Sissy?! Real men can hold their liquor, and I'm double-clutching mine!

Bill Ronte is an engineer turned drunkard living in Freeside in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

Old Bill Ronte is a skilled machinist who installed and maintained a water pump in Freeside before becoming addicted to Dixon's whiskey.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

High Times - Detoxing: there are three options for helping Bill get sober during the quest, once Dixon is no longer supplying him with booze:

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Brahmin-skin outfit

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If Bill dies during High Times the quest can still be completed for partial XP, but Tapper will continue to charge for water at Freeside's water pump afterward. If both Bill and Jacob Hoff die during High Times, the Courier will gain infamy with the Followers when the quest is turned in. This can sometimes happen accidentally if caught in the crossfire by Freeside thugs.
  • After helping Bill shake the addiction, the Courier can talk to Tapper and use the Freeside water pump for free.
  • When entering the Atomic Wrangler in the company of Arcade Gannon, Bill Ronte appears to slur "Howdy Arcade," although this does not appear to lead to any new dialogue options.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Julie? Ah, I love Julie. She's such a nice lady. One time, I was working on the water pump and she came over, put her hand on my shoulder, and told me I was doing a great job. Great job she says! I just choked up and didn't say nothing. Compliments are so rare these days."
  • "What the hell? Why? I need alcohol, man! I'm gonna die if I don't get a drink!"
  • "Sissy?! Real men can hold their liquor, and I'm double-clutching mine!"

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Bill Ronte appears only in Fallout: New Vegas

Bugs[edit | edit source]

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When the player character talks to him, his response will be: "..." [verified]

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