Nuka-Cola Victory (Fallout: New Vegas)

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Nuka-Cola Victory
Nuka-Cola Victory.png
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+10 max Action Points for 2 minutes
+3 Hit Points per second for 20s
-1 Perception for 2 minutes
+10 Radiation
+10 Dehydration or
-25 Dehydration (jsawyer.esp)
-15 Sleep
Component ofAtomic cocktail
Base ID000e2f6c

Nuka-Cola Victory is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Main article: Nuka-Cola

The unique taste of Nuka-Cola is the result of a combination of seventeen fruit essences, balanced to enhance the classic cola flavor.[1][2] The balance is precarious and minute adjustments can affect it severely. Such was the case when the freshly launched Nuka-Cola was reformulated in response to the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044 and consumers noticed the change in flavor.[3]

Nuka-Cola contains excessive amounts of caffeine and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar, making it decisively unhealthy for extended consumption.[4] To counter the negative image, it was marketed as being fortified with vitamins, minerals, and "health tonics."[5] Intensive consumption can cause Nuka-Cola addiction, which can lead to splitting headaches if Nuka-Cola isn't consumed on a regular basis.[6]

Nuka-Cola Victory is a "refreshingly patriotic" flavor of Nuka-Cola that enjoyed a limited release in the American Southwest. It remains a rare find in the post-apocalypse.[7][8][9]


Victory is a bright orange variant of the Nuka-Cola product. Both positive and negative effects scale with the Survival skill. At Survival 50, Victory heals +6(20s) Hit Points, adds 20 Action points, reduces sleep by 15, increases dehydration by 10, decreases Perception by 2, and increases radiation by 10 rads. Nuka-Cola Victory is also used as an ingredient in the crafting of atomic cocktails.

Though rare like Nuka-Cola Quartz, it glows bright orange.

Effects of Survival skill

10+12 Max Action Points, +3 Hit Points, -1 Perception, +12 Dehydration, -18 Sleep60+22 Max Action Points, +6 Hit Points, -2 Perception, +22 Dehydration, -33 Sleep
20+14 Max Action Points, +4 Hit Points, -1 Perception, +14 Dehydration, -21 Sleep70+24 Max Action Points, +7 Hit Points, -2 Perception, +24 Dehydration, -36 Sleep
30+16 Max Action Points, +4 Hit Points, -1 Perception, +16 Dehydration, -24 Sleep80+26 Max Action Points, +7 Hit Points, -2 Perception, +26 Dehydration, -39 Sleep
40+18 Max Action Points, +5 Hit Points, -1 Perception, +18 Dehydration, -27 Sleep90+28 Max Action Points, +8 Hit Points, -2 Perception, +28 Dehydration, -42 Sleep
50+20 Max Action Points, +6 Hit Points, -2 Perception, +20 Dehydration, -30 Sleep100+30 Max Action Points, +9 Hit Points, -3 Perception, +30 Dehydration, -45 Sleep
Note: radiation levels are not affected by the Survival skill level.


Note: this item is also craftable via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E (with at least 1 rank of the Camarader-E perk).



Nuka-Cola Victory is the rarest of all Nuka-Cola variants found in Fallout: New Vegas. Like Nuka-Cola Quartz, Nuka-Cola Victory is not sold by any merchants, except for those selling bottles of Victory which are on display. A total of 10 bottles of Nuka-Cola Victory can be found in various locations in the Mojave Wasteland, all placed in-world rather than in containers. 4 additional Victories can be found in Big MT. Aside from these locations, the only way to obtain Nuka-Cola Victory is through the recipes given by taking the Nuka Chemist perk.

Closest map marker Quantity Description
Atomic Wrangler 1 In the Garrets' bedroom. The bed room is an Average lock (50 Lockpick skill need to unlock).
Black Mountain 1 In the Storageroom, to the right of the workbench.
El Rey Motel 1 Inside the room on the far right (second floor), next to a bed. It will be next to a dead wastelander, half under the bed.
Jacobstown 1 In a Bungalow closest to the front gate. Right after you walk in its in a knocked down refrigerator.
Klamath Bob's Liquor Store 1 On the ground to the left of the entrance, next to the broken freezer. Can be bought from Klamath Bob or stolen.
Nelson 1 In the northwest house, behind a toppled refrigerator.
Nipton 1 In the Town Hall, in the storage room behind the Mayor's Office. This requires a 50 Lockpick skill.
REPCONN headquarters 2 In the gift shop on the first floor. They are on a table in the back room, behind the counter along with two Nuka-Cola Quartz.
Vault 3 1 One of the rooms in the Recreation Area with billiards equipment.
X-7b "Boom Town" Target Zone Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png 1 Just north of the Target Zone, in a demolished house, along with a Nuka-Cola Quartz.
Higgs village Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png 1 In a shrub next to the side of House#101.
X-13 research facility Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png 2 1 on 1st floor, along with a Nuka-Cola Quartz, underneath the Chemistry set before the Test Lab, 1 in office 2 observation area.

