Sniper's nest

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Sniper's nest
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Map MarkerSniper's Nest
FactionsNew California Republic
Cell NameSLSnipersNest
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The Sniper's nest is a location in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

The sniper nest that had been quickly set up with sparse equipment by the Field Preparations Division of the NCR Army in order to allow a trained sniper to scope out Cottonwood Cove, the largest Caesar's Legion base west of the Colorado, and assassinate a high ranking Centurion or another objective.[1] Major Joseph Polatli had been informed of the location and had sent a sniper to the nest. However, Captain Ronald Curtis, a well ingrained Legion spy, had acquired a copy of the report sent to Major Polatali and had presumably informed Cottonwood Cove which then lead to the sniper's capture.[2][3]

Layout[edit | edit source]

Secreted away in the mountains north of Cottonwood Cove Road leading down to the bay, the sniper's nest contains a single corrugated shack filled with empty cans of food and whiskey, with a sheltered sniping position just on the ledge overlooking the Cove, giving a perfect view of Cottonwood Cove and the legionaries within. It seems the Rangers posted to the nest have consumed most of the rations prepared by the engineers, but left behind a rifle. The campfire is still functional, though.

Note that it's not possible to clear the Cove due to the distance between the Nest and the Cove itself.

Notable loot[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Sniper's nest appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. Sniper nest location
  2. Location of Sniper nest location note and the lived in layout of the camp.
  3. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.423: "[6.18] Sniper's Nest
    Usually with a Legion Sniper inside the lean-to, this cliff-top perch offers coverage of the valley down to the Cottonwood Cove [6.20] and the river, as well as an aiming platform facing Ranger Station Echo [6.10] to the north. Pry open the locked Gun Case [Very Hard] for a very special Sniper Rifle."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)