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'''Ludendorff''' is a rural town in the state of [[North Yankton]] establish in [[1945]], featured in the [[prologue]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]] ''and the mission [[Bury_the_Hatchet|Bury the Hatchet]]. The whole town is covered in snow.
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|name = Ludendorff
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|image = Ludendorff-GTAV-montage.jpg
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|imagesize = 300px
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|caption = From top, left to right: Overview of Ludendorff, [[Bobcat Security]] building, Ludendorff church, "the Mid-West's Biggest Beaver!", [[Cavalry Boulevard]] at night.
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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|mayor = Unknown
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|pop = 918
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|state = [[North Yankton]]
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|motto = Home of the Mid-West's Biggest Beaver!
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|established = 1945}}
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'''Ludendorff''' is a small rural town located in the state of [[North Yankton]], featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. It is presumably based on the eastern area of [[wp:Fargo, North Dakota|Fargo]], the largest city of [[wp:North Dakota|North Dakota]]. The name Ludendorff could also be a parody of the city of [[wp:Bismarck, North Dakota|Bismarck]].
   
[[Michael De Santa|Michael]], [[Trevor Phillips|Trevor]] and [[Brad]] rob a bank here and are chased by police in 2004.
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Ludendorff was established in [[1945]], and still retains some of its old-style buildings. Ludendorff only has two mission appearances in GTA V. It is first seen in [[Prologue]], where [[Michael De Santa]], [[Trevor Philips]], [[Brad Snider]], and an unnamed [[Getaway Driver]] rob a [[Bobcat Security|bank]] in [[2004]] and are chased by [[North Yankton State Patrol]], with Trevor being the only one to escape. The second appearance is in the mission [[Bury the Hatchet]], which is set in [[2013]].
   
== Known Roads ==
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In both of its appearances the exploration of the town is considerably restricted, not allowing the player to follow any paths other than the main road. Before patch 1.08, [[GTA Online]] players could freely explore Ludendorff through a glitch, but it has since been patched. After this, players were still able to access North Yankton by using a slight variation of the original glitch, but this was patched once again in 1.10.
* Cavalry Boulevard
 
   
== Events of GTA V ==
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==Events of ''Grand Theft Auto V''==
In [[2004]], [[Michael De Santa|Michael]], [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]], and [[Brad Snider|Brad]] rob a bank in Ludendorff. The police swarm the scene and chase the three as they try to escape to their pickup helicopter. The getaway SUV is hit by a train and ruined, and the trio escape on foot to their destination. A sniper hiding around a corner shoots Brad and Michael, killing Brad and immobilizing Michael. Trevor is forced to fend off the approaching police himself, and runs away from some armed pursuing locals. A funeral for Michael is then shown at a snowy cemetery, while Michael watches on from a distance and flicks away his cigarette and leaves.
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In [[2004]], [[Michael De Santa|Michael]], [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]], and [[Brad Snider|Brad]] rob a bank in Ludendorff. The police swarm the scene and chase the three as they try to escape to their pickup helicopter. The getaway [[Rancher XL|SUV]] is hit by a train and ruined, and the trio escape on foot to their destination. A [[Dave Norton|sniper]] hiding around a corner shoots Brad and Michael, killing Brad and immobilizing Michael. Trevor is forced to fend off the approaching police himself, and runs away from some armed pursuing locals. A funeral for Michael is then shown at a snowy cemetery, while Michael watches on from a distance and flicks away his cigarette and leaves.
   
Sometime between 2004 and 2013, Michael and his family, and Trevor both move to [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[Blaine County]], respectively.
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Sometime between 2004 and 2013, Michael and his family, and Trevor both move to [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[Blaine County]], respectively. During [[Bury the Hatchet]], Trevor travels back to Ludendorff to find out about what's in Michael's coffin while Michael pursues him.
   
== Police Force ==
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==Law Enforcement==
The police seen in Ludendorff in GTA V are State Troopers. The state police drive white [[Police Esperanto|Esperantos]] with two stripes down the side and "STATE PATROL" next to the front door, and the police emblem emblazoned on the front doors. They also use [[Declasse]] [[Rancher XL|Ranchers]] with the same livery. The cars are fitted with snow chains on the tyres. Officers wear black coats over white shirts with black ties, and light brown pants.
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===North Yankton State Patrol===
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''See main article [[North Yankton State Patrol]]''
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[[File:StatePatrol.png|thumb|A Police Roadcruiser in Ludendorff.]]
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The police seen in Ludendorff in GTA V are State Troopers of North Yankton. The state police drive white [[Police Roadcruiser]]s with two stripes down the side and "STATE PATROL" written next to the front door, along with the police emblem. They also use [[Police Rancher]]s with the same livery. The cars are fitted with snow chains on tires. Officers wear black coats over white shirts with black ties, and light brown pants.
   
