Line 90: Line 90:
|desc5 =Head to Novac through Nipton. Ask around Novac about your attackers.
|desc5 =Head to Novac through Nipton. Ask around Novac about your attackers.
|stage6 =45
|stage6 =45
|desc6 =Find out from Manny Vargas where the Khans were headed.
|desc6 =Find out from Manny Vargas where the Khans were headed and locate them.
|stage7 =50
|stage7 =50
|desc7 =Intercept the Great Khans at Boulder City.
|desc7 =Intercept the Great Khans at Boulder City.

Revision as of 20:55, 2 December 2014

A man nearly kills you, so you track him across the breadth of the Mojave?Caesar

They Went That-a-Way is a main quest in Fallout: New Vegas. It is also an Achievement on the Xbox 360 and PC; and a Silver Trophy on the PlayStation 3.

Quick walkthrough

Main Quest: They Went That-a-Way
(Optional) Talk to Victor about your rescue.
Inquire about your delivery assignment with the administrator of the Mojave Express in Primm.
Find Primm's lawman to get information on where your attackers went.
Head to Novac through Nipton. Ask around Novac about your attackers.
Find out from Manny Vargas where the Great Khans were headed, by either doing the quest Come Fly With Me, convincing him using the Confirmed Bachelor perk, or by accessing the terminal in his home.
Intercept the Great Khans at Boulder City.
Reward: 1000 XP
They Went That-a-Way! Achievement/Trophy
Leads to: Ring-a-Ding-Ding!

Detailed walkthrough


There are three ways to obtain Deputy Beagle's journal. After you obtain and read the journal you will advance to the next stage of the quest: heading to Novac through Nipton.

  • Free Deputy Beagle. After this, if you have a Speech skill of at least 25, you can convince him to help you clear out the rest of the hotel. If you speak to him before you exit the hotel and offer to give him a gun you will open up his inventory. There you can take his journal. Note that this is the only way to obtain the journal without accruing negative Karma.
  • Kill Deputy Beagle and loot the journal off his corpse.
  • Pickpocket the journal from Deputy Beagle. Doing this after you free him will cause Negative Karma, but if the note is pickpocketed before he is freed will not cause Karma loss.
  • It's also possible to obtain the next location by threatening the deputy with a Speech skill of at least 40.


  • Head to Nipton (down the road south, then east).
  • You'll find only two people, the rest have been either killed, or tortured and crucified by Caesar's Legion.
  • Go into the store on the left to find the second survivor, Boxcars, who tells you that they took a few hostages, and that you need to go to Novac. Speaking to him about this opens up the quest Booted. You can also gain Karma by giving Boxcars Med-X.
  • Lastly, Vulpes Inculta addresses you if you approach the town hall. He will tell you to spread word of what they have done, giving you the mission Cold, Cold Heart.

(Note: Caesar's Legion Fame can be gained when speaking to Vulpes Inculta about the events that happened at Nipton. Proceed through the dialogue asking what happened until given the dialogue to agree with the method that Vulpes used. Upon agreeing the Caesar's Legion fame will be achieved.)


  • On the way to Novac you will get ambushed by several Viper gunslingers if you travel by the road up the hill. There are 4 or 5 with 2 above you on rocks, and at least one grenade rifle. All are relatively easy to kill as long as the player has a weapon capable of killing at a decent range.
  • At Novac, ask around and find Manny Vargas (located in the Dinky the T-Rex during the daytime).
  • Go through the Dino Bite gift shop and talk to Manny:
    • He will make you clear out a building to the west, the REPCONN test site, before he tells you anything, beginning Come Fly With Me. However, if you want to skip REPCONN, just go to Manny Vargas's motel room and check out the terminal in there, it has a file called "Message: Khan hospitality" which tells you that they are headed to Boulder City.
    • You can use the terminal in his hotel room to read his journal logs to trigger the continuation of the quest, which bypasses Come Fly With Me.
    • You can kill him and loot the necessary quest item.
    • You can just steal holotape from his pocket. Either looting or stealing the tape also bypasses Come Fly With Me.
    • With the Confirmed Bachelor perk, tell him you can see he's been neglected, and he decides that you're a nice guy. He tells you where the Khans are heading.

Boulder City

  • Manny will then tell you that they went to Boulder City.
  • Go there and begin the quest Boulder City Showdown. About halfway through, when you talk to Jessup, you will complete the quest.
  • If you can end the showdown peacefully you gain good reputation with the Great Khans and Jessup will give you a quest item, Benny's engraved cigarette lighter.

Quest stages

10 Find the men who tried to kill you.
25 [Optional] Talk to Victor about your rescue
30 Inquire about your delivery assignment with the administrator of the Mojave Express in Primm.
34 Find Primm's lawman to get information on where your attackers went.
40 Head to Novac through Nipton. Ask around Novac about your attackers.
45 Find out from Manny Vargas where the Khans were headed and locate them.
50Quest finishedIntercept the Great Khans at Boulder City.


  • You can complete this quest at any time by simply going inside the The Tops Casino and finding Benny there.
  • The holotape on Manny/his diary entry is from someone called McMurphy, and the building you find Jessup has the corpse of McMurphy at the back of the room, it's an easy way to get a Great Khan disguise.
  • If you are vilified with the Legion, Vulpes will attack you on sight and you will not be able to receive the quest Cold, Cold Heart.
  • If this quest is completed before speaking with Trudy from Goodsprings, it prevents her from displaying a dialogue option which initiates the unmarked quest Trudy's Radio Repair.

Behind the scenes

  • The name of this quest is a frequently used and parodied Western B-movie line, much like, "Let's head 'em off at the pass!"
  • When you first talk to Jessup, one of the possible responses to his surprise at your survival is "I got better..." This is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
Lonesome RoadThe Reunion · The Silo · The Job · The Launch · The Tunnelers · The Divide · The Courier · The End · The Apocalypse
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.