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The gas bomb is a placed explosive weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The gas bomb is an improvised explosive incendiary device. It is constructed from sensor modules strapped to a fire extinguisher. The weapon functions like other land mines, and will burst into a ball of fire and shrapnel, setting the target alight, causing explosive and fire damage.

It is thrown a short distance when placed, similar to the MFC cluster, instead of being dropped nearby like other mines. Like all other placed explosives, it cannot be used in V.A.T.S.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

This weapon can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Dead Money add-on
Gas bomb (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Used by and found on ghost seekers in the Sierra Madre.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Ghost people are immune to the fire damage of the weapon, only the explosion hurts them.
  • Despite appearing to deal fire damage, the weapon is actually unaffected by the Pyromaniac perk.
  • When thrown, the gas bomb will make noise, potentially alerting nearby enemies.
  • Ghost people will often throw them directly at the player character, but never in a path before one reaches it. In essence, they use them like grenades as opposed to the mines they truly are.
    • When used by the ghost people, they detonate on impact, and can't be defused.
  • Dropping one on the ground from inventory and shooting it point blank will not detonate it. Using it as a weapon to place one will allow it to be shot and detonated.
  • Dean Domino mentions the gas bombs if the Courier passes a Guns check of 50 when talking to him about dealing with the ghost people.
  • The gas bomb is the only weapon added by the Dead Money add-on that can be produced outside the Sierra Madre without visiting the abandoned Brotherhood of Steel bunker.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Gas bombs do not ignite leaking gas pipes or other flammable sources. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Gas bombs cannot be shot while being thrown by a Ghost Seeker, or while they're being held by them, despite in-game conversations suggesting that as a tactic. [verified]

Sounds[edit | edit source]

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