Fallout: New Vegas
The empty soda bottle can be used to make cactus water, a type of purified water made from two prickly pear fruits. In the Honest Hearts add-on, it is the required component for brewing homebrewed Nuka-Cola. In Old World Blues, the Sink can turn this into a bottle of purified water.
- 88 in Metro Central.
- 67 in the Nuka-Cola plant's factory floor.
- 56 in the Museum station.
- 54 in the Foggy Bottom station.
- 54 in the Arlington utility.
- 51 in the Nuka-Cola truck southeast of Old Olney.
Fallout: New Vegas
- Nine can be found in the gift shop of the Bison Steve Hotel in Primm. Another five can be found behind a Hard locked door to the right of the entrance.
- There are four in Goodsprings gas station, where Ringo hides.
- Fifteen can be found south of Nipton Road reststop in a broken down vehicle on I-15.
- Seven can be found in the Vikki and Vance Casino in Primm, with four next to a Nuka-Cola vending machine and three inside the cashier's office.
- There are six in front of the Gibson scrap yard to the right, by the REPCONN "O" chair in a box. Another three can be found on a shelf in the scrapyard to the left of the entrance of the Gibson scrap yard garage.
- There are four on the first floor of REPCONN headquarters, in the gift shop to the left, along with four lunchboxes.
- There is a pyramid tower made from 11 bottles, guarded by a nightkin on top of the bridge at the REPCONN test site checkpoint.
- There are 33 that can be stolen from No-bark's shack in Novac.
- Five empty soda bottles sit on a metal shelf in New Vegas Steel near the entrance.
- There are several empty soda bottles in the guard shack as you first enter Primm, near two ammunition boxes and a bedroll.
- Two can be found amongst the rubble of Griffin Wares sacked caravan.
- Several can be found throughout the NCR Correctional Facility.
In-game, this bottle is different from the empty Nuka-Cola bottle. It weighs the same as an empty Nuka-Cola bottle but has a value of 1 cap instead of the Nuka-Cola's 2. It is identical in appearance to the empty Nuka-Cola bottle, and it even has the red Nuka-Cola label on it, but the two are treated differently for purposes of crafting, as certain recipes require this one instead of the Nuka-Cola bottle.