The NCR prison will let evil characters make some new friends in the region and fight the NCR, or allow double agents to get some intel on the prison and join the NCR assault to seize it. Primm, on the other hand, will force you to take the town back from a group of rogue Powder Gangers and then decide on who the ideal sheriff for the town would be. Each of these quests should help you get your feet wet in the Mojave, learn the lay of the land and earn some early caps and equipment for your journey to New Vegas.NovacNovac will be the first major town that you encounter.
The area may look small, but it's home to some very useful things. While you're here, you'll be able to find Boone, a new doctor (of questionable skill, but good supplies) and your first permanent home, in the form of a motel room. Despite these amenities, you'll also be able to help out around town. Boone's recruitment quest is a worthwhile venture for just about everyone. The unmarked quest concerning the attacks on the local brahmin ranch is worth your time too, if you like easy caps and movie references. Of course, you'll also be able to help a cult of ghouls fight the 'demons' in their basement and then launch them to their paradise (or into each other in a massive fireball). The nearby solar power plant, Helios One, should be worth a look too.
Main Quest Fallout New Vegas
While it is easy to help the NCR, it's also possible to sabotage the facility or reign fire down on the soldiers from above.All of these little quests are certainly worth your time while you're passing through Novac.FreesideBefore you can get into the splendor of New Vegas, you'll need to pass through the ruined slums surrounding the main gate. While in the wrecked landscape of Freeside, you'll have a chance for a surprising number of quests of varying types. The most moral can take the chance to help the Followers of the Apocalypse clean up the area. The more mercenary types can choose to hunt down debtors, recruit prostitutes (including a very special robot) and pick up a little work from the Van Graff's at the Silver Rush or the Crimson Caravan Company.
Naturally, there's also a growing war between the NCR and the Kings that you can involve yourself in too. Don't miss all of these opportunities to raise money on your way to the New Vegas Strip.New VegasThis is the big draw. New Vegas is the crown jewel of the Mojave, and it's full of rich tourists, gamblers, faction agents and politicians. This is a very nice environment for a courier looking for work.The casinos hold secrets for you. The Omertas at Gomorrah are working on a strange plan, and there's an odd disappearance at the Ultra-Luxe. You can also plant some bugs on Mr.
House's network, help some working girls escape or work on carrying out or stopping a murder plot. If those don't sound exciting, then there's always a little photography work too. New Vegas holds great riches, and not just at the tables. A mercenary can walk away with a small fortune if they play their cards right.The Odds and EndsAfter all of these quests, there are a few that just don't seem to fit in easily. There are a number of quests available that deviate heavily from the usual quest hubs. You'll probably just stumble into them as you go, or find a loose link somewhere.
Good old exploration will take you to some of these.There are quests to help the supermutants at Jacobstown, to join some mercenary looters at the radiated Camp Searchlight, a mission to rescue a misguided girl outside of Vegas, an unlikely pair of would-be casino robbers and a very long hunting quest to be picked up from the local arena.NCR QuestsQuest aren't always about equipment or money. Sometimes it's also possible to help out your favorite faction and gain a bit of reputation with them. The NCR have a ton of quests that will net you equipment and rewards, and also help the NCR gain a better foothold in the Mojave.There are a few main bases available. You'll have a chance to help out Camp Hope, Camp Golf, Bitter Springs and Camp McCarran. Adventurous players can also find NCR patrols and guard posts that need a bit of help.Legion QuestsThe Legion have a more limited presence in the Mojave Wasteland, but there are still some quest options available for those that wish to work for Caesar and his army. There are a few options to crush the NCR at Camp Hope, destroy the monorail at Camp McCarran and carry out a short mission in New Vegas.Note also that there are a few Legion options for NCR side missions. For example, while you can help interrogate that Legion prisoner at Camp McCarran, you can also quietly free him through some quick thinking.
Check the available NCR missions to see if there are any creative opportunities available.Off to AdventureIt's time to get started on all of these great quests. You now should have all the information that you need to get a really good start on the side quests that run throughout Fallout: New Vegas. I hope that the caps and unique gear make things just a little bit easier for you. Don't worry too much about doing things 'right'. Just get into character and have a bit of fun.
