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ref id: 00000f5b (exterior)
0001845f (tunnels)
0002f8c2 (hill)


Important Notes: See Bugs sections!








Climbing up on the boulders to the left of the first two pillars in the first large room near a small puddle, you will find you can continue to walk up the boulders, staying close to the wall. You should be able to get in on the far left side of the opening. You may need to crouch to get in, but once in you can stand up - even Fawkes can get in here. There appears to be another opening on the left, but you cannot get through this one. Straight ahead or to the right is one of these small loops, it is however a closed loop and does not lead to the long tunnel on the left. The opening to the left of this hidden entrance can be accessed partly from the opposite side - similarly by bouldering up. This is directly ahead of the entrance to the Shalebridge tunnels at the south end of the small loop. There is another small opening that appears to be the entrance to the long tunnel below it, on the ground level. You cannot enter either opening, even when crouched. A similar inaccessible opening is at the very end, centered in the back wall of the last cave with the eggs and the compost pile.

Shalebridge Tunnels specific bugs编辑

  • Do NOT loot any of the invader ants, as it will trigger a message that makes the game freeze upon reentry of the tunnels. This includes loading a save made within the tunnels, and it is thus possible to make a playthrough impossible to continue, should all saves be made within the tunnels after receiving the message, unless there are backup saves.
  • It is possible for your game to freeze upon re-entry of the friendly ant colony without looting any of the invader ant cadavers.

on the ps3 mister crowley has appeared after injecting the cluster of ant eggs and waiting 24 hours.



  • An interesting way to get rid of her is to try remain as high as possible and cripple her antennae, causing her to frenzy. She will start attacking her former fellow ants who have numbers on their side, so she will get swarmed and die. A flamer will also work quite well.
  • 里面有个蚂蚁废料堆,集中了一些骷髅,这里有曼他特,杰特,壮大灵和金属盔甲。

Shalebridge Hill specific bugs编辑

  • The Queen Lair has only minor loot, 10mm Pistol, 10mm ammo, shotgun shells and 5.56mm ammo. The 5.56mm ammo is bugged however so don't try to pick it up or you will experience critical error (no visible error seen when picking it up in the PS3 version or 360 version, however, it seems to crash the application consistently for some PC users). (with the 1.1 patch this seems to be fixed) A Scoped .44 Magnum with ammo can be found near a rotting Brahmin corpse.
  • Followers that follow you into the hill tend to get stuck at the entrance due to spawning in the ground. Clover, especially has issues with this and seems to die after a few minutes if left there. Also, Star Paladin Cross does this sometimes when entering the hill. Just walk away from the entrance, and your companion will spawn back up onto ground (if not killed from being underground too long).


  • 在页岩桥隧道内,有一具蚂蚁研究员的尸体,他身上有一本《科学大全》。72小时以后,这个研究员会刷新。有时候你进入页岩桥隧道的时候,蚂蚁研究员还活着,你会发现他和你是敌对的。
  • 页岩桥山里的巨型蚁后身上能找到“蚁后費洛蒙”。
  • 东北方向,有一截出事故的火车,在火车南面一点,有一个具有放射性的区域,旁边有个蚂蚁卵堆,旁边有个匪徒尸体,尸体旁边有一本《特区内科医学杂志》,身下有一个隐身小子。匪徒尸体可能会刷不出来,但东西还在。

註釋 编辑

  • 在页岩桥隧道里,那个“大号蚂蚁卵堆”下面,有一个上面写着“Radiation King”的特大号收音机。


  • 在这里经常发生死机和崩溃的现象,可能是由于一些蚂蚁给刷进了墙壁或者某些不应该刷怪的地方,离开这里,等72小时后刷新再回来。
  • 当你进入这个区域的时候,同伴可能会莫名其妙的挂掉。
  • In the PS3 version, NPC Star Paladin Cross won't follow you into either the tunnel or the hill. However, she will suddenly appear inside after you travel in a ways and have no problems following you after that. Fawkes also displays this behavior, which puts forth the possibility that any of the humanoid NPCs will behave in this manner as well (Charon should follow you just fine).
  • After injecting the stimpaks into the hive and then killing the Ant Queen, there is a chance you cannot enter the tunnel anymore. This issue has been spotted on Xbox 360 version. The game will freeze on loading screen when you attempt to enter the tunnels after the enemy queen is dead.
    • The trigger for this bug appears to be "inspecting" (attempting to loot) the invader ants' corpses ("It appears this ant is from..." message). Upon exiting the tunnels, it will always freeze upon returning. Best course of action is to NOT interact with the corpses when killed. Though sometimes the game may freeze even if you don't.
  • The game can also freeze by looting the two Yao Guai's in the area.
  • The Ant Researcher seems to be falling through the ground an awful lot if you kill him near the pool, lead him away or decapitate him (PS3 confirmed). This is, of course, if you find him actually alive.
  • On the 360 version if you attempt to access the 'Ant Compost Heap' in the forager ant tunnel and receive the message "With the rival queen ant dead, these forager ants should be able to make necter faster", it will trigger the freezing bug. Now if you exit the tunnel and try to re-enter, the game will freeze 100% of the time at the loading screen on re-entry. (confirmed) (only ocasionally on PS3)
  • After extensive testing: Ants appear to be the cause of at least one type of crash. To solve this, changing mode to Very Easy and Sneak Attacking with an energy weapon to turn them into dust. Ant bodies appear to cause framerate issues. (User tried a shotgun to kill all of them which caused the XBox 360 framerate to drop below 10fps.)

Behind the scenes编辑

  • An easter egg of sorts exists in the "friendly" ant caves, only accessible in the PC version using the tcl console command. Using the *tcl* console command, the player will find a extremely large Radiation King radio directly underneath the egg pile in which a stimpack is used. It does nothing, and approaching it merely says "Activate egg pile". The radio was likely placed there for technical reasons.