Detonator (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For other detonators in the Fallout series of games, see detonator.


The detonator is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The detonator is specifically used to detonate C-4 after it is planted. The tool itself has no other use, and is unable to harm enemies by itself.



  • One can be found in the Vault 34 Armory along with 3 bricks of C-4 plastic explosive.
  • Two can sometimes be bought in the Dino Bite gift shop in Novac.
  • One can be found in a footlocker located at the road block on the road West of Nelson where Ranger Milo is stationed along with two C-4 plastic explosives.
  • One can be found in the Lucky 38 casino on the cocktail lounge floor in a hard locked briefcase.
  • One can sometimes be bought from Chet in Goodsprings General Store
  • Sometimes they can be bought from the arms merchant at the 188 Trading Post
  • One can sometimes be bought from Blake at the Crimson Caravan Company.
  • One can sometimes be purchased from Lacey at the Mojave Outpost.
  • Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM One can be found in the Sierra Madre along with 3 bricks of C-4 plastic explosive. Enter the Police Station via the west doorway. Turn north at Dog's cell to enter a short hallway & face west. Enter the first door on your right. In this room in an Average locked locker leaning in the north west corner of the room containing the detonator and C-4.
  • Traveling merchants rarely sell one.


  • C-4 cannot be detonated remotely if you do not have a detonator. However, one can shoot it when it's placed on the ground to detonate it as an alternative method.

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