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Nuka-Cola vending machine (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For the lore article covering these machines, see Nuka-Cola vending machine.
Nuka-Cola vending machine
Fo3 Pristine Nuka Cola Machine.png
Used forObtaining not-so-fresh Nuka-Cola bottles

Nuka-Cola vending machine is a world object in Fallout: New Vegas.


The Nuka-Cola Corporation aggressively marketed their flagship product ever since its introduction in 2044. Low-maintenance vending machines were a crucial part of the strategy, and the corporation's generous investment eventually led to a vending machine on almost every street in the United States by 2067, available in a broad variety of types.[1][2]

A large, imposing machine with a built-in monochrome monitor at the top for playing advertisements. The machine has been modified from the previous model to allow new bottles to slide into the trays, rather than being deposited mechanically and risking injury. As with the previous model, it's coin-operated with coin-changing functionality.[3]


These new model vending machines are special respawning containers that contain Nuka-Cola, bottle caps, or Nuka-Cola Quantum. The contents are randomized the first time a player enters a cell containing the vending machine, at which point the wave form collapses and the vending machine's contents are defined for the rest of the game using that character. Saving before entering new areas allows for re-rolling the contents of the vending machine to generate the desired contents.

Unlike Fallout 3, Nuka-Cola Quantum will not spawn in the machines, with the notable exception of one in Lonesome Road.


There are 43 of them in the base game.

Map Marker Map Cell Quantity Notes
Allied Technologies offices 2 In the south-west corner of the building, next to each other.
Prison building, Black Mountain 1 Upon entering to the immediate right in the corner, close to Rhonda.
Cap counterfeiting shack 1 In the basement of the shack
Mick & Ralph's 1 On the second floor, right in front of the player, after having ascended the stairs.
The Basincreek building 1 Upon entering to the immediate right, next to a Sunset Sarsaparilla vending machine.
Vault 19 1 Next to a Sarsaparilla machine in the cafeteria on level one.


  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Amateur chemist John-Caleb Bradberton discovered the formula for Nuka-Cola in 2044. Within a year, Nuka-Cola could be purchased across the entire United States."
  2. Sierra Petrovita: "When Nuka-Cola was invented by John-Caleb Bradberton in 2044, it quickly became the world's most popular soft drink. The wonder drink soon drew a dedicated following which prompted the Nuka-Cola Corporation to release many promotional items like these. By 2067, a Nuka-Cola machine such as this rare pristine model could be found on almost every street in America. Even in today's crazy world, Nuka-Cola is still the number one choice of refreshment among Armageddon's survivors."
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  3. See [http://www.vintagevending.com/coca-cola-vendo-81d-soda-machine this article on how a similar Vendo 81D machine operated.