Fallout: New Vegas Unique Weapons

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Ranging from humble machetes to high-powered, futuristic laser-guns, the weapons of Fallout: New Vegas provide some of its greatest joys. None are more satisfying, moreover, than the game‘s unique weapons, which provide that little bit of extra oomph. Check out our list below so you know where to find them all.

Displacer Glove: Pushy – On the body of a Jackal Gang member, inside the Ruby Hill Mine.

Oh, Baby! – Near a Chewed Stealth Boy in the deepest part of Charleston Cave.

Laser Rifle: AER14 Prototype – Inside the Vault 22 Common Area, on the blocked stairwell only accessible from the Food Production level.

Spiked Knuckles: Love and Hate – On the Viper Gang Leader in Bonnie Springs.

Alien Blaster – At the Hovering Anomaly.

Gauss Rifle: YCS/186 – At the Mercenary Camp. Wild Wasteland trait must NOT be taken.

9mm Submachine Gun: Vance’s Submachine Gun – Inside the safe at Win’s Hideout.

Laser Pistol: Pew Pew – On the body of Allen Marks, after completing “The Legend of the Star.”

Bladed Gauntlet: Cram Opener – Owned by Little Buster, in Camp McCarran.

Cowboy Repeater: La Longue Carabine – Carried by Corporal Sterling, in Camp McCarran.

This Machine – Your reward from Contreras for not turning him in, at the end of Free Quest: Dealing with Contreras.

Plasma Rifle: Q-35 Matter Modulator – In a pod casement, in the locked shipping room of REPCONN HQ.

9 Iron: Nephi’s Golf Driver – Carried by a Fiend named Driver Nephi, in his territory.

Euclid’s C-Finder – Carried by Max, in and around Nick and Ralph’s, on the Freeside Streets.

Straight Razor: Figaro – Owned by Sergio, in the back of King’s School of Impersonation.

Boxing Gloves: Golden Gloves – On the upper bar of the Casino Floor, inside Lucky 38 Casino.

9mm Pistol: Maria – On Benny, when you kill him.

Lead Pipe: The Humble Cudgel – Near the Prospector Corpse, inside the Sealed Sewers.

Grenade Rifle: Thump-Thump – Lying on the floor near the Ant mound at the Nellis Array.

BB Gun: Abilene Kid LE BB Gun – Lying on a shelf inside the Fiend’s Shack.

Minigun: CZ57 Avenger – Inside, at the back of the container trailer, by the dead body, in the Devil’s Throat.

Marksman Carbine: All-American – On the floor, on an upturned table in the Armory Cache, Vault 34.

Pulse Gun – Found in the Armory Cache, Vault 34.

Bumper Sword: Blade of the East – Carried by Legate Lanius, in the legate’s camp.

.44 Magnum Revolver: Mysterious Magnum – Owned by the Lonesome Drifter, by the Sunset Sasparilla Billboard, close to El Dorado Dry Lake.

Fat Man – Near the skeleton by the southern silt pool, in Quarry junction. Also occasionally found on prospector corpses.

.357 Magnum Revolver: Lucky – In the floor safe inside the cashier’s area of the Vikki & Vance Casino, in Primm.

Combat Knife: Chance’s Knife – In Chance’s Grave.

Missile Launcher: Annabelle – Carried by the Nightkin Sniper on Black Rock summit, Black Rock mountain.

Zap Glove: Paladin Toaster – Near the body of the dead prospector in Black Rock cave.

Sawed-Off Shotgun: Big Boomer – Carried by Old Lady Gibson, in Gibson scrap yard.

That Gun – On a shelf in the locked storage room inside the Dino Bite Gift Shop, in Novac.

Grenade Machine-gun: Mercy – On the floor of Dead Wind Cavern, near a dead BoS Paladin.

Varmint Rifle: Ratslayer – Propped up against the desk, inside the Broc Flower Cave.

Machete: Liberator – Carried by Dead Sea, in Nelson.

Cleaver: Chopper – Found on the stove of Wolfhorn Ranch.

Frag Grenade: Holy Frag Grenade – In the basement of the eastern church in Camp Searchlight. Wild Wasteland must be taken.

