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The New Vegas Strip, typically shortened to just the Strip, is a district of New Vegas in the Mojave Wasteland in Fallout: New Vegas. It also appears in the Fallout TV series.


The Strip is the heart of New Vegas, where Mr. House and the casino families are rebuilding the city in the image of its pre-War glory.Fallout: New Vegas loading screen

The city of Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905, and was a thriving tourist destination until the Great War and nuclear fire devastating the area on October 23, 2077.[1] Las Vegas's main roadway and the surrounding areas were saved from complete destruction thanks to Robert House, a wealthy businessman who was able to statistically predict the upcoming conflict and made preparations to protect his home city.[2] Mr. House summarily used his considerable genius and wealth to ensure that most of the incoming missiles would not strike the city, utilizing surface-to-air long-range missiles and long-range laser turrets on the roof of the Lucky 38 casino. Though a few warheads managed to break through the defenses due to the faulty software of the Mark I OS his systems were running, the main city and vast majority of the surrounding area were spared from nuclear destruction.[3] In the years following the nuclear apocalypse, with House trapped in a coma-like state due to fighting off a system crash, the ruins of Vegas were left to be taken over by overgrowth as well as raiders and tribals.

Around two hundred years later, when he reawakened, one of House's first goals was to immediately begin searching for the platinum chip in Sunnyvale as well as rebuilding the glory of Las Vegas. Through his Securitron envoys, he began negotiations with the tribals inhabiting the ruins to trade his considerable resource stockpiles for their loyalty and assistance. Some of the tribes resisted, but ultimately, three agreed to Mr. House's terms and joined him in building up "New Vegas" as the Omertas, Chairmen and White Glove Society, collectively known as the Three Families.[4] Because Mr. House was dedicated to restoring Las Vegas, he insisted on transforming the tribes into families with cultures that hearkened back to Vegas' glory days.[5]

In the process of renovating the "New Vegas" Strip, Mr. House entered a "negotiation" with the residents of Vault 21, built below Las Vegas in the pre-War era. After winning the ownership of the Vault in a gambling match, once the residents were evacuated, he had the Vault stripped of useful technology and most of its actual volume filled with concrete; after earnest pleas from Sarah Weintraub, House agreed to leave the entrance and a portion of the Vault accessible to be turned into a gift shop and small-scale hotel serving visitors to the Strip.[6][7] While the Three Families were rebuilding the casinos they were given control over, the rest of the locals were hard at work erecting an enormous wall around the Strip, separating it from the less glamorous parts of Vegas around it.

When NCR traders and explorers arrived in the Mojave circa. 2274, they were amazed at the splendor of the Strip juxtaposed against the desolate wasteland, and returned back to New California with tales of opulence and great wealth awaiting travelers.[8]

Eventually, when the NCR scrambled Army forces to annex the region and New Vegas in particular, they were surprised to find the Strip well-protected and heavily policed. Mr. House as well as the NCR knew that neither could triumph over the other at that point, so instead House brought them to the negotiation table as he had done with the Three Families. The result was the New Vegas Treaty, which granted the NCR control of McCarran International Airport as a military base and access to the majority of the power produced by Hoover Dam, while House retained his sovereignty over the Strip as well as the remaining portion of power from the dam to power New Vegas, and permitted access for NCR citizens and soldiers to the Strip's casinos without restriction from the NCR. Privately, the powers that be in the NCR were frustrated over their inability to annex New Vegas, largely due to House's inaccessibility to diplomats behind the sealed doors of the Lucky 38.

After the arrival of Caesar's Legion in the Mojave culminating in the First Battle of Hoover Dam, the NCR was able to further negotiate establishing an MP (military police) branch on the Strip, however small of an olive branch from Mr. House it was.[9]

On the side of New Vegas, though the Three Families are outwardly grateful to Mr. House for pulling them up into the laps of luxury from the wasteland, in private long-standing grudges have been brewing, such as how the Omertas refer to House as "Mr. Not-At-Home" due to how untouchable, yet present he makes himself. House's agreement with the White Glove Society allows them to make deals with brahmin barons to gain the finest of meats for their Gourmand restaurant, but some members have secretly been attempting to turn the tribe back to their darker roots. And finally, despite currying House's favor as his protégé, the Chairmen's leader Benny has long held onto greater ambitions to take the reins of the Strip for himself.


Situated in the heart of New Vegas as its main fixture, the Strip has only two entrances, the first reached via going through the slums of Freeside to the north, otherwise it is surrounded entirely by an unclimbable wall of junk and metal. When entering through the Strip's north gate, the area itself is further segmented by walls, with the northernmost section containing Gomorrah to the west and the Lucky 38 to the east. The center section contains two casinos of the Tops and the Ultra-Luxe, in addition to the monorail connected to the NCR's base at Camp McCarran, the Strip's only other entry point. And in the southernmost section, one can find the Vault 21 hotel, Michael Angelo's workshop, and the NCR Embassy.

All sections of the Strip are patrolled by both Securitrons as well as members of the NCR's MP division, alongside numerous civilian gamblers and NCR troopers.



