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The Nuka-Breaker is a unique weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


A two-handed blunt melee weapon consisting of a partially functioning Nuka-Cola neon sign mounted on a pole with an electric cord wrapped around the top, and tape at the bottom, still partially functional owing to a self-contained power supply. It deals significant damage per strike, deals the second-highest amount of critical hit damage (along with the cattle prod) at the second-highest critical chance multiplier of all blunt melee weapons, but also has the third-highest AP cost. It also has the highest caps value of all blunt melee weapons.

Special attack[]

The Nuka-Breaker has a special Nuka-Break attack that does regular damage in V.A.T.S., but at the cost of 7 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attack- Type of attackSkill required- Skill required
Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.- Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per action point- Damage per action pointAdditional effects- Additional effects
Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Nuka-Break outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


The Nuka-Breaker can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Rebar club 42
Nuka-Breaker Gun Runners' Arsenal50
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Behind the scenes[]

  • The Nuka-Breaker was created as a nod to the 2011 fan-made short film and webseries Fallout: Nuka Break created by Zack Finfrock. The Fallout: Nuka Break team put a Nuka-Breaker prop in the third episode of the series after seeing it in a pre-release screenshot of Gun Runners' Arsenal, before they were aware that Obsidian was referencing their series.[2][3]
    • The Nuka-Breaker was also featured briefly in the fifth and sixth episode of the second season of Nuka Break.
  • The overall design of the Nuka-Breaker sign is similar to traditional neon Coca-Cola signs. The use of a stylized cursive for the word 'Nuka' and the bottle tilted next to it. The slogan itself "Take a Nuka Break!" is similar to an old Coca-Cola slogan "Pause...Drink Coca-Cola".



  1. J.E.Sawyer on Formspring
  2. Zack Finfrock, lead actor of the fan-made short film and webseries Fallout: Nuka Break:
    "In a recent trip to Obsidian, we were luck enough to find out the sign was a nod to us. But we put it in the episode as a nod to them, before we knew that. It's all a big circle of nodding."
  3. Confirmed by J.E. Sawyer on Formspring