Fire Axe: Knock Knock – In the Camp Searchlight Fire Station, in the restrooms.

Sniper Rifle: Gobi Campaign Scout Rifle – In the footlocker of the Sniper’s Nest, overlooking the Cottonwood Cove.

DogTag Fist: Recompense of the Fallen – In Aurelius’ desk, on the upper floor of the main building in Cottonwood Cove.

Hunting Shotgun: Dinner Bell – Reward for the quest “Bleed Me Dry” given by Red Lucy in The Thorn.

Tesla Cannon: Tesla-Beaton Prototype – On the ground near the crashed Vertibird.

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83 Comments on Fallout: New Vegas Unique Weapons


On October 21, 2010 at 5:45 am

this is cool


On October 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

You forgot Chopper It’s found inside the ranch house near Nipton on the oven


On October 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

how do i get into that pod in repconn hq for the plasma rifle, i can get into the room just not the pod


On October 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

The “Lucky” revolver is actually in th “Lucky Casino”, not in Vicky & Vance’s. And the “Dinner Bell” shotgun is not in the shack at “The old nuclear plant”, you receive it after completing a quest for Red Lucy in “The Thorn”.


On November 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Toby is right – Also there are some weapons on the list which require kind of unlocking. So if you think you can waltz in a get the pickup – think again – the gift of a gun requires you to visit those places and they are scattered all over the place. Ask yourself whether you need the gun before making the trip. Also what you carry is best used all the time and stashed stuff should be for backup scenario’s when all hell breaks lose. Hence my stash is Rocket Launcher, 10mm SMG, Grenade Rifle (unique), Flamer and Mines. When you go to war you will always rely on at least to weapons you are comfortable using – one needs to be melee – choose a fist weapon that packs a punch but allow yourself the space to move around your oponent. Grenades are good for nests and tunnels and anny confined space that’l make a mess. You best friend is your health – without it your screwed and taking backup pills may be a disadvantage when you least expect.


On November 13, 2010 at 2:44 am

veri nice game


On November 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I must agree it is a good game but how do you get the plasma rifle in repconn HQ its realy starting to piss me off


On November 30, 2010 at 10:14 am

i just walked up and grabbed the plasma rifle in the pod at the repconn hq.

sleazy p.

On December 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

For the Q-35, I had to go into 3rd person along the far wall as close to the pod as possible and look down/left. I’ve done it twice now. I don’t use energy weapons so I gave it to Boone. Lmao! (PS3 version)

Wtf? There’s no unique hunting rifle?


On December 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm

For the Oh,baby!, it is basically next to a chewed stealth boy, but the stealthboy is on the dead nightkin nearing the bottom of the cave. Hope this helps.


On December 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm

where the hell is the hovering anomaly


On December 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

and where is the mercenary camp.


On December 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm

The “Dinner Bell” hunters shotgun is awarded for completing the “Bleed Me Dry” quest given by Red Lucy in The Thorn. One of the better secondary quest in the game. A lot of action. I have always done this quest without taking the caps when they were offered, I don’t know if that is required or not, but it was alays the shotgun I was after anyway , not the caps. Good hunting.


On December 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

The Mercenary camp is directly north of the Horowitz Farmstead.


On December 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Need to add the “Pew Pew” to your list. Take 50 star bottle caps to festus at the Sunset Sasparilla bottling plant. You will fail one quest and be given another and the key to the storage room. In the storage rrom is a body (Allen Marks) with the weapon and several crates with over 100 caps each.


On January 4, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Plasma rifle at repconn hq? Here’s a tip for those who don’t mind
Killing people all the people at the silver rush
Have a plasma rifle but killing them all is the
Tough part shoot the guy at the door and after
You kill him all of the guys inside rush out so instantly
Swich to a explosive shoot after finish them
Off with guns I found the power fist great for
This then inside there’s a couple guys kill
Them then take everything on shelves is yours.


On January 7, 2011 at 2:42 am

Alien Blaster is north of Horowitz Farmstead. once you approach it you should see some kind of spaceship hovering above a mountain. I advise you to go into sneak mode and snipe the aliens from a distance. Wild Wastland is NEEDED.