Entering the Strip[]

  • The entrance to the Strip is guarded by several Securitrons. Unauthorized access via approaching the gate without talking to either of the greeters results in them attacking immediately. There are seven possible ways to gain admittance:
    • The Securitrons at the gate will permit entrance to anyone passing a "credit check" requiring possessing a minimum of 2,000 caps. Note that the check does not result in the removal of the caps but is simply a checked requirement.
    • Having at least 80 Science unlocks an option to hack the greeter to obtain entry regardless of the caps amount.
    • Killing all the Securitrons at the gate will allow access. However, doing so will incur Strip infamy per killed robot and will also turn every Securitron on the Strip itself hostile.
    • Having a New Vegas passport to give to the greeter will gain entry. Having 50 Speech allows convincing Ralph from Mick & Ralph's in Freeside to forge a passport for 500 caps. It can be acquired for 375 with a Barter check of 50, or for free with high enough NCR reputation.
      • A passport can also be acquired for free and without needing to pass the Speech check by completing G.I. Blues for The King and using his favor to request getting a passport.
    • Having a Liked or greater reputation with the NCR, wearing an NCR faction uniform or travelling with Boone will allow travel via the monorail at Camp McCarran, bypassing the gate in Freeside. After entering the Strip through this manner, the Securitrons at the Freeside gate will allow leaving and entering the Strip freely without having to pass the credit check or Science check.

Related quests[]


  • The Securitron guards outside of the north gate will re-spawn if killed, but Securitrons inside the Strip will not re-spawn except upon completion of The House Always Wins II where the Securitrons are upgraded to the Mark II versions.
  • The Strip is shown without the gates separating each section during the cinematic intro. This is because the opening scene was rendered earlier in development before the developers had to utilize separate area cells for the Strip due to memory limitations.
  • A brahmin can sometimes be seen being chased by two MPs from one gate to another near the Tops casino, subsequently disappearing on the other side.
  • The first time the Strip is entered, "Ain't that a Kick in the Head?" will play over the loudspeakers.
  • Regardless of whether he was talked to or not beforehand, Victor will appear and engage the player character in conversation the first time they enter the Strip.
  • NCR soldiers are seen dancing with the hookers near the gate leading to the second part of the strip.
  • NCR soldiers can be seen walking drunk around the Strip. Their dialogue is the same as their sober counterparts.
  • Ambient dialogue from Cass, along with the names of several NPCs and scripts in the G.E.C.K. refer to the Strip as "The Street."
  • On both sides of the street in the center section (between the Tops and the monorail), one can find magazine vending machines that can be interacted with (only once) to produce a random skill magazine.
  • Drunk female NCR soldiers can be seen dancing in the fountain of the Ultra-Luxe, being forced out by an MP unit and a Securitron. This event only happens once.

Ending slides[]

This section is transcluded from Fallout: New Vegas endings. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.


Narrated by Ron Perlman

# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
House end slide 01
The Courier, with the aid of Yes Man, drove both the Legion and the NCR from Hoover Dam, securing New Vegas' independence from both factions. With Mr. House out of the picture, the remaining Securitrons on The Strip were hard-pressed to keep order. Anarchy ruled the streets. When the fires died, New Vegas remained, assuming its position as an independent power in the Mojave. Complete Wild Card: You and What Army? for an independent New Vegas without upgrading the Securitron army.
House end slide 01
The Courier, with the aid of Yes Man, drove both the Legion and the NCR from Hoover Dam, securing New Vegas' independence from both factions. With Mr. House out of the picture, part of the Securitron army was diverted to The Strip to keep order. Any chaos on the streets was ended, quickly. Chaos became uncertainty, then acceptance, with minimal loss of life. New Vegas assumed its position as an independent power in the Mojave. Complete Wild Card: You and What Army? for an independent New Vegas with the Securitron army.

Mr. House[]

Narrated by Ron Perlman

# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
House end slide 01
Mr. House's Securitron army took control of Hoover Dam and the Strip, pushing both the Legion and the exhausted NCR out of New Vegas. Mr. House continued to run New Vegas his way, a despotic vision of pre-War glory. The streets were orderly, efficient, cold. New Vegas continued to be the sole place in the wasteland where fortunes were won and lost in the blink of an eye. Complete The House Always Wins for Mr. House.

Caesar's Legion[]

Narrated by Ron Perlman

# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
Legion end slide 01
Caesar entered The Strip as though it was his Triumph. The Legion pushed the NCR out of New Vegas entirely, driving them back to the Mojave Outpost. The Legion occupied all major locations, enslaving much of the population and peacefully lording over the rest. Under the Legion's banner, civilization - unforgiving as it was - finally came to the Mojave Wasteland. Do not allow Caesar to die in Et Tumor, Brute?, complete the endgame quest Veni, Vidi, Vici for Caesar's Legion.
Legion end slide 02
The Legate is crowned as the new Caesar. He entered The Strip as though it was a military target, destroying anyone who resisted him. The Legion brutally occupied all major locations, killing and enslaving a large amount of the population. Under the Legion's banner, civilization - savage as it was - finally came to the Mojave Wasteland. Allow Caesar to die in Et Tumor, Brute?, complete the endgame quest Veni, Vidi, Vici for Caesar's Legion.

