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The sniper's nest is a location in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. It is situated west of Cottonwood Cove and south of Ranger Station Echo.


The sniper's nest is comprised of three rusty metal sheets with two for the sides and one for the roof. There is enough room for one person to sleep while another is on duty. When facing Cottonwood Cove from inside the structure, there is a Very Hard locked gun case to the immediate left. There is also a small camouflaged tent immediately in front of the nest with a perfect view of the entire Cottonwood Cove area.

Notable loot


  • This location is mentioned in the note sniper nest location which can be found in Camp McCarran. The note states that "the sniper" should leave immediately upon completion of his or her objective, due to its proximity to Cottonwood Cove. The note also states that there will not be weaponry at the nest, yet the Gobi Campaign scout rifle is found here.
  • Even though the location is high enough to conduct reconnaissance on Cottonwood Cove, it would be challenging to eliminate all enemies by way of sniping, due to the distance and the map cell the player character is in may not register all Legion troops.


The sniper's nest appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.