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Sniper's nest
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The Sniper's nest is a location in Fallout: New Vegas.


The sniper nest that had been quickly set up with sparse equipment by the Field Preparations Division of the NCR Army in order to allow a trained sniper to scope out Cottonwood Cove, the largest Caesar's Legion base west of the Colorado, and assassinate a high ranking Centurion or another objective.[1] Major Joseph Polatli had been informed of the location and had sent a sniper to the nest. However, Captain Ronald Curtis, a well ingrained Legion spy, had acquired a copy of the report sent to Major Polatali and had presumably informed Cottonwood Cove which then lead to the sniper's capture.[2][3]


Secreted away in the mountains north of Cottonwood Cove Road leading down to the bay, the sniper's nest contains a single corrugated shack filled with empty cans of food and whiskey, with a sheltered sniping position just on the ledge overlooking the Cove, giving a perfect view of Cottonwood Cove and the legionaries within. It seems the Rangers posted to the nest have consumed most of the rations prepared by the engineers, but left behind a rifle. The campfire is still functional, though.

Note that it's not possible to clear the Cove due to the distance between the Nest and the Cove itself.

Notable loot


The Sniper's nest appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. Sniper nest location
  2. Location of Sniper nest location note and the lived in layout of the camp.
  3. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.423: "[6.18] Sniper's Nest
    Usually with a Legion Sniper inside the lean-to, this cliff-top perch offers coverage of the valley down to the Cottonwood Cove [6.20] and the river, as well as an aiming platform facing Ranger Station Echo [6.10] to the north. Pry open the locked Gun Case [Very Hard] for a very special Sniper Rifle."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)