On January 7, 2011 at 2:47 am

for Cram Opener after you do Major Drahti’s quest for the 3 fiends
complete it

when u get around freeside near the old marmoran fort are train tracks you will see little buster dead loot him for the cram opener

this is the best way without losing karma of infamy


On January 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

where is the GOBI!


On January 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

Wht is the best gun and armor in new vages????


On January 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

the gobi is in a locked case in the sniper nest on the hill overlooking cottonwood cove.


On January 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

where is chances grave ?


On March 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I got This Machine as a reward for turning in Contreras.


On June 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I got Abilene Kid LE BB Gun when rex started howling by Feilds shack and i asked if some one had fallen down a well and a well appeared right next to me this is on ps3 and is also a refeance to lassie the dog


On June 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

The Gobi sniper rifle is at the snipers nest in the armor case bit you need 100 lockpick skill and the sniper rifle is golden with 6 rounds


On June 22, 2011 at 7:53 am

you made some mistakes

Ricky rozay

On July 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

How do you get the wod wasteland perk


On July 20, 2011 at 5:43 am

this was a help for some but not all. please provide more information


On July 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

you forgot the gobi campain sniper rifle it is located at the snipers nest and you need to have 100 lockpick skill to get it


On July 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Best gun in New Vegas depends on what skills you have and what your S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats are but all in all it would either be hunting rifle, anti-material rifle, Gobi or brush gun. The best pistol is ranger sequoia. But by far the best armour would be T-51b power armour with power armour training, without power armour training the best armour would either be van-ghraffs combat armour or leather armour reinforced. NOTE: If you wear BROTHERHOOD T-51b power armour NCR and Ceasers Legion will attack you because it’s faction armour. But if you are wearing
T-51b power armour your not wearing faction armour so nobody will attack you. :)


On July 31, 2011 at 10:19 am

my favourite armour on the game is the enclave remnants armour with the t-51b power helm the remnants armour is difficult to find. if you swim up the right side of the river near cottonwood cove you will find a gap in the cliffs with a load of deathclaws and there should be 2 dead bodys one with the t-51b power armour and the other with remnants. it may not be there first time round so swim to the other side of the river then go back.


On August 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm

ricky you get wild wasteland perk when you first create your character its one of the traits you can pick and they are optional as each trait has an up side and a down side.


On August 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

This game is relentlessly brutal.



On August 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I must get “thump thump” “pew pew” and “knock knock” too funny to pass up


On August 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

If you attempt to get “Mercy”, be prepared to save 100,000 times, that’s all im gonna say…

Some Guy

On September 1, 2011 at 9:10 pm

The Ranger Sequoia isnt on this list, i got it from them NCR guys that are always chasin me around talkin trash, killed them and one of the four had it on them, not the leader tho..

That Guy

On September 20, 2011 at 11:28 am

How is Ranger Sequoia a Unique Weapon? Ive gotten it 10 times…

Clever luck

On October 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Hate to point some things out but I found that the brass knucks killes basicly any human with one hit, after you fix it by some one who repairs weapons, and I wear the brotherhood armour and the ncr won’t attack unless you have only an ok or lower rep with there faction. To better prove this I am part of the brotherhood and I am fine to be a part of the ncr aswell, but I’m also a caution type player so obviously the leagion is attacking odds of them wining is not very good. Oh and I accidentally found the gobi rifle and the rat slayer is prime for easy kills,. But in the end it may be that I’m just very lucky in this game.


On October 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

hey max, the chopper is on there fyi not to sound mean but you cant hear my tone of voice….. is your last name decker??? O.o


On October 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm



On October 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

who knew the enclave were in fallout new vegas and got the amor from the deathclaw nest across the river


On October 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

@Brian, If you want to get the best armor and weapons I’d suggest the Gannon Family Tesla Armor, which is recieved from Arcade Gannon after you convince him to stay out of the Enclave. The best weapon…err–that’s tough, I’d suggest the Gatiling Laser or Plasma Caster.


