I'd be more than happy to have you. Heck, I'll hire anybody with a pair of legs and at least one good eye at this point.

Heck Gunderson, known as Hurricane Heck, is a rancher visiting New Vegas in 2281.


A wealthy brahmin baron, Gunderson began with one ranch, but expanded across the land and bought up other ranches before the New California Republic moved into the area. He currently owns a dozen ranches with brahmin and bighorners, and is one of the most powerful ranchers in California.

Gunderson's aggressive business practices are driving down the price of beef considerably, simultaneously making the meat more affordable and earning the homicidal ire of smaller brahmin ranchers, such as Walter Phebus. He is accused by Walter of having used threats of violence and intimidation to secure his near-monopoly on the brahmin meat market. There are stories that say he hires mercenaries to attack and disrupt the operations of smaller ranches in order to strengthen his own.


He can be found in the Ultra-Luxe casino, sitting at the bar and accompanied by one of his bodyguards, a Gunderson hired hand.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: Icon cross
Companion: Icon cross
Plays Caravan: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon cross
Repairman: Icon cross
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon check
Involved in quests: Icon check


  • Beyond the Beef: Heck's son, Ted has gone missing and asks you to help find him.
  • Pheeble Will: Walter Phebus wants Heck Gunderson to suffer because Heck has used threats of violence and intimidation to secure his ranching monopoly.

Effects of player's actionsEdit

  • If you decide to attack members of the White Glove Society, Heck will come to your aid if he is nearby.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Well-heeled gambler suit
Desperado cowboy hat
Caravan shotgun - -


Heck Gunderson appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


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