|Witness to a massacre|
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"The Vault has been breached. Painted demons; red faces, tangled hair. Fire in the lower levels.Vault 74 is a ruined Vault-Tec Vault located in the Vicinity of Hopeville, commonly known as the Divide.
God have mercy on our souls." —Data Log #10.44.78
Vault 74 was designed to study the conditions of a Vault with a secondary exit located from the Overseer's office. The Vault evidently survived for more than two centuries before it fell victim to the fleeing remnants of the White Legs Tribe as they fled south from Zion Canyon. The White Legs butchered the Vault's inhabitants and ransacked the Vault before continuing on to the Divide, where they were destroyed by the unified tribes of Marked Men.
The door from the long dark opens into what remains of the Vault overseer's office. Among the rubble is a file cabinet containing an overseers journal entry as well as a map of an key to the Grand staircase escalante exit encountered previously. This door can be taken to the Mormon and Tribal settlement of Grand Staircase, which is a Safe Zone. Proceeding deeper into the vault reveals that it is in ruinous condition, with vault dweller logs indicating that the vault was breached by White Leg tribals sometime after 2081 during their own flight from Zion. The skeletal remains of its residents can be found in the vaults atrium, most located around a jukebox playing Vera Keyes "Begin again". Past this gory spectacle is the Vaults maintenance wing and the main vault door, which has been opened and leads out into the Divide.
Near the main entrance of the vault, an insane wanderer will encounter two identical men wearing pip-boys and pajamas and boasting green liberty spikes. The significance of these men is unknown though it can probably be assumed that they were among the vault residents massacred by the white legs. They explode in the usual manner when attacked.
Vault 74 exists in the base game and serves as a tutorial area for using the GECK editing software. Here, it is occupied by fiends and appears in much less dilapidated condition than it's DUST counterpart. There is nothing analogous to the long dark in the vanilla games version of Vault 74.