Riot gear

From The Vault - Fallout Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Icon disambig.svg
For an overview of combat armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see combat armor.
Riot gear
Riot gear.png
Icon riot gear.png
Riot gear
12 (JS)20
Item HP500
EffectsRiot Geared:
Guns +5, Agility +1
Riot gears
Medium armor
VariantsAdvanced riot gear
Elite riot gear
base idxx008855
Riot gear helmet
DT4Item HP75
EffectsRed Eye:
Perception + 1, Sneak sight
Advanced riot gear helmet
Elite riot gear helmet
VariantsAdvanced riot gear helmet
Elite riot gear helmet
base idxx008856
Gametitle-FNV LR.png
Gametitle-FNV LR.png

The riot gear and the matching riot gear helmet, act together as a set of pre-War armor that can be found and obtained in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Lonesome Road.

Background[edit | edit source]

These variants of riot gear were a recent introduction for use as L.A.P.D. riot armor, in which they respectfully donned a green palette, worn with a matching new model of military helmet with built-in low light optics, a combination infrared/white light lamp and gas mask, all of which were brought together with the use of dark brown dusters with pouches located on the sides of the sleeves, and a set of military brown pants.

These sets of riot armor were used by the special pre-War riot control officers in Hopeville and Ashton (later known as the Divide), under the supervision of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment wearing a recognizable helmet and a more advanced riot armor, when they were charged in riot control operations in the Divide against the entire local hippie community that protested outside Hopeville, against the ongoing Sino-American War.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Sets of riot gear are nearly statistically identical to the NCR Ranger combat armor, with the sole exception of having one-sixth less durability. However, it makes up for this with its effect "Riot Geared," which grants a +5 bonus to Guns skill, and a +1 bonus to Agility.

The helmet gives the effect "Red Eye," which gives the wearer low visibility sight while in sneak mode between 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M., or while indoors, and additionally, the helmet grants a +1 bonus to Perception.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name DT WG Durability Value Effects
NCR Ranger combat armor 20 30 600 7500 NCR disguise
Desert Ranger combat armor 22 30 600 8000 -
Riot gear 20 30 500 7994 +5 Guns
+1 Agility
Advanced riot gear 21 25 600 8494 +10 Explosives
+1 Endurance
Elite riot gear 22 23 750 12500 +10 Guns
+1 Charisma
+5 Critical chance

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • In the Hopeville armory, two sets can be found, one in poor condition found inside a locker, and another that is in near perfect condition in an adjacent locker, with a Very Hard lock.
  • Anywhere in the Divide, riot gear may periodically appear within a commissary terminal.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png All versions of riot gear helmets and their variants are flagged specifically as "hair", so you can still wear hats or berets with them.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png All versions of riot gear have a habit of changing the shoulder part of the duster to the color red instead of the normal brown/grey.
  • The female version of all Riot Gears display no chest. It looks like the male version with the only difference being a more hourglass shaped waist.
  • Playing caravan while the sneak sight is activated may make it difficult to see the cards.