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Nuka-Cola vending machines are stationary elements of furniture designed to sell Nuka-Cola Corporation's beverages, in Fallout: New Vegas


The Nuka-Cola Corporation aggressively marketed their flagship product ever since its introduction in 2044. Low-maintenance vending machines were a crucial part of the strategy, and the corporation's generous investment eventually led to a vending machine on almost every street in the United States by 2067, available in a broad variety of types.[1][2]


A large, imposing machine with a built-in monochrome monitor at the top for playing advertisements. The machine has been modified from the previous model to allow new bottles to slide into the trays, rather than being deposited mechanically and risking injury. As with the previous model, it's coin-operated with coin-changing functionality.


In Fallout: New Vegas there are 43 located throughout the Mojave Wasteland, in various buildings. The contents of a vending machine are randomly set the first time the player character enters a map cell and remain that way for the rest of the game. In all other respects, it is a standard container and can be used for long term storage throughout the game.

A fully stocked vending machine contains nine bottle caps and three Nuka-Cola. The minimum a vending machine will contain is a single Nuka-Cola with the rest being random.

Map Marker Map Cell Quantity Notes
Allied Technologies offices 2 In the southwest corner of the building, next to each other.
Storage building, Black Mountain 1 Upon entering to the immediate right in the corner, close to Rhonda.
Cap counterfeiting shack 1 In the basement of the shack.
Mick & Ralph's 1 On the second floor, right in front of the player character, after having ascended the stairs.
The Basincreek Building 1 Upon entering to the immediate right, next to a Sunset Sarsaparilla vending machine.
Vault 19 1 Next to a Sarsaparilla machine in the cafeteria on level one.
Camp McCarran terminal building 1 Next to a Sarsaparilla machine near Carrie Boyd's interrogation room.



  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)