|This page lists all implants in Fallout: New Vegas.|
|Unmarked Quest: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger|
|Go to the New Vegas medical clinic and buy an implant|
|Reward: +1 SPECIAL skill and/or special 'perk' effect from implant|
Implants are available in Fallout: New Vegas from Doctor Usanagi, a Followers of the Apocalypse doctor who heads the New Vegas medical clinic. Other special implants are available in Big MT in the add-on Old World Blues.
The physical implants behave in the same manner as the Intense Training perk, permanently raising a single statistic by one (much like bobbleheads in Fallout 3), except the implants in the add-on Old World Blues, many of which strengthen the player in various ways. Physical implants will not be sold to the player if their respective statistic is already 10.
The number of implants that can be installed by Dr. Usanagi is equal to the player's Endurance. Only the permanent base Endurance score is counted; boosts from drugs and apparel don't help. Although the boost from the Endurance implant is permanent, it doesn't entitle you to an additional implant. Raising Endurance with Intense Training does allow an additional implant. Implants from add-ons don't respect or count against this limit.
Since the effects of implants bought from Dr. Usanagi are counted as a permanent increase to your SPECIAL, they will affect the perks available to the player.
Fallout: New Vegas
Doctor Usanagi sells implants to augment physical abilities, and two special implants to augment combat performance. Only one of each type can be installed. Installing an implant takes 3 hours of in-game time each.
|Name||Unlock conditions||Ranks||Benefit||Form ID|
|"Hypertrophy Accelerator" Strength Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Strength||0014C069|
|"Optics Enhancer" Perception Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Perception||0014C12D|
|"Nociception Regulator" Endurance Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Endurance||0014C12E|
|"Empathy Synthesizer" Charisma Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Charisma||0014C130|
|"Logic Co-Processor" Intelligence Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Intelligence||0014C132|
|"Reflex Booster" Agility Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Agility||0014C12A|
|"Probability Calculator" Luck Implant||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 4000 caps.||1||+1 Luck||0014C134|
|"NEMEAN" Sub-Dermal Armor||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 8000 caps.||1||+4 Damage Threshold||0014CCDF|
|"PHOENIX" Monocyte Breeder||Buy from Doctor Usanagi for 12000 caps.||1||Regenerate 1 health per 10 seconds||0014CCE1|
Old World Blues
These implants can be obtained from the Sink Auto-Doc in the Big MT. Unlike the implants acquired from Usanagi, they can all be obtained regardless of the player character's Endurance level. Though one must have a total of 50 000 caps to purchase all 4 implants.
|Name||Unlock conditions||Ranks||Benefit||Form ID|
|Implant C-13||Surgery purchased through dialogue with the Sink Auto-Doc in The Sink for 8,000 caps.||1||Plus 10% damage to cazadores||009616|
|Implant M-5||Surgery purchased through dialogue with the Sink Auto-Doc in The Sink for 10,000 caps.||1||Your crouched movement speed is increased by 20%.||009614|
|Implant Y-3||Surgery purchased through dialogue with the Sink Auto-Doc in The Sink for 12,000 caps.||1||Removes any radiation taken from drinking an irradiated water source.||009615|
|Implant Y-7||Surgery purchased through dialogue with the Sink Auto-Doc in The Sink for 20,000 caps.||1||+5 health and +2 restored action points through the consumption of food.||00961A|
- A permanent unmodified Endurance of 9 will guarantee you the ability to get every implant. An Endurance of 7 will allow you to get all SPECIAL increasing implants. Raising Endurance by means of the Intense Training perk or by allocating the one point bonus by concluding the Lonesome Road add-on will count towards this allowance; buying the Endurance Implant does not, although that raise is permanent for all other applications.
- In normal mode, the PHOENIX Monocyte Breeder implant can effectively replace the need to sleep in order to regain health. Waiting will restore 12 HP an hour, or 288 HP in 24 hours, meaning it will often only take a single day of waiting to restore health. It also restores health during fast travel.
- If the player character has an INT stat of 3 or below, he/she will be offered a dialogue option of: "You sell plants, too?" Usanagi will explain what she really sells, then offer the Intelligence implant for a reduced price out of pity. Lowering the INT stat only temporarily by Chems makes the dialogue option available but does not entitle to the discount, even if administered before making first contact with Dr. Usanagi.
- Purchasing implants from Doctor Usanagi is an unmarked quest: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
Behind the scenes
The quest "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is a reference to the Daft Punk song of the same name. Both the song and quest are also references to The Six Million Dollar Man, a late 1970s TV show about a former astronaut with bionic implants.
If you are offered the low-intelligence discount but do not purchase the intelligence implant and then you leave the hospital, when you return and speak to Usanagi next time she will no longer offer this implant - discounted or otherwise.[verified]