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Hollowed out rock locations

Unique weapons

Skill books


Alien Blaster location

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  • Get the Wild Wasteland Perk then find the Horowitz Farmstead. Once there, move north. You will find a hovering ship with three aliens nearby. If the leader sees you, they will all attack. Note: On the PC version, enable the tgm code to make this easier. Kill them and take the blaster from of one of them. It turns weaker enemies into ashes with one shot. Bosses require more hits. Note: Consider enabling God mode to get there for the first time and cannot fast travel due to the very powerful enemies on the way.

Chinese Stealth Armor location

In Hoover Dam, go into the offices. In the offices, there is a room somewhere with radiation signs around it. In the room are barrels of goo. To the left is a stack of crates. One of the crates contains the armor. There are two sets, so you can make repairs.

Euclid's C-Finder location

You can locate the field "gun" for the ARCHIMEDES weapon by entering the Freeside's East Gate and locating the two children chasing each other (not chasing the mutated rat) during daylight. Talk to the one possessing what appears to be a toy gun. You can purchase the gun for 1,000 caps or 20 caps with Barter at level 45 or greater. To use the weapon you must supply the power to ARCHIMEDES II during the "That Lucky Old Sun" mission.

Golden Boxing Gloves

Go to the Lucky 38 Casino. The Golden Boxing Gloves can be found at the VIP Bar above the cashier room, which is on the left side of the casino when you enter.

Love & Hate (Knuckles) location

In Bonnie Springs, north of Goodsprings (and somewhat east), there will be a Viper Gang Leader wielding Love & Hate Knuckles. They are quick and powerful. Note: Some of these Vipers have plasma grenades and grenade rifles (and sometimes the Trail Carbine).

Mercy grenade machinegun location

Go to Dead Wind Cavern, in the middle-south of the map. Inside are a lot of Deathclaws, including the Legendary Deathclaw. Go directly to the last section of the cave to where the Legendary Deathclaw is found. There should be a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin lying dead. Next to his body a grenade machine gun (40mm grenade) named "Mercy". The paladin has 40mm grenades and incendiary grenades. Note: Before you try to collect it, recruit two companions and get big guns for yourself and your partner, in addition to a lot of stimpaks.

Mysterious Revolver location

Go to the tops and start the quest "Talent Pool". Find the guitarist in the middle of nowhere. Ask him to join, and as a form of payment in the dialogue options he will give you a 44. revolver called "Mysterious Revolver", which makes the short songs you hear with the mysterious stranger when drawn and holstered. Note: This may require Barter skill 45+.

Spacesuit location

Go to the REPCONN rocket factory where the mission "Come Fly With Me" takes place. Go to the basement where Chris goes when they are about to launch the rocket and asks for spare parts. In this room to the left side as you enter is a shelf with an orange suit and a helmet that resembles a fish bowl. Pick them up. When you wear them they look like something out of a 1960's comic book. It gives a good amount of RAD resistance, but has a low DT and breaks easily.

Tesla Cannon Prototype location

Go to the crashed vertibird located at the south of the map, in about the middle. This will require two companions and a lot of firepower, or a couple of stealth boys and a high sneak skill. The crash is surrounded by hardened Sentrybots and hardened Mister Gutsies who are hostile towards you. Inside the wreck are some of skeletons and a Tesla Cannon with orange electricity inside (the core is orange). It has an after-effect of damage for awhile after being fired. Test it on the robots or the ghouls from the nearby nuclear crater.

Thump-Thump location

Thump-Thump is found in the location where all the ants are found, underneath the solar panels when you help the Boomers. It is a grenade launcher.

Easy experience points

  • Gamble in a casino and play roulette. No matter if you win or lose, you will gain 100 experience points.
  • You must have good Speech skill for this trick. At Camp McCarran, talk to Angela Williams, in the science lab. Choose the "I have some questions for you." followed by the, "What's your role here?" option. After she answers, choose the "What do you think of Dr. Hildren?" option. After she answers, choose "[Speech 25] He seemed focused on results. Maybe not so much on people." You will get 28 experience points each time you do this, and it can be repeated.

Easy Caps

Go to the Gun Runners store on the east side of New Vegas. It has a locked fence and several guards blocking the entrance to the "factory". Pick the lock, and the Gun Runners will begin shooting at you. Kill them and loot their bodies for Combat Armor, Hunting Rifles and Combat Helmets. Each Gun Runner has between 1,500 to 2,000 Caps worth of items on their body. Enter the building to find more Gun Runners to kill. After doing this, go to the Vend-Tron robot at the Gun Runner shop, and sell it your loot. The robot will have 8,000 Caps to purchase the items. Travel far away, wait for three days, then return to the store. The Gun Runners will have respawned and you can repeat the process.

