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<p style="text-align: center;">[[File:Area69-GTASA-aerialview.jpg|border|right|250px|Aerial view of Area 69]]
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[[File:Area69-GTASA-aerialview.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Aerial view of Area 69]]
''For alien myths about area 69, see [http://www.gta-myths.wikia.com GTA Myths Wiki].''</p>
 
   
'''Area 69''' (also known as '''No Fly Zone''' or '''Restricted Area''') is a highly protected and secretive government research facility in the heart of [[Bone County]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]] depicted in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. It sits immediately to the south of [[Verdant Meadows]], to the west of [[Las Venturas]], to the east of [[El Castillo del Diablo]], and directly to the north of [[Green Palms]].
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'''Area 69''' (also known as '''No Fly Zone''' or '''Restricted Area''') is a highly protected and top secret government research facility in the heart of [[Bone County]], [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]] depicted in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] based on Area 51. It sits immediately to the south of [[Verdant Meadows]], to the west of [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]], to the east of [[El Castillo del Diablo]], and directly to the north of [[Green Palms]].
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
[[File:Area69-GTASA-AerialView-CloseUp.jpg|border|right|250px|A better view of the base.]]
 
 
=== Design and usage ===
 
=== Design and usage ===
The base is a spoof of [[wp:Area 51|Area 51]] in southern [[wp:Nevada|Nevada]], but named after the [[69]] sexual position. The in-game base differs greatly from Area 51, evidenced by the lack of a large runway, smaller overall size, and different layout. In the past, Area 69 was associated with the long-held rumor of aliens and UFO sightings in the game. Entering or flying low enough over the base will result in a 5-star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted level]]. Flying over the base results not only in the wanted level, but also tracking and attack from [[Surface-to-Air Missile|SAM]] sites and pursuing [[Hydra]]s. Flying too close to the edge of the base will also result in attack from the nearest SAM site, although a wanted level will not be obtained if close enough to the base's periphery. The base's four SAM sites may be destroyed using powerful weaponry such as missiles from a jet, a [[Rocket Launcher|rocket launcher]], or a [[minigun]]. Furthermore, their heat-seeking missiles may be avoided using countermeasures (flares), if equipped on the player's aircraft.
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The base is a spoof of [[wp:Area 51|Area 51]] in southern [[wp:Nevada|Nevada]], but named after the [[69]] sexual position. The in-game base differs greatly from Area 51, evidenced by the lack of a large runway, smaller overall size, and different layout. In the past, Area 69 was associated with the long-held rumor of aliens and UFO sightings in the game. Entering or flying low enough over the base will result in a 5-star [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted level]]. Flying over the base results not only in the wanted level (does not apply while in the [[Flying School]]), but also tracking and attack from [[Surface-to-Air Missile|SAM]] sites and pursuing [[Hydra]]s. Flying too close to the edge of the base will also result in attack from the nearest SAM site, although a wanted level will not be obtained if close enough to the base's periphery. The base's four SAM sites may be destroyed using powerful weaponry such as missiles from a jet, a [[Rocket Launcher|rocket launcher]], or a [[minigun]]. Furthermore, their heat-seeking missiles may be avoided using countermeasures (flares), if equipped on the player's aircraft.
   
