Seizing upon Fallout's popularity, New Vegas veterans are luring unsuspecting newcomers to the RPG's most infamous location

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Fallout New Vegas veterans are taking advantage of the RPG's revived popularity by baiting newcomers to their deaths in the infamous Quarry Junction.

Just in case you haven't been on the internet recently, the Fallout TV show is good. It's so good, in fact, that it's lead to a revival of the Fallout series at large, prompting thousands upon thousands of brand new players to delve into its various games from over the decades, including Fallout 3 and 4, as well as Obsidian's spin-off Fallout New Vegas.

The latter game features a location that's become infamous in the years since launch: Quarry Junction. In short the mine is overrun by Deathclaws, so it's an utter massacre if you wander into there without being armed to the teeth. Unfortunately, it's often a massacre even if you are armed to the teeth, and the video below is the perfect demonstration of why.

Now imagine running into Mother Deathclaw as a newbie. That's exactly what the veteran players below are hoping to accomplish, as they're beckoning newcomers to head to Quarry Junction as early as possible and claim all the "awesome loot" waiting for them within. They conveniently leave out the Mother Deathclaw and are her children waiting for them, obviously.

This lot will definitely be losing a lot of Karma for this stunt. I can only hope people genuinely do head to Quarry Junction and discover the nightmarish location for themselves without having the entire Mother Deathclaw reveal spoiled for them - it's one of the greatest jump-scares throughout the series, which is pretty hard to do out in a vast open world.

Check out our complete Fallout TV show Easter Eggs guide for a full look at all the references and call-backs we spotted across Amazon's series. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.