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Honest Hearts
RequirementsLevel 8
Guns 45
Explosives 20
Effects+25% (+20% w/ jsawyer) more damage with "grunt weapons"
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Grunt is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


Just good, honest infantry work! You do 25% more damage with 9mm and .45 Auto pistols and SMGs, service rifles, Assault and Marksman carbines, light machine guns, frag grenades, grenade rifles and launchers, and combat knives.

Affected weapons

Sourcebox default.pngThe following is based on the JSawyer mod and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

List of types of weapons added to the Grunt list by the JSawyer mod.



  • Grunt was designed as an alternate to Cowboy and like it, exists to make lower "tier" weapons effective late game.[1]
  • The combat knife and its unique variant, Chance's knife, are the only weapons boosted by both this perk and Cowboy.
  • Because of the nature of the game's master file architecture, Grunt does not affect weapons from outside the core game or Honest Hearts, such as the Bozar, GRA assault carbine, automatic rifle or 25mm grenade APW.
    • A third-party patch (specific only to Honest Hearts) has been released which alters the Grunt perk to affect weapons from other DLC packages: New Vegas Nexus
    • Alternatively, Josh Sawyer's own personal patch fixes this problem, as well as a few others, but does require all the add-ons.