The base houses various clandestine government projects, including the ''Black Project'' [[Jetpack]], a couple of weapons, including the Minigun and the [[SPAS 12]], and a couple of [[Body Armor|body armor]] and health icon spawn points. Echoing the conspiracy theories surrounding Area 51, it is implied that the facility may be tied to local housing projects involving UFOs and extraterrestrial life, as suggested by the presence of the nearby [[Lil' Probe'Inn]], the dialog on the base's PA system during the "[[Black Project]]" mission (Quotes: "Would the owner of a green alien saucer move it somewhere else please." "Would the personnel working with the alien body, please put it away." and "Personnel found stealing alien technology will not be invited to the next employee outing."), and by dialog on Marvin Trill's in-game radio show. Much of the base consists of underground research labs, although the player can only enter these labs during the course of a single mission (or by finding a way into San Andreas' "[[Blue Hell]]" — an area under the main terrain mesh — and finding the underground base there). Infiltration may also be obtained, should the player take a "Freeway" motorcycle to the base, and park it by the vent. Once the player leaves the motorcycle, he will fall through the vent and will land in the interior of the base. The above-ground structures include a series of watch towers, a contol tower, small airstrip and three garages for military vehicles. These garages are the first area in the game in which military vehicles will automatically spawn.
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The base houses various clandestine government projects, including the ''Black Project'' [[Jetpack]], a couple of weapons, including the Minigun and the [[SPAS 12]], and a couple of [[Body Armor|body armor]] and health icon spawn points. Echoing the conspiracy theories surrounding Area 51, it is implied that the facility may be tied to local housing projects involving UFOs and extraterrestrial life, as suggested by the presence of the nearby [[Lil' Probe'Inn]], the dialog on the base's PA system during the "[[Black Project]]" mission (Quotes: "Would the owner of a green alien saucer move it somewhere else please." "Would the personnel working with the alien body, please put it away." and "Personnel found stealing alien technology will not be invited to the next employee outing."), and by dialog on Marvin Trill's in-game radio show. Much of the base consists of underground research labs, although the player can only enter these labs during the course of a single mission (or by finding a way into San Andreas' "[[Blue Hell]]" — an area under the main terrain mesh — and finding the underground base there). Infiltration may also be obtained, should the player take a "Freeway" motorcycle to the base, and park it by the vent. Once the player leaves the motorcycle, he will fall through the vent and will land in the interior of the base. The above-ground structures include a series of watch towers, a control tower, small airstrip and three garages for military vehicles. These garages are the first area in the game in which military vehicles will automatically spawn.
   
=== Local impact ===
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=== Underground area ===
[[Image:Irony.jpg|border|right|250px|right|An "unauthorized" photo of Area 69]]
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The Area 69 possesses a large underground complex, which has three access points from outside : the launch bay, blast doors and the vent. Notice that all these entrances can be interacted with only during [[Black Project]].
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The underground area features a large number of accessible rooms, including a large launch bay where the [[Jetpack]] project is located, laboratories, storage areas, control rooms and more areas. A few other rooms can be seen from the accessible parts, which hint that the area is larger than the accessible part.
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The area is not meant to be entered out of Black Project without the use of the [[Blue Hell]] or other glitches. Unless using the 'Lock Wanted Level', exploring the underground is not guaranteed to be safe as Sheriff officers will still spawn in large number inside, though there will be no risk of fighting [[Police Maverick]]s and [[FBI]]/[[Military]].
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=== Local Impact ===
 
Public relations for Area 69 have suffered from a great deal of distrust and suspicion from the people of Bone County. There have been reported over 30 deaths due to people attempting to trespass onto the base. In fact, front-page headlines of an issue of ''The San Andreas Times'' read, ''Over 30 people killed in Area 69'', ''Demolish Area 69!!'', and also ''Area 69 = Rubbish''.
 
Public relations for Area 69 have suffered from a great deal of distrust and suspicion from the people of Bone County. There have been reported over 30 deaths due to people attempting to trespass onto the base. In fact, front-page headlines of an issue of ''The San Andreas Times'' read, ''Over 30 people killed in Area 69'', ''Demolish Area 69!!'', and also ''Area 69 = Rubbish''.
   
 
=== Pickups, weapons and inventory items ===
 
=== Pickups, weapons and inventory items ===
*[[AR-15|M4]] - Behind a staircase leading to a watchtower
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*[[AR-15|M4]] - Behind a staircase leading to a watchtower, southwest side.
*[[Night Vision|Night Vision Goggles]] - On a watchtower platform
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*[[Night Vision|Night Vision Goggles]] - On a watchtower platform, near the entrance
*[[Thermal Vision|Thermal Vision Goggles]] - Inside the control room
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*[[Thermal Vision|Thermal Vision Goggles]] - Inside the control tower
*[[SPAS-12]] - In a dark hallway inside the base
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*[[SPAS-12]] - In a dark hallway inside the base, right before the labs
*[[Minigun]] - In the control room inside the base
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*[[Minigun]] - In a control room inside the base, in the second room after entering the facility.
*[[Jetpack]] - In the Jetpack room (Only during and after [[Black Project]]).
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*[[Jetpack]] - In the launch bay
   