Winning at Caravan

A Caravan deck has a minimum of 30 cards that can be purchased from merchants or looted from dead bodies. They goal is to choose those cards that will get you between 22 and 26 consistently, while also giving you defensive cards to use against your opponent. Get the following cards: 10s, 9s, 8s, 7s, 6s, Kings, Jacks, Aces, and two Jokers. The Jacks, Aces and Jokers are defensive plays. Use Jacks to remove cards from your opponent. An Ace and Joker played will remove all cards of your Ace's suit. For example, an Ace of Spades and a Joker will remove all spades from the table. Kings will double whatever they are placed on. For example, 6 + King + King = 24. Start by laying down your highest or lowest cards first to start the "base" of your caravan. Note: Do not use 10 + 9 + 8 because it results in 27; or 6 + 7 + 8 because it results in 21 (unless you put your Ace down after the 8 to make it 22). Every play between those are a winner. You can get nearly unlimited items and Caps by playing Caravan. Find vendors with lots of Caps and items. Buy all the items you can afford from them, then challenge them to a few games of Caravan to win back all your money.

Snow globe locations

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Missing explosive skill book

Every Skill has a designated skill book. One seems to be missing. There seems to be only three explosive skill books where there are supposed to be four. This last skill book can be found on the desk in the office of the "Ranger Station Foxtrot". The other three can be found in "Nellis Air Force Base", "Sloan", and "Mojave Outpost".

Switching ammunition

 PlayStation3    Xbox 360  When you have more than one type of ammunition for a gun (for example, 9mm or 9mm hollow point), press Up and your character will switch ammo types for that weapon.


When you want to steal something and it is in the owner's direct line of sight, use the Grab function and drag it around a corner. Use sneak to make sure that you are now hidden from their view. You can now steal the object without fear of retaliation. You will still lose karma but they will not try to kill you.


The cases you get are where the ammo gets filled into on the reloading table. The hulls are the outside of the guns themselves. The lead is the metal that makes the bullet itself. The powder is for the ammo (goes inside of the cases). The primer is the object that is pushed into the bullet in the bottom to close it up on the reloading table.

Killing people without bad karma

Get a large object that you can push or pick up. Drop it next to a standing NPC that is not leaning against a wall, doing push-ups, or sitting. Run against the object and it will damage the NPC without becoming them becoming hostile or you losing reputation. Repeat this until the target is dead. Note: You may take some damage, and the object may fly away.

Easy Cottonwood Cove clearing

Go to the Cottonwood Overlook. Get closer to Cottonwood Cove and you will see a truck leaning over the edge filled with irradiated barrels. If you have Lockpick 50, you can open the door and flood the town with radiation, killing all the soldiers and the slaves (including Aurelius of Phoenix, the centurion). Note: You do not lose Karma, gain any reputation, the NPCs do not become hostile and Cursor (the person who takes you to the fort) puts on an advanced radiation suit, and thus survives and is the only one in the outposts remaining.

Easy "Blast Mastery", "Lead Dealer", or "New Vegas Samurai", or "Old-Tyme Brawler" achievements or trophies

Recruit Lily Bowen as your partner. Her "Stealth Girl" perk allows your Stealth Boys to last 200% longer. Get two or three Stealth Boys. You will also need a corresponding powerful gun, energy weapon, melee weapon, or unarmed weapon. Note: Using a silenced weapon will lengthen the time required to earn "Lead Dealer", as your damage output will be lower. Consider using Pew Pew if you are trying to earn "Blast Mastery". After asking Lily to follow you, equip a powerful weapon but keep it hidden. Enter a crowded location, such as Vikki and Vance's casino in Primm, or King's School of Impersonation on the Strip. Have Lily remain outside or at the entrance of your selected location to prevent her from hitting people if you are detected. Save the game. Use a Stealth Boy and crouch. As long as you remain crouched, Lily will stay invisible. Begin attacking people in the back individually. If done correctly, they will not see you or get suspicious. This will also allow you to get more critical hits. After clearing out your location, have Lily follow you and go to another place and repeat the process. Reload your original save after earning "Lead Dealer" to get your expended resources back.

Easy "Artful Pocketer" achievement or trophy

This trick can be done before or after you have cleared the quests in Nipton. Inside the Nipton General Store is an NPC named "Boxcar". Because the Legion has broken his legs, he cannot chase after you have picked his pocket, nor will he fight back. You can repeatedly enter and exit out of the general store if caught and place items in Boxcar's inventory, then steal them back until you have earned the achievement or trophy. If you do not want infamy with the Powder Gangers, create a new saved game before doing this trick.

