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Fallout 3 random encounters

A random encounter is a common RPG situation. It most often occurs when the player character is traversing a distance across the world map or a dungeon, resulting in a conflict with a randomly chosen opponent. In Fallout, random encounters are only encountered on the world map and can be as simple as a trader wishing to show you their wares, to finding a tin man who needs to be oiled...

Not every encounter is hostile. Not every dangerous encounter involves aggressively minded NPCs (such as "Stampede" or "Dehydration" encounters in Fallout). Not every encounter even has an NPC on its map ("Old battle" encounter). Some random encounters are unique, and happen only once during the course of the game (or not at all) - these are commonly known as Special encounters.

The kind of encounter depends on many factors. The main one is player's location on the World Map. Others may be the player character's Outdoorsman Skill, Karma level or Reputation, as well as their previous actions during the game.

Fallout 3

Random encounters in Fallout 3 can happen in certain pre-defined places in the Capital Wasteland. They usually consist of unique situations, enemy encounters or small tasks for the player.

A random element is the place where a given event will appear. Once a special encounter has been activated in a particular area no other random event will occur in this area. You can save outside the spawning area and keep reloading if you don't get the encounter you want.

In principle, there are two different types of special encounters in the game: unique encounters and repeatable ones. Unique encounters will only occur once per playthrough whereas repeatable ones can occur multiple times. Another difference is that repeatable events can happen in any of the random encounter locations but unique encounters do not; there are 2 sets of unique events, each of which occurs only in a certain set of locations.

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This article uses material from the "Random encounter" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


Up to date as of February 09, 2010
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From Grand Theft Wiki

A map displaying all of the Random Character locations.

Random Characters are minor characters found standing on the street in Grand Theft Auto IV, its episodes, and Chinatown Wars. Their presence is indicated by a small blue person icon on the radar, but only when within close proximity to the player. They provide Niko, Johnny, Luis and Huang with small storylines and minor missions.

The achievement/trophy "No More Strangers" for GTA IV involves locating all of them and helping each one out at least once. Most of the random character missions are required for 100% completion.



Required for 100%

Not Required for 100% or achievement

The Lost and Damned



The Ballad of Gay Tony

GTA Chinatown Wars


  • pwnsu Random Characters map - GTA IV
  • GTA 4 Liberty City Map (select NPCs > Person (contact) in the right menu)
  • Random Characters map on GameFAQs - GTA Chinatown Wars

This article uses material from the "Random Characters" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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