The ATLAS Observatory is a location in the Savage Divide region of Appalachia in 2103.[1]

Background[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

While appearing to simply be an astronomical research laboratory, ATLAS was, in actuality, a military project on weather modification. The ATLAS Program, or Atmospheric Terraforming Laser Accelerator System, had limited success in its early months, mostly due to the apparent incompetence of Major Kirk Bentley. On January 24, 2076, Bentley was replaced by Lt. Col. James Oberlin, with the project set to have its funding cut unless scaleable results were able to be produced by April.[2]

Under Oberlin's oversight, the project made progress at a rapid pace. By March 12, the prototype had succeeded in initiating light rainfall across a significant localized area. Funding for the ATLAS Program was extended under the condition that Dr. Hammond, the facility's chief research scientist, invested more research into higher-energy weather conditions.[3] By August 20, the doctor was able to produce a wide variety of weather conditions based on data his team delivered to the lab. The latest prototype was capable of producing near-whiteout blizzard conditions, uncharacteristic weather for mid-August.[4]

By August 2077, the project had been fully approved and funded for military use. Oberlin theorized that the system could diminish the threat of nuclear war by subtly sabotaging the enemy by manipulating the weather.[5] On October 16, the ATLAS program and facility was suddenly ordered to be shut down, despite the project's success and utility.[6] By October 22, Oberlin was instructed to falsify all of the facility's data to make it appear as a failure.[7]

In spite of the facility's cancellation and the ensuing Great War, Dr. Hammond continued to work on the project for another five months, replacing the main lens, completing particle analyzes, and stabilizing the accelerator while attempting to use security robots as assistants. ATLAS eventually neared completion, but the project's functionality after the Great War remains unknown.[8]

In mid-2103, Russell Dorsey established a campsite near the facility's entrance and, with the assistance of his utility protectrons, began constructing a framework around the structure. This included various elevated platforms, a medical tent, a landing pad, and deliberately sealing the observatory's interior.[9] By late 2103, he had garnered the assistance of the Vault 76 residents in helping him fortify and establishing the new headquarters for the Brotherhood First Expeditionary Force.[10]

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Exterior[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

The observatory caps the crest of the hill along Route 63 east of Monongah and is well marked on the map. There are three entrances to the building, though each has since been sealed. The exterior of the building was previously guarded by various robots and automated wall turrets, but has since been re-inhabited by Russell Dorsey and his utility protectrons. Various platforms now provide easy access to higher parts of the structure. Near the eastern entrance, an armor workbench, weapons workbench, and power armor station can be found alongside a stash box. A small medical tent lies above the southern entrance, and a small residential tent has been assembled to the south.

Interior[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

The interior of the facility has been sealed and is currently inaccessible. The building was a multi-level structure with border rooms encircling a vaulted central room that houses the telescope. It was seemingly filled with protectrons, Mister Gutsies, and a high-level assaultron. The building was full of loot and junk, including a Vault-Tec bobblehead in the main telescope room.

值得注意的物品[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

內部 (傳奇比賽更新前)

Appearances[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

The ATLAS Observatory appears in Fallout 76 and is expanded upon in The Legendary Run update.

幕後[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O..png以下内容基於未經證實的幕後花絮,因而不應完全作正史内容看待。
  • 阿特拉斯觀測站的靈感可能參考了高頻主動式極光研究計劃(HAARP),是一個由美國空軍、美國海軍、國防高等研究計劃署(DARPA)及阿拉斯加大學所共同合作的電離層研究計劃。雖然HAARP研究站位於阿拉斯加而非阿帕拉契,但其陰謀論,即該計畫可能是為了進行氣象戰而進行的研究成為遊戲中觀測站的存在用途。
  • 阿特拉斯是希臘泰坦神族的擎天神,遊戲的地名選用此名可能源自其典故。
  • 阿特拉斯計畫的靈感可能來自大力水手行動,一場美軍在越戰期間進行的軍事播雲行動,該計劃試圖將季風延伸至北越,以使路面軟化並造成山崩,從而擾亂北越的軍事供應。
50 Vault-Tec C.E.O..png關於未經證實的幕後花絮的内容到此作結。

Gallery[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

Pre-Legendary Run[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

References[编辑 | 编辑源代码]

  1. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.409 "22. OBSERVATORYIn-game spelling
    The AtlasIn-game spelling Observatory, an atmospheric and astronomic facility, is one of the largest domed telescopes still left standing. It offers loot as well as information on what scientific research was going on before the bombs dropped. Outside, the rocky mountain outcrop upon which the observatory is built offers exceptional views to the west, toward Monongah. There's a small exterior door (2) on the structure's western edge, but the main entrance is on the south side, after navigating an enemy-filled parking lot (or sneaking in via the lower loading dock entrance to the southeast). Inside, the circular structure is somewhat confusing unless you methodically search each chamber, culminating with a check of the giant telescope itself."

    (Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia)
  2. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army data analysis terminal, Report [1-24-76]
  3. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army data analysis terminal, Report [3-12-76]
  4. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army data analysis terminal, Report [08-20-76]
  5. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army data analysis terminal, Report [8-17-77]
  6. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army data analysis terminal, Report [10-18-77]
  7. ATLAS Observatory terminal entries; Army data analysis terminal, Report [10-22-77]
  8. ATLAS research log 293
  9. Back in a bit
  10. Events of Fortifying ATLAS