New California Republic[]

Narrated by Ron Perlman

# Slide Voice-over narration In-game condition
NCR end slide 01
The New California Republic celebrated its second victory at Hoover Dam, establishing definitive control over the entire Mojave Wasteland. Soon after, they negotiated terms to annex The Strip, Freeside, and many surrounding communities. The Mojave Wasteland, at long last, had entirely fallen under the NCR's banner. Complete the endgame quest Eureka! for the NCR.


The New Vegas Strip appears in Fallout: New Vegas and the Fallout TV series.

Behind the scenes[]

The in-game New Vegas Strip is based on the real-world location of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many locations have real world equivalents, such as the casinos and monorail.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, when advancing in "For the Republic, Part 2" or "Wild Card: Side Bets", the door to the Strip is locked.[verified]
    • One solution is to travel to the Strip by monorail from Camp McCarran (unless it is already destroyed).
    • Another solution is to kill a gate Securitron to get a key, resulting in lost reputation (and all gate Securitrons will attack). If a silenced sniper rifle or Christine's CoS silencer rifle (with Old World Blues installed) is used, it is possible to kill one of the Securitrons without alerting the remainder.
    • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Reloading a previous auto-save seems to fix this problem.
    • Xbox 360Xbox 360 This may occur due to the main Securitron getting injured, as the gate locks if this happens.
  • PCPC Going near the gate to New Vegas Strip sometimes causes an extremely loud buzzing noise.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 When in the New Vegas Strip outside of Gomorrah, if the girls dancing outside are attacked, many NPCs will run into Gomorrah. Entering alongside the NPCs will result in a lack of HUD and movement. A reload of a save is required. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Entering the Strip may cause a crash, showing only a black screen. Wearing the old cowboy hat can prevent this. [verified]



  1. The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada on Wikipedia
  2. The Courier: "What preparations did you make to save Las Vegas?"
    Robert House: "On the day of the Great War, 77 atomic warheads targeted Las Vegas and its surrounding areas. My networked mainframes were able to predict and force-transmit disarm code subsets to 59 warheads, neutralizing them before impact. Laser cannons mounted on the roof of the Lucky 38 destroyed another 9 warheads. The rest got through, though none hit the city itself. A sub-optimal performance, admittedly. If only the Platinum Chip had arrived a day sooner..."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "How did you nearly die, defending Vegas?"
    Robert House: "Software glitches set off a cascade of system crashes. I had to take the Lucky 38's reactor offline, lest it melt down. For nearly five years I battled power outages and more system crashes until I finally managed to reboot my data core with an older version of the OS. I spent the next few decades in a veritable coma. But I survived, obviously - and eventually thrived."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  4. The Courier: "How did you establish New Vegas?"
    Robert House: "We can discuss this in greater detail at another time. Suffice it to say that when my Securitrons detected NCR scouts at Hoover Dam, I took action. I recruited a tribal force to supplement my Securitrons and renovated the Strip just in time to welcome the NCR as it marched into the region. Instead of war, a treaty was negotiated. And the money started to pour in."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "I've never seen anything like this place."
    Robert House: "Of course you haven't. Vegas always was one of a kind. What you see down on the Strip is just a fraction of the city's former glory, and yet... more than an echo. I preserved its spirit. Or perhaps you were referring to the Lucky 38? The years haven't been kind to her, but still she manages to impress."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  6. Vault 21 guest terminal, Opening to a New World
  7. Vault 21 terminal entries; Vault 21 guest terminal, A Tribute to Mr. House
  8. The Courier: "Say you keep control of New Vegas. What happens next?"
    Robert House: New Vegas is more than a city - it's the remedy to mankind's derailment. The city's economy is a blast furnace in which can be forged the steel of a new rail line, running straight to a new horizon. What is the NCR? A society of people desperate to experience comfort, ease, luxury... A society of customers. With all that money pouring in? Give me 20 years, and I'll reignite the high technology development sectors. 50 years, and I'll have people in orbit. 100 years, and my colony ships will be heading for the stars, to search for planets unpolluted by the wrath and folly of a bygone generation."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  9. The Courier: "How do you intend to enforce your claim on the city?"
    Robert House: "To enforce, one must have force - a position of strength. Years ago, when I detected NCR scouts roaming the Mojave, I could tell from their uniforms that these were no mere tribesmen. I knew it was only a matter of time before an army appeared, to take control of the dam. And I knew my Securitrons wouldn't be enough to oppose them. And so I recruited the Three Families. Vegas belongs to me because I mustered enough strength to bring the NCR to the bargaining table."
    The Courier: "Wasn't the NCR's army big enough to defeat your Securitrons and the Three Families?"
    Robert House: "Indeed it was - and still is. But not without taking significant casualties. Would Kimball and Oliver have traded the lives of hundreds of soldiers for absolute control of Hoover Dam? Oh yes. They weren't afraid of me, they were afraid of Caesar - that attacking me would leave them vulnerable to a Legion offensive. And so they negotiated. Not out of the kindness of their hearts, as they try to make it seem. Because the calculus of power left no other choice."
    (Robert House's dialogue)

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