Fallout: New Vegas Quest Bugs
For all their masterful efforts in bringing the Mojave Wasteland to life, Obsidian shipped out Fallout: New Vegas with a number of bugs still extant. Some of these glitches will make it difficult to complete quests — always a frustrating experience.
Below, we’ll be compiling information on buggy, glitchy quests, as well as providing all the solutions we can find. Feel free to chime in in the comments with more.
Old School Ghoul
Raul’s loyalty mission, Old School Ghoul, requires you to talk to three aging NPC’s. Depending on the situation in your game, talking to these NPC’s might not properly trigger Raul’s dialogue. If you’re having troubl, try some of these fixes (they’ll only work on PC).
Loyal: After completion of “Volare,” loyal will travel to vicinity of Black Mountain, and can get stuck on some terrain. Free him by activating the console (hit “~”)and entering ff26a.moveto player, then hitting enter.
Ranger Andy: If you met Ranger Andy and learned his Ranger Takedown technique without Raul present, you will have missed the opportunity to complete Old School Ghoul. If you’re on the PC, use the console and type in set “000e61a5″.MetRangerAndy to 1 . It won’t work unless you’re indoors. Transition to an outdoor area and Raul should initiate conversation. If that console command doesn’t do the trick, try set “000e61a5″.MetRangerAndy to 2 and pick Raul’s dialogue option about Ranger Andy
Corporal Sterling: Similar problems can arise with Sterling, and you can input a similar console command: set “000e61a5″.MetCorporalSterling to 1. Again, if the previous console command doesn’t help, try set “000e61a5″.MetCorporalSterling to 2 and select the dialogue line about Sterling.
Still in the Dark
There is a known bug with the Still in the Dark quest. Depending (or not depending) on when in the quest chain you present evidence to Hardin about the Chain that Binds, a potential glitch arises that prevents Hardin from overthrowing McNamara and becoming head of the Brotherhood’s Mojave chapter. For best results, talk to Hardin about the Holotapes before turning the scout’s reports into McNamara.