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Eliminate the first group of Breathers in the open area. One of the Breathers has the Welcome Lodge Key.

Rather than using that key to open the lodge’s main entrance, check out one of the trucks (Lockpicking 7) to find the Employee Lounge Key. This will open the side of the building.

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Pick up the loot and open the room (Lockpicking 7) to meet Opie.

He sells a lot of stuff including the Pup Scout Camping Guide (Survival +1) and the Bear Suit (outfit).

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If you open the small room, you’ll find a terminal (Nerd Stuff 6) that lets you reprogram the turrets to attack the Breathers instead.

The bar has a corpse with the Veteran Ranger’s Star accessory (Hard Ass +1).

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Anyway, with the help of the turrets, go take out the Breathers in the lodge’s main area. You can find the M1989A1 assault rifle and the Gift Shop Key.

The key opens the small room which has a toaster (Toaster Repair 7). Meanwhile, the terminal in the gift shop also lets you lower the drawbridge to reach the next area.

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Cross the drawbridge and you’ll receive a message from Riley. Continue onwards to spot a fork in the road:

  • You can go north where the sign (written in blood) says “Set Yourself Free,” and Victory Buchanan will even goad you.
  • You can head east through the construction site.

You can backtrack to explore both sections. Likewise, both will eventually lead to a battle against Victory’s henchman, Federico, and heading north will even let you get the jump on your opponents. However, it’ll require decent skill sets to get past several traps.

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North: Victory’s Playground

There are loads of grotesque and macabre stuff here such as hanged corpses getting barbecued.

Anyway, have a character step on the wooden plate on the right, followed by another character activating the switch on the left. Then activate the final switch so everyone can cross.

Heck, if your squadmates’ health pools are high enough, you can just rush through the flames and heal afterward.

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The next section has spiked turbines that’ll wound anyone going near them.

You’ll find a wounded NPC. You can toss his body to the fans so you can activate a switch safely. Activate the next switches and you can pass this area without problems.

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The dirt path has traps (Explosives 6), a locked gate, and several containers (Lockpicking 6).

You can find the Death Lance sniper rifle here as well as a grave (you won’t be sure who this Cleo is until much later).

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Instead of opening the doors, interact with the broken valve (Mechanics 7). This will have flames spew forth and burn the growlers.

You can then use the switch to reach the final area. Just remember to disarm the trap on the gate (Explosives 8).

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In the final area, you’ll start behind Federico and his Breather troops.

You can also sabotage the generator for the turrets (Mechanics 6) and pick up the Wasteland Hawk pistol from the container (Lockpicking 6).

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East: Construction Site

The Construction Site has roughly half a dozen Breathers.

There are also lots of chests for you to loot. The safe in the shed (Lockpicking 9) nets you the Purifier flamethrower and various ammo.

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The generator at the eastern end (Mechanics 8) lets you use the nearby terminal. This lets you raise the covering that leads to the storage area.

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Inside, you’ll find a safe (Lockpicking 9) with several weapons, grenades, and ammo. The terminal in here, meanwhile, lets you disable the robot defenses (Nerd Stuff 6).

This will let you grab all the loot from the lockers without aggroing the bots. Items include the Cold Comfort shotgun, Sawsword bladed weapon, Wasteland Hawk pistol, and Nidhogg machine gun. There’s also a duffel bag next to a corpse in one of the corners. It has the Hearty Henry creepy doll.

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If you head up the flight of steps, you’ll reach the square where you’ll battle Federico.

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Federico and the Breathers

You could pick up all the loot in the Construction Site, but it’s better to start this encounter by backtracking and making your way north through the traps.

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The spot lets you reposition your forces behind Federico and even get the jump on his troops. Don’t forget to blast the Breathers by using the explosive canisters scattered all over the arena.

Once you’re done, grab the Gondola Building Key. Check out one of the restrooms which has a chest (Lockpicking 9) for a few hundred bucks.

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Use the Gondola Building Key to enter the next area. Pick up the loot (again, lots of weapons, ammo, and grenades). Then, power-up the gondola.

When you’re ready, activate the lift to reach the Little Hell Resort.

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Jason Rodriguez
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