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My husband... he's a Ranger, and he... he got murdered by a pack of Fiends. Goddamn savages laid his body out to rot.Christina Morales

A Final Plan for Esteban[1] is an unmarked quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: A Final Plan for Esteban
Go and speak to Pvt. Christina Morales at Camp McCarran to start the quest.
Retrieve the corpse of her husband.
Carry it to the nearby NCR troopers camped just northwest of where his corpse is found.
Return to Pvt. Morales and tell her of your deed.
Reward: Good Karma
Reward: 50 caps; discount with Kemp

Detailed walkthrough

Private Morales asks the Courier to retrieve the corpse of Esteban Morales, her deceased husband. Heading south from Camp McCarran toward the map marker is one approach. The body can be found just northeast of the REPCONN headquarters, and the Courier may be approached by an NCR trooper who offers some advice for retrieving the corpse. There are several options at this point, as the location is commonly guarded by Fiends and various traps.

Carry it to the nearby NCR troopers camped just northwest of where his corpse is found.

After recovering the body and returning with the news of her husband's demise to Pvt. Morales, Doctor Kemp at Camp McCarran will offer discounts on both his medical supplies and services.

Quest stages

1 Private Morales has asked me to find and retrieve the corpse of her dead husband. His body is apparently being used as a lure to draw in NCR troops and slaughter them. Better keep a look out for traps and snipers...
2 The body is just east of REPCONN HQ and I should carry it to the troopers camped out on the north side of the railroad tracks.
3Quest finishedI managed to get Ranger Morales' corpse away from the Fiends. I should return to Pvt. Morales and let her know her husband's body is safe.


  • One of the troopers at the barricade will mention that they lost a man named Ranger Jackson, but there is no reward for returning Jackson's body. Jackson's body is near the rigged shotgun trap between two nearby buildings (sometimes Jackson's body may not spawn).
  • If one approaches the barricade with any significant amount of damage while carrying Morales's body, the stunned NCR troopers will comment on how they sacrificed so much for a stranger.
    • Inversely, managing to retrieve the body, starting at full health without taking any damage at all, will elicit a similar level of astonishment at how they managed to pull off what they considered to be a near-impossible feat.[2]
  • Troopers at Camp McCarran can be heard complaining about the NCR not retrieving the body and how this is affecting Morales.
    • Mr. New Vegas makes a report about this heroic deed once the corpse has been brought back, and Christina Morales has been spoken to.
  • The Fiends may attack the Mister Handy robots that wander outside REPCONN Headquarters to the west of their location, and traveling merchants when they pass along the road to the east.
  • Knocking a Fiend sniper off the roof onto the landmines placed around Ranger Morales' body does not appear to set them off.


  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 A non-player character may accidentally detonate the mines around the corpse, blowing Private Morales to pieces and not allowing the quest's completion. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Colonel Hsu doesn't always thank you for bringing the body back, after speaking to Pvt. Morales again. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Mines fail to appear around the corpse, while the tripwire shotgun and bear traps are still in place. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes Pvt. Christina Morales disappears from the McCarran Concourse Hall after you have started it. If you go to the body, there are no NCR Troopers around to take it to. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, if you mess about or leave the body at any point (or enter internal locations which require the game to go to a loading screen), it will disappear leaving no other option but to return to an earlier save point and return to the body's location to complete the quest. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Ranger Morales is in pieces before you get even close to the body. There are no mines by it. This means that you cannot complete the quest. He may also be stuck inside the pavement, in which case you cannot shoot him. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Esteban can be seen blinking even though he is dead. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, you won't receive the mission after talking to Pvt. Christina Morales, but you will be able to complete it regardless, just not get any reward for it. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 The NCR trooper at the barricade may comment on how the player sacrificed so much for a stranger and ask if they need a medic, even if the player took no damage and has full health with no broken limbs. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, You will hear NCR troopers say "We still haven't got Morales' body back from the fiends. Sure doesn't inspire confidence in the guys you're serving with." even though you have already taken his corpse back and spoke to private Morales and gotten your reward. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The body of Morales' friend Ranger Jackson may not spawn between two of the buildings north of Morales' body, by a rigged shotgun & tripwire. [verified]


  1. Quest name from Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide
  2. NCRCorpseGuard1.txt: "I don't believe it. Who the hell are you, man? How did you just walk right up and pull him out of there?"
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