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"Gold Slouch"

The wrecked Highwayman is a location in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. Located northwest of Snyder Prospector Camp and southwest of Clark Field, just off of Highway 95.

Layout

The location consists of the wreck of a Chryslus Highwayman, with the remains of such sinking into the ground. As of 2281, only the trunk of the car is visible. A footlocker can be found within the open trunk, containing random loot in addition to microfusion cells, energy cells, some scrap metal, and a Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap.

Notable loot

Appearances

The wrecked Highwayman appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • The idea to place a wrecked Highwayman in Van Buren and subsequently New Vegas came from Joshua Sawyer.[1] It is a direct reference to the Chosen One's Highwayman in Fallout 2. The energy weapon ammunition in the trunk is a nod to the common practice of storing such items as spare Highwayman fuel in Fallout 2.
  • The wrecked Highwayman that was supposed to appear in Van Buren would have had a trunk full of microfusion cells and a Tanker FOB.[1]
  • Chris Avellone also expanded upon this stating it was just the trunk, reflecting the bug commonly seen in Fallout 2.[2]
  • Upon finding the wrecked Highwayman, "Gold Slouch" from the Fallout 2 soundtrack will begin to play.
  • Despite the fact that the car is labeled as a Highwayman, the vehicle more closely resembles a Corvega.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.E. Sawyer's Formspring: Okay, whose idea was the wrecked Highwayman? Mine. I wanted to have a Highwayman trunk full of microfusion cells and the Tanker FOB in Van Buren.
  2. Chris Avelone Twitter
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