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Arizonakiller ist eine Hauptquest in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. Treffen sie sich mit Cato Hostilius.
  2. Infiltrieren sie den Hoover-Staudamm und warten sie darauf, dass der Präsident ankommt.
  3. Töten sie Präsident Kimball.

Detaillierte Lösung

After receiving instructions from Caesar (or Lucius, if Caesar is dead), the player needs to meet Cato Hostilius, camped northwest of Ranger station Delta. When spoken to, he will present the player with a set of NCR armor and suggest planting a bomb on the Bear Force One (the player can receive such a bomb from him if their Sprengstoff skill is at least 50). Afterwards, he will make his way to Hoover Dam and blend into the crowd of spectators.

The entire area of the Dam is heavily guarded by combined patrols of NCR regulars and Rangers. The latter can see through faction disguises, the NCR will always be hostile when the disguise fails due to the failure of Don't Tread on the Bear!. The player has a limited time to make some preparations before talking to Cato again in the crowd and telling him that they are ready. Waiting for too long (well over an hour of real time), leaving the location before completing the assassination, killing any ranger atop or in the immediate area of the visitor center (even quietly, this includes the trooper Jensen) or not arriving at the dam at all will fail the quest.

Immediately after Cato is told that the player's ready, the Bear Force One will arrive and land on top of the visitor center. President Kimball will make his way to the stage to deliver a speech. If there is any suspicion that an assassination attempt is imminent, the Rangers will interrupt and hurry the President back to the Vertibird or a secured location beneath the helipad if the aircraft is inoperable. Otherwise, after the speech ends, the President and his security detail will simply leave.

Note: Drawing a weapon while near the visitor center and after the president has arrived will result in the President and NCR reacting as if he had come under attack, even if the Courier is hidden and has not attacked. However the NCR will not turn hostile unless they see through the Courier's disguise.

The President's death completes the quest. It will fail if any of the above mentioned criteria are met.

Assassination methods

Any method that involves destroying the vertibird with Kimball aboard, employs explosives or high impact projectiles (Gauss rifles for example) runs the risk of making President Kimball's suit and the Meat of Champions perk unobtainable due to the inaccessible or lost corpse.

Science or repair

  • Sabotage Bear Force One's flight computer.
    • This is done using the computer terminal inside the visitor center (50 science), the vertibird does not have to be on the helipad. When the vertibird lands the program will be uploaded automatically, the player just has to sit back and watch as it crashes when leaving the dam.
  • Program the anti-aircraft gun to shoot down the vertibird.
    • This is done using the console at the top of the exterior staircase (50 science), just east of the visitor center door (next to a ham radio). The gun will spin around and take out the aircraft before it gets over the dam.
    • This is the quickest method of assassination, due to not turning the NCR hostile and the fact Bear Force One gets shot down before it can cross over the dam. It also does not require the Bear Force One to land.
  • Rig the anti-aircraft gun to explode.
    • This is done using the console at the top of the exterior staircase (50 repair), just east of the visitor center doors (next to a ham radio). The gun will explode just before Kimball calls up Jeremy Watson.

