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.

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2 Comments on Fallout: New Vegas Quest Bugs


On November 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

in the mission crazy, crazy, crazy i think its called. when you arrive at the base of black mountain at neils shack, he tells you to meet him at the top of the mountain. upon reaching the top i then speak to neil and he asks if im ready and i then say yes lets go and he then replies, “well do what you need to do then and hurry up”. and after i kill tabitha he still remains there. is this supposed to happen or is this a bug??


On December 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

This is a bummer bug. This happened during “Back in the saddle” quest and I didn’t realize it until 5 hours later and had to restart the game.

Bonnie dies prior to the last stage of this mission so I can’t complete this mission or any other mission that requires me to talk to Bonnie. Noticed it during another mission where I needed to talk to her. I found her body but this isn’t a way to revive with the XBox version. Apparently in the PC version you can into command mode and revive her.

(1) Talk to Sunny Smiles in the Prospector Saloon. (2) Meet Sunny Smiles behind the Prospector Saloon. (3) Shoot 3 sarsaparilla bottles outside the Prospector Saloon. (4) Follow Sunny. (5) Kill the Geckos at the well. (6) Talk to Sunny Smiles. SHE DIED HERE (7) Kill the Geckos at the other wells. (8) Talk to Sunny about your reward.