Release and availability
The Pitt was released as downloadable content on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live on March 24, 2009. On The Pitt's first release, for some players the add-on was broken and unplayable due to missing textures and freezes. It was then re-released on March 25. It was made available for PlayStation Store on October 1, 2009. For Xbox 360, download codes for Xbox Live are also available in retail.
For PC, The Pitt is available as a disc version as part of the first Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack, released on May 26, 2009. The pack also includes Operation: Anchorage as well as a Vault Boy poster. Like all add-ons, The Pitt is included in the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, released on October 13, 2009, for all platforms. For Steam users, The Pitt, along with all the other Fallout 3 add-ons are available as of July 16, 2010.
In this add-on, the player journeys to the industrial raider town called The Pitt, located in the remains of Pittsburgh. In contrast to Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt involves a more traditional quest line with several morally ambiguous choices. The main quest involves the player taking on the role of a slave in order to investigate rumors that the raider boss of the Pitt has discovered a cure for mutations that have plagued many inhabitants of the Pitt.
Although Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was not hit directly by atomic bombs during the Great War, the water from the nearby rivers soon became highly irradiated, changing the area's inhabitants in several ways over the following decades.
Some 20 years before the events of Fallout 3, Owyn Lyons led the Brotherhood of Steel's expedition to Washington, D.C. through the Pitt. In one night, the Brotherhood swept through and destroyed the original raider force occupying the town and rid the surrounding area of other "scum," killing anything that put up a fight. This event is chronicled as "the Scourge." As they cut through the raiders, the Brotherhood also saved several young children, among them Paladin Kodiak, who had not yet been mutated to the extent of the Pitt's adult inhabitants. All the rescued children were brought into the Brotherhood of Steel as initiates. Kodiak is the only remaining survivor from that group of rescued children that are still stationed at the Citadel.
When The Pitt first loads, the player will be informed of a new radio distress signal from a runaway slave from the Pitt named Wernher, who informs the Lone Wanderer that he needs help in retrieving a cure for the mutations plaguing the town developed by the Pitt's raider boss, Ashur. In order to successfully reach Ashur, one has to give up their gear temporarily. They are then able to familiarize themselves with a new weapon, the auto axe, and compete in a fighting arena called the Hole.
The Pitt is accessed through an underground railroad and has its own map, separate from the Capital Wasteland's. The town itself consists of a large "dungeon" area (the Mill), an abandoned steelyard and a settlement which is divided into two districts: Downtown, which is inhabited by slaves and Haven/Uptown, occupied by their masters, the slavers. The Pitt has unique vendors, and one is able to return after completing the story.
- Billy McShady
- Grudd Bear
- John Bear
- Pitt slave lead conspirator
- Raider fighter
- Slave fighter
- Slave master
- Trouble Man
- Wild Bill
Armor and clothing
- Ashur's power armor
- Bombshell armor
- Filtration helmet
- Gamma shield armor
- Hat of the People
- Laborer outfit
- Leather Rebel
- Metal Master armor
- Raider iconoclast armor
- Raider commando armor
- Raider throwdown armor
- Raider ordinance armor
- Raider paingiver armor
- Supervisor helmet
- Tattered slave outfit
- Tribal power armor
- Worn slave outfit
- Welder's mask
Misc quest items
|Name||Level req||Other requirements||Ranks||Description||Form ID|
|Auto Axpert||-||Collect 10 steel ingots in the Pitt steelyard||1||+25% damage when using the steel saw, auto axe, Man Opener, Mauler||0073E8|
|Booster Shot||-||Complete Free Labor||1||Radiation Resistance +10%||007354|
|Pitt Fighter||-||Complete The Hole battles||1||Radiation Resistance +3%, Damage Resistance +3%||0073EA|
Quests and achievements
|Name||Location(s)||Given by||Reward||Achievement points||Trophy type||Quest ID||Image|
|Into The Pitt||Radio tower
|Unsafe Working Conditions||Pitt steelyard
|Midea||150 XP, Auto Axpert, Pitt Fighter, various weapons and armor||20||00108B|
|Krenshaw||150 XP, Ashur's power armor, Booster Shot, access to the ammo press||40||00108D|
|Find Wild Bill||Downtown
|Milly||Wild Bill's Sidearm, stimpaks||no|
|Toys for Tots||Downtown
|30 caps + 10 XP for every teddy bear||yes|
|Brand||Negative Karma, 2 stimpaks and 25 XP per response.||no|
|Mill Worker||Find all 100 steel ingots||The Pitt steelyard, The Mill, Supply plant||20|