==Notes==
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Since they aren't scripted in the online glitch version, normal [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]] units spawn instead.
*Trying to explore Ludendorff during [[Bury the Hatchet]] is impossible as the game will fail the mission should the player deviate from the designated path to the church's cemetery.
 
   
== Trivia ==
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==Residents==
* Ludendorff is presumably based on Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota. It is clear that North Yankton is based on North Dakota, and "Ludendorff" is the name of a German WWI general, while "Bismarck" is the name of the Iron Chancellor of Germany in the 1800s.
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*Bill Petty
* There is an [[Easter Eggs in GTA V|easter egg]] found under the bridge that the gang cross in the getaway SUV. An alien can be found frozen under some transparent ice. The alien looks the same as those killed in the mission [[Grass Roots]].<gallery>
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*Eddie Joyner
Ludendorffsign.jpg|Ludendorff Sign
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==Roads==
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*[[Cavalry Boulevard]]
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==Businesses==
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*[[Ammu-Nation]] (x3)
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*[[Banner Hotel & Spa|Banner Hotel]] (x2)
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*[[Bobcat Security]]
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*Burgers
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*[[Caipira Airways]] travel agency
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*Café
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*Kitchen Supplies
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*Klepto's Pawn Store
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*Liquor Store (x3)
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*Ludendorff Hardware
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*Ludendorff Locksmiths
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*Ludendorff Wood Supplies
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*Pawn Shop
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*Pharmacy
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*[[Pollock Cinema]]
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==Trivia==
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* It is possible Ludendorff is named after [[wp:Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff|Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff]], who was a German general in [[wp:World War I|World War I]]. This is similar to how Bismarck in real-life is named after the German chancellor [[wp:Otto von Bismarck|Otto von Bismarck]].
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* The name Ludendorff is a German name, and is a reference to the large German American population in the American midwest region.
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* There is an [[Easter Eggs in GTA V|easter egg]] found under the bridge that the gang cross in the [[Rancher XL|getaway SUV]]. An [[Aliens|alien]] can be found frozen under some transparent ice. The alien looks the same as those killed in the mission [[Grass Roots]] and who abduct [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] in [[Did Somebody Say Yoga?]].
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* Trying to explore Ludendorff during [[Bury the Hatchet]] is impossible as the game will fail the mission should the player deviate from the designated path to the church's cemetery. Earlier, there's a glitch that allows the player to explore it by abandoning the [[Asea]] where the route changes, and then climbing onto some walls and running along the nearest building at the left (when heading to the cemetery), without abandoning the car to prevent a mission failure.<ref>''Stated in earlier updates. Still unknown if works as on update '''1.23'''.''</ref>
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** The method is somewhat long, as the player needs the Asea closer while using another car, as leaving far away or reentering it will fail the mission.
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** An exception is when the Asea is pushed too far away of the destination point, allowing the player to explore the place without failing the mission. However, if driving too close to the cemetery, the mission automatically fails.<ref>''Apparently, the mission fails at less than 1.35 km (measured by the destination point on road).''</ref>
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* Ludendorff has its own [[Lifeinvader]] page which is only accessible by Trevor.
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* The Biggest Beaver in the Midwest is located in the town.
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* In ''Grand Theft Auto V'', there is no radio in the city.
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* The pause screen map is not accurate and many roads displayed on it do not exist in areas that are not normally accessible, ie: past the town. However, all buildings that are shown on the map are there, as drawn.
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* It is possible to enter the town via a glitch in multiplayer as seen in this [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwyBL24wGPw video]. It got patched in the 1.08 build.
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* The town is solid only in certain areas and it's completely deserted. The gates to [[Bobcat Security]] are not solid so it's possible to get inside the building.
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* By using this glitch, if the player gets a wanted level, the police force spawning in the area will be the [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]] instead of the [[North Yankton State Patrol]]. This is because the area where the texture is located is within Los Santos' city limit.
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* Ludendorff is known to have a stenchful, foul odour during parts of the year due to "sewer malfunctions."  When Michael and [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] are hanging out together, they might mention this and reflect on it jokingly, being glad they "didn't die in a place that smelled so bad."
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths="180">
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LudendorffSign-GTAVPC.png|Ludendorff sign.
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LudendorffBeaver-GTAVPC.png|The Mid-West's Biggest Beaver.
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l1.png|Ludendorff town.
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l2.png|Ludendorff church and cemetery.
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IMG_0843.JPG|Ludendorff's Lifeinvader page.
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Ludendorff-BannerHotel2-GTAV.jpg|One of the Banner Hotels on Cavalry Boulevard.
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LudendorffOverview.jpg|Aerial view of Ludendorff.
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LudendorffPopulationSign-GTAVPC.png|Population sign.
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Rsn ml ludendorff sign 001.png|Texture from the Ludendorff population sign.
 
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Latest revision as of 18:20, April 28, 2015

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Ludendorff
Ludendorff-GTAV-montage

From top, left to right: Overview of Ludendorff, Bobcat Security building, Ludendorff church, "the Mid-West's Biggest Beaver!", Cavalry Boulevard at night.

Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Mayor: Unknown
Population: 918
Established: 1945
State: North Yankton
Motto: Home of the Mid-West's Biggest Beaver!


Ludendorff is a small rural town located in the state of North Yankton, featured in Grand Theft Auto V. It is presumably based on the eastern area of Fargo, the largest city of North Dakota. The name Ludendorff could also be a parody of the city of Bismarck.

Ludendorff was established in 1945, and still retains some of its old-style buildings. Ludendorff only has two mission appearances in GTA V. It is first seen in Prologue, where Michael De SantaTrevor PhilipsBrad Snider, and an unnamed Getaway Driver rob a bank in 2004 and are chased by North Yankton State Patrol, with Trevor being the only one to escape. The second appearance is in the mission Bury the Hatchet, which is set in 2013.

In both of its appearances the exploration of the town is considerably restricted, not allowing the player to follow any paths other than the main road. Before patch 1.08, GTA Online players could freely explore Ludendorff through a glitch, but it has since been patched. After this, players were still able to access North Yankton by using a slight variation of the original glitch, but this was patched once again in 1.10.

Events of Grand Theft Auto VEdit

In 2004, Michael, Trevor, and Brad rob a bank in Ludendorff. The police swarm the scene and chase the three as they try to escape to their pickup helicopter. The getaway SUV is hit by a train and ruined, and the trio escape on foot to their destination. A sniper hiding around a corner shoots Brad and Michael, killing Brad and immobilizing Michael. Trevor is forced to fend off the approaching police himself, and runs away from some armed pursuing locals. A funeral for Michael is then shown at a snowy cemetery, while Michael watches on from a distance and flicks away his cigarette and leaves.

Sometime between 2004 and 2013, Michael and his family, and Trevor both move to Los Santos and Blaine County, respectively. During Bury the Hatchet, Trevor travels back to Ludendorff to find out about what's in Michael's coffin while Michael pursues him.

Law EnforcementEdit

North Yankton State PatrolEdit

See main article North Yankton State Patrol

StatePatrol

A Police Roadcruiser in Ludendorff.

The police seen in Ludendorff in GTA V are State Troopers of North Yankton. The state police drive white Police Roadcruisers with two stripes down the side and "STATE PATROL" written next to the front door, along with the police emblem. They also use Police Ranchers with the same livery. The cars are fitted with snow chains on tires. Officers wear black coats over white shirts with black ties, and light brown pants.

Since they aren't scripted in the online glitch version, normal Los Santos Police Department units spawn instead.

ResidentsEdit

  • Bill Petty
  • Eddie Joyner

RoadsEdit

BusinessesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • It is possible Ludendorff is named after Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff, who was a German general in World War I. This is similar to how Bismarck in real-life is named after the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck.
  • The name Ludendorff is a German name, and is a reference to the large German American population in the American midwest region.
  • There is an easter egg found under the bridge that the gang cross in the getaway SUV. An alien can be found frozen under some transparent ice. The alien looks the same as those killed in the mission Grass Roots and who abduct Michael in Did Somebody Say Yoga?.
  • Trying to explore Ludendorff during Bury the Hatchet is impossible as the game will fail the mission should the player deviate from the designated path to the church's cemetery. Earlier, there's a glitch that allows the player to explore it by abandoning the Asea where the route changes, and then climbing onto some walls and running along the nearest building at the left (when heading to the cemetery), without abandoning the car to prevent a mission failure.[1]
    • The method is somewhat long, as the player needs the Asea closer while using another car, as leaving far away or reentering it will fail the mission.
    • An exception is when the Asea is pushed too far away of the destination point, allowing the player to explore the place without failing the mission. However, if driving too close to the cemetery, the mission automatically fails.[2]
  • Ludendorff has its own Lifeinvader page which is only accessible by Trevor.
  • The Biggest Beaver in the Midwest is located in the town.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, there is no radio in the city.
  • The pause screen map is not accurate and many roads displayed on it do not exist in areas that are not normally accessible, ie: past the town. However, all buildings that are shown on the map are there, as drawn.
  • It is possible to enter the town via a glitch in multiplayer as seen in this video. It got patched in the 1.08 build.
  • The town is solid only in certain areas and it's completely deserted. The gates to Bobcat Security are not solid so it's possible to get inside the building.
  • By using this glitch, if the player gets a wanted level, the police force spawning in the area will be the Los Santos Police Department instead of the North Yankton State Patrol. This is because the area where the texture is located is within Los Santos' city limit.
  • Ludendorff is known to have a stenchful, foul odour during parts of the year due to "sewer malfunctions."  When Michael and Trevor are hanging out together, they might mention this and reflect on it jokingly, being glad they "didn't die in a place that smelled so bad."

GalleryEdit

References Edit

  1. Stated in earlier updates. Still unknown if works as on update 1.23.
  2. Apparently, the mission fails at less than 1.35 km (measured by the destination point on road).

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