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Ranger Takedown
Fallout: New Vegas
RequirementsConvince Andy (30 Speech req.) or complete Andy and Charlie
EffectsKnocks down opponents
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Ranger Takedown is an unarmed perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


After a successful speech challenge with Ranger Andy, he tells you about his multiple leg injuries. Checking out Ranger Station Charlie also gains his trust. He instructs you on what NCR Rangers rely on when caught without their weapons; they utilize the Ranger Takedown to quickly incapacitate opponents.

Performing a power attack while moving backwards results in the player dropping low and executing a sweeping kick to knock opponents on their backs momentarily.


  • When playing in the standard first person view, the animation is a palm strike. But when you switch to third person, it's a leg sweep.
  • Whatever Unarmed weapon the Courier has equipped is the damage applied to the attack even if used in the third-person leg sweep.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Prior to patch, learning the Ranger Takedown without Raul Tejada will break the Old School Ghoul quest. This can also be fixed with console commands in the PC version.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The attack may stop working altogether at random moments. This may be fixed by restarting the console.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When you learn the attack after you learn it when you talk to Ranger Andy it will come up again that you learned the Ranger Takedown and it will freeze.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When using this on dead characters repeatedly, it can complete the challenge Knocked Up.
  • If you use this skill on a friendly member of your team and manage to knock them into a state of "Unconscious" while they are still knocked down, their body will fly into the air shortly afterwards, to the height of an average sized building, and when they hit the ground they will get up like normal.