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Cargo hold
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Part ofMothership Zeta
Connects toEngineering core
Research lab
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Reid Underwood's terminal (A) and safe (B) locations highlighted.
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The cargo hold is a large area on board Mothership Zeta.


For simplicity, it consists of a large conveyor belt, walkways, and a disposal area. The cargo hold is accessible through a door on the east side of the engineering core just south of the door to the hangar. The cargo hold is an area of the ship which the player character does not have to visit in order to complete the storyline of Mothership Zeta, but due to the wide variety of items housed on its floors and shelves, is a worthwhile visit. A unique and potent variant of the plasma pistol, the MPLX Novasurge, is obtained here. The cargo hold appears to be where the aliens store and catalog strange and foreign technology sampled from the Earth, from empty soda bottles and toy cars to missile launchers and power armor. This huge cache of familiar tech, weaponry, and clutter from the game is properly guarded by guardian drones and alien turrets.

Notable loot

The cargo hold is a huge cache full of treasure: both valuable and not-so-valuable.

Southwest area

First area on the right

Second area on the right

(Note that this area is only accessible from the catwalk)

All items found here are in perfect condition

Conveyor belt

Waste disposal

Not to be confused with the named sub-level of the maintenance level, this corner of the cargo hold is where the aliens discard examined material by disintegrating it in an electrified chute. East of the chute is Underwood's safe, unlockable via Reid Underwood's terminal (see above).



This location is only accessible in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes Reid Underwood's terminal does not unlock his safe, making it impossible to get the MPLX Novasurge.