Energy weapons, guns or explosives

  • Shoot down vertibird with personal weapons
    • The vertibird has a high damage threshold and will require multiple shots from a powerful weapon such as the YCS/186 or anti-materiel rifle (even with max charge or armor piercing rounds), on all but the lowest difficulty settings.
  • Traditional sniper assassination.
    • Snipe the president using a long-range weapon. There are two notable locations: the top of the observation tower located on the rim of the Dam behind the stage (it is necessary to silently eliminate a Ranger sharpshooter on top of it first) and the base of the rocky ridge in front of the visitor center.
    • For the former option, if the player has high Feilschen and a silenced long range weapon (such as a modified sniper or varmint rifle), it is possible to kill everyone silently. It makes the getaway easier.
    • For the latter, a silenced long range weapon is recommended also. It is possible to sneak kill the president, retreat without taking a hit and quickly fast travel.
    • In either case, a sneak attack critical is required to ensure a one-shot kill, as Kimball has above average health and can withstand a non-critical headshot from most rifles.
  • Feel the burn.
    • Use heavy incinerator, Flammerwerfer, 40mm incendiary grenades (grenade launcher), regular incendiary grenades, fire bombs or the incinerator to roast the president, his security detail and spectators.
  • Plant a bomb on the vertibird while it's on the helipad.
    • Cato will provide the explosive necessary to blow up the Vertibird when it takes off if the player passes an Explosives skill check of 50; it can also be pickpocketed from him. Accessing the helipad requires bypassing Jensen, the player can sneak past him, persuade him with a Sprache skill check of 55, or dress as an NCR Engineer (there is an NCR engineer in the visitor center). Once planted, the bomb will explode when the Vertibird takes off.
  • Plant C-4 in Jeremy Watson's helmet.
    • Jeremy Watson is an NCR trooper who is going to be decorated by Kimball. He is missing his helmet, which is on a table next to the stairs below the visitor center. Planting C-4 in the helmet requires an Explosives skill of 50 and a brick of C-4. Watson can then be pointed towards his missing helmet. When he retrieves it, he becomes a walking bomb that can be detonated when the President turns to decorate him. You will have to wait about 2 minutes into the presidents speech.
  • Place C-4 near Kimball's route.
    • C-4 explosives can be placed anywhere near the President's route to and from the helipad. The best location is the middle of the helipad (which requires bypassing Jensen), where it can be detonated to kill the President and his security detail when they step out of the vertibird.
  • Create other human bombs.
    • Requires planting several C-4 charges on Cato, Jeremy Watson, or any other NCR trooper who is close to the stage or the President's route. All of these can be later detonated simultaneously with a detonator.
  • The big bang.
    • Use Euclid's C-Finder, a Fat Man, missile launcher or various grenade launchers to rain down death on Kimball and the crowd.

Melee or unarmed

  • The hands on method.
    • Kill the President in close combat. Definitely the hardest option, as the area is populated by high level NCR troopers and Rangers with powerful weapons.
  • Throwing for gold.
    • Heave Ho! without the penalties inflicted by Loose Cannon, for sniping Kimball with a spear, knife or hatchet.


