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For an overview of Nuka-Cola soda in the Fallout series of games, see Nuka-Cola.

Nuka-Cola Victory is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Main article: Nuka-Cola
Nuka-Cola entered the beverage market in 2044, with the invention of the soft drink by John-Caleb Bradberton after two years of experimentation. Though strictly unhealthy (containing 120% of the recommended daily allowance of sugar), it took the United States market by storm and within a year it could be purchased nationwide. Its popularity rapidly increased and within several years it was the most popular beverage across the globe.[1][2]

The unique taste of Nuka-Cola is the result of a combination of seventeen fruit essences, balanced to enhance the classic cola flavor.[3][4] The balance is precarious and minute adjustments can affect it severely. Such was the case when the freshly launched Nuka-Cola was reformulated in response to the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044 and consumers noticed the change in flavor.[5]

Nuka-Cola contains excessive amounts of caffeine and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar, making it decisively unhealthy for extended consumption.[6] To counter the negative image, it was marketed as being fortified with vitamins, minerals, and "health tonics."[7] Intensive consumption can cause Nuka-Cola addiction, which can lead to splitting headaches if Nuka-Cola isn't consumed on a regular basis.[8]

Nuka-Cola Victory is a "refreshingly patriotic" flavor of Nuka-Cola that enjoyed a limited release in the American Southwest.[9] It is colored orange with a red, white and blue label, giving it a distinct look, much like Nuka-Cola Quantum. It remains a rare find in the post-apocalypse.[10][11]


Victory is a bright red-orange variant of the Nuka-Cola product. Drinking it provides healing, grants a bonus to Action Points, decreases Perception, and increases Radiation. In Hardcore mode, it reduces sleep and increases dehydration. Both positive and negative effects scale with the Survival skill.

Survival Skill effectEdit

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+3 Hit Points for 20s, +12 Action Points , -1 PER +12 Dehydration , -18 Sleep 
20+4 Hit Points for 20s, +14 Action Points , -1 PER +14 Dehydration , -21 Sleep 
30+4 Hit Points for 20s, +16 Action Points , -1 PER +16 Dehydration , -24 Sleep 
40+5 Hit Points for 20s, +18 Action Points , -1 PER +18 Dehydration , -27 Sleep 
50+6 Hit Points for 20s, +20 Action Points , -2 PER +20 Dehydration , -30 Sleep 
60+6 Hit Points for 20s, +22 Action Points , -2 PER +22 Dehydration , -33 Sleep 
70+7 Hit Points for 20s, +24 Action Points , -2 PER +24 Dehydration , -36 Sleep 
80+7 Hit Points for 20s, +26 Action Points , -2 PER +26 Dehydration , -39 Sleep 
90+8 Hit Points for 20s, +28 Action Points , -2 PER +28 Dehydration , -42 Sleep 
100+9 Hit Points for 20s, +30 Action Points , -3 PER +30 Dehydration , -45 Sleep 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

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Nuka-Cola Victory (1)

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



Nuka-Cola Victory is the second rarest of all Nuka-Cola variants found in Fallout: New Vegas, with Nuka-Cola Quantum Gametitle-FNV LR being the first where only a couple exist in Lonesome Road. Like Nuka-Cola Quartz, Nuka-Cola Victory is not sold by any merchants, except for those selling bottles of Victory that are on display. A total of 10 bottles of Nuka-Cola Victory can be found in various locations in the Mojave Wasteland, all placed in-world rather than in containers. An additional 4 bottles can be found in Big MT.

Closest map marker Quantity Description
Atomic Wrangler 1 In the Garrets' bedroom; the bedroom is an Average lock (50 Lockpick skill need to unlock); this Nuka-Cola Victory must be stolen.
Black Mountain 1 In the storage room, to the right of the workbench.
El Rey Motel 1 Inside the room on the far right (second floor), next to a bed; it will be next to a dead wastelander, half under the bed.
Jacobstown 1 In a Bungalow closest to the front gate; it's in a knocked down refrigerator.
Klamath Bob's Liquor Store 1 On the ground to the left of the entrance, next to the broken freezer; it can be bought from Klamath Bob or stolen.
Nelson 1 In the northwest house, behind a toppled refrigerator.
Nipton 1 In the Town Hall, in the storage room behind the Mayor's Office; this requires a 50 Lockpick skill.
REPCONN headquarters 2 In the gift shop on the first floor; it's on a table in the back room, behind the counter along with two Nuka-Cola Quartz. Lockpick skill of 75 required.
Vault 3 1 The room in the Recreation Area with billiards equipment.
X-7b "Boom Town" target zone Gametitle-FNV OWB 1 Just north of the target zone, in a demolished house, along with a Nuka-Cola Quartz.
Higgs Village Gametitle-FNV OWB 1 In a shrub next to the side of House #101.
X-13 research facility Gametitle-FNV OWB 2 1 on 1st floor, along with a Nuka-Cola Quartz, underneath the chemistry set before the Test Lab; 1 in office 2 observation area.

Aside from these locations, the only way to obtain Nuka-Cola Victory is through the recipes given by taking the Nuka Chemist perk.


  • The Nuka-Cola Victory found in the Garret's bedroom at the Atomic Wrangler can still be bought if Francine Garret catches you stealing it.
  • Nuka-Cola Victory is an ingredient used in the crafting of atomic cocktails.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When consuming a Nuka-Cola Victory, it sounds like chewing food instead of drinking. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 There will be no bottle cap received after drinking a bottle. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The bottles have no sounds for picking up or dropping like other bottles in the game do. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Sometimes when dropped with other Nuka-Cola bottles, it will drop as a Nuka-Cola bottle and be lost. [verified]


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