Easy "Caravan Master" achievement or trophy

  • While traveling the desert, purchase every 6, 10, Jack, and King you can. Kings double the card they are placed on. For example, if you start with a 10 and place a King on it, it becomes a 20. Then, place a 6 on top and that pile is done. Repeat the process for the other two piles. Jacks forces a player to discard whatever card it is placed on. You can use Jacks to delay your opponent or remove Kings that CPU may have put on your piles to set your count over 26. Other combinations to reach 26 within three cards also works well. For example, an 8, 9, and King. If your opponent seems to have a lot of face cards, skip them and find an easier challenge. Many traders will play Caravan if asked.
  • Choose all the 7s, 9s, and 10s at the card selection screen because they add up to 26. Afterwards choose all the Queens and Kings. For the remaining cards, consider using Aces and Jacks as they are only throwaway cards. Play either 7 or 10 as your starting card for each caravan. However because the draws are random, you may be forced to play a 9. This is where the Queen is important, because it reverses the order in which you can play card. The King doubles the point value of any card it is placed on. It is best used when your opponent has a full caravan of either 25 or 26, although it can also be played on one of 21 or higher because it will force your opponent to get rid of the caravan.

Easy "The Courier Who Broke the Bank" achievement or trophy

The three casinos, Gomorrah, The Tops and Ultra-Luxe, will ban you from gambling at their tables after you reach a certain amount of winnings. The limit is 9,000 for Gomorrah, 10,000 for the Tops and 15,000 for Ultra-Luxe. Play as a character with very high Luck and play blackjack, which is affected greatly by that stat. You can usually double down safely on a 19 because the game is lenient. You can also play slots or roulette, which can give you much bigger wins at a less reliable rate.

Easy "Curios and Relics" achievement or trophy

All weapons that have a "name" and not just a description are considered unique. A few that fit this category are as follows (in addition to many Prototypes or similar weapons).

Maria: Benny's 9mm gun.
Ghenna: A special flame sword that can be purchased at the Gunrunners arsenal.
Arianna: A rocket launcher carried by one of Tabitha's Supermutants.
Lucky: A .357 magnum revolver found in the safe in Primm.
  • One method is to reach at least level 20 and do the "Radio Black Mountain" quest. The Arianna can deal several hundred points of damage per shot.
  • If your character is skilled with close combat and you have between 10,000 and 20,000 spare bottlecaps (depending on your Barter skill), you can purchase Ghenna earlier in the game.
  • If you skilled with Laser and Plasma weapons, consider the "Q-35 Matter Modulator" found in Vault 22 to complete the task. The "AER14 prototype" laser gun found while completing the Brotherhood of Steel main quest when searching for the missing brothers can also be used.
  • Visit Gun Runners and purchase Esther (GRA) and some Mini Nukes. Then, find a location where a lot of enemies are grouped together, such as Black Mountain or Crashed Vertibird. Hit them with the Mini Nukes and Esther.

Most of the other unique weapons are not powerful enough to accumulate 10.000 damage.

Easy "Desert Survivalist" achievement or trophy

  • Wasteland Omelettes are the food item that restores the most health. However when not at full health in Hardcore mode, you can eat as many health replenishing items as desired and they will qualify. After accumulating Wasteland Omelettes, find a location where you can drink as much water as desired. Damage yourself, then start eating. Do not eat too many in a single session or the food will make your water level rise to a fatal level. Note: The higher your Survival skill the less Wasteland Omelettes will be needed.
  • Go to The Gourmand in the Ultra-Luxe. Purchase all the food from the food supplier, who will get new stock each Wednesday and Sunday. Enter the Bathhouse in the same building and intentionally drown to drop your health. Eat all your food and repeat the process.

Easy "ED-Ecated" achievement or trophy

The ED-E upgrades can be found at the following locations.

  • Hopeville silo bunker: In the hallway just after unlocking the silo doors.
  • Hopeville Missile Base HQ: Under a desk.
  • Ashton silo control station: Behind a locked door in the level 1 silo. Hack the hard difficulty terminal next to it.
  • Municipal sewers connected to the Third Street Municipal Building offices: Enter the pipe found at the northwest side of the building.
  • Near the Cave of the Abaddon: Go behind the warhead southeast of the cave entrance. After detonating the warhead, it can be found on the ground to the northeast of the pipe's top opening. The warhead as already destroyed, fast travel to the Cave of Abaddon and turn back to the outside. You should see a fallen sign with red letters on the left. Climb up the debris to find it.

