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Old Ben
Old Ben
Biography
raceHuman, African American
sexMale
affiliationAtomic Wrangler casino (optional)
Mojave Express (formerly)
roleRetiree
"Smooth talker"
locationThe Strip North Gate
Gameplay
appearancesFallout: New Vegas
questsWang Dang Atomic Tango
Statistics
karmaVery Good
base SPECIAL4 ST, 6 PE, 4 EN, 6 CH, 7 IN, 5 AG, 4 LK
derived statsHit Points: 140
tag skills
Barter:96
Medicine:98
Science:98
level16
voice actorShane Johnson
base id0015968a
ref id0015968b
dialogue fileVFSOldBen.txt
 
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I was good at it too. But after a while I just felt like a piece of meat and had to quit.

— Old Ben when asked about being an escort

Old Ben is a local living in Freeside in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Old Ben is right outside the entrance to the New Vegas Strip in Freeside when you first meet him. He warns the player not to go to the gate of the Strip without talking with the Securitron gatekeeper first, or they'll get vaporized. After further questioning, he tells that he used to be in many jobs, such as a bodyguard, male escort, a gun-for-hire, courier, as well as a butcher.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: noIcon cross
Companion: noIcon cross
Plays Caravan: noIcon cross
Merchant: noIcon cross
Repairman: noIcon cross
Doctor: noIcon cross
Rents bed/room: noIcon cross
Starts quests: noIcon cross
Involved in quests: yesIcon check

QuestsEdit

InventoryEdit

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Grimy pre-War businesswear .44 magnum revolver - -

NotesEdit

  • If he is killed, you gain Freeside infamy.
  • Unlike Santiago, you cannot have sex with him after Wang Dang Atomic Tango has been completed.
  • It is possible to get unlimited xp (in the form of 35 per speech check) by recruiting him after you have recruited Santiago through a Black Widow speech option.

AppearancesEdit

Old Ben appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 After being recruited for the Atomic Wrangler, he cannot be hired. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 He can sometimes, after you talk to him, run to the Strip's gate where he will be obliterated by the Securitrons. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 If you recruit Santiago and go to the Atomic Wrangler to tell James then go back to Ben and pass the Speech check you will be awarded 50 XP and he will run to the Atomic Wrangler. The when you go back to the Wrangler you can speak to Ben again to pass the Speech check infinitively. Speaking to James will not bring the option to recruit Ben. You can also still use the black widow perk if you have it. [verified]

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