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For an overview of other types of dynamite in the Fallout series of games, see dynamite.
For the character from Fallout 3, see Timebomb.

The time bomb is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The time bomb is an improvised explosive weapon. Unlike a proximity mine, once activated it cannot be disarmed, and will automatically detonate after 15 seconds. It is a placed explosive, and cannot be used in V.A.T.S. While most other placed explosives are flat, the time bomb is rounded, and thus it is capable of rolling down inclines and bouncing off objects instead of remaining in place once set. This weapon can be used to earn the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge, Crackerjack Timing.


This weapon can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

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Time bomb (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.



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Time bomb, high yield (Mad Bomber) fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA1



  • Despite containing five sticks of dynamite, the time bomb only does twice the damage of a single stick.
  • Reverse-pickpocketing a live time bomb will cause it to detonate much faster than normal.
  • The dynamite is labeled Inert. meaning it is stable and can only be detonated with a blasting cap or similar device, despite being able to explode if shot.
  • The time bomb can be picked up and moved around once placed, unlike most other placed explosives.


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