For an overview of Nuka-Cola, 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. 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.[9]


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 effect

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 character.

Creation requirements

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 Lonesome Road (add-on) being the first where only one exists 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 ten 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 four bottles can be found in Big MT.

Closest map marker Quantity Description
Atomic Wrangler 1 In the Garrets' bedroom, behind an Average locked door, 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 the bungalow closest to the front gate, 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, 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, secured with an Average locked door.
REPCONN headquarters 2 In the gift shop on the first floor, on a table in the Hard locked back room, behind the counter along with two Nuka-Cola Quartz.
Vault 3 1 In the room in the recreation area with billiards equipment.
X-7b "Boom Town" target zone Old World Blues (add-on) 1 Just north of the target zone, in a demolished house, along with a Nuka-Cola Quartz.
Higgs Village Old World Blues (add-on) 1 In a shrub to the side of House #101.
X-13 research facility Old World Blues (add-on) 2 One on the first floor, along with a Nuka-Cola Quartz, underneath the chemistry set before the test lab and one in the office 2's 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 effect of Nuka-Cola Victory is similar to that of Nuka-Cherry in Fallout 4.
  • The Nuka-Cola Victory found in the Garret's bedroom at the Atomic Wrangler can still be bought if Francine Garret detects a theft attempt.
  • Nuka-Cola Victory is an ingredient used in the crafting of atomic cocktails.


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



  1. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States."
  2. Sierra Petrovita: "When Nuka-Cola was invented by John-Caleb Bradberton in 2044, it quickly became the world's most popular soft drink. The wonder drink soon drew a dedicated following which prompted the Nuka-Cola Corporation to release many promotional items like these. By 2067, a Nuka-Cola machine such as this rare pristine model could be found on almost every street in America. Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  3. Nuka-World loading screens: "Nuka-Cola's award-winning taste is derived from a secret combination of seventeen fruit essences which are balanced to enhance, but not overwhelm, that classic cola flavor."
  4. Nuka-Cola formula
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "The taste... I could never get used to it."
    Sierra Petrovita: "No no no! You're mistaken! The flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage that delicious taste. In fact, in the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  6. World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!
    Nuka-Cola began its journey in the year 2042 when our founder, John-Caleb Bradberton, was a budding chemist. He dreamt of a delicious soft drink that would provide energy, focus and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar!
    It took almost two years to perfect the formula, but in late 2044, Mr. Bradberton was finally successful and Nuka-Cola was born! It quickly surpassed other, lesser beverages to become America's number-one favorite soft drink. Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Bradberton and his team of talented "Beverageers" continued to create new and exciting formulas.
    Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!
    While out here on the east coast, folks delight in the refreshment of an ice-cold Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Orange, or Nuka-Cherry. And be on the lookout for our special pre-release shipments of Nuka-Cola Quantum coming soon to your favorite grocer or restaurant!
    Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking.
    But this isn't just a ride, it's one of several operational factories actively producing Nuka-Cola. Here in the mixing area, we combine just a hint of 17 select fruit flavors to produce that unique Nuka-Cola taste.
    Here in the bottling chamber, we carefully pour each delicious liquid into our new, space-age rocket bottles! Each bottle is carbonated and then sealed with one of our signature bottle caps.
    And now for a special surprise, this is where we produce the newest member of our family, Nuka-Cola Quantum! That blue glow isn't just for show, folks! Quantum contains a top-secret additive to give you a "nuclear" boost of energy!
    On behalf of all of us at Nuka-World, we hope you've enjoyed the ride and learning more about Nuka-Cola!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  7. The Lone Wanderer: "Never mind. I think you've had enough sugar for one day."
    Zip: "But Nuka-Cola's fortified with vitaminerals and health tonics! It even says so on the label! That means it's healthy for me!"
    (Zip's dialogue)
  8. Dugan: "{116}{}{It is the stuff of life . . . Well actually, if I don't drink it on an hourly basis I get a splitting headache.}"
  9. World of Refreshment tour: "Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
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