Behind the scenes

The following section is transcluded from Nuka-Cola Corporation. To modify, please edit the source page.
  • Nuka-Cola is an obvious reference to Coca-Cola and its global presence. John-Caleb Bradberton's name is a portmanteau, referencing John Pemberton and Caleb Bradham, inventors of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola respectively.
  • An actual bottle of Nuka-Cola was distributed to attendees at the 2008 E3 fair, as a promotional item. Its design did not mimic the one available in the game.
  • Bottles of Nuka-Cola Quantum were distributed at various Targets in 2015 in preparation for Fallout 4's release. The design did not mimic the ones seen in-game.
  • In 2018, Nuka-Cola Dark went on sale in large bottles mimicking the ones seen in Nuka-World, unfortunately, the bottle was merely a prop casing for the actual alcohol, contained in a smaller bottle inside the prop.


  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PCIcon pc.png Nuka-Cola Victory uses generic pick-up, drop, and consumption sounds instead of the ones used by normal Nuka-Cola, and also lacks the bottle cap providing script.


  1. Nuka-World loading screen hints: "Nuka-Cola's award-winning taste is derived from a secret combination of seventeen fruit essences which are balanced to enhance, but not overwhelm, that classic cola flavor."
  2. Nuka-Cola formula
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "The taste... I could never get used to it."
    Sierra Petrovita: "No no no! You're mistaken! The flavor is the essence of seventeen different fruits mixed in just the right proportion to give the beverage that delicious taste. In fact, in the Great Passion Fruit Famine of 2044, people actually noticed the taste difference when the flavor was changed!"
    (Sierra Petrovita's dialogue)
  4. World of Refreshment tour: "Welcome to the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment, now featuring a river of Nuka-Cola Quantum! Nuka-Cola Quantum: Twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine, and twice the taste! And just look at that amazing, patented blue glow! So sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you through the Nuka-Cola World of Refreshment!
    Nuka-Cola began its journey in the year 2042 when our founder, John-Caleb Bradberton, was a budding chemist. He dreamt of a delicious soft drink that would provide energy, focus and 120% of the recommended daily value of sugar!
    It took almost two years to perfect the formula, but in late 2044, Mr. Bradberton was finally successful and Nuka-Cola was born! It quickly surpassed other, lesser beverages to become America's number-one favorite soft drink. Not one to rest on his laurels, Mr. Bradberton and his team of talented "Beverageers" continued to create new and exciting formulas.
    Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!
    While out here on the east coast, folks delight in the refreshment of an ice-cold Nuka-Grape, Nuka-Orange, or Nuka-Cherry. And be on the lookout for our special pre-release shipments of Nuka-Cola Quantum coming soon to your favorite grocer or restaurant!
    Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking.
    But this isn't just a ride, it's one of several operational factories actively producing Nuka-Cola. Here in the mixing area, we combine just a hint of 17 select fruit flavors to produce that unique Nuka-Cola taste.
    Here in the bottling chamber, we carefully pour each delicious liquid into our new, space-age rocket bottles! Each bottle is carbonated and then sealed with one of our signature bottle caps.
    And now for a special surprise, this is where we produce the newest member of our family, Nuka-Cola Quantum! That blue glow isn't just for show, folks! Quantum contains a top-secret additive to give you a "nuclear" boost of energy!
    On behalf of all of us at Nuka-World, we hope you've enjoyed the ride and learning more about Nuka-Cola!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "Never mind. I think you've had enough sugar for one day."
    Zip: "But Nuka-Cola's fortified with vitaminerals and health tonics! It even says so on the label! That means it's healthy for me!"
    (Zip's dialogue)
  6. Dugan: "{116}{}{It is the stuff of life . . . Well actually, if I don't drink it on an hourly basis I get a splitting headache.}"
  7. Joshua Sawyer tumblr answer
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  9. World of Refreshment tour: "Out west, they enjoy regional favorites such as the classy Nuka-Cola Quartz and refreshingly patriotic Nuka-Cola Victory. Or, for those that prefer a timeless root-based beverage, they pick up a delicious Nuka-Cola Wild!"
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)