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After defeating it, the player must confront Dr. [[Mobius]]. To do so, they simply need to take the stairs to the left of the entrance and make their way to the door on the right. There they'll meet Dr. Mobius, who's not hostile.
 
After defeating it, the player must confront Dr. [[Mobius]]. To do so, they simply need to take the stairs to the left of the entrance and make their way to the door on the right. There they'll meet Dr. Mobius, who's not hostile.
   
Here the player has two choices: reason with him or kill him. If they choose the former, he'll direct them to their brain and ask them to convince it to join back with them. Optional speech checks are available with Mobius: a [[Repair]] 75, then [[Science]] 50, then [[Speech]] 65, then Intelligence 7, another [[Intelligence]] 7. Then either a [[Perception]] 7, a [[Medicine]] 65, or a [[Guns]] 75, then a final [[Intelligence]] 7.
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Here the player has two choices: reason with him or kill him. If they choose the former, he'll direct them to their brain and ask them to convince it to join back with them. Optional speech checks are available with Mobius: a [[Repair]] 75, then [[Science]] 50, then [[Speech]] 65, then Intelligence 7, another Intelligence 7. Then either a [[Perception]] 7, a [[Medicine]] 65, or a [[Guns]] 75, then a final [[Intelligence]] 7.
   
 
The player must then speak to [[The Courier's brain|their brain]], and convince it to join them again. Having high Medecine, Speech or Science will give them a slight advantage and make the dialogue much easier. Use of the unique dialogue provided by [[Confirmed Bachelor]] will result in a somewhat humorous, if mortified response from the brain that doesn't help the player's case. Two of the optional checks are both [[Speech]] 75. Talking to the brain and convincing it to help in the final quest stage will grant the "[[Make up Your Mind]]" [[Fallout: New Vegas achievements and trophies|achievement/trophy]].
 
The player must then speak to [[The Courier's brain|their brain]], and convince it to join them again. Having high Medecine, Speech or Science will give them a slight advantage and make the dialogue much easier. Use of the unique dialogue provided by [[Confirmed Bachelor]] will result in a somewhat humorous, if mortified response from the brain that doesn't help the player's case. Two of the optional checks are both [[Speech]] 75. Talking to the brain and convincing it to help in the final quest stage will grant the "[[Make up Your Mind]]" [[Fallout: New Vegas achievements and trophies|achievement/trophy]].

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Old World Blues is the final main quest in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

After completing this quest, the player will earn the Make up Your Mind achievement/trophy and the Outsmarted achievement/trophy upon completion of the entire storyline.

Quick walkthrough

  1. Talk to Dr. Klein.
  2. Enter the Forbidden Zone Dome Entrance.
  3. Defeat or disable the X-42 giant robo-scorpion.
  4. Enter Mobius' lair and reason with or kill him.
  5. Reclaim your brain.
  6. Reason with or defeat the Think Tank

Detailed walkthrough

The player starts the quest by speaking to Dr. Klein. He'll tell them that it's time they went to the Forbidden Zone and get their brain back. He also asks the player to deal with Dr. Mobius. Optional speech checks are available:

The player should start by traveling to the Forbidden Zone. There they'll encounter a few robo-Scorpions. After dealing with them and entering the zone itself, Dr. Mobius will release his most powerful guardian, the X-42 giant robo-scorpion.

  • The player can fight it.
    • Enter the room farther to the right with stairs that lead to a terminal, which gives the player the option of activating the X-42 backup generator, overloading it and causing some damage.
    • Enter the room to the right and use the terminal to access turret controls (Average lock) to turn them upon the X-42 giant robo-scorpion. Although they will not be sufficient to destroy the X-42, they cause it a lot of damage.
  • Activating the Protectrons in the room to the right from the dome's entrance will distract the robot long enough to get to the shutdown terminal or other terminals.
  • Enter in the balcony room in the far left side of the zone from the entrance, that contains a computer terminal (Very Hard lock). If hacked, it gives the option to permanently disable the X-42 giant robo-scorpion. Access to this room is via the stairs in the far left side of the room. If the player lacks the necessary science skill the password to the computer is on a holotape to the right of the rightmost protectron bay.