Vorlage:Quest Stufen Tabelle

Akt 1Gehirnerschütterung für Anfänger · Wieder im Sattel · Lagerfeuer-Romantik · Da sind sie lang! · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Akt 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ass im Ärmel, Führungswechsel, Sie und welche Armee?, Nebenwetten, Feinschliff) · Der House gewinnt immer (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII), VIII) · Gebt Caesar, was des Caesars ist · Et Tumor, Brute? · Dinge, die Rums machen · Dinge, die Rums machen · Kings-Gambit · Für die Republik, Teil 2 · Es geschah am hellichten Tag/Arizona Killer
Akt 3Freiheit zu, Freiheit von · Alles oder Nichts · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Heureka!
Republik NeukalifornienDas Wandern ist des Bergmanns Lust · Vor der eigenen Tür kehren · Bitter-Springs-Krankenstations-Blues · Showdown in Boulder City · Hör auf dein Herz · Drauß' vom Berge komm ich her · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Auge um Auge · Die Flaggen unserer Versager · Harte-Zeiten-Blues · Es hat gar nicht wehgetan · Es fährt ein Zug nach Nirgendwo · Die Wüste lebt · Wunder der Medizin · Ein Retter in der Not · Pressierende Angelegenheiten · Neue Hoffnung für Forlorn Hope · Return to Sender · Dem Ingeniör ist nix zu schwör · Die weiße Wäsche · Wo der weiße Flieder wieder blüht · Drei-Karten-Kopfgeld · Ich hatt' einen Kameraden · Verlass dich auf mich
Caesar's LegionVorsicht vor dem Zorn Caesars! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Ein Herz aus Stein · Die Einschläge kommen näher · Trau, schau, wem? · We Are Legion
Der StripJenseits des Fleisches · Bye Bye Love · Klassische Inspiration · Schweigen ist Gold · Ein ungleiches Paar · Tops-Stars · The House Has Gone Bust! · Wenn der Mond über dem Turm steht
Freeside & Äußeres VegasGleich und Gleich · Blute mich aus · Schuldeneintreiber · Im Auftrag des Kings · Hoch-Zeit · Der Schutzengel von Vegas · Schmuggelnde Kojoten · Die Show muss weitergehen
Rumser...tanzen die Ameisen auf dem Tisch · Sommer, Wüste, Sonnenschein · Volare! · Junge Herzen
Großkhane...aber unsere Liebe nicht · Weine nicht, kleine Niete · Arm wie die Kirchenmäuse · O mein Papa
PulverbanditenRausgeworfen · Ich bekämpfte das Gesetz · Lauf Goodsprings Lauf · Wieso können wir nicht Freunde sein?
Stählerne BruderschaftAugenlicht für die Blinden · Im Dunkel der Geschichte · Sich ums Geschäft kümmern
SonstigeFlieger, grüß mir die Sonne · Irre, irre, irre · Schiesserei in der Geisterstadt · Nachtpirscher, ick hör dir trapsen · Hab mein Herz im Ödland verloren · Ich will 'nen Sheriff als Mann · Die Legende des Sterns und Die Legende des Sterns · Unfreundliches Zureden · Glücksrad
Begleiter-QuestsMein lieber ED-E · Für Auld Lang Syne · Herzschmerz nach Ansage · Alle Menschen werden Brüder · Ich weiß was du in Bitter Springs getan hast · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for my Baby
Unbenannte QuestsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy und Charlie · Auch Leichen brauchen Prügel · Arizona Scavenger · Barton der Saftsack · Bärenbedürfnisse · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Kopfgeldjäger (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Geheiltes Bein · Klauen raus · Geschäfte mit Contreras · Verunstaltung des ehrenwerten Steins · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Formbare Mini-Rumser · Friend of the Followers · Ein gutes Hausrezept · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley Computer Virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Langfristige Behandlung · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Keinen Berg von Bohnen wert · Ein Ghul der alten Schule · Ein paar tote Desperados (I, II) · Papiere bitte · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Aus schlechtem Fleisch wird nie gute Suppe · Pulver für die Leute · Alle Macht dem Volk · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Karawaneregeln · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · Die Schreie der Brahmin · Silus Therapie · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Marken unserer Gefallenen · Dumme Deserteure · Thought for the Day · Touristenattraktion · Trudies Radio reparieren · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · Wir müssen aufhören, uns so zu treffen · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · Du musst ein paar Eier zerschlagen · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-On Quests
Dead MoneyBrennender Himmel · Die Band spielt auf · Die Bestie erledigen · Feierliche Eröffnung des Sierra Madre! · Galaveranstaltung auslösen · Gemischte Signale · Halsband finden (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino ) · Hervorrufen im Tampico · Letzter Luxus · Raub der Jahrhunderte · Großer Gewinner: Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsEine Familienangelegenheit · Ankunft bei Zion · Großhörner von Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Bürde des zivilisierten Menschen · Vernichten Sie die Weißbeine · Befreier des Tränenvolks  · Das Paradies verlassen · Flucht aus Zion · Aufziehende Stürme · Beim Angeln · Happy Trails Expedition · Kriegsgefangene · Nehmen Sie die Brücke ein · Flussmonster · Übergangsritus · Beliebte Attraktion · Die Toten sind heilig · Die Kundschafter  · Der trügerische Weg · Die Grand Staircase · Touristenfalle
Old World BluesAlle meine Freunde haben Aus-Schalter · Alte-Welt-Blues · Auf der selben Wellenlänge · Aus sich herauskommen · Der beste Freund des Hirns · Er kam… und ging · Feldforschung · Gehirnbohren · Leute beeinflussen · Mitternachts-Science-Fiction-Special! · Projekt X-13 · Schallemitter-Upgrade · Was Namen bedeuten · Wenn Besucher angreifen! · Willkommen zur großen Leere · X-13: Angriff des Infiltrators! · X-2: Seltsame Übertragungen! · X-8: Highschool-Horror! · X-8-Datenbeschaffungstest ·
Lonesome RoadDie Wiedervereinigung · Das Silo · Der Auftrag · Der Start · Die Tunnelgräber · Die Kluft · Der Kurier · Das Ende · Die Apokalypse