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Police Baton (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor an overview of the topic, see baton.

The Police Baton is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


A weapon meant to keep order, used by long-gone police. Now used by peacekeepers and trouble-makers alike.

Special attack

It has a special Lights Out attack that does 125% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 6 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Lights Out5025290.86
Type of attackType of attackSkill requiredSkill required
Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costAction point cost
Damage per action pointDamage per action pointAdditional effectsAdditional effects
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Lights Out outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


The Police Baton can successfully strike about 1245 times from full condition before breaking.



Playstation 3Playstation 3 Stealing NCR Chief Hanlon's Police Baton out of his personal locker at the foot of his bed, going outside and dropping it, then tossing it off the concrete ledge at the Resort will always result in a system freeze and will require a hard shutdown.


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