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Cottonwood Overlook

The Cottonwood Overlook is a location in the Mojave Wasteland in Fallout: New Vegas. The once-popular scenic overlook is now an abandoned promontory, offering an unobstructed view of the Legion camp at Cottonwood Cove below.



A popular scenic overlook is now an abandoned promontory offering a good view (and sniping position) of the Legion at Cottonwood Cove below. A precariously parked big-rig with its trailer cargo of highly radioactive barrels is teetering on the edge of the north cliff. You can release the barrels, killing everyone in the camp, but only if you wish to incur the fury of Caesar!Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide/Tour of the Mojave Wasteland


This area consists of a few boarded up beach homes, two dumpsters, and a truck that contains radioactive waste transported here from San Onofre. There is a campfire located in front of a trailer.


The radioactive waste truck can be opened in order to spill the barrels onto Cottonwood Cove below. This is for an optional part of the quest Eye for an Eye.


Cottonwood Overlook appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 It is possible that the door holding back the radioactive barrels is not locked. [verified]