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


A Nuka-Cola sign, re-purposed as a melee weapon. The sign is mounted on a pole with an electric cord wrapped around the top, and tape at the bottom. It does bonus electrical damage when a Critical Hit occurs.

Special attack

It 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 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

  • Joshua Sawyer stated that the Nuka Breaker is a unique rebar club.[Non-canon 1]
  • The Nuka Breaker was created as a nod to the 2011 fan-made short film and web series Fallout: Nuka Break. The Fallout: Nuka Break team put the Nuka Breaker in episode 3 after seeing it in a pre-release screenshot of Gun Runners' Arsenal before they knew that Obsidian was referencing their series.[Non-canon 2][Non-canon 3] The Nuka Breaker was also featured in the 5th and 6th episodes of the second season of Nuka Break.




  1. Joshua Sawyer: "Unique versions of core weapons (e.g. the Nuka-Breaker is essentially a unique Rebar Club and the Bozar is a unique Light Machine Gun)."
    Formspring 28 Aug 2011
  2. Fallout: New Vegas developer statements; Nuka Break
  3. Question: "So was the Nuka Breaker a reference to the Nuka Break series?"
    Joshua Sawyer: "Yes"
    Formspring 12 Oct 2011