Background[edit | edit source]
Opened in May 2076 as an almost completely automated rest and repair stop on the juncture of Highways 63 and 66, the Red Rocket Mega Stop prided itself on the fleet of customized protectrons, fitted with the Red Rocket Cores to ensure the highest possible quality of service. Despite the grand promises, reality proved to be a harsh mistress, as the protectrons were routinely malfunctioning and required weekly wipes and diagnostic to remain functional.
In an example of how "efficient" corporate America was before the war, purchasing a new protectron was cheaper than repairing a damaged one, so Red Rocket employees at the Mega Stop were encouraged to retire malfunctioning units, rather than send them in for repairs. The only concern was that the proprietary Red Rocket core was recovered intact for reuse. Another claim to fame of the rest stop was a fully automated kitchen that utilized bio-engineered ingredients to create "perfect" burgers, as well as the sale of slushies at the Mega Stop, one of the newest flavors being Nuka-Cola.
Layout[edit | edit source]
Red Rocket Mega Stop is a large rest stop along Route 59 at the far east end of the map. The stop has two refueling stations and two truck stops, as well as a mechanic's garage. The rest stop is currently abandoned with numerous ruined cars still parked at the gas stations. The most iconic structure of this stop is a large sign tower showing what the stop features. In the back is a robot that patrols around the junk pile.
The mega stop is a large area bisected by the highway into two halves. The southern part contains the refueling depot with two stations filled with coolant pumps, a bus stop, and a convenience store with an automated coolant replacement apparatus. The western awning also covers a cooking station (moved to northwest roof). The footbridge in the center connects the southern portion to the mega stop proper, ending at another convenience store located at the foot of the giant Red Rocket sign.
The main building to the northeast contains the food court, with the absolutely massive restrooms in the western wing and the kitchens in the east. The solitary building to the northeast contains the garage and maintenance facilities for the protectron fleet, together with a tinker's station, a power armor station, and random power armor. There are two stashes pre-placed in the buildings giving the player character access to their stash, one in the kitchens, and one in the maintenance room.
This is a workshop location which provides a large amount of resources: food (5), water (8), junk (1), aluminum (3), nuclear material (1) and steel (1). The workshop is located in the middle of the outer food court and the building area encompasses the entire northern half of the mega stop. It is one of the largest areas in the game and one of the most defensible ones due to the easily accessible roofs, lack of cover around the workshop, and a lot of resources.
Notable loot[edit | edit source]
- Barry's mysterious map fragment - On a counter in a station to the southeast.
- Lucy Harwick's note - Note, on the counter of the Red Rocket gas station.
- Red Rocket please stop - Note, on a clipboard, on the counter of the dining area.
- Movie Pitch #5 - Holotape, in a roofless teal sports car in a northeastern parking spot. It can be looted if the car is destroyed.
- Power armor chassis - May spawn in the northeastern building, at a power armor station, by the workstations.
- Potential recipe - In the dining area, behind the counter in the kitchen's middle table on the far left corner.
- Stuffed polar bear - Can be found on top of the roof of the smaller station.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Some Scorched here wear Red Rocket jumpsuits.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Red Rocket Mega Stop appears only in Fallout 76.