Spider drone

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Spider drone
Spider Mine.png
LocationAnchorage Reclamation simulation
AffiliationChinese Army
 
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Spider drones are miniature robots that were allegedly created and deployed by the Chinese Army, with their utilization being portrayed within the Anchorage Reclamation simulation, which can be accessed by the Lone Wanderer in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage.

Background[edit | edit source]

These robots served as mobile landmines for the Chinese army, with their primary method of attack being to approach enemy targets and explode. They are encountered briefly during the quest "Paving the Way", and thus, there is very little information to be gathered on them.

According to a Chinese terminal entry, the model encountered in the Anchorage Reclamation simulation were created with the designation: "spider drone Mk VI prototype", and are air dropped via Chinese bombers.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

A Chinese terminal entry advises the Chinese soldiers to be careful around their own drones, even though they had been allegedly configured to only target hostile forces. Additionally, one will occasionally see a Chinese soldier fighting one of these robots while traveling to the chimera depot, suggesting that the prototypes still suffer from problems with friend-or-foe recognition, or might even lack the software entirely.

Spider drones move fairly fast, making it best to shoot them at range before they get close enough to detonate. Be alert, as a sign that they are nearby can be heard in the metal clinking sounds that they robots make as they patrol the area. They have very low HP, and can usually be destroyed with a few shots from a decent firearm. Once destroyed, they will explode, with splash damage damaging any entities close enough to suffer its shrapnel.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Spider drone
xx00a4e0
LevelIcon level.png
1
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
10
DetectionIcon eye.png
1
Health pointsIcon heart.png
20
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (22 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resist. 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resist. 100%
  • DeadIcon dead.png N/A

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Targeting spider drones at any distance greater than a few feet in V.A.T.S. may prove difficult, as they provide very small targets, and thus, a lower chance to hit, ranging from 0% at more than 20 feet, to about 50% at about 5 feet.
  • The center of the drone is the unused model of the cryo mine.
  • When traveling with a 3-man fire team, the team will generally destroy the mines before they can get close enough to harm the squadron.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Spider drones appear in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation: Anchorage.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

A modified version of the spider drone appears as the projectile for the spider rifle in the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road.