Dead Man's Burden

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Dead Man's Burden
Dead Mans Burden
Lonesome Road
requirementsLaunch nuclear missiles at both Caesar's Legion and the NCR
effects+1 SPECIAL point, Boomers and Powder Gangers Fame, Caesar's Legion and NCR Infamy
base idxx00c25a
Gametitle-FNV LR
Gametitle-FNV LR

It is the burden of the dead to remind the living of what they have lost... You can put a single point into any of your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. attributes, and you also gain reputation with the Boomers and the Powder Gangers for your... destructive tendencies, but you lose reputation with the NCR and Caesar's Legion.

— In-game description

Dead Man's Burden is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Lonesome Road.


It grants one S.P.E.C.I.A.L. point, Boomers and Powder Gangers fame, and Caesar's Legion and NCR infamy. Grants access to Dry Wells and the Long 15.


Doing this before obtaining the platinum chip avoids being vilified by both the NCR and Legion and allows both unique armors and grenade launchers to be available.

Behind the scenesEdit

The name is a play on the phrase White Man's Burden, originating in a poem by Rudyard Kipling which, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, espouses imperialism and white superiority.


pcIcon pc The SPECIAL point must be added. If you have them maxed out, then you will not be able to continue. [verified]

  • FIX: PC users can use the console command "cam" that will just close the menu and you'll be able to continue.
  • FIX: If you have the DLC Old World Blues, you can transportalponder! back to Big MT and then back with getting the perks. Can only be done if missile has been fired at someone, however, Dry Wells and The Long 15 will not be accessible.

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