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For an overview of this item's appearances in the Fallout series of games, see Duck and Cover!.

Duck and Cover! is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this book permanently increases the player character's Explosives skill by 3 points (4 with Comprehension).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player character.

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Duck and Cover! (1)
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Collapsed overpass tunnel Gametitle-FNV LRJust south of the exit to The High Road, behind some sandbags, in a crate underneath a teddy bear
Mojave OutpostInside the Mojave Outpost barracks, below the bar counter in the middle of the bottom shelf
Nellis Air Force BaseAmong the books on the shelf, above the grenade rifle, inside Pearl's barracks
Ranger station FoxtrotOn the table next to Comm Officer Lenk.
Residential District Gametitle-FNV DMIt is stuck underneath the bed in the room Dean Domino is first encountered, only obtainable by using explosives or other simlilar mechanisms to force the book out
SloanIt is inside the worker barracks on the back left shelf under a first aid box.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Occasionally the book at Ranger station Foxtrot doesn't spawn. If this is the case, try reloading from a previous save or alternatively, exiting to the main menu (PC) or restarting the console before loading a save may cause it to spawn properly. It is also possible for two of the books to spawn at this location.[verified]


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