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Dead Man's Hand is a challenge added in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.

Challenge requirementsEdit

The Courier must collect the Dead Man's Hand in Sierra Madre playing cards.


Grants the player chracter 100 XP upon completion.


Behind the scenesEdit

The "dead man's hand" is the poker hand purported to be held by Wild Bill Hickok immediately prior to his murder. Although the "aces and eights" combination is widely associated with the hand, the fifth card often differs depending on the account. The Queen of Clubs is claimed to be the fifth card by Ripley's Believe It or Not.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Because Sierra Madre cards are not automatically added to the player's caravan deck, they can be accessed from inventory and dropped. Dropping one of the cards and picking it back up again will increment the card count, effectively removing the need to pick up at least one of the additional cards in the hand. If repeated enough times, this bug can allow the player to complete the challenge after finding only one card.[verified]


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