In 2281, this ghost town is crumbling into the dirt, its memory and true history slowly fading. However, it is still used as a landmark for travelers and is occasionally picked over, the latest of who are a gang of Vipers.
Bonnie Springs is an abandoned ghost town along Nevada State Route 159. It features a single main street leading to a boarded-up saloon, flanked by destroyed and otherwise derelict buildings. A grave is located on the nearby hill to the west of town. The town is occupied by well-armed Vipers, four regular Vipers, and two leaders equipped with plasma grenades and a trail carbine respectively. Once killed, the area will be taken over by cazadores on return visits. Wiping out the cazadores can lead to a blind deathclaw spawning here.
- Love and Hate - Unique spiked knuckles, on one of the Viper leaders.
- Two Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps - In open crates on the porch of the second building southeast from the campfire, on the southeast side of town.
- Once killed, the Viper gang members will not respawn.
- If both Viper gang leaders have been killed, the town will be taken over by cazadores once four in-game days have passed. Any remaining Viper gang members will be killed automatically. Cazador nests will appear in many of the abandoned houses.
- The clouds above are sometimes green, similar to Camp Searchlight's cloud cover, except there is no substantial radiation in the area.
- Very rarely, a deathclaw appears here and will kill the entire residing Viper gang. For a low-level player character trying to obtain Love and Hate, surviving this encounter can be incredibly challenging.
- The Viper leader with Love and Hate will always spawn with a set of green camouflaged combat armor while the other leader will always spawn with a set of metal armor and a trail carbine.
Bonnie Springs appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
- Bonnie Springs is based on the former real world location of Bonnie Springs Ranch near Blue Diamond, Nevada.
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- Both the Vipers' presence and the subsequent cazador takeover were originally meant to occur at Mountain Shadows campground and with larger numbers of both cazadores and Vipers, but were moved due to console limitations.
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The corpse of the Viper leader with Love and Hate never disappears.[verified]
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collectors Edition pp. 298-299: "[1.20] Bonnie Springs
Slowly fading from memory and crumbling into the dirt is the old mining ghost town of Bonnie Springs. Use this location as a landmark. The ghost town itself is being ransacked by around six Viper Gang members with two Leaders. Be sure to loot a Unique set of Spiked Knuckles from the one who tries to hand-to-hand combat with you. Then check the second building porch for a couple of Star Caps."
(Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)