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Northern Passage
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QuestsHappy Trails Expedition
Cell NameNorthernPassage (exterior)
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Northern Passage is a location in the Mojave Wasteland located north of North Vegas. It serves as the starting point for the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts, also serving as a checkpoint for the path to Zion.[1]


A grave and a hollowed-out rock containing random minor loot can be found near the cave entrance. The rock may have "The sun is killing me" written on it. The passage's interior consists of nothing but wooden supports and lanterns.


  • Before Honest Hearts is downloaded, the Northern Passage is covered by a barrier of fallen rocks. When Honest Hearts has been installed, all the rocks have been removed.


The Northern Passage appears in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • Sometimes the blockage preventing access will be removed when fast-traveling to the area, opening up a passage lined with lanterns leading only to a door with the option "Exit to the Mojave Wasteland", which does nothing when selected. (This is without Honest Hearts installed.)



  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.290: "[1.02] Northern Passage
    Beyond the dying sharecropper farms and the decaying power line is a ramshackle hut and a small, steep hill path to a large cavern filled with rocks you can cannot shift. The Northern Passage is currently blocked, and cannot be accessed. Check the grave (use a Shovel), and be sure to look for the Hollowed-Out Rock across from the Banana Yuccas."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)