine location in Fallout 4, see Yangtze.
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So we had a group of Chinese prisoners to experiment on... those were the days...Doctor Borous

Little Yangtze is a location in the northwest quadrant of Big MT.


It is a pre-War internment camp where Chinese-Americans (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, 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.[1]


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.

To the north of the camp is a ruined building which was used by Christine Royce as a sniper post. Her rifle, a dose of steady and ammunition can be found on the second floor.

To the south of the camp there is a ridge on which unique ghouls Number 27 and Number 34 spawn.

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.

Notable loot


  • 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.
  • 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).


Little Yangtze appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

Behind the scenes

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • 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.
50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


  • PCIcon pc The dead Yangtze prisoner in the watchtower may disappear.[verified]
  • Playstation 4Icon ps4 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]



  1. From Dr.
    0's dialogue files: "Then he [Elijah] went for Yangtze, got bomb collars, and started practicing on the subjects that were still there until he got the right frequency."
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