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For an overview of boxing gloves variants in all games, see boxing gloves.

The Golden Gloves are a pair of unique boxing gloves in Fallout: New Vegas.


Like boxing gloves and boxing tape, the Golden Gloves inflict a manner of 'sub-lethal' injury, in the form of fatigue damage. When an opponent takes too much fatigue damage, it knocks them out rather than killing them.

If the opponent cannot be fatigued, the gloves will instead inflict 15 damage to their health. Of the three, the Golden Gloves inflict the most fatigue damage at 50 points, versus the boxing gloves' 35, and the boxing tape's 20.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Stomp504200.2Only on knocked down enemies
Cross752.2200.112.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The Golden Gloves can successfully strike about 1245 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Boxing gloves 1
1.3+35 Fatigue1.26x11280.1995610016.701
Golden Gloves 1
1.3+50 Fatigue1.26x21280.11245610016.701
Boxing tape 4
5.1+20 Fatigue1.26x14280.324950.2510040001
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


The Golden Gloves can be found on the casino floor of the Lucky 38 casino, in the VIP Lounge. The lounge is situated at the top of a small staircase to the left upon entering the Lucky 38. They are located on a bookshelf behind the bar, with a framed issue of Boxing Times adjacent to them.


  • Robots are never capable of being fatigued when using this weapon.
  • Festus and Muggy can be disabled with the Golden Gloves.
  • When using this set of boxing gloves, it is possible to destroy a turret without it exploding, which results in the turret remaining loot-able.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Golden Gloves is the name of an annual competition in the United States for amateur boxers, usually referring to the National Golden Gloves competition.
  • The icon for Golden Gloves is stored in the folder which houses icons associated with perks.


  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc This weapon will apply the same fatigue damage even if the attacked non-player character is blocking. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc No additional fatigue damage is applied when the player's attack results in a Critical Hit or Sneak Attack Critical. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Sometimes when you switch to another weapon after equipping and using the Golden Gloves they will still appear as equipped even when you pull out the other weapon. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Using the gloves in a sneak attack would occasionally result in the unit being hit flying vertically in the air. [verified]