Easy "Globe Trotter" achievement or trophy

The snowglobes can be found at the following locations.

  • Goodsprings: Go to Goodsprings Cemetery. Locate the second grave to the west of the Courier's open grave, at the northern edge of the cemetery near the water tower. This grave has rubble on top. The snow globe can be found in the rubble in front of the marker.
  • Hoover Dam: Go to the Hoover Dam visitor center. It is on the welcome desk.
  • Old Mormon Fort (Freeside): Enter the fort, go to the western corner, and enter the door to the tower. The snow globe is upstairs on a shelf.
  • Jacobstown: Go to Jacobstown lodge. The snow globe is on the reception desk.
  • Nellis Air Force Base: Enter the Nellis Boomer Museum. The snow globe is on the table to the right, immediately after entering.
  • Lucky 38, Cocktail Lounge: Enter the cocktail lounge inside the Lucky 38 Casino. The snow globe is on the counter behind the middle cash register with a green lamp next to it. You must first speak to Mr. House to reach this area.
  • Vault 21: Enter the Vault 21 Hotel. Search the nightstand in Sarah's locked room in the northeast corner of Vault 21, next to the buyable room. Sarah can be pickpocketed for the keys if needed.

Easy "Hardcore" achievement or trophy

Do this while working for Ceasar's Legion, because they specialize in Unarmed and Melee and you will not need to carry a lot of ammunition. This is because ammunition has weight in Hardcore mode. Trying to earn "Hardcore" synergizes with earning Desert Survivalist as well. This is because you need to actually drink water to avoid dehydration, and the water also counts as food. Make sure you always have some water as well as food or Stimpaks.

Easy "Jury Rigger" achievement or trophy

As you progress, your weapons and armor will degrade. Obtain another of the same item that was worn. Access the PIP-Boy and go to the weapon or armor to be repaired. A prompt will appear in the top right corner, allowing you to repair or maintain that item. Select the repair option, then choose the item to be scrapped for parts.

Easy "The Legend of the Star" achievement or trophy

Complete "The Legend of the Star" quest by turning in fifty Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps to Festus at the Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters. It will automatically fail afterwards. Festus will give you a second quest named "A Valuable Lesson". Complete that quest.

Easy "Love the Bomb" achievement or trophy

Although using a Fatman or another atomic weapon is ideal for earning this achievement or trophy, there is a less costly method. Reach at least level 20 and do the "Radio Black Mountain" quest. You will be able to use Arianna (special rocket-launcher) which does several hundred points of damage per shot.

Easy "Master of the Arsenal" achievement or trophy

Deal damage with any weapon with the GRA tag on its name. If you have the caps, you can do this quickly by first saving the game. Go to Gun Runners and purchase the Fat Man (GRA) and all the Mini-nukes (all the types) to the Automatron. Depending on your Barter skill, this may cost about 20,000 caps. Next, go somewhere with a large concentration of strong enemies such as the Strip, Camp McCarran, Camp Forlon Hope, The Fort, Vault 3 entrance, Brotherhood of Steel bunker, etc. Aim and fire your weapon at the ground with a parabolic trajectory. After the nuke hits the ground, a small mushroom cloud will kill everything within its radius. The more enemies caught in the blast, the more damage it does. Done correctly, this will result in 2,000 to 3,000 damage. Have Stimpacks and Rad-Away available to deal with the survivors. The explosion is heavily radioactive, and can also kill you if you are caught in it. Repeat the process as many times as needed. Note: Some Mini-nukes types are chronometred and will explode only after some time has passed. Others may resemble a scrap musket, firing multiple small fireballs. After "Master of the Arsenal" is earned, reload your saved game to avoid any unintended effects.

Easy "Master of the Mojave" achievement or trophy

You will find almost all the locations while following the storyline. For the others, enter areas of the map you have barely explored and go to the white outlined triangles on your compass. Note: There is a huge cluster of locations in Vegas. The level 20 perk, Explorer is also a helpful option.

