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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. 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.
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]
- Gobi Campaign scout rifle: In the Very Hard gun case in the shack.
- Two ammunition boxes: One in the shack and one on position.
- .308 round, Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap and healing powder: On the bench in the shack.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Sniper's nest appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
- Sniper nest location
- Location of Sniper nest location note and the lived in layout of the camp.
- 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)