Alternatively, if the player has the Robotics Expert perk, they can sneak up and disable it but the X-42 giant robo-scorpion will restart itself after a set amount of time has passed. However, if they do not have the required Science level to hack the terminals, nor the Robotics Expert perk, a LAER is available behind a forcefield, just past the exit Balcony. This LAER is in good condition, and it can be sufficient to take out the X-42 giant robo-Scorpion.

After defeating it, the player must confront Dr. Mobius. To do so, they simply need to take the stairs to the left of the entrance and make their way to the door on the right. There they'll meet Dr. Mobius, who's not hostile.

Here the player has two choices: reason with him or kill him. If they choose the former, he'll direct them to their brain and ask them to convince it to join back with them. Optional speech checks are available with Mobius: a Repair 75, then Science 50, then Speech 65, then Intelligence 7, another Intelligence 7. Then either a Perception 7, a Medicine 65, or a Guns 75, then a final Intelligence 7.

The player must then speak to their brain, and convince it to join them again. Having high Medecine, Speech or Science will give them a slight advantage and make the dialogue much easier. Use of the unique dialogue provided by Confirmed Bachelor will result in a somewhat humorous, if mortified response from the brain that doesn't help the player's case. Two of the optional checks are both Speech 75. Talking to the brain and convincing it to help in the final quest stage will grant the "Make up Your Mind" achievement/trophy.

After acquiring the brain, the player needs to speak to Dr. Mobius again. He'll tell them more about what the Think Tank is all about and suggests they deal with them, instead of him. The choice is up to the player.

After making the choice, the player needs to travel to The Think Tank. There he has the option of using the Sink's Auto-Doc to retrieve their original heart and spine. Then it's either violence or reason. In order to reason, they must have:

After completing the quest, and watching the ending slide show, the player is given Big Mountain Transportalponder!. This will allow them to return to the Big MT via The Sink balcony at any time. Furthermore, upon completion, all active personalities in The Sink will cheer for the Courier's victory, with a particularly drawn-out and rambling congratulations from Blind Diode Jefferson.

After the slide show ends (and the player convinced the brain to come back with them) their brain will be located in the far left room (where the heart and spine have been stored). The player will then be able to re-attach and detach later at any time their brain or simply leave it in the storage facility.

Journal entries

StageStatusDescription
10 Return to the Think Tank and let Dr. Klein know you've completed your tasks.
20 Travel to the Forbidden Zone Dome.
25 Disable or destroy the Giant Robo-Scorpion.
30 Confront Dr. Mobius at the Forbidden Zone Dome.
35 (Optional*)Satisfy Dr. Mobius's curiosity about what it's like to be killed.
50 Retrieve your brain from the Forbidden Zone.
60 Confront Dr. Klein at the Think Tank and end your imprisonment at Big MT.
70 (Optional) Use the Sink Auto-Doc to retrieve your original spine and/or heart.
80Icon checkLeave the Think Tank.
  • Optional depending on speech paths taken during initial confrontation.

Bugs

  • To ensure the quest completes properly and the slideshow finishes, remove any negative conditions the character might have.
  • PCIcon pc When the brain is asked if it wants to be reunited, and then choosing the compromise option, the second choice, if the player has completed Come Fly With Me and That Lucky Old Sun, will result in a never ending loop of the brain talking about the quests.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Before entering the Forbidden Zone Dome, it is advisable to make a new separate save as when entering through the main entrance into the arena with the Giant Robo-Scorpion, it is possible to load under the catwalk and become stuck there.
  • PCIcon pc Be mindful before completing the quest and make a save somewhere outside the Think Tank. When the quest is completed and the player is asked to leave Big MT, the moment the slide show starts the game crashes. This forces tje [;auer to reload an earlier save. If the last save is inside the dome, they will be trapped.
  • PCIcon pc After finishing this quest by either killing, or talking to the Doctors in the Think Tank, the game may crash as the player tries to leave.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The game may crash as the slide show ends, on the last slide with the Old World flag in the foreground and a sunset in the background, when the screen begins to fade.
  • When speaking with Dr. Klein at the end of the DLC, some dialogue may repeat when the other brains are trying to keep the player alive.
Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · 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 · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse
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