France is a curated survival map in Unturned 3, released on November 23, 2018. The environment is based on France.
The map was created by Ethan "Vilespring" Lossner, Jerry "SluggedCascade", Maciej "Renaxon" Maziarz, and Sam "paper_walls84" Clerke. Special thanks were given to Mitch "Sketches" Wheaton.
After the fall of Germany, France began blowing up tunnels leading to Germany in an attempt to slow down the infected. Unfortunately, their attempt was futile as an infected soldier made it into Paris and started an outbreak in the city.
Meanwhile, a group known as RULA began developing experimental weapons in an underground facility, developing several experimental Weaponry for use against the infected with funding provided by the French government. These weapons included the Focus weapons and the Flamethrower. However, the facility's lower floors were flooded at some point due to unknown causes. The reactor room in the facility contains a note reading "Something tells me their plan B didn't involve flooding the facility", suggesting that the flooding was caused by some kind of human error.
On the February 23 at 17:30, the President of France released an emergency broadcast, stating that the Greater Paris region had fallen to the infected and anyone seeking refuge would have to head to Marseille or the Verdun Airbase. The next day at the Verdun Airbase, the military began using flamethrowers made by RULA to defend refugees from the infected. Then sometime after the outbreak, Verdun Airbase also fell to the infected.
The Marseille Stronghold was turned into a Deadzone Node after the detonation of a so-called "dirty bomb" by an unknown terrorist group. The bomb was likely transported on the train currently located at Marseille, due to the blast marks and debris around one of the carriages. The note that details their plan can be found at Gare 17.
Flamanville Power was also turned into a Deadzone Node after the infected got through the military defense at the entrance, due to the guards letting their guard down. They attempted to shut down the reactor, but somehow, a meltdown occurred spewing radioactive debris and created a deadzone around the power plant.
- The map was in development for nearly two years.
- "Gare" is French for "station."
- It is possible that the terrorist group that Attacked Marseille is actually the Syndicate from Germany.
- The flooding of the RULA facility might have been caused by the same group responsible for bombing Marseille, as suggested by the amount of ranger-grade loot around the reactor and other sections.
- Jack Fletcher is probably affiliated with Scorpion-7, as suggested by notes found in the RULA facility. The notes mention cooperation between the two companies and a prototype weapon exchange program. According to the notes, a Scorpion-7 representative disguised as a tourist would bring a weapon(presumably the Shadowstalker) with him. This would also explain his knowledge of RULA when he suggests the player to look for a solar charger there.
- Fletcher could also be an employee of the RULA company, but this seems unlikely.
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There are twenty-six location nodes on the map.
Map Nodes: Ardennes Forest • Bay of Biscay • Bernard's Pond • Biarritz • Bordeaux • Camp Ariege • Camp Grenoble • Château de Versailles • Cotentin Arsenal • Flamanville Power • Gare 17 • Guernsey • Le Mans Hospital • Lourdes Farm • Marseille • Mont Blanc • Orly International • Paris • Plage d'Arcachon • Pont du Gard • Port de Calais • Satory Defense HQ • Toulouse • Usine • Verdun Airbase • Vignec Vineyard
There are also nine Unlisted locations on the map.
Unlisted Locations: RULA Facility • Jourdan's Fort • Dish Island • Lighthouse • North Tunnel Checkpoint • North Tunnel Checkpoint • France-Germany Border • Train Station • Derailed Cargo Train • Crashed Cargo Truck • Highway Construction
Bay of Biscay:
The Bay of Biscay is located off the western coast of France. While the immediate area around the map node holds nothing of interest, a Safezone Node is located on the island to the south.
A small pile of underwater wreckage can be found to the north of the bay.
Due to being a deadzone, the location requires a Gasmask or Biohazard Hood to safely enter the area. The location was irradiated due to a meltdown of the reactor at the power plant. The player can enter a network of tunnels from the reactor building. The tunnels spawn high-tier military-grade loot. Both tunnels lead into a room with two tunnels behind Large Fans, these two tunnels lead into the Ocean and can have High-Tier Military Loot, the Player must crawl to enter them. The tunnels can also lead to Areas within the Cooling Towers witch also contain Military Loot.
Military vehicles will commonly spawn at the military checkpoint.
Gare 17 appears as a converted farm that serves as a militia location. A storyline note regarding the downfall of Marseille can be found on a desk.
The Insurgent can spawn here.
The beautiful city of Paris is the capital and largest city in France. It contains multiple buildings and landmarks.
There is a military checkpoint where a mega zombie can spawn, a police fortification at the Louvre, along with ranger loot, and a small ranger spawn group on the Eiffel Tower.
The construction site is located on the main highway east of Marseille. It a small construction location that you stop by a loot when traveling to locations in the map.
Construction loot can be found at this location, as well as a few weapons. There are a few construction zombies that spawn here with the addition to a few construction vehicles that spawn in this location.
The Train Station is an unmarked location located just at the West road entry to Paris.
Civilian loot can be found at this location, as well as some food items. There also is a Security Loot Spawn at this location, which is good for early game.
Derailed Cargo Train:
The Derailed Train is an unmarked location north-East of Marseille. It can be found along the unobstructed rail path.
This location can spawn Construction Loot, good for gathering materials. It has a medium population of zombies.
Crashed Cargo Truck:
The Crash Cargo Truck is located on the main high on a curve. The Cargo Truck supposedly got into a collision with a while rover. The Cargo Truck ended up being flipped over on its side.
The Crash Cargo Truck is just a really bad place for loot. It does contain a few materials for crafting. There is a chance for some ranger loot but it very rare. When you get the ranger loot to spawn its only one item.
The RULA Facility is an expansive underground tunnel system, which can be accessed by an open hatch on an empty island. The Bunker is located just south of Marseille.
This location includes focus weaponry, flamethrowers and high-tier ranger loot. However, these are rare to find and only spawn in certain spots. If you are looking for these, It is Highly Recommended that you bring a Diving Tank and Snorkel. Bringing a Wetsuit is not recommended for lots of loot gathering, but can be used for more breathing time.
- For some reason, attempting to build here will not work, due to the game considering the bunker as "Out Of Bounds".
- A quest item can be found at a desk in the unflooded top-floor office.
This is an unlisted island, just near Cotentin Arsenal.
This location has Militia Zombies, and spawns Ranger Grade Loot.
The lighthouse is an unlisted location just east of Pont du Gard.
This location can also spawn zombies, as well as basic civilian loot.
Jourdan's Fort is an unlisted safezone, which is the only safezone in the map.
This area is only accessable by Sea or Air.
If you wish to safely go here via Air travel, try building a structure from the sea floor, and build up until you make a landing pad/runway.
The Tunnel Checkpoints are unmarked locations located in the north and south-most part of the map, spawning decent loot.
The North Tunnel Collapse is a Military Location, with a small popultation of Military Zombies.
The South Tunnel is a Police Location, with a small population of Police Zombies. This location is a perfect location to visit after spawning in or early game, as it is a police spawn close to respawn locations.
This unmarked area is a Military Location just east of Paris. It can be accessed via the Mountain Road leading out of Paris from the East. It has a medium population of Military Zombies.
This location is the border of France and Germany, further supported by the fact that there is a German and French flag at the collapsed tunnel.
This is also the only place in the map where Germany Military items can be obtained. The German Military loot table can be found at the green tent, which stands out from the pale blue color. Some of the obtainable items Exclusive to this location are:
The Verdun Airbase is a large military location that was used to protect survivors from the infected.