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|Side Quest: Wake up New Vegas!|
|Talk to Mr. House to gain access to the lower parts of Vault 21.|
|Enter the lower parts of Vault 21.|
|Reach the lowest part of the vault.|
|Side with Mr. New Vegas||Side with Deaf Diode Jackson||Find a compromise|
|1500 XP, The Strip fame, Primm fame, Novac fame||1500 XP, Followers of the Apocalypse fame, Goodsprings fame, Freeside fame||2000 XP, Followers of the Apocalypse fame, Freeside fame, Goodsprings fame, The Strip fame, Primm fame, Novac fame|
After completing the quest The House Always Wins II this quest will automatically start. The next step is to return to Mr. House. He will give you the task to enter the depths of Vault 21 to investigate the problems Mr. New Vegas seems to have. For this purpose he unlocks the sealed doors of Vault 21 and gives you the main-access-code to the mainframe of Mr. New Vegas.
Enter the depths
The next step is it to enter Vault 21 and access the previously sealed parts through the hotel and casino part under the gift shop.
Go even deeper
The deeper parts of Vault 21 are constructed rather simple, due to the fact that most doors are sealed, which limits the area to the corridors. In these corridors patrol several kinds of robots, which scale with the players level and present the only challenge of this part. As soon as you enter the final room, which lies on the end of several corridors, you will be immediately prompted with a dialogue and the three possible outcomes of this quest.
Option: Side with Mr. New Vegas
If you side with Mr. New Vegas you have to fight against the vessel of Deaf Diode Jackson, the Sounditron. This unique securitron is a formidable enemy and players of lower levels will have a hard time against him. After defeating him Mr. New Vegas will thank the player and mention from now on his heroic deed on Radio New Vegas.
Option: Side with Deaf Diode Jackson
If you choose this option you have to fight against 2 Securitrons, which will be called by Mr. New Vegas. These are no real challenge due to the fact that Deaf Diode Jackson and his Sounditron support you. Afterwards you have to use the main-access-code Mr. House gave you, which will erase Mr. New Vegas from the mainframe and allows Deaf Diode Jackson to upload himself into it. The result of this choice will be, that Deaf Diode Jackson will become the host of Radio New Vegas. The backside of this action will be, that Mr. House will become hostile towards you and so the main questline The House Always Wins will fail. As soon as you enter the New Vegas Strip all securitrons will attack you, until you kill Mr. House. The only bright side of this situation is, that the Sounditron will support you here against the securitrons too.
Option: Find a compromise
This option requires several Speech-checks to be passed successfully. The last one needs a Speech-skill of 75 or higher to be passed. If you fail one of these checks, you have to choose between one of the above options. If you complete this challenge Deaf Diode Jackson will become the co-host of Radio New Vegas and moderates the show together with Mr. New Vegas.
- Failing the questline The House Always Wins, before finishing this quest, will cause "Wake up New Vegas!" to fail.
- While this quest is active, the common comments of Mr. New Vegas on Radio New Vegas will be replaced by unique comments of him.
- This quest is the only way to get into the rooms of Mr. New Vegas and so also the only way to get the unique 12.7mm pistol Big News, which is located on a table next to the mainframe of Mr. New Vegas.
- By siding with Deaf Diode Jackson or finding a compromise between him and Mr. New Vegas it will cause Radio New Vegas to play new comments on the Courier's actions.