Thanks for getting me out of there. I owe you one.”
Background[edit | edit source]
Private Ackerman is a NCR private stationed at Boulder City under Lt. Monroe's command. He and fellow trooper Private Gilbert were on patrol with their squad and heading back from Novac when they came under fire from a group of Great Khans. The squad radioed for assistance, but decided to chase after the Great Khans to Boulder City's ruins. There the squad got caught in crossfire and ultimately Gilbert and Ackerman ended up getting taken hostage by the group of Great Khans while the rest of the squad escaped without harm. Since being taken hostage by the Great Khans, Ackerman has suffered some minor torture.
Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]
Interactions overview[edit | edit source]
|This character is involved in quests.|
Quests[edit | edit source]
- Boulder City Showdown: He along with private Gilbert were captured by the Great Khans that helped Benny track you down.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
Drops on death
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Originally, if Gilbert and Ackerman were rescued they would wait at the entrance to the Boulder City Ruins, unarmed, for the rest of the game. This was changed in a recent patch, causing them to simply disappear from the game world after a period of time once the player completes the Boulder City Showdown quest.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Ackerman appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
If Private Ackerman is killed during the quest and his limbs were blown off, you can find him back where he was alive, but he will not have the limb that was shot off. There are no karma penalties or actions against the NCR if you kill him while he's in this state.
- The Courier: "What's going on with the Great Khans?"
Monroe: "One of my patrols was on its way back from Novac when it came under fire from the Great Khans. They radioed for reinforcements, but instead of waiting for us, they chased the Khans into the ruins where they were caught in a crossfire. No deaths, but not all of the squad got out. The Khans have Private Ackerman and Private Gilbert as hostages."
- Rescue message box: "Private Ackerman looks battered and bruised. He's tied up to Private Gilbert - freeing one will free them both."