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Heck, I'll hire anybody with a pair of legs and at least one good eye at this point.

Heck Gunderson is rancher visiting New Vegas in 2281.


A wealthy brahmin baron, 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 operations 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 character

Interactions overview

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
This character is a temporary companion.
This character is a permanent companion. They grant the - perk.
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Caps: -
Sells: -
This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
Hand Loader
This character can modify weapons.


Deep Sleep
This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
This character starts quests.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


  • 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 actions

  • 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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