Gun Runners Arsenal

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Gun Runners Arsenal

Combat Veteran achievement in Fallout: New Vegas

Combat Veteran

Complete any three Gun Runners' Arsenal (GRA) two star (**) Challenges.

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How to unlock the Combat Veteran achievement

  • Ckilla01Ckilla01102,285 102,285 GamerScore
    14 Oct 2011 14 Oct 2011
    136 8 12
    You need
    -5.56mm pistol
    -.44 mag
    -Any SMG

    I started by saving so I could go back, and still have good fame with the strip. Thats up to you.

    1.) “Vault 13’s Revenge” - Kill 15 Super Mutants

    I traveled to the Jacobstown and proceeded to kill all the Super Mutants with my 5.56mm pistol

    2.)”White Line Nightmare” - Kill 20 Fiends

    Travel to Vault 3 and kill all fiends with .44 mag. if you still need more you can go wait 5 days anywhere else on the map. Then travel back to Vault 3 and kill the Fiends again.

    **NOTE you can repeat as needed

    3.)”Nyah! See?” - Kill 10 Omertas

    Travel to the strip. Go into the Gomorrah. You will be asked to hand over your weapons; tell him NO! Then, kill him and the rest of the Omertas on the Casino floor. There is a room in the back left corner of the casino with a few more if you need it.

    Load your save if you want good Fame with the strip.

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    HotzoglouAwesome guide! +1
    Posted by Hotzoglou on 27 Feb 15 at 23:05
    HaarbergerKinda hoped about having the progress kept in-game as well, but it's the reputation.
    Posted by Haarberger on 05 Aug 15 at 17:54
    ChrisLemsPaThis is a work of art. Kudos!
    Posted by ChrisLemsPa on 10 Mar 17 at 16:44
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  • FallOut PhoenixFallOut Phoenix394,183
    29 Sep 2011 29 Sep 2011 30 Sep 2011
    72 2 9
    The following are all the two star challenges added to the game

    Dyin' Ain't Much of a Living

    Kill members of NCR or Legion hit squads with weapons affected by the Cowboy perk. (Note: You do not need the Cowboy perk.

    Even a God-King Can Bleed

    Cripple Caesar's head with Throwing Spears.

    Historical Propriety

    Kill Caesar with a Knife or Combat Knife.

    Nyah! See?

    Kill Chairmen, White Gloves, or Omertas with any submachine gun, light machine gun, or minigun. (10 required)

    Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Kill President Kimball with any One-Handed Pistol.

    Talk About Owned

    Kill Benny with his own gun, Maria.

    Vault 13's Revenge

    Kill Super Mutants with 5.56mm Pistols, Plasma Defenders, Plasma Grenades, Power Fists, Rippers, or the Bozar. (15 required)

    White Line Nightmare

    Kill Fiends, Vipers, or Jackals with Tire Irons, Baseball Bats, Lead Pipes, Machetes, .44 Magnum Revolvers, or Sawed-Off Shotguns. (20 required)

    Hit squads are enemies that appear once you upset either the Legion or NCR (not sure if both appear at the same time). They appear at certain locations and respawn after a few in game days. I'm not sure on the spawn locations for NCR but for Legion you can find them when you are near Cassidys Caravan Wreckage.

    The following weapons are affected by the Cowboy perk. Weapons marked with HH are found in Honest Hearts and LR are found in Lonesome Road. Most of these can be found from weapons dealers like Gun Runners.

    Time bomb
    Long-fuse dynamite
    Fire bomb (HH)

    Bowie knife (LR)
    Blood-Nap (LR)
    Combat knife
    Chance's knife
    Throwing hatchet
    Throwing knife
    Tomahawk (HH)
    War club (HH)

    .357 magnum revolver
    .44 magnum revolver
    Mysterious Magnum
    BB gun
    Abilene Kid LE BB gun
    Brush gun
    Cowboy repeater
    La Longue Carabine
    Hunting revolver
    Ranger Sequoia
    Lever-action shotgun
    That Gun
    Trail carbine

    If you decide to cripple Caesar's head be sure to save prior if you are not interested in the ensuing fight. Throwing spears can be obtained with the Tribal pack of you have the pre-order or purchased the Courier's Stash DLC. Otherwise Mick & Ralphs occasionally sell them along with other merchants.

    Killing Caesar with a knife might prove troublesome since a big fight will occur once you put your hands on Caesar. Unless you plan on killing everyone with the knife you might kill Caesar with another weapon. You can find a knife in Doc Mitchell's house or Combat knifes in the Vikki and Vance casino. If you plan on doing both Caesar challenges I suggest doing one before and these two afterwords so if you decide to reload the save you can complete the challenge and achievement.

    For Nyeh! See? buy a trail carbine or Sleepytyme from Gun Runners and go to the Strip and kill all necessary enemies. If you don't want to kill the Chairmen, White Gloves or Omertas then save prior and complete it. Be warned it will need to be the final challenge or it won't count if you reload.

    I don't recommend trying to kill Kimball with a pistol since it's late game quest and obviously a hellstorm of enemies will try to kill you as a result.

    If you want to kill Benny with Maria then when you confront Benny shoot the weapon off his hand and pick it up before you he does. I suggest bring companions to even out this fight.

    An easy supply of Super Mutants are the group in Jacobstown but unless you don't want them dead either save this for last and reload when done or kill the Nightkin for the quest Come Fly with Me or go to Black Mountain.

    Enough Fiends for the challenge can be found near Vault 3. Several of the weapons needed for the kills can be easily found when attacked in Freeside. The guns can be found at Gun Runners as well.
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    LoneSt4r1836For Cowboy Perk weapons, add the unique hunting rifle Paciencia (GRA).
    Posted by LoneSt4r1836 on 02 Oct 12 at 18:50
    olde fortran 77Four Supermutants re-spawn next to the atomic bomb near Devil's Throat, and one sometimes spawns at the bottom of Devil's Throat.
    Posted by olde fortran 77 on 16 Jan 15 at 13:44
    LockieThe Supermutants are a pain in the butt to find if you already finished Black Mountain etc. and don't want to wipe out Jacobstown.
    Posted by Lockie on 27 Jan 16 at 02:15
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