Easy "Mod Master" achievement or trophy

  • Use the following steps if you did not install enough mods during the normal progression of the game. At least 80,000 caps will be required. Go to the Gun Runners shop. Display your Pip-Boy, select "Stats", then "General", then the "General" tab at the top right corner to check how many weapon mods have been installed up to this point. Save the game. Purchase mods for the weapons you already own and fully mod them. If needed, reload the saved game if expensive mods were not compatible. If desired, save the game in a new slot. Next, purchase mods for weapons you do not have yet, but can be also be purchased at the Gun Runner's shop which are usually guns, melee weapons and explosives. After purchasing those weapons from the Gun Runner's shop, reload your most recent saved game if the mods were not compatible with the correct weapons and vice versa. After earning "Mod Master", you can reload the original save made before spending any of your caps on the mods.
  • Mods can be acquired from several traders in the wasteland. They can then be added to weapons through your Pip-Boy. Each gun can hold up to three mods. This must be done during the same playthrough. You can do this immediately after completing "The Courier Who Broke the Bank" mission as you will now have a large amount of money. The Gun Runners have a good supply of mods to purchase.

Easy "Ol' Buddy Ol' Pal" achievement or trophy

The first recruit-able companion, if you follow the storyline, will be Boone. You will eventually reach Novac, where you can find Boone in the dino's mouth in the late evening hours. Finish the quest for him and he will follow you.

Easy "Old-Tyme Brawler" achievement or trophy

Build up a lot of STR from the start and join Ceasar's Legion, because they specialize in Unarmed and Melee. You will not have much trouble finding weapons.

Easy "Outstanding Orator" achievement or trophy

When your Speech is at 40, go to Camp Golf, by Lake Las Vegas. Accept the quest from the sergeant. Agree to O'Hanran's method and convince everyone, with Mags being the last. After convincing Mags to play nice, accept her method and go to the gun range. Help them with their guns (45 skill required), and wait for them to start walking back to their tent. Talk to Razz and ask about squadmates. The speech challenge should still be there. You can easily unlock the "Outstanding Orator" achievement or trophy, as well as experience points in increments of 40. When you are done, talk to the sergeant to complete the quest or talk to O'Hanran and ask about the squad. Note: You have the option of helping them with explosives after the guns.

Easy "Pros Only" achievement or trophy

There are five three-star challenges. Consider doing the following three to earn "Pros Only".

  • Armed for Bear: Level up Melee or Unarmed a lot, and take a perk which knocks enemies down. There are a lot of NCR troops around. If their title does not include "Private" or "Sergeant", they will count. The six Ranger stations have eleven of them. There are five in McCarran, four at the Dam, and three at the Outpost. It is easiest to go around the Ranger stations at a low level and kill them. Most settlements have at least one named NCR soldier. If you are Legion-aligned and male, you can kill a Ranger one-on-one in the arena. Any weapon , for example the machete, will work well.
  • Man-Machine Interface: Use any weapon skill you have leveled up, hunt robots. There are Mr. Gutsys scattered around the Mojave, including locations such as Nellis Air Force Base, New Vegas Steel (the Mr. Steel variants will qualify), and the house in Nipton with the prototype Gutsy. REPCONN Headquarters is also a very good place to farm kills. Setting off the alarm on each floor will spawn four Sentry Bots per floor. However, Sentry Bots are very durable and your weapon may break when used against them. Most of the Gutsy locations will respawn after three days.
  • Against All Tyrants: Almost all named Legion troops are at the Fort. It can be difficult to assault if you are low to mid level. A high Guns stat is required use the Service or Hunting Rifle effectively.Consider taking out Cottonwood Cove (four of them are there), then dealing with assorted Legion troops around the Wasteland. Named troops can be found in Nelson, Techatticup Mine, Red Rock Canyon and Camp McCarran. Note: Silus counts, but you must have a high NCR reputation to get in there with him, then bring him out to use one of the eligible weapons. Note that NPCs will not leave the Fort, even if angered.

Easy "Stim-ply Amazing" achievement or trophy

After accumulating a large number of stimpacks, go to the lake with the sunken bomber. Repeatedly drown yourself to near death, then use a stimpack. Repeat the process as many times as needed.

Easy "Talent Pool" achievement or trophy

Enter the lounge at The Tops then speak with Swank. He will suggest that you speak with Tommy Torini. Tommy will ask you to recruit four unspecified new acts. He will offer 3% of the cut, but with a Barter of 50 you can increase this to 5%. All four marks will appear on your world map. Billy Knight is encountered just outside of The Tops. Hadrian can be found in the Atomic Wrangler. Bruce Issac is on the second floor of the Dino Dee-lite. The Lonesome Drifter can be found near El Dorado Gas & Service. After recruiting all of them, return to the Aces at The Tops and speak with Tommy.

Easy "Up to the Challenge" achievement or trophy

Complete three of the one star Gun Runners' challenges.

