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For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.

Love and Hate is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Love and Hate is a unique pair of knuckle-dusters which deal more damage than the standard variants. The attached spiked plates have the words "LOVE" and "HATE" embossed on them, and are stained with blood. It is considered a holdout weapon, and can be carried concealed into weapons-free locations regardless of the Courier's Sneak skill.

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
Stomp50120206Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7566203.32.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Love and Hate can successfully strike about 1,495 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks 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
Brass knuckles 18
Love and Hate 30
Spiked knuckles 25
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Behind the scenesEdit

Love and Hate is a reference to two films: The Night of the Hunter and Do The Right Thing.[1]


  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Love and Hate does not use a higher resolution texture when used by the player, despite one being available in the game's resources. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 On rare occasions Love and Hate can be found in a filing cabinet in Aurelius' office. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 When dropped, Love and Hate may fall through the ground. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes after drawing Love and Hate, the player character's left thumb may get stuck sticking upright. Simply holstering and drawing the weapon again will fix this. [verified]


  1. J.E. Sawyer on Formspring