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Old World Blues
Benefits+1 to all SPECIAL stats when outside
Penalties-1 to all SPECIAL stats when indoors
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You have a fear of enclosed spaces (probably because of the mutants that live there). You gain +1 to SPECIAL attributes when outside, but suffer -1 when indoors.

— In-game description, Fallout: New Vegas

Claustrophobia is a trait in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


When outside you gain +1 to all SPECIAL stats but when indoors, you suffer -1 to all SPECIAL stats.


  • Despite the description, there are some "outside" places where you will suffer the -1 all SPECIAL stats penalty. This includes places such as The Strip and Freeside, as they are different cells than the wasteland.
  • The REPCONN test site launch platform apparently counts as "outside". It is unknown if this is intentional.
  • This trait could make lockpicking or hacking while in an interior difficult. However this difficulty can be offset with various chems or magazines.