  • A Slave Obeys: Kill Mr. House with a 9 Iron or Nephi's Golf Driver. (0/1) You can kill Mr. House in three quest lines (Yes Man, NCR and Legion). The Nelphi's Golf Driver is a unique weapon, however the 9 Iron is much more common. You can get one at Nipton, Freeside or Yangtze Memorial. It is also dropped by Fiends.
  • Benefit Or a Hazard: Kill Robots with 5.56mm Pistols. (0/15)
  • Ne Ne Ne Ne...: Cripple Right Arms with Shotguns. (0/5) Target the right arm of an enemy on VATS and get it crippled. Depending on your shotgun, guns skill, and the type of enemy, it require a few shots to get it crippled. However while facing weak enemies, one or two shots should be enough.
  • Overkill: Kill Animals with any Fat Man or Fat Mines. (0/20)
  • The Same Could Be Said of All Religious Weapons: Kill Feral Ghouls with Maria, Gehenna, and Holy Frag Grenades. (0/15) Acquire Maria from Benny, because it is the easiest of them all. Make sure you have a large amount of ammunition and go to the area between Primm and the Mojave Outpost (with the statue of soldiers shaking hands), or to the nuclear testing site south of Nipton. You will find large numbers of ghouls at those locations. They are taken down easily with one or two headshots. Make sure no companions are with you to prevent kill stealing.
  • You Don't Belong In This World!: Kill Abominations with Katanas, Dynamite, Machetes, Throwing Spears, Throwing Knives, and Throwing Hatchets. (0/10)

Easy "The Whole Gang's Here" achievement or trophy

There are eight possible companions, most of which require you to finish a quest to recruit them.

  • Arcade: Found in Old Mormon Fort. You can use a speech challenge, a quest, or low intelligence to recruit Arcade. However, do not favor Ceasar's Legion.
  • Boone: Found in Novac. Finish the quest for him. Note: He will not join you if you favor Ceasar's Legion.
  • Cassidy: Found in Mojave outpost. Work for Crimson Caravan and eventually she will follow you. Take note about having low karma.
  • ED-E: Found in Primm, in the Mojave Express building where Johnson Nash lives. He will follow you after fixing him.
  • Lily: Found in Jacobstown. Speak to her. Note: You may first need to finish the quest for Doctor Henry, also located in Jacobstown.
  • Raul: Found in Black Mountain, in prison building. Speak to him and he will join you.
  • Rex: Found in Freeside. He is King's dog. Work for King and he will eventually give you quest after which you will be able to keep Rex.
  • Veronica: Found at 188 Trading Post. She will join you after you speak with her for awhile. Note: do not insult the Brotherhood of Steel in front of her.

Easy "You Run Barter Town" achievement or trophy

At the end of most of the DLCs, you will have unique high value items. Selling them will usually allow you to earn enough caps. For example, at the end of Honest Hearts, you will get a box with unique weapons and armor. In Dead Money inside the Sierra Madre vault are several gold bars. Sneak out of the Vault to avoid fighting anything after dropping your items to make room for the gold bars.

Grease reference

On the quest to find "escorts" for the atomic wrangler, you must find a robot and reprogram it. The robot is called "FISTO". After exiting the building, if you have the Wild Wasteland trait you will encounter three women in pink dresses calling themselves the Pink Ladies.

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull reference

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Go south on the road out of Goodsprings. After about 100 yards you will find a refrigerator at the base of a hill. There is a skeleton wearing a fedora inside.
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Monty Python's Life Of Brian reference

Take the Weird And Wacky trait at the start of the game, then go to Cottonwood Cove. Go to behind the office of Aurelius of Phoenix. Notice that "Romanes eunt Domus" is written in red see on the walls. This is a reference to Monty Python's Life Of Brian, when he is asked to write "Romans go home" on the palace walls in Latin and gets it wrong.

Star Wars reference

Go to the town of Nipton. Walk to the right of the town hall's front entrance to find a burned out building, with a pair of burned corpses in front. The view resembles the scene from Star Wars where Luke Skywalker finds the bodies of his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen.


