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For the quest, see Operation: Anchorage (quest). For the simulation, see Anchorage Reclamation simulation.
Operation: Anchorage
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Size: 329.1 MB
Release date
PC: January 27, 2009
Xbox 360: January 27, 2009
PlayStation 3: October 1, 2009
PC: Games for Windows Live
Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack #1
Xbox 360: Xbox Live
Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack #1
PlayStation 3: PlayStation Network
Patch: Patch 1.1 (PC, Xbox 360)
Patch 1.6 (PlayStation 3)

Operation: Anchorage is the first add-on for Fallout 3, developed and published by Bethesda Softworks.

Operation: Anchorage. Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders. Gain access to unique armor, weapons, and exotic gadgets while you build and command interactive Strike Teams to win the battle and defeat the Chinese base.

—official description


Release and availability

Operation: Anchorage was initially released exclusively as downloadable content on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live on January 27, 2009. It was made available for Playstation Store on October 1, 2009. For Xbox 360, download codes for Xbox Live are also available in retail. The add-on costs 800 Microsoft points or $9.99.

For PC and Xbox 360, Operation: Anchorage is available as a disc version as part of the first Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack, released on May 26, 2009. The pack also includes The Pitt as well as a Vault Boy poster and costs $19.99.

Like all add-ons, Operation: Anchorage is included in the Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, released on October 13, 2009 for all platforms. It costs $59.99 for PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as $49.99 for PC.


Technicians and a T-51b Unit in T-51b Power Armor.

In this add-on, the Brotherhood of Steel Outcasts are trying to acquire advanced military tools, and the only way to enter the vault containing these relics is by completing a military virtual reality simulation. But, none of the Outcasts have the correct computer interface (Pip-boy) to enter the simulation, so it comes down to the lone wanderer to go inside the simulation. In the simulation, the player fights in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe: the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from invading Red Chinese troops. The simulation is set between June 2076, when the T-51b Power Armor was first introduced, and January 2077, when Chinese forces were completely driven out of Alaska.

Once the add-on is downloaded, the quest objective for Operation: Anchorage will be activated by a radio broadcast stating, "This is Defender Morrill, any Outcasts listening on this frequency report to sector 7-B, Bailey's Crossroads. This is a high-priority message, backup is needed at our location. Any personnel listening on this frequency please report at once." A marker will appear on the world map near the Red Racer Factory.

The add-on can be played at any time after the player exits Vault 101 at the beginning of the game. After completing the simulation, the player is free to unlock the armory via the terminal. Also, all of the equipment inside is free for the taking without a karma penalty.

In the Simulation, the player is stripped of any equipment and weapons (excluding quest items) and forced to utilize the resources supplied throughout the simulation's environment. The Chinese Red Army is everywhere, and the player first has to secure the surrounding mountain side and then fight their way into the Chinese base. The player has to use a lot of their standard combat skills, along with several new tools that are only available in the add-on. These include interactive strike teams under the player's command as well as unique armor, weapons, and other exotic gadgets. Throughout the simulation, various pieces of intel are also hidden that yield the Covert Ops perk when all are collected.

Also in the Simulation, the player is introduced with a new healing system; instead of with Stimpaks, you will have Health Dispensers that fill your health completely. You will also have Ammo Dispensers in most of the places. When people die, you won't be able to search them or take their weapon (all dead bodies disappear in a blue-static animation a few seconds after death).




A soldier with a Scoped Gauss Rifle.

Accessible outside the simulation

Simulation-only items

Items which do not appear outside the simulation without the use of glitches or console commands:

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Name Level req Other requirements Ranks Description Code
Covert Ops - Gather all 10 Intel Suitcases within the Anchorage Reclamation simulation 1 Adds 3 Skill Points each to Lockpick, Science, and Small Guns xx00bf70

If you don't already have it, after completing and exiting the simulation you will receive the Power Armor Training perk.

Quests and achievements

Name Location(s) Given by Reward Achievement points Trophy Quest ID Image
Aiding the Outcasts Bailey's Crossroads Outcast Distress Signal 100 XP 20 Silver xx0009be Image:Aiding the Outcasts.png
The Guns of Anchorage Anchorage Reclamation simulation
(Outcast Outpost)
Sgt. Benjamin Montgomery 100 XP 20 Silver xx0009bf Image:The Guns of Anchorage.png
Paving the Way Anchorage Reclamation simulation
(Outcast Outpost)
General Chase 100 XP 20 Silver xx0009c0 Image:Paving the Way.png
Operation: Anchorage! Anchorage Reclamation simulation
(Outcast Outpost)
General Chase 100 XP 40 Gold xx0014f6 Image:Operation Anchorage.png



Official trailer
  • Trailer at official site

Bugs, glitches and exploits

See: Operation: Anchorage bugs

See also

Operation: Anchorage (add-on)
Fallout 3 add-ons and downloads
Fallout series

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