 
=== Vehicles ===
 
=== Vehicles ===
*[[Barracks]] (on airstrip)
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*[[Barracks]] (spawns on the airstrip by a Cargobob and a Patriot)
*Two [[Hydra]]s (after [[Vertical Bird]])
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*Two [[Hydra]]s (on the airstrip, after [[Vertical Bird]])
*[[Cargobob]] (near Hydras)
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*[[Cargobob]] (spawns on the airstrip by a Barracks)
*[[Patriot]] (on airstrip)
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*[[Patriot]] (spawns on the airstrip by a Barracks)
*Two [[Rhino]] tanks (in hangars on airstrip; after [[Black Project]])
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*Two [[Rhino]] tanks (in hangars on airstrip near the Hydras ; after [[Black Project]])
 
*[[Tug]] (within underground complex; only during Black Project)
 
*[[Tug]] (within underground complex; only during Black Project)
   
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Later in the game, a helicopter chase will lead Carl to fly over the base during [[Misappropriation|"Misappropriation"]].
 
Later in the game, a helicopter chase will lead Carl to fly over the base during [[Misappropriation|"Misappropriation"]].
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The name is yet another reference to the [[69]] sex position.
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*The name is yet another reference to the [[69]] sex position, one of the most known references.
*The underground building can be accessed by driving a Freeway onto the air vents and getting off the bike. Carl should fall through the vent and appear in the base next to the Minigun. If the player follows the method, they can enter, explore and get out of Area 69 without the player having to kill themselves.
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*The underground building can be accessed by driving a [[Freeway]] onto the air vents and getting off the bike. [[Carl Johnson|Carl]] should fall through the vent and appear in the base next to the [[Minigun]]. If the player follows the method, they can enter, explore and get out of Area 69 without the player having to kill themselves.
*The jetpack is the most rapid means of infiltrating the base, but at the cost of being attacked by SAM sites, even at ground level, as the game considers the jetpack to be an aircraft.
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*There are what appear to be nuclear warheads in the Minigun room, which would explain the presence of the launch bay.
*In one of the inaccessible underground labs, the area looks very similar to [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Mesa Black Mesa] of [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Half-Life Half Life]. In addition, on a table, a [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Crowbar crowbar] can be seen, which looks very similar to [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Gordon_Freeman Gordon Freeman's] crowbar. In addition to this, a [[SPAS 12]] pickup can be seen, and in the real Half Life game, in Black Mesa, a [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/SPAS-12_(disambiguation) SPAS 12] pickup is found in a very similar spot. Black Mesa and Area 69 are also both based on [[wp:Area 51|Area 51]].
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*Under the minigun room, there is a empty pit which reuses the same model as the launch bay, but completely empty (which lacks a bottom and a staircase). Notice that it is not solid, and can be viewed from the grid in the room.
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*The [[Jetpack|jetpack]] is the most rapid means of infiltrating the base, but at the cost of being attacked by [[Surface-to-Air Missile|SAM]] sites, even at ground level, as the game considers the jetpack to be an aircraft.
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[[File:Sanandreas crowbar.jpg|thumb|220x220px|The [[Crowbar]] found inside.]]
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*In one of the inaccessible underground labs, the area looks very similar to [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Mesa Black Mesa] of [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Half-Life Half-Life]. In addition, on a table, a [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Crowbar crowbar] can be seen, which looks very similar to [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Gordon_Freeman Gordon Freeman's] crowbar. In addition to this, a [[SPAS 12]] pickup can be seen, and in the real Half-Life game, in Black Mesa, a [http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/SPAS-12_(disambiguation) SPAS 12] pickup is found in a very similar spot. Black Mesa and Area 69 are also both based on [[wp:Area 51|Area 51]].
 
*The area is actually uninhabited. It is only automatically inhabited during the mission [[Black Project]]. When not on a mission, the area only becomes inhabited as a result of a wanted level that makes [[Rural Police|rural police]], [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]] agents and [[military]] personnel spawn while the player is inside the area. This can be observed when the player activates the lock wanted level cheat and enters the area to find nobody.
 
