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The House Always Wins, V

Fallout: New Vegas Walkthrough and Guide

by Absolute Steve  

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The House Always Wins, V

The Brotherhood of Steel poses a serious threat to Mr. House and his plans.  He thus requires you to wipe out the entire BoS.

QUEST REWARD: 100 EXP.

After dealing with the Omertas in one way or another, return to Mr. House. Even if you sided with the Omertas, you'll still be able to continue working with Mr. House.  This quest requires you to destroy the Brotherhood of Steel, so it's advisable to first conclude any business you have with the BoS before continuing down this line with the Main Quest.

Check your worldmap and locate the Hidden Valley.  Enter the bunker and go downstairs.  Soon after entering the chamber with large containers, a squad of three BoS troops tells you to hand over all your equipment and to come along. You can ignore them and go on a killing spree, but it's not an advisable option and arguably less fun.  Hand over your weapons.

Head downstairs to meet Paladin Ramos.  Agree to see Elder McNamara and speak with him.  You're not immediately trusted, so you'll need to do a quest first. Agree to deal with the Ranger and the "Still in the Dark" side quest begins. You're being fitted an Explosive Collar to ensure you're enslaved and won't run off too far away from the bunker.  Collect your stuff from the crate to your right before continuing.

STILL IN THE DARK

To deal with the Ranger named Dobson, head southwest and follow your quest marker.  During daytime he'll be on patrol; during nighttime he can be found in his bunker.  Speak with him and tell him you're not a Powder Ganger.  Be sure you don't mention anything about the BoS, or you'll automatically fail this quest and you're tracked down by the BoS afterwards.

You have several options to get Dobson moving from the BoS territory.  Let's go over them one by one:

  • [50 Speech]: Tell him Powder Gangers use the bunkers and he'll be on his way.
  • Inside Dobson's bunker, smash his radio when he's away on patrol (wait several hours for him to leave).  This will scare him enough to go away.
  • Alternatively, touching his radio several times will aggro him, resulting in having to kill him.  You'll also kill him by rigging the radio, and of course killing him yourself is a last option you have.  Still, option 1 or 2 are preferable.

While you're in Dobson's bunker, be sure to grab the [.308 ROUNDS x3] from the cabinet to the southwest.  It also contains [PURIFIED WATER x4].

Return to the Brotherhood of Steel and tell Elder McNamura that you've dealt with Dobson the Ranger.  You can now either continue with BoS business, or continue with Mr. House's goal of destroying the BoS.  This section will lead you to the destruction of the BoS, so make sure you've done all other business here.

DESTROYING THE BOS

Essentially, the only thing you need to do is wipe out the entire BoS bunker. The easiest way to do this is by blowing up the bunker, which in turn requires three keys.  Head to Bunker L2 by making a full round circle in the hallway below.

  • Head Paladin's Keycard (from Head Paladin Hardin, found in either his room east of McNamara's command room, or nearby the entrance of bunker L2.
  • Head Scribe's Keycard (from Head Scribe Taggart, found either in his bed or in the VR room located in the southern L2 section).
  • Elder Keycard (from Elder McNamara, found usually in his command room, and possibly in his bed. If found in the control room, use a Stealth Boy to steal this keycard).

When in possession of all three keycards, head to the VR chamber in the L2 bunker (southern area).  Use the terminal on the western wall to get an access code, which you can then use at the red terminal on this same wall to blow up the bunker.  Doing this turns all BoS members immediately hostile, so it's good to still have the Stealth Boy active.  It can also greatly help to pop a Med-X and, if you have it, and Atomic Cocktail to greatly reduce damage income. Rush out of bunker L2, then out of bunker L1 using your local map for guidance. With the bunker destroyed, return to Mr. House for further instructions, and to conclude this main quest.


Taking out the Brotherhood



 
 
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Comments for The House Always Wins, V

 
 
9 comments, latest first.
 
Mar 18th 2012 Guest
When you Pickpocket Ramos you can take a key from him to get out
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Jan 31st 2012 Guest
if you get caught stealing, they take it back. I just ended up going on a killing rampage and just took the card keys off there dead bodies. Make sure to grab a key to the BoS bunker off a dead paladin, the door locks when you start the self-destruct.
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Nov 13th 2011 Guest
yeah,just press a
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Sep 22nd 2011 Guest
I KNOW WHERE THE TWO TERMINALS ARE TO BLOW UP THE BUNKER AND I HAVE THE THREE KEY CARDS BUT WHERE DO I PUT THE KEYS WHEN THE COMPUTER TELLS ME TO INSERT THE THREE KEYS BELOW? THERE IS NO BELOW!CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE?
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Sep 3rd 2011 Guest
I always fail the house always wins v because mr house says I'm not friends with the ncr.
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Jan 24th 2011 Guest
when the door locks kill a bos member and search him for a key to get out.
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Jan 17th 2011 Guest
when i activate the self destruct the door locks and i cant leave
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Dec 23rd 2010 Guest
what about Veronica if you kill the BoS she dos'nt like you :(
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Dec 6th 2010 Guest
after i blow them up do i receive the achievement or is there a part 6?
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