Fallout: New Vegas patch22.214.171.124x was released on December 9, 2010 for PlayStation 3 (126.96.36.1990), on December 13, 2010 for the PC (188.8.131.524), and on December 16, 2010 for the Xbox 360 (184.108.40.2065). Keeping with its previous naming system, the PlayStation 3 identifies this patch as patch 1.02.
Raul's Full Maintenance perk now makes weapons degrade 75% slower (like it should), instead of at the normal rate.
The majority of bugs surrounding the cowboy repeater seem to have been fixed, in particular the control and weapon lock-ups (observed on the PC version, and the Xbox 360 version).
Lily can now use a larger variety of weapons.
Companions now fast travel to the appropriate location when dismissed by the player.
ED-E, Rex, and Lily will no longer enter unprovoked combat with non-hostile non-player characters.
Powder jars, primer jars, case boxes, and surplus ammunition containers now automatically open upon purchase from shops, rather than having to drop the item, then pick it up to open the container.
A copyright screen glitch on initial disk load has now been fixed.
If you use the NCR emergency radio and a support trooper is too far away or dead, he is resurrected (if necessary) and moved closer. Support is also called off if the player is in an interior cell.
The first NCR hit squad member who comes after the hit squad leader talks to you will always spawn now, and his leveled armor/gear will keep him a threat to you. Also, if the player shoots at a non-hostile NCR squad member and makes him hostile, you will receive negative NCR reputation. Lastly, to get back in the NCR's good graces, the player must be good again AND not wear faction armor to fake it.
For Auld Lang Syne: The triggers for Arcade's companion quest have changed slightly, in that if the player has not become "liked," Arcade will only offer the quest when the player finishes the last independent (Yes-Man) quest before the Hoover Dam assault. If the player becomes "liked" by Arcade, the triggers are unchanged. See the quest page for more details.
Heartache by the Number: Finishing Cass's quest "peacefully" turns the Van Graffs hostile, presumably because they find out that the player turned them in for their crimes. This makes it impossible to complete both that quest and Birds of a Feather. Also, if you convince Cass to sell Cassidy Caravans to Crimson Caravan, and you offer to throw in an extra 750 caps, the money is now properly taken from your inventory.
I Could Make You Care: The triggers for Veronica's companion quest have been extensively rewritten to be more robust.
The Finger of Suspicion: You will no longer be able to talk to the Omerta thugs if they are hostile. Also, if you kill the thugs from outside the room, the objective will now be completed.
The House Always Wins: If you kill Caesar, the Platinum chip is now returned to you and the quest is updated to deliver the Platinum chip to Mr. House. Also, when you deliver the chip to Mr. House and barter with him for five times the delivery bonus, he now gives you the agreed-upon 1250 caps instead of the 1000 caps he would give you if you didn't barter with him.
Wild Card: Change in Management: When the terminal is used to open the secret passageway to the Lucky 38 Control Room, the correct Securitons based on whether you upgraded them or not will attack you. A bug is also fixed that leaves the elevator door locked after killing House. Lastly, the objective to return to Yes Man after electrocuting House is now available.
I Put A Spell On You: The quest is now more consistent. When following Curtis and reporting your progress to the Colonel, Curtis waits for you in the control tower and you must kill him. After reporting to Colonel Hsu you don't have time to save the monorail, as soon you open the door the train will depart from the station. Prior to the patch the Courier would enter the train and had time to deactivate the bomb, but the train blows up regardless.
If choosing to side with Legion, the components and schematics for the bomb are always in the trash-can and can be picked up.
Hard Luck Blues: The quest is no longer automatically initiated upon entering Vault 34
The Atomic Wrangler casino now provides tiered rewards when gambling (See page for rewards).
Empty syringes are now much more common, sold by vendors and also found in first aid boxes and on non-player characters, particularly Fiends; generally they can be found wherever one would find any of a random selection of chems. The weight of the item has also been decreased to 0.005.
Both broc flowers and xander root can be found in locations that stock or contain a random selection of chems, including vendors and containers.
ED-E now has a unique combat style, instead of using the same ranged combat style as other companions, which should make him behave better in combat.
Rose of Sharon Cassidy now effectively has the Shotgun Surgeon perk whenever she is serving as an active companion. Also her Calm Heart perk now works correctly, since before the patch the +50 HP was added only in her total health (50/0) not in her base health (50/50).
Companions can no longer lose their weapons if they're not confiscated.
You can no longer use companions' weapons. They are automatically removed if they are in your inventory.
The plasma pistol's base and critical damage have increased from 22 to 33.
The Plasma Defender's base and critical damage have been increased from 36 to 38. It also consumes only 2 units of ammunition, compared to 3 previously; its clip size has been lowered from 48 to 32 to match this.
The recharger pistol's base and critical damage have been increased from 12 to 18. It is also now capable of disintegrating on death.
The recharger rifle's base and critical damage have been increased from 9 to 12.
The alien blaster's base damage has been decreased from 100 to 75. Its critical damage has been decreased from 100 to 50.
Most energy weapon ammunition has inherent armor piercing capabilities:
Energy cell, electron charge pack, microfusion cell and microfusion breeder ammunition (standard) now has -2 DT
Energy cell, electron charge pack and microfusion cell ammunition (over charge) now has -5 DT
Energy cell, electron charge pack and microfusion cell ammunition (max charge) now has -10 DT
Companions will not zone into the northern-most section of The Strip (from south Freeside). Looking at the map, their markers appear to be still in Freeside. However, once the player zones out of the northern-most part of The Strip (for example, into the Lucky 38 or into the middle section of The Strip), the companions will re-appear at the Courier's side.
Boone has been reported to not function in combat, holstering his weapon approximately every five seconds. Additionally, Boone's head tracking does not work. These two issues are caused by code placed in his dialogue script which causes him to needlessly re-evaluate his current AI package every five seconds.
When dead, Victor's companion marker will still appear on the map.
ps3pc When buying off traders there will be a 5 second freeze when confirming purchases and sometimes causes a complete freeze resulting in the game needing to be restarted. CLARIFICATION: This happens frequently when buying cards from them. If you see more than one of the same card do not buy them both, as that will cause your game to freeze.
When attempting to start Dead Money quest line, the BoS bunker will be locked and requires a key and there is no possible way to get in.
All miniguns (including the CZ57 Avenger) are no longer synced up with their sound files. Tapping the trigger will make the barrel spin, and then the sound effect will kick in, over and over, even while holstered. (Fixed in-game by unequipping the weapon, and re-equipping it, or switching to a different weapon) [Feb 23, 2011]