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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
Height5' 11¼" (1.81 m)
AffiliationThe Kings
RoleWater Salesman
LocationFreeside pump
QuestsG.I. Blues
King's Gambit
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 8
Endurance: 5
Charisma: 3
Intelligence: 3
Agility: 5
Luck: 5
Derived StatsHit Points: 140
Tag SkillsEnergy Weapons: 87
Melee Weapons: 83
Guns: 81
Base ID00123c91Ref ID00123c8c
ActorYuri Lowenthal

Tapper is a water salesman for The Kings at the water pump in Freeside in Fallout: New Vegas.


A member of the Kings, he was hired by The King to guard the neighborhoods' water pump.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

This character is a merchant. Sells: Bottled water

Effects of player's actions

After helping Bill Ronte in the quest High Times you can drink water directly from the pump for free.

Other interactions

He takes care of the water pump installed at Freeside, but you need to pay caps if you wish to drink water from it or you can buy bottled water from him.


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Kings Outfit
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10mm submachine gun]] or
10mm pistol or
.357 Magnum revolver
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Carried items
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Drops on death


  • If for some reason you kill Tapper before completing the quest High Times, the water from the pump will never be available without being considered stealing, but you don't lose karma. If any Kings see you drink, they will attack you.
  • His bottled water supply restocks on Mondays and Thursdays, and he always restocks purified water x12, making him an excellent resource on hardcore mode.


Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Tapper shares the same bug as Elder Nolan McNamara, Head Paldin Edgar Hardin, Scribe Ibsen and the range master, saying Antony's unique way of saying "Later".


Tapper appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.