Malpais is settlement mentioned by Corporal Sterling in Fallout: New Vegas.


Malpais is a settlement located somewhere in New Mexico. It is mentioned by Corporal Sterling during dialogue about his capture by Caesar's Legion.


Corporal Sterling was captured near Malpais, and he was tortured there until his escape.


Malpais is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Within the G.E.C.K. there exist references to a map above the western cliffs of the Colorado River designated "MalpaisLegionCamp," indicating that such a location once existed in an earlier version of New Vegas but was later removed. Notably, a reference for Benny is found there, should he survive the events that took place at the Fort.
  • A malpaís is a landform characterized by eroded rocks of volcanic origin in an arid environment. This describes many areas, but is strongly connected to the southwestern United States because of the Spanish settlers that gave the landform its name. (Malpais means "badland" in Spanish.)
  • This location may refer to El Malpais National Monument, a real world location in western New Mexico.