Lucy and Maximus arriving at Shady Sands in the Fallout TV show.
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Is Shady Sands in Fallout 4?

There are slim mentions of Shady...

The Amazon Prime TV depiction of the Fallout universe has sent fans new and old scuttling back to the game franchise to explore the world from this new angle. But will Fallout 4 fans find Shady Sands in the classic RPG? 

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Unfortunately, the simple answer is no, you cannot go to Shady Sands in Fallout 4. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t technically in Fallout 4, because it does get the occasional mention. The main issue is that both the Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 games are based on the East Coast of the USA, while the TV show is based on the West Coast, with Shady Sands at the heart of the New California Republic.  

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As I mentioned though, Shady Sands does get the occasional mention in Fallout 4 if you’re willing to do a deep dive. You can see it mentioned in the case file of the Mysterious Stranger, a Fallout regular who Nick Valentine is investigating in Fallout 4.

Shady Sands also comes up on the radio as part of the childhood memories scene for the mercenary Conrad Kellogg. Kellogg was born on the West Coast, and was a founding member of the New California Republic, so the connection makes perfect sense.

While you might have been hoping that Shady Sands shows up (try saying that three times in a row) in Fallout New Vegas, alas it's not somewhere you can visit there either. Despite being set on the west coast of the USA, and even being teased at the very end of Amazon Prime's Fallout series, it's only ever mentioned in New Vegas and not a visitable location. In the quest G.I. Blues missionaries mention the former capital of the NCR. Angela Williams also mentions it if you happen to visit Camp McCarran on your trek across the wastelands.

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