*The area is actually uninhabited. It is only automatically inhabited during the mission [[Black Project]]. When not on a mission, the area only becomes inhabited as a result of a wanted level that makes [[Rural Police|rural police]], [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]] agents and [[military]] personnel spawn while the player is inside the area. This can be observed when the player activates the lock wanted level cheat and enters the area to find nobody.
*It is possible to enter Area 69 without any cheats or mods. The player must steal a [[Freeway]] and enter the Area, as seen in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6PS0kjXs5I this] video.
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*Stealing a [[Rhino]] is relatively simple given the vehicle can take a lot of punishment. Simply drive the tank either towards [[Verdant Meadows]] or the westernmost safehouse available for purchase in Las Venturas and save the game (this eliminating the wanted level).
* In the real life Area 51, guards patrol the area and will arrest anybody caught trespassing.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Area69-GTASA-AerialView-CloseUp.jpg|A better view of the base.
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Irony.jpg|An "unauthorized" photo of Area 69.
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</gallery>
   
==References==
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==Video==
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[[File:GTA SA Ped Quotes Area 69 Scientist|thumb|335 px|left]]
   
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==Navigation==
 
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[[Category:Military]]
 
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[[Category:Places in Bone County]]
 
[[Category:Places in Bone County]]
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[[Category:Restricted Areas]]

Latest revision as of 23:18, September 13, 2014

Area69-GTASA-AerialView

Aerial view of Area 69

Area 69 (also known as No Fly Zone or Restricted Area) is a highly protected and top secret government research facility in the heart of Bone County, San Andreas depicted in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas based on Area 51. It sits immediately to the south of Verdant Meadows, to the west of Las Venturas, to the east of El Castillo del Diablo, and directly to the north of Green Palms.

Description Edit

Design and usage Edit

The base is a spoof of Area 51 in southern Nevada, but named after the 69 sexual position. The in-game base differs greatly from Area 51, evidenced by the lack of a large runway, smaller overall size, and different layout. In the past, Area 69 was associated with the long-held rumor of aliens and UFO sightings in the game. Entering or flying low enough over the base will result in a 5-star wanted level. Flying over the base results not only in the wanted level (does not apply while in the Flying School), but also tracking and attack from SAM sites and pursuing Hydras. Flying too close to the edge of the base will also result in attack from the nearest SAM site, although a wanted level will not be obtained if close enough to the base's periphery. The base's four SAM sites may be destroyed using powerful weaponry such as missiles from a jet, a rocket launcher, or a minigun. Furthermore, their heat-seeking missiles may be avoided using countermeasures (flares), if equipped on the player's aircraft.

The base houses various clandestine government projects, including the Black Project Jetpack, a couple of weapons, including the Minigun and the SPAS 12, and a couple of body armor and health icon spawn points. Echoing the conspiracy theories surrounding Area 51, it is implied that the facility may be tied to local housing projects involving UFOs and extraterrestrial life, as suggested by the presence of the nearby Lil' Probe'Inn, the dialog on the base's PA system during the "Black Project" mission (Quotes: "Would the owner of a green alien saucer move it somewhere else please." "Would the personnel working with the alien body, please put it away." and "Personnel found stealing alien technology will not be invited to the next employee outing."), and by dialog on Marvin Trill's in-game radio show. Much of the base consists of underground research labs, although the player can only enter these labs during the course of a single mission (or by finding a way into San Andreas' "Blue Hell" — an area under the main terrain mesh — and finding the underground base there). Infiltration may also be obtained, should the player take a "Freeway" motorcycle to the base, and park it by the vent. Once the player leaves the motorcycle, he will fall through the vent and will land in the interior of the base. The above-ground structures include a series of watch towers, a control tower, small airstrip and three garages for military vehicles. These garages are the first area in the game in which military vehicles will automatically spawn.

Underground area Edit

The Area 69 possesses a large underground complex, which has three access points from outside : the launch bay, blast doors and the vent. Notice that all these entrances can be interacted with only during Black Project.

The underground area features a large number of accessible rooms, including a large launch bay where the Jetpack project is located, laboratories, storage areas, control rooms and more areas. A few other rooms can be seen from the accessible parts, which hint that the area is larger than the accessible part.

The area is not meant to be entered out of Black Project without the use of the Blue Hell or other glitches. Unless using the 'Lock Wanted Level', exploring the underground is not guaranteed to be safe as Sheriff officers will still spawn in large number inside, though there will be no risk of fighting Police Mavericks and FBI/Military.

