Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas Achievements

That Lucky Old Sun

Complete That Lucky Old Sun.   

HELIOS One can be found just North of Novac. This Solar Plant is under the NCR's control, but they have not found a way to power it. When you approach this plant, you will be greeted by Lt. Haggerty. After a talk with her, you will be given the quest. Complete it, and the achievement will unlock. Check out a full walkthrough here.

Journal Entries:

  1. Talk to the idiot wearing sunglasses in the back of the HELIOS One plant building.
  2. Connect to the HELIOS One mainframe from the western reflector control terminal.
  3. Connect to the HELIOS One mainframe from the eastern reflector control terminal.
  4. Restore power to the HELIOS One mainframe via an auxiliary generator.
  5. Use the HELIOS One mainframe to send power to a destination of your choosing.
  6. OPTIONAL: Arm ARCHIMEDES security system to wipe out all nearby NCR soldiers.
  7. Initiate reflector retargeting from the console on the tower observation deck.
  8. Talk to Fantastic.
  9. Talk to Ignacio.

Note: There is a glitch here that will earn you 350xp, 3 stimpacks and 2 doctor's bags upon completing the quest. You will have to talk to Ignacio and he'll continuously have the option of completing the quest. This option never goes away, so you can repeatedly earn the rewards. This glitch HAS been patched, however, but can still be used if you clear your cache and play the game offline without the update.

Credit to WatchesVideosonUTube for the video.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Carlyb
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 06:12:47 PM

Locked the termin
al with wrong passwords, Looks like a second playthrough for me.

Comment #2 by DrDaggers
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 04:28:35 PM

Fantastic will give you a passcode for 1 of the terminals through conversation,
The other password will be given by the other scientist in the room leading
outside to the terminals. No need for hacking and raising your science to 75.
Just make sure before you start into the tower that you have 35 repair and
a piece of scrap metal, as you will need it to repair a small generator to
start the realignment.

Comment #3 by Son Of Apathy
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 07:15:44 PM

@ DrDaggers: You don't necissarily need to have a 35 repair and a scrap piece of metal to start the generator. In the room just before the generator there is a memory card that will activate a helpful robot upstairs. If you pop the card into him he will fix the generator for you leaving you to carry on with the mission :) easiest way IMO.

Comment #4 by E vee dub
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 12:52:50 AM

The video embedded in the guide is no longer available.

Sucks for me. I watched it 1 day before I started playing the game.
Now that I'm ready to try it, the video happens to disappear, and I don't remember how to do it. Urgh.

Comment #5 by E vee dub
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 04:12:13 AM

I thought the glitch had something to do with talking to Ignacio over and over again.
Well, I get there to chat with him and all he says is, "What have you done? Get away from me!"

This sucks because I have no idea why he pissed and won't talk to me.
I suppose I'll have to find a walk through guide for the glitch.

Comment #6 by Led Head TLC
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 10:40:25 AM

@5 if you did anything that got you "vilified" by the NCR then the guy won't have anything to do with you. i did the exact same thing when i activated archimedes and killed a bunch of NCR guys during that mission, and he wouldn't talk to me afterward.

i was also running an unpatched version of this game and when i did the quest correctly and tried to do the glitch, the option to complete the quest went away and didn't stick. any thoughts on this guys?

Comment #7 by CPR1997
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 11:58:34 AM

How do I Start this Mission?

Comment #8 by ST3V3KILLA
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 08:46:43 PM

How and where do you activate this quest?

Comment #9 by asylumspadez
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 04:04:35 PM

Helios center near Novac. Id wait a bit and level up a few times before you start it because the robots are a pain.

Comment #10 by JuggaloNinja7
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 06:52:32 PM

Anybody else having trouble with the teminals not having the hacking screen pop up and then the game freezing? Happens to me every time.. HAd an old copy of the game and just got the ultimate edition with the patch and it still does it.. If I do the thing with the scrap metal, will i not have to hack the computers? Cuz this is keeping me from getting this cheevo..HELP!!

Comment #11 by dexyx
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 04:34:06 AM

Clearing the systems cache doesn't work anymore to get this lvl 30 cheat.
Unplug the xbox from internet. go to 'settings', then 'system', then 'storage' and choose the hard drive u use. Choose 'Games and apps' and then find fallout vegas. The file to delete is 'title update #5' (as of this date). As long as your xbox is unconnected from the net this will work fine.

Comment #12 by SPARTAN 8554
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 01:26:11 AM

As of today, July 21, 2015. the glitch doesn't work any more.

Comment #13 by furburger
Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 07:00:27 AM

This does still work. Like the previous poster said, just delete title update 5 and make sure your internet is disconnected.

Comment #14 by PhoenixKurogane
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 02:02:41 AM

It doesn't work for me and I did everything mentioned, still nothing. It just ends.

Comment #15 by IanMcLeish
Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 08:40:34 PM

Any thoughts on this glitch on Backward compatibility? Got a new copy of ultimate edition for less than standard one on, but i realise One will probably download the newest version. Perhaps i should play offline on the 360? Would I be able to transfer my game over to 360??

Maybe so 1st playthrough on the One, where i am playing, and the rest on 360, offline. But it is the ultimate version with all DLC - will that still prevent this glitch??

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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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