Unlimited caps

  • In Guardian Peak you will meet an NCR soldier who is wounded. Through some Speech checks, you can get him to give you his gun for escorting him out of the cave that he is in. When you get to the entrance of the cave with him in tow, he will speak and you can continually ask for his rifle, which he will give you along with ammunition. Note: This is best done after earning the perk that allows for over encumbered fast travel.
  • Note: This requires the unpatched version of the game. Begin going through the storyline, once you get to Prim and complete the quest there, leave for awhile and return. You will be able to gamble. In order to gamble you must purchase chips. Go to the cashier at the Vikki & Vance Casino. Purchase as many chips as possible with any of the three types of money (Caps, NCR, and Legionaries). Once you have the chips, save the game normally (not by auto-save). Note: Each chip is worth one cap, so you can trade all the chips back for a full refund if needed. Once your game is saved, talk to the cashier again and select the fourth option (something similar to "Cash in my chips"). She will ask what form of payment you want. Pick any option desired, then quickly exit the conversation. This should have given you as much of the form of money you requested that equals to chips. Caps are 1 chip to 1 cap. NCR are 8 chips to $20 and 40 chips to $100, and Legionaries are 4 chips to one Denarius, 20 chips for a Dalhali, and 100 chips for a Aureus. Once you have exited the conversation, check your inventory. You should have the money and the chips still in your possession. Talk to the cashier and repeat the trick. If you want to get higher amounts at a time, do the trick with caps a few times, then buy 1,000 chips for 1,000 caps about five or six times.
  • After completing the Sexbot quest, go to the atomic wrangler and talk to Fisto. Choose the "Maybe later" response to get 10 caps. You can continue to do this as many times as desired. With enough time and patience you can accumulate a large amount of caps.

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Go to any salesman and press Select. Wait one hour to force an auto save. Go the "Memory" option in the system menu, then select "Hard Drive" and find the auto save file. Copy it to a memory card. Go to your memory card and copy it back to the hard drive. Load the game and start. You should be at the salesman. Do not buy or sell anything yet. Wait one hour to force another auto save. Quit and start the game again. Sell or buy anything. Wait one hour, quit, and start over. The salesman's inventory and money will have reset. Repeat the process as many times as desired.

Unlimited experience

  • Note: This requires at least a 35 Medicine skill. Once your character gains access to the main strip, find Victor outside the Lucky 38 casino. He will tell you that Mr. House wants to meet you. Follow him inside and go up the elevator. Speak with Mr. House (the giant television face that looks like Howard Hughes). Find the dialogue choice pertaining to needing to ask him a few questions. Then, ask "Who exactly are you, Mr. House?", then select "You appear to be a computer, not a man". After that, select the Medicine skill check response, "The lifespan you're claiming is impossible, except for ghouls and super mutants." After that, you will be awarded 35 experience points (or 39 experience points if you have the Swift Learner perk). You can repeat this as many times as desired.
  • This trick yields unlimited experience, Stimpacks and doctor's bags. Get access to Helios One Power Station and have the quest "That Lucky Old Sun". When you have the option to choose how to reroute the power, select to do full region (emergency output level). Go out and re-aim the solar array panels, then return to Ignacio. Tell him you overpowered the station. He will reward you with 350 experience points, three Stimpacks, and two doctor's bags. The option will remain in place allowing you to do this repeatedly as many times as desired.
  • Upon meeting Mr. House the first time, in "The House Always Wins, I" mission, he will ask you to get his chip. If you have 50 Barter when he tells you the deal is 1,000 caps, refuse it. Keep refusing his offers after bartering until he tells you to come back. After you talk to him again, select the following choices: "Tell me your terms again?", then the Barter 50 choice "The chip is worth far more than that", then "Still not interested", and repeat.

Monorail entry

In Camp McCarran where the monorail directly to the strip is located, you can gain entry to the monorail. Take the long way around and stay as close to the vending machines as possible. Follow the wall around the back way. Make sure the other soldier has his back to you. Crouch and sneak up to this soldier. You may hear the phrase indicating that if you get any closer they will have to shoot you. However, as long as you remain hidden, it may flash "Detected" briefly for a few times. As soon as you are close enough to the door, you can go through it and take a monorail directly to the strip. This may require a few attempts. Be careful when returning to the monorail from the strip. You will probably be shot. However as soon as you enter the monorail it resets, and you can again ride it back to the strip. By using this trick you can bypass many annoyances and quests, and can skip directly to meeting Mr. House and finding the person who shot you.

Free repairs

By using this method, it is possible to repair any and all items to the player's current repair level without using any of you caps. To do this you, need the Confirmed Bachelor perk and enough caps to cover the repair cost of the item. When you arrive at the Mohave Outpost to get the pardon for the new sheriff of Primm, during the conversation with Major Knight a Confirmed Bachelor speech option is available. Select it, and whenever you do repairs through him, the item gets repaired to your repair level but the caps do not get deducted from your stockpile. This can be very useful when combined with any unlimited caps trick, and results in your player having all items at 100% condition (even things like the Fat Man, where replacement parts are difficult to find).