Local Impact Edit

Public relations for Area 69 have suffered from a great deal of distrust and suspicion from the people of Bone County. There have been reported over 30 deaths due to people attempting to trespass onto the base. In fact, front-page headlines of an issue of The San Andreas Times read, Over 30 people killed in Area 69, Demolish Area 69!!, and also Area 69 = Rubbish.

Pickups, weapons and inventory items Edit

  • M4 - Behind a staircase leading to a watchtower, southwest side.
  • Night Vision Goggles - On a watchtower platform, near the entrance
  • Thermal Vision Goggles - Inside the control tower
  • SPAS-12 - In a dark hallway inside the base, right before the labs
  • Minigun - In a control room inside the base, in the second room after entering the facility.
  • Jetpack - In the launch bay

Vehicles Edit

  • Barracks (spawns on the airstrip by a Cargobob and a Patriot)
  • Two Hydras (on the airstrip, after Vertical Bird)
  • Cargobob (spawns on the airstrip by a Barracks)
  • Patriot (spawns on the airstrip by a Barracks)
  • Two Rhino tanks (in hangars on airstrip near the Hydras ; after Black Project)
  • Tug (within underground complex; only during Black Project)

Events of GTA San Andreas Edit

After making his way out to Bone County to meet up with Mike Toreno at the abandoned airstrip, Carl Johnson begins performing dangerous and difficult tasks for this shady government agent, whose "paymasters" remain unidentified (although it is speculated that Toreno may be working for the NSA or the CIA). After temporarily satisfying Toreno's wishes, Carl receives an unexpected visit at the airstrip from The Truth, who Carl hasn't seen since leaving San Fierro. The Truth, disturbed by Carl's allegiance to Toreno, makes his own request: to steal the Black Project from the nearby Area 69 military research facility. The Truth drops Carl off in front of the facility's main gate, and drives off in a hurry, leaving Carl to infiltrate the base alone. Armed with thermal vision goggles, Carl sneaks into the base, and down into the underground research labs. Carl is forced to shoot his way through soldiers and scientists alike, as he makes his way into the depths of the compound, where he finally locates the jetpack. Climbing into the jetpack's straps, Carl boldly applies thrust and escapes through the open sky bay overhead, and blasts off away from the facility as quickly as possible to avoid being shot down by SAM sites and military personnel. As he escapes, a voice over the loudspeaker can be heard frantically shouting, "Get General Mills on the line!", a tongue-in-cheek reference to an American cereal manufacturer.

Later in the game, a helicopter chase will lead Carl to fly over the base during "Misappropriation".

TriviaEdit

  • The name is yet another reference to the 69 sex position, one of the most known references.
  • The underground building can be accessed by driving a Freeway onto the air vents and getting off the bike. Carl should fall through the vent and appear in the base next to the Minigun. If the player follows the method, they can enter, explore and get out of Area 69 without the player having to kill themselves.
  • There are what appear to be nuclear warheads in the Minigun room, which would explain the presence of the launch bay.
  • Under the minigun room, there is a empty pit which reuses the same model as the launch bay, but completely empty (which lacks a bottom and a staircase). Notice that it is not solid, and can be viewed from the grid in the room.
  • The jetpack is the most rapid means of infiltrating the base, but at the cost of being attacked by SAM sites, even at ground level, as the game considers the jetpack to be an aircraft.
Sanandreas crowbar

The Crowbar found inside.

  • In one of the inaccessible underground labs, the area looks very similar to Black Mesa of Half-Life. In addition, on a table, a crowbar can be seen, which looks very similar to Gordon Freeman's crowbar. In addition to this, a SPAS 12 pickup can be seen, and in the real Half-Life game, in Black Mesa, a SPAS 12 pickup is found in a very similar spot. Black Mesa and Area 69 are also both based on Area 51.
  • The area is actually uninhabited. It is only automatically inhabited during the mission Black Project. When not on a mission, the area only becomes inhabited as a result of a wanted level that makes rural police, FBI agents and military personnel spawn while the player is inside the area. This can be observed when the player activates the lock wanted level cheat and enters the area to find nobody.
  • Stealing a Rhino is relatively simple given the vehicle can take a lot of punishment. Simply drive the tank either towards Verdant Meadows or the westernmost safehouse available for purchase in Las Venturas and save the game (this eliminating the wanted level).

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VideoEdit

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