On October 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

@DEATH, Uh…There’s is no armor in the Deathclaw cave…


On October 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm

@Brian, And also, if you aren’t skilled with energy weapons or don’t have power armor training, the best armor is the NCR Salvaged power armor. (Try to avoid the Brotherhood in this) And the Legion is just a nuisance, not a threat. And also, if you don’t have a good EW skill, get the Anti-Material-Rifle, or A minigun. Preferably the CZ57 Avenger.


On November 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

by far the best armor is the remnants power armor and the helmet which looks like a bug is in silver peak mine and best armor for no power armor training well you know what get power armor training or else your a noob and the best rifle is this machine cause of quick single fire and very very high damage and very long range accurately and the ejecting clip is also totally awesome the best pistol is mysterious magnum cause of the high damage awesome graphics and accuracy and can nobody in spell


On November 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I may sound 50 when I say this, but can you not swear? And also, the best armor IS NOT The Remnants Power armor /w Helmet. It’s the Gannon Family Tesla Armor. (Remnants armor used by A. Gannon’s Father) It has extremely high HP, like Winterized T-51b from Fallout 3, Operation Anchorage. Headburner, you do need Power Armor training for that armor. Err– if you know that, good. I just misunderstood a little because your spelling is well…awful. This Machine is in fact a good weapon. But not the best if you don’t have a good EW skill. The CZ57 Avenger is wonderful, doing a DPS of 250 At 60-70 Guns skill. Or the Anti-Material Rifle, this goes threw, power armor, hell, it could kill a Veteran Ranger in about 3-5 shots if you have an 80 Guns skill. Hope this advice helped.


On November 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Headburner, you’re giving false info to put it down. The Mysterious Magnum in not the best pistol, it is either the Ranger Seqoiu, sorry if that’s spelled wrong, because it does 69 damage, it also can do up to 106 DPS or higher if you have Armor Peircing or Hollow Point rounds, the BEST pitol, not the strongest such as the one I just explained, is the 10mm Pistol, it has a very wide variety of mods, like silencers, laser sight, grip, extended mags, and I think it has something like an HD cylinder and/or reciever. This is Cazaclaw, be back in a while.


On November 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

wtf the ranger sequoia is okay but ammo is very limited cz57 sucks cause its weight and decays way to fast and is a waste of ammo i really dont care about the ammo though cause i have over 50,000 rounds and the 10mm pistol sucks hole you dildo even with all the mods it has too little damage sights suck and are inaccurate as and its kinda a favorite thing when it comes to the remnants or gannon family i like the remnants and i have 3 sets of it so me and my follower (veronica) match and the anti material rifle is the best sniper but not the best rifle by far it may have the highest damage but the reload and bolt action plus worst of all…..


On November 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

its totally unless you have 100 gun skill cause its scope sways so much its almost impossible to get a target over about 50 ft and in that game you kinda need to lay down a bunch of rounds as fast as you can which is where this machine comes in plus a fully modded sniper rifle is better then the anti material rifle in some cases cause of its low weight and silenced fire .dumdass weed


On November 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

and also cazaclaw when you replied to death there is power armor in the death claw cave its on the body next to the unique machine grenade launcher . it is the t-51b power armor

Reed Grimes

On November 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The hovering anomaly is only available if you have wild wasteland and is where the mercenary camp is near the Horowitz farmstead if you didn’t pick wild wasteland.


On November 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm

dude were i knoe the remnants power armor is across the river bu were in the deathclaw nest?


On November 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

YEAH MAN THIS IS AWESOME MAN i found the remnants power armor and its awesome thanks ellis your bad ass.


On November 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm

your a dumbass headburner


On November 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

i agree with dan, ricky it is a very obvious perk to get when u first get your game started weed. >:(


On November 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Does anyone knoe were to get the tesla cannon cause when i completed ”Still in the dark” i didnt get it, it wasnt even on the shelves when i went to the B.O.S safehouse.


On December 3, 2011 at 7:36 am

You missed a lot of rare weopons. Or maybe you dont have the dlc. One of my personal favourites is christines cos silencer rifle. I collect any rare gun i can and i have about 40. If anyone wants me to I can make a list.