References.Screenshots from Fallout: New Vegas.
Making the Most of Your Time in the MojaveNot everyone gets to take a long vacation. Sure, you may just be on a break because someone shot you in the head and stole the package you were delivering, but it's a vacation none the less. You'll have a chance to just wander around the wasteland, turn yourself into a bit of a demigod and eventually decide on the future of the entire west coast. Or you can run around murdering everything in sight or collecting bits of scrap metal. The choice is really yours.There are a few things you should know before heading into the game though.Note: This is the general Fallout: New Vegas Guide. Due to the large number of side quests, our archive of quest walkthroughs is here:. Choosing the Right PerksIf you are going to become a real hero (or villain) of the Mojave Wasteland, then you'll need to make the most out of your skills and perks.
There are a ton of perks available, and with the right mix, you can make just about any character that you want. There's room for stealthy snipers, infiltrators, machine gunners, scientists, brawlers, sword users, hammer users, cowboys and explosives experts. Whatever you want to do, it's just a matter of getting the right skills and the right perks to make your dream come true.The Main Quest and Achievements.
Despite the Mojave having lots of interesting side areas to explore, there is something to keep you focused. Your time in the desert coincides with the Second Battle of Hoover Dam. This will ultimately decide who is in control of the southwest, along with the fate of the NCR and Caesar's Legion.As you search for Benny to take your revenge on him, you'll stumble across the plots of each side and have to make a choice. The good news is that each side will ultimately lead you toward the Boomers, who have a whole lot of weapons and ammo available for a soul brave enough to help them (or massacre them).Companion Quests. There are a number of companion quests available that will serve a few purposes. You will be able to learn more about your travelling partners while also seeing a lot more of the game world. Carrying out companion quests successfully (or unsuccessfully) will also impact your ending slides.
Of course, if you just care about the more material rewards, note that completing a full companion quest will usually earn your ally a major skill boost and new armor. Those will certainly help out.Dead MoneyDead Money was the first piece of DLC that was released. This mini adventure takes the courier out to the lost casino and resort, known as the Sierra Madre.
This old world paradise is said to hold great riches, but things can't ever be easy. You'll need to fight off the strange inhabitants of the ghost city, pull together your disfunctional team of allies and carry out the greatest heist of all time by breaking into the vault of the Sierra Madre.Honest Hearts. Our usual adventures will take us into the heart of Zion National Park.
This pristine area is the home of a few tribes, along with a man who is supposedly Joshua Graham – Caesar's former second-in-command. Once you take the trip to Zion, you will find yourself in the middle of a war between the Sorrows and the White Legs. Your goal will be to gather up supplies and ultimately prepare to either fight or flee. Along the way, there will be plenty of side quests, of course.Main Quest.Side Quests.Old World BluesThe third piece of DLC will take us into a new area that is riddled with old world science. On the bright side, you'll wind up with a few amazing perks. On the down side, you'll lose your brain, heart and spine due to some very experimental surgery. If you can adjust to your new lifestyle, you'll be able to explore this vast realm, make new friends out of the talking appliances in The Sink, and ultimately kill a lot of robot scorpions in pursuit of finding a way out of the Big Empty.Mods, Odds and EndsThere are a few extra things that can make your experience in Fallout: New Vegas just that much more enjoyable.
For starters, you can learn to play caravan and enjoy a bit of an unconventional game as you travel across the Wasteland. Those that care more about having really nice profiles will probably be interested in our complete list of Fallout: New Vegas acheivements. Those that don't care will probably want the list of console commands and cheats. For those of you that just want more, I suggest that you take a look at our selection of great mods.Enjoy Your Trip to New VegasWhile New Vegas may not live up to its old world counterpart, it's certainly a bustling town. I hope that you enjoy your time in this great RPG.
If you have any questions, concerns or feel that we left anything out, please feel free to say so in the comments below. For now, I just wish the best for your trip across the wastes.
References.All screenshots from Fallout: New Vegas.