NCR dogtag

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NCR dogtags are a miscellaneous item in Fallout: New Vegas.


These military identity tags are carried by NCR soldiers. Generic troopers will always have their tags in their inventory, but named characters will not.




  • Almost all NCR personnel carry dogtags prior to being killed. As they are weightless, they can be pickpocketed with little chance of failure.
  • There are about NCR 50 dogtags which can be picked from unnamed NCR soldiers in Mojave Outpost, Camp McCarran, New Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Boulevard station.
  • Note that giving a large quantity of dogtags for Aurelius or Severus will net you more Legion's fame totally than giving the same amount of tags but in small quantity in many times. For example, with a reputation with Caesar's Legion at 0, giving them 30 dogtags at a time will net you Liked reputation with the Legion, but giving them 6 times each with 5 dogtags won't net you that reputation rank at all.
  • At 0 reputation with the Legion, giving them 20 dogtags at a time will raise the reputation rank to Accepted, alternatively giving them 30 dogtags at a time will raise the reputation from 0 to Liked. When Accepted by the Legion, you only need to give them 20 dogtags to raise your reputation to Liked. However giving them more than 30 dogtags at a time at 0 reputation won't raise the rank from neutral to Idolized, it will always raise to Liked rank only. At Liked reputation, you need to give them no less than 30 dogtags at a time to be able to be raised from Liked to Idolized reputation.
  • The tags are weightless and count as quest items, making them impossible to remove without console commands.
  • They are identical in appearance to their Brotherhood of Steel counterpart.


  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Most troopers and named soldiers at Camp Forlorn Hope are set up to receive a set of dogtags when killed, this in addition to the dogtags most already carry, meaning corpses of Forlorn Hope personnel will frequently be found with two sets of dogtags. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 It is sometimes possible for known corpses carrying NCR dogtags to be found alive. This is an issue with the Gamebryo engine. If the player attempts to kill the non-player character who has been found alive, it will result in the usual Karma/reputation penalties as with killing any other non-player character. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 Skirmishes between the Legion and NCR soldiers between Camp Forlorn Hope and Nelson may not occur, forcing the player to look elsewhere for dogtags. [verified]


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