On December 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

you brucedabomb you in the ass you mothering dildo you dont know you dont know why dont you go spoon with your mom you ing dumbass hole and apparently you dont know and i know way more about it than you do why dont you speak your own fav weapons you ing got


On December 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Headburner calm down u don’t have go crazy


On December 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Does anyone know where 2 get a sniper


On January 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Skullcrusher, there is one laying on the top bunk of, I wanna say, the bed where Betsy is in The camp by the New Vegas clinic by the Strip.


On January 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm

The ncr camp, can’t remember the name.


On January 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Camp McCarran


On January 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

@ anyone asking how to unlock the legendary plama rife from the pod.

In order to do this you most find Intty whatevers briefcase which is next to his body on the third floor in one of the main hallways. Find the briefcase and take whats in it and you should be able to open everything. Hope this helps…


On January 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

i have found half all of these this is very helpfull


On January 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

any1 all u need to get q35 modulater which is the plasma rifle in repconn hq u go to second floor find key to the loked door go in i go do the hole and its floatin in the pod


On January 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

down i meant


On January 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

i know how to get levels up easy with no killing all u need is 30 or 45 speech


On January 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

an1 who wants to know tell me


On January 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

the pulse gun is called circut breaker


On January 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

The gobi is the best sniper?


On February 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

no the gobi is not the best sniper it is the anti material rifle but if ur not a high enough skill or dont have many 50 cal ammo then the best is the sniper rifle fully modded up and ranger saquoia is decent but only with hp bullets. oh yeah i almost forgot u skullcrusher u sideways in the ass


On February 8, 2012 at 7:00 am

Wow we gots a buncha dumbass s up in here whinin and in ova some stupid ass opinions. who really gives a wat the best is? as long as its good enuf ta put a motha er down isnt that wat counts? god damn


On February 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

When attempting to get Mercy, after entering Dead Wind Cavern and taking out the first swarm of Deathclaws, switch to your Gauss Rifle and crouch to take out the Legendary Deathclaw, i did it and got a one shot one kill and only saved it once, as for the best weapon on the game i’d recommend the Sniper Rifle With Silencer and Carbon Fibre Parts Mods’, and taking out targets while crouched and ‘Hidden’ to get critical hits.


On March 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Personally I like to use the assassin suit from the dead money dlc and the specail 45.pistol that joshusa grayam carrys on the honest hearts add on but if you don’t have these dlc’s then the ncr vet armour with the 1st recon hat looks the best with a decent hp and if you like to take your time I’d surgest a hunting rifle with all the mods and different ammo depenting on your target also on this list there missing loads of weapons


On March 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

you forgot the mysterious revolver its a 44 magnum and its found as well with an aucustic guitar on a road near a sign its on the mysterys wonder who is sitting on the log kill him to get it but espect to lose some karma with the strip i dont know y but you do.


On March 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Just listen to MUNCHY, headburner it really doesn’t matter, besides the best weapon spends on your skill


On March 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Depends I meant


On April 2, 2012 at 2:47 pm

doug, it isnt in a hovering anomaly it is being held by an alien captain near the tummble weed farm and near the hariwitz farm


On August 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

You’ve forgotten the Weathered 10mm pistol, Mecerny grenade rifle, and Sturdy caravan shotgun.


On March 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I Love This Game if you want more caps press the ` button and type player.additem 0000000f 1000000for one million caps amazing hah


On July 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm

If you go after mercy you will go up against death claws and a legendary one You WIll DIE if you don’t have a some kind of big gun good luck I just tired and died 5 times


On May 10, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Ive been looking around at all the comments on this website and ive noticed theres been a lot of “issues” getting the Q-35 but i thought it was pretty simple. All you have to do is go into the repconn HQ and take a right and there should be a door in front of some dead fiends go through that door and they’ll be a robot that says theres no visitors beyond this point either kill it or use your speech skill to make it let you pass then you walk straight but dont go up the stairs and there should be a metal door go open that up (75 lock pick skill required) Or you go to the third floor and there will be a dead body with a breifcase next to him take the stuff in that brief case and go back to the door and use the teminal next to it than once you open the door go inside and turn left and it will be leaning up against the bottom of an orange pod. Well thats how it happend for me. Hope this helped somebody ,Koolkat