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For an overview of all mines, see Land mine.

 
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The satchel charge is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The satchel charge is a placed explosive, and functions like other land mines. However, it has a significantly shorter fuse than other types. Even player characters with a very high Explosives skill will set off enemy-placed charges almost immediately. It has a relatively large proximity detection, and disarming is often difficult as a result.

It is deceptively powerful for the simplicity of its construction, besting even the bottlecap mine, often crippling a limb upon detonation if one gets caught in the blast. The satchel charge also bests the bottlecap mine by being far easier to craft and using far more common materials. This is offset by higher Strength and skill requirements, as well as weight.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

This weapon can be crafted by the Courier.

Creation requirements

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
lead (25)
Range
Lonesome Road add-on
Level
Satchel charge (1)

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

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • The Divide - Found in various containers labeled "satchel charge box."
  • Active satchel charges are placed in various locations in the Divide. These can be disarmed and collected by the player character.
  • Can be created from scratch by ED-E after the Courier gains rank 2 of Camarader-E, and passes two Explosives skill checks (35 and 65). Three satchel charges can be made per in-game day.
  • Carried by marked men.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This is one of the very few weapons in the game that does not have the Vault Boy in its Pip-Boy icon.
  • It can also be crafted inside the Sierra Madre in the Dead Money add-on.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The satchel charge was supposed to be weaker, with a longer fuse. According to Joshua Sawyer, the damage was doubled and the fuse was shortened in the last week of development.[1]

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