Replenish ammunition

In the unpatched version of the game, wait in front of the gun runners for two to three days. The ammo, upgrades, and almost everything else will be restocked. This also works at Van Graffs. The items and amounts seem to be random.

Enemies catch on fire without firing weapon

Use the .50 machine gun incendiary ammunition on the anti-materiel rifle. Target an enemy with V.A.T.S. The enemy will catch on fire, even if you do not fire the weapon.

No reset timer for roulette games

Actively play roulette. While doing so, load your last saved game. If done correctly, you should be able to immediately play roulette again after loading the saved game. This is useful for minimizing the amount of lost chips and maximizing winnings. Note: This was done at the Ultra Luxe.

Start with two 9mm SMGs

In the beginning of the game when you are being awakened by Doctor Mitchell, when you test at the Vit-o-matic, move your intelligence to 10, or when you choosing skills, choose Repair. Note: You need at least 25 points in Repair. Go to the Sunset Sasparilla crate with the broken 9mm SMG and pick it up. Repair it while repeatedly tapping [Confirm/Activate]. You will be able to repair it again. The game will glitch and you will obtain 20 experience points as well as two 9mm SMGs.


Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.

New Kid (Bronze): Reach 10th level.
Ol' Buddy Ol' Pal (Bronze): Recruit any companion.
Crafty (Bronze): Craft 20 items.
Mod Machine (Bronze): Install 20 weapon mods.
Walker of the Mojave (Bronze): Discover 50 locations.
You Run Barter Town (Bronze): Sell 10,000 caps worth of goods.
Blast Mastery (Bronze): Cause 10,000 damage with Energy Weapons.
Love the Bomb (Bronze): Cause 10,000 damage with Explosives.
Lead Dealer (Bronze): Cause 10,000 damage with Guns.
No Tumbler Fumbler (Bronze): Pick 25 locks.
Stim-ply Amazing (Bronze): Heal 10,000 points of damage with Stimpaks.
New Vegas Samurai (Bronze): Cause 10,000 damage with Melee Weapons.
Jury Rigger (Bronze): Repair 30 items.
Hack the Mojave (Bronze): Hack 25 terminals.
Artful Pocketer (Bronze): Pick 50 pockets.
Outstanding Orator (Bronze): Make 50 Speech challenges.
Desert Survivalist (Bronze): Heal 10,000 points of damage with food.
Old-Tyme Brawler (Bronze): Cause 10,000 damage with Unarmed weapons.
Know When to Fold Them (Bronze): Win 3 games of Caravan.
One Armed Bandit (Bronze): Play 10 spins of Slots.
Little Wheel (Bronze): Play 10 spins of Roulette.
Double Down (Bronze): Play 10 hands of Blackjack.
Ain't That a Kick in the Head (Bronze): Completed Ain't That a Kick in the Head.
All or Nothing (Bronze): Completed All or Nothing.
Veni, Vidi, Vici (Bronze): Completed Veni, Vidi, Vici.
Eureka! (Bronze): Completed Eureka!
No Gods, No Masters (Bronze): Completed No Gods, No Masters.
Come Fly With Me (Bronze): Completed Come Fly With Me.
Talent Pool (Bronze): Completed Talent Pool.
Return to Sender (Bronze): Completed Return to Sender.
Arizona Killer (Bronze): Completed Arizona Killer.
You'll Know It When It Happens (Bronze): Completed You'll Know It When It Happens.
G.I. Blues (Bronze): Completed G.I. Blues.
That Lucky Old Sun (Bronze): Completed That Lucky Old Sun.
Volare! (Bronze): Completed Volare!
The Legend of the Star (Bronze): Completed The Legend of the Star.
Up and Comer (Silver): Reach 20th level.
The Boss (Silver): Reach 30th level.
The Whole Gang's here (Silver): Recruit all companions.
Master of the Mojave (Silver): Discover 125 locations.
Globe Trotter (Silver): Discover all snow globes.
Caravan Master (Silver): Win 30 games of Caravan.
The Courier Who Broke the Bank (Silver): Get banned from all the Strip's casinos.
They Went That-a Way (Silver): Completed They Went That-a Way.
Ring-a-Ding-Ding (Silver): Completed Ring-a-Ding-Ding.
The House Always Wins (Silver): Completed The House Always Wins.
For the Republic (Silver): Completed For the Republic.
Render Unto Caeser (Silver): Completed Render Unto Caeser.
Wild Card (Silver): Completed Wild Card.
Hardcore (Gold): Play the game from start to finish in Hardcore Mode.
Platinum Trophy (Platinum): Collect all other 50 Trophies for this Trophy.

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