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Death Valley

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Mentioned-only location
Death Valley
Part ofSouthwest Commonwealth,
New California, Mojave Desert
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Death Valley is a valley in the Mojave Desert. Located in California near the border with Nevada, it is the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America.


Death Valley is located near the Divide[1] and proved to be natural blockade (among other locations) for New California Republic Army reinforcements into the Mojave Wasteland prior to the First Battle of Hoover Dam.[2]


Death Valley is mentioned in the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide[3] and the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


  1. The Courier: "I'm guessing you don't like Caesar very much."
    Joshua Graham: "Love the sinner, hate the sin. With Caesar, it's often very difficult to see through all of that sin to the person inside. I can say that we were both lucky that NCR's supply lines and land routes north of Mojave Outpost were destroyed before the Battle of Hoover Dam. Something bad happened near Death Valley, at a place called the Divide. NCR couldn't cut across anymore and it slowed down their reinforcements. Terrible storms ripped entire companies apart before they even got to Nevada soil. The aftermath of Hoover Dam could have been even worse for Caesar."
    (Joshua Graham's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "The Divide blocked all of their northern land routes?"
    Joshua Graham: "Not all of them. But they couldn't take 127 north to get around the mountains. As if Death Valley weren't enough, they had the Divide and Big Empty to deal with. From what the Legion's explorers reported, the Big Empty may as well have been a wall to any living thing approaching it."
    (Joshua Graham's dialogue)
  3. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.4—23: "We reprogrammed your PIPBoy to keep track of the number of days remaining in the Vault water stores. This note is the only thing you should care about until we are safe and have a restored water processing chip.
    The note shows the number of days before we croak. If that happens, your adventures on the outside won’t be worth a set of thermal underwear in Death Valley at high noon! We’ll be dead. And we don’t want that. Go to it!"