Zapp's Neon Signs is an unmarked location within the South Vegas ruins in the Mojave Wasteland. It is inhabited by Fiends.

Background[edit | edit source]

Once a major sign manufacturing company, Zapp's Neon Signs lit up the Las Vegas strip itself. After the Great War, they became more known for their signs being used as impassable perimeter walls, such as the Fiends in the South Vegas ruins, and the denizens of North Vegas Square. The building itself is now more of a graveyard of signage, the most impressive monument being the feet of a Tall Boy statue.[1][2]

Layout[edit | edit source]

There are three main areas of the building, including the entrance office, the workshop, and the foreman's office. Around the exterior, barricades created with a variety of pre-War signs can be found.

Entrance office[edit | edit source]

In the entrance office, there is a rigged terminal and a trip wire activating a grenade bouquet at the top of the stairs. At the bottom, there are three frag mines on the ground immediately preceding the workshop entrance. Down the stairs, there are three workbenches on the righthand side of the workshop room. There are several Fiends in the workshop area.

Foreman's office[edit | edit source]

The steps leading to the foreman's office contain three fire extinguishers on the stairs, which are all sitting next to frag mines. At the top of the steps is a Fiend named Duke, who guards the foreman's office and the loot inside. Duke is scripted to shoot at the extinguishers at the bottom of the stairs from the catwalk outside of the office area once the player character is in close proximity, which will subsequently set off the nearby mines with the explosion.

In the foreman's office, an Easy locked terminal sits on a desk, containing Zapp's Neon Signs terminal entries. A first aid box can be found on the wall to the right, and two Nuka-Cola Quartz on the shelves next to a copy of Boxing Times and a Lad's Life.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although Duke is a named non-player character, he has no unique interactions and isn't involved in any quests. He has a very high amount of HP compared to other Fiends and is one of only five named characters in the base game to have "Very Evil" Karma.
  • The first aid box in the upstairs bathroom was placed upside down.
  • The business name in the terminal reads "McMurray's Neon Sign Designs" as opposed to Zapp's Neon Signs.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Zapp's Neon Signs appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Zapp's Neon Signs is similar in appearance to the real world Neon Museum, also known as the Neon Boneyard, an outdoor exhibition space which houses and preserves iconic neon signs from the past, located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 353: "[2E.01] Zapp's Neon Signs
    You should be instantly familiar with Zapp's actual neon signs, as the Fiends have welded many of them together to form impassable perimeter walls. The actual building is a graveyard of ancient signs, including the feet of a Tall Boy statue. Inside, expect more Fiends, and additional traps."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
  2. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition pp. 351-352: "[2D.08] Michael Angelo's Workshop
    At the far end of The Strip, past the big casinos and Vault 21 [2D.06], is a workshop of the talented (and ex-Vault 21 resident) Michael Angelo, who is responsible for most of the working neon across The Strip, especially have Zapp's Neon Signs closed a couple of hundred years ago."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
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