Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas Achievements

New Vegas Samurai

Cause 10,000 damage with Melee Weapons.  

Though this damage type is not particularly complicated, the Strength it requires allows it to have a nice synergy with most of the other damage types. Just remember that melee damage is not the same thing as unarmed damage; melee weapons are considered any weapon that you "swing." So to make it clear, you must inflict the damage with a weapon that you swing (like a sledgehammer or sword), not your bare fists or a Fist/glove weapon.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Trombonafide
Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 12:14:51 PM

I love the nod to Six String Samurai in this achievement tile.

Comment #2 by FeastThePlague
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 07:20:06 AM

As do I. I'm glad that they used him for the picture as well. Makes me proud to be a nerd.

Comment #3 by Trombonafide
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 11:45:36 AM


Comment #4 by 13ip0lar
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 07:22:56 PM

Dumb question but melee usually means physical damage, so I'm curious does that mean unarmed will count towards this total or is it strictly melee weapons? Just wondering >_>

Comment #5 by 13ip0lar
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 07:48:25 PM

Nevermind...I totally didn't see the 10,000 unarmed cheeb. My bad...

Comment #6 by wackybobo
Sunday, November 07, 2010 @ 08:58:13 AM

What are some good melee weapons? (sorry, generally I only use guns and grenades, so I wouldn't know what the best ones are)

Comment #7 by MrDrProfessor4
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 11:44:39 PM

Can you get this achievement from constantly whacking a person that would just fall unconscious and get back up again? That would make the achievement far easier.

Comment #8 by Uncle Cousin
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 @ 12:32:11 AM

Can you use the Mysterious Stranger's guitar as a melee weapon?

Comment #9 by Eric B14
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 08:23:37 PM

I use the chainsaw.

Comment #10 by achievementguy
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 02:06:37 PM

if u get the oh baby (look on youtube) your all set

Comment #11 by achievementguy
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 02:08:01 PM

and rex in the game never dies so if I beat on him for a copl of hours will i get the achievement

Comment #12 by vapor88
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 12:25:52 AM

To get this I started at the beginning of The Strip and just hacked my way through casinos. Obviously you'll want to create a different save if you won't be doing it in one sitting. This especially if you don't want all the bad karma you'll get. I took the Thermic Lance. The robots went down easy and all humans even easier. I also had the "Liberator" which did well on humans and so-so on robots. Keep in mind that I was level 35 and was wearing BoS armor (normal difficulty). It's made easier with a good supply of stimpaks.

Comment #13 by SentinelPlayer3
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 04:53:07 PM

The super-sledge is is good .. I steal the one in the Bos place its in the
rooms next to the place were the Elder is

Comment #14 by i am the paulos
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 08:15:54 AM

This achievement was fun ;)

Comment #15 by Koomapotilas
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 09:51:27 AM

I have to agree with you Paulos.

Comment #16 by I x coco x I
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 04:15:40 PM

you can just keep hitting your companion ?

Comment #17 by TLG160
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 05:52:58 PM

surprisingly enjoying this acheivement. i got my melee up to 100 and you can do some funny moves in VATS. with the REBAR CLUB you do a 360 whack, which is always fun to watch. And with the baseball bat u do a really cool grand slam shot which looks amazing.

Comment #18 by killer999320
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 11:34:11 PM

i cant get this ach

Comment #19 by Legendkill555
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 12:47:48 PM

anyone know of like a hint/glitch or something to get this done faster bc i have 12 unarmed bc i NEVER go unarmed so can i like just keep on unching my copanions or what is there someway to amke this achvmetn easier if not im just gonna say ta hell with it

Comment #20 by kingfatass010
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 08:32:56 AM

throwing spears at helpless ghouls is a shitload of fun

Comment #21 by AaronCoy6
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 05:17:48 AM

This is real easy with the Proton Axe from old world blues, real good for destroying machines and guys in power armor

Comment #22 by XxM0N3YSH0TZxX
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 02:11:43 AM

I keep reading what weapons your all using but can you also list where you are getting them from?

Comment #23 by WhisperFire26
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:30:53 AM

Should I do this at the beginning of the game or something? Based on my experience from FO3, some of the mobs have stronger versions of themselves (ghoul roamers vs. ghoul reavers, etc.)

Comment #24 by CJL004
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 10:43:20 AM


Comment #25 by CJL004
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 10:44:32 AM

Sorry about the o but of course you cant keep hitting the companions, otherwise what
a pointless achievement. I use the ripper its a great melee weapon

Comment #26 by asylumspadez
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:25:03 AM

Im using the fire axe right now. Like others, I am not a huge fan of melee and I prefer guns and explosives.

Comment #27 by M0rdain
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 10:53:31 AM

Made my way round the strip with a Ripper, working through the casinos. Not to hard really, just avoided the Securitrons, as the rockets chewed me up before I got to them. Did it in under 1 hour from scratch.

Comment #28 by stillSULLY
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 06:26:59 AM

I used the Katana from the Gun Runners DLC, it was awesome, probably would never even tried it if it was for this achievement though.

Comment #29 by xNINJ4xSTE4LTHx
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 04:09:05 AM

@28 I was thinking about using that but I always forgot the price that I should save for it. What is the approximate price?

Comment #30 by Triggrhappy94
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 06:40:24 PM

I got this one in Dead Money, because I never had any ammo. I deffinately suggest that.

Comment #31 by x iSteedman x
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 12:11:30 PM

I got this using the Thermic Lance which i found on a dead legionary Assassin but i think you can buy one of Blake in Crimson Caravan. Using the Rebar Club is also good, those can be found on Nightkins. The Thermic Lance is just an absolute beast as it just tears through everything and it's pretty durable as well.

Comment #32 by lnevaulthntr
Sunday, July 06, 2014 @ 02:32:54 AM

I personally prefer the super ledge and playing wak a mole at the gourmand in the ultra lux.

Comment #33 by wabawab
Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 09:35:06 PM

I know i'm a bit late to the conversation but i got this and the unarmed achievement in the thorn arena in Westside.
Used a fireaxe against 3 nightstalkers repeatedly, Its also a great way to get the Stimpak achievement as you get 200 caps every time you kill 3 nightstalkers which will provide for the cost of them if you have a low barter like myself ;)

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Game Info


US October 19, 2010
Europe October 22, 2010

HDD Space Required : 4.75 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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