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A Final Plan for Esteban
Ranger Morales corpse
Return Morales' corpse to his wife Christina
locationCamp McCarran concourse
given byPvt. Christina Morales
rewardGood Karma or 50 caps; discount with Kemp
base id000e7363
 
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My husband... he's a Ranger, and he... he got murdered by a pack of Fiends. Goddamn savages laid his body out to rot.

Christina Morales

A Final Plan for Esteban[1] is an unmarked quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Unmarked Quest: A Final Plan for Esteban
Go and speak to Pvt. Christina Morales at Camp McCarran to start the quest.
Retrieve the corpse of her husband.
Carry it to the nearby NCR troopers camped just northwest of where his corpse is found.
Return to Pvt. Morales and tell her of your deed.
Reward: Good Karma
Reward: 50 caps; discount with Kemp

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Heading south from Camp McCarran toward the map marker is one approach. The body can be found just northeast of the REPCONN headquarters, and the Courier may be approached by a NCR trooper who offers some advice for retrieving the corpse. There are several options at this point, as the location is commonly guarded by Fiends and various traps.

After recovering the body and returning with the news of her husband's demise to Pvt. Morales, Doctor Kemp at Camp McCarran will offer discounts on both his medical supplies and services.

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescription
1 Private Morales has asked me to find and retrieve the corpse of her dead husband. His body is apparently being used as a lure to draw in NCR troops and slaughter them. Better keep a look out for traps and snipers...
2 The body is just east of REPCONN HQ and I should carry it to the troopers camped out on the north side of the railroad tracks.
3Quest finishedIcon checkI managed to get Ranger Morales' corpse away from the Fiends. I should return to Pvt. Morales and let her know her husband's body is safe.

NotesEdit

  • One of the troopers at the barricade will mention that they lost a man named Ranger Jackson, but there is no reward for returning Jackson's body. Jackson's body is near the rigged shotgun trap between two nearby buildings (sometimes Jackson's body may not spawn).
  • If one approaches the barricade with any significant amount of damage while carrying Morales's body, the stunned NCR troopers will comment on how they sacrificed so much for a stranger.
    • Inversely, managing to retrieve the body, starting at full health without taking any damage at all, will elicit a similar level of astonishment at how they managed to pull off what they considered to be a near-impossible feat.[2]
  • Troopers at Camp McCarran can be seen complaining about the NCR not retrieving the body and how this is affecting Morales.
    • Mr. New Vegas makes a report about this heroic deed once the corpse has been brought back, and Christina Morales has been spoken to.

BugsEdit

  • xbox360Icon xbox360 A non-player character may accidentally detonate the mines around the corpse, blowing Private Morales to pieces and not allowing the quest's completion.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Colonel Hsu doesn't always thank you for bringing the body back, after speaking to Pvt. Morales again. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Mines fail to appear around the corpse, while the tripwire shotgun and bear traps are still in place. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Sometimes Pvt. Christina Morales disappears from the McCarran Concourse Hall after you have started it. If you go to the body, there are no NCR Troopers around to take it to. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, if you mess about or leave the body at any point (or enter internal locations which require the game to go to a loading screen), it will disappear leaving no other option but to return to an earlier save point and return to the body's location to complete the quest. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 Ranger Morales is in pieces before you get even close to the body. There are no mines by it. This means that you cannot complete the quest. He may also be stuck inside the pavement, in which case you cannot shoot him. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc Esteban can be seen blinking even though he is dead. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Sometimes, you won't receive the mission after talking to Pvt. Christina Morales, but you will be able to complete it regardless, just not get any reward for it. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc The NCR trooper at the barricade may comment on how the player sacrificed so much for a stranger and ask if they need a medic, even if the player took no damage and has full health with no broken limbs. [verified]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Quest name from Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide
  2. NCRCorpseGuard1.txt: "I don't believe it. Who the hell are you, man? How did you just walk right up and pull him out of there?"
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