Fallout: New Vegas

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Name: Fallout: New Vegas
Abbreviation(s): FNV, New Vegas
Creator: Obsidian Entertainment
Date(s): released in October 2010
Medium: Video game
Country of Origin: US
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Fallout: New Vegas is a video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released by Bethesda Softworks in October 2010. While not a direct sequel, it uses the same engine and graphics style as Fallout 3.


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The player character in Fallout: New Vegas is known as "the Courier." The Courier's name, gender, race, and appearance are all customizable, allowing for players to role-play in New Vegas. The karma system returned to the franchise in New Vegas, bundled along with the reputation system from Fallout 2. The player may choose to align with a number of major factions: the NCR, Caesar's Legion, Mr. House, or an independent New Vegas.


Like other Fallout titles, the customizable player character allows fic writers and fan artists to depict their own personal renditions of the Courier. Because players can distinguish their Couriers by their "karma" and factional alignment, these choices are almost always included in fan fiction. New Vegas fanfic may specify that the author writes a "Good Karma F!NCR!Courier," for example.

The courier has 8 possible companions in the base game. The companions, as they are more known by the player, are the most requested prompts for fan fiction or the kink meme. However non-companions, such as Vulpes Inculta or Benny are also popular pairings for the Courier, who is usually female.

A vocal portion of the Fallout fandom criticizes the Bethesda-era games (Fallout 3, Fallout Shelter, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76) as being buggy, out-of-touch cash-grabs, while holding up the original Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas as being authentic to the substance and themes of the series.[citation needed] Many were dismayed that Obsidian Entertainment would not develop subsequent Fallout games after New Vegas failed to meet its sales quota, and hoped that The Outer Worlds would be the New Vegas spiritual successor they'd hoped for.[citation needed]


Aside from the more usual fannish activities, New Vegas continues the tradition of modding within the Fallout franchise.[1]

Example Fan Works

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fan Fiction

Fan Art


  • Fallout: New California - an extensive mod for New Vegas set in the "California Wastelands" of the San Bernardino Mountains.
  • New Vegas Script Extender



Sites and Communities


  1. ^ New Vegas on Nexus Mods. Accessed 18 September 2019.