Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas Achievements

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Cause 10,000 damage with Unarmed weapons.  

The counterpart to New Vegas Samurai, the 10,000 damage for this achievement must come from using your bare fists or Fist/Glove weapons. A respectable strength (5 or higher) is required for this achievement, and a high agility and stealth are also recommended. To expedite this achievement, try to make a character that focuses on getting critical hits through stealth and VATS. That will greatly increase your damage output and effectiveness.

For some of the Damage achievements, you can collect as much ammo/weapons as you can and make a save on the Strip. Here, you can kill/destroy all citizens until you unlock the achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by LuckyFox666
Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 07:08:57 AM

BLADE GAUNTLET for the win!!!

Comment #2 by colossus816
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 04:22:34 PM


Comment #3 by Murphy1995
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 02:18:02 PM

no no,the best way to do the most amount of damage with unarmed weapons would be a ballistic fist.

Comment #4 by GWEED0speedo
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 03:28:05 PM

I found the 'Love And Hate' brass knuckles to be great. You can repair them with any hand-based knuckle weapon (found all over the place) and they have great base damage. Just go around and punch every-thing/one.

Comment #5 by kernzi
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 05:48:14 AM

I used the spiked knuckles for my entire (albeit only to lvl 14) playthrough. Got this achievement by the time I was fighting for Legion on the top of Hoover Dam.

Comment #6 by vorpal187
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 09:53:54 AM

I found the Palidin Toaster in Black Rock Cavern, and now that I've finished each of the seperate endings. I'm doing Achievement mop up, and at Level 31 everything I hit with it loses nearly half it's HP. My strategy is to wander the wasteland picking up all of the missed locations and attacking everything that's hostile with the Palidin Toaster.

Comment #7 by itZ Bloodhunter
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 11:38:23 AM

Very easy if you use Power Fists. I don't have points on unarmed but I own with my fists.. You can find 2 of them in the tent of Severus in Cottonwood Cove. If u reepair them you can kick some ass ^^ You can also buy them at Mick and Ralph's.

Comment #8 by TLG160
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 05:55:44 PM

the "Love and Hate" is a very good choice. very powerful

Comment #9 by AtomicThumbs
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 09:32:33 PM

1) Get a ballistic fist and lots of stimpacks.

2) Go to the Hidden Valley bunker (you can usually buy a ballistic fist inside the bunker).

3) Go on a killing spree.

You should be able to take down just about anything with one or two punches. My unarmed stat was only around 20 and it only took me about 15 minutes to get this achievement.

Comment #10 by Rivboets
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 09:55:49 PM

Won't be getting this one, i never use unarmed. :(

Comment #11 by HGC GrizzlyBear
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 06:30:40 AM

Never really used unarmed in Fallout 3, as well as early on in New Vegas. After going for this one, though, I have found that Unarmed has some of the strongest weapons in the game. The Ballistic Fist is the strongest unarmed, as well as one of the best weapons period when used with the Piercing Strike perk, which negates most enemies armor. The other useful unarmed is the Zap Glove, which functions like a pulse grenade, destroying anyone in power armor, as well as any robot, in just a few strikes.

Comment #12 by crayimp slayer
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 01:42:11 PM

so ive found that bear trap fist is really bad ass. decapitations on almost every kill.

Comment #13 by xaussiesniper
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 06:38:16 PM

Where can you find most of these wespons/ places???

Comment #14 by AngelofDeath843
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 01:44:52 PM

Ballistic Fist FTW, really powerful!

Comment #15 by K31R4N668
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:37:42 PM

Love and hate did it for me. For people asking where weapons or places are just check Fallout Wiki.

Comment #16 by Lordnoobsybot
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 01:23:44 PM

For the people who been looking for where the ballistic fist. This link should help you.

Comment #17 by A Dubb
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 09:58:40 PM

"love and hate" worked good for me. can find in bonnie springs on a viper gang leader.

Comment #18 by M0rdain
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 10:55:31 AM

Made my way round the strip with a power fist, 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 #19 by Reddog0411
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 08:42:07 AM

Anyone know if the thorn works for acheving this? Seems logical enought.

Comment #20 by LerssiHege
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 01:52:53 PM

So mainly ppl are saying "love and hate" and ballistics fists is best to do this with, but have any1 done it with normal brass nuckles? Just wondering how long would that take.

Comment #21 by YungAssasin32
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 08:57:19 PM

might aswell fight unarmed for abit to earn this achievment

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US October 19, 2010
Europe October 22, 2010

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