Waste Processing Area 3

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Waste Processing Area 3 HL1.jpg
Waste Processing Area 3
General information
Destroyed

200-, during the Black Mesa Incident

Location

Black Mesa Research Facility

Usage
Era(s)

Black Mesa Incident

Faction

Black Mesa

Game information
Map(s)
  • c2a5g (HL - Surface Tension)
  • of4a4, of4a5 (Op4 - Pit Worm's Nest)
"X-Ray Zulu, are you there? We need backup in the waste sector! Some sort of worm creature! Tower and Inney are down and I've lost contact with the rest of the squad! We need backup now! Now, dammit, now!"
―HECU Marine[src][listen]

The Waste Processing Area 3 is a Black Mesa Research Facility location featured in Half-Life and its expansion Opposing Force.

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[edit] Appearances

[edit] Half-Life

In Half-Life, the player has to go through the area to enter the Lambda Bunker in the chapter Surface Tension. After being chased by a Gargantua in a parking area, the player finds a Tactical Map and must use it to call in air strikes to destroy the entrance to the bunker in order to progress. The device was originally placed here by a HECU Marine named Cooper, now dead.

[edit] Half-Life: Opposing Force

In Opposing Force, a lower section of the facility is visited in the chapter Pit Worm's Nest. The player has to active a bridge in order to progress, but there is a large alien creature Pit Worm blocking its path. The player must flood the room with toxic waste to defeat the creature. The area is accessed through an air duct in the Biodome Complex.

[edit] Behind the scenes

  • The Pit Worm obstacle is similar - albeit less challenging - to the Tentacle puzzle in the Half-Life chapter Blast Pit, in that the player cannot simply use his weapons to defeat the creature, but must use the surrounding environment.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Half-Life

[edit] Half-Life: Opposing Force

[edit] List of appearances

Preceded by
Topside Motorpool
Half-Life story arc journey Succeeded by
Sector F
Preceded by
Sector E
Half-Life: Opposing Force story arc journey Succeeded by
Sector G
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