Fallout: New Vegas snow globe guide

Mormon Fort

For this globe, as well as the next few, you’re going to need to make your way to New Vegas. Enter via the Freeside East or North gate (East is easier to reach, North is closer to the target) and look for the building that looks… well like an old fort. If you don’t know what that looks like it’s a square shaped building made out of brick with a flag flying overhead. It stands out.

Above: Fort Mormon looks kind of like this. Well, uh, exactly like this. 

Once you find the fort enter through the large wooden gate and look to the southeast wall. Here you will see a tower with a door you can enter. Go on inside and head up the stairs to find Julie Farkas’ room. On top of a bookcase on the southeast wall is your snow globe.

Above: Wait! If you take this snow globe who will stay behind to support its many wives?


The Strip

Getting this snow globe simply requires you to head down into the Vault 21 Hotel near the southern end of the New Vegas Strip. You will have to head into the gift shop and use the door at the back to go down into the Vault itself. Take a left when you reach the recreation room with the guests hanging out and go through the door there into the hallway. Continue straight ahead and go to the second door on your left hand side. This is Sara’s locked bedroom – simply pick the lock and get the snow globe off the bed side table between the two beds.

Above: Go ahead and steal that snowglobe you dastardly cad


Test Site

For this globe you’re going to need to get into the Lucky 38 Casino. So long as you haven’t destroyed Victor he will inform you that Mr. House wants to speak with you when you arrive in on The Strip so that’s your way in. Once inside go speak to Mr. House and agree to help him out with his quest.

Now speak to Victor again to gain access to the Presidential Suite and, more importantly, the Cocktail Lounge. Step inside, walk to the right behind the counter until you see the second cash register. Behind the register is the snow globe.

Above: Only a true Achievement/Trophy hound would ignore free booze and a cash register for a collectible bauble


Nellis AFB

Hoooo-boy, this is a doozy. When you try to approach the base artillery will begin to rain down from the heavens to try turning you into a gooey smear. This can be approached in a number of ways but almost all of them involve running like a little girl, hiding from some of the bombardments and then getting to the base. Once you reach the gate they’ll stop firing but the trick is getting there.

What feels like the easiest way to do this is to hug the rock wall on your left and move as fast as possible. There are a few spots you can hunker down in and wait out the bombardment. Your followers will get blown to ribbons so don’t let them follow you here, leave them up the road. Simply wait until a bombardment stops before moving forward to the next safe spot. By simply continuing to the northwest you can reach the gate rather quickly.

After speaking to Mother Pearl you can finally explore this place. We need to head to Nellis Boomer Museum which is located just to the right of the door, sitting on a table out in the open. It’s really more about making it here in the first place.

Above: your reward for surviving an artillery bombardment? Another snowglobe


  • rachael-minekime - August 15, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    The test site and strip are mixed up under the wrong headtitles and confused me for a moment but I figured it out :3 REALLY appreciate this guide! I only needed 3 more and this helped me out marvelously :3
  • reptillian12 - January 2, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    Implants. lol.
  • IGearz - November 17, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    PS3 also has the bugs and glitches.
  • Ronimator - November 7, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    i killed Mr.House by accident... *sniff sniff*
  • misfit119 - October 25, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    @michaelizzo - Yes you do. But you don't lose Karma for stealing the globe. @pocotron - That's the only point there is to the globes. But if you do what I did you can trade in the globes for the ridiculous amount of caps and then purchase some Implants to boost your SPECIAL stats.
  • michaelizzo - October 23, 2010 1:50 a.m.

    Do you lose karma for picking the lock to that girls room?
  • Waldo - October 22, 2010 1:36 p.m.

    As much as I am trying to ignore the constant hiccups, they are there. The game is good so far but I am having issues with performance as well. I am playing on an XBOX 360, not a PC. I thought the game was going to explode when I tried to take multiple sips of water from a water trough. I am worried. How is the game going to run when there are half a dozen enemies on the screen all shooting and tossing explosives? I'd love to here some reasuring news... hopefully from the review sometime today.
  • Pocotron - October 22, 2010 1:46 a.m.

    I DON'T FUCKING GET THE POINT OF THESE SNOWGLOBES!!! Other than an easy 2,000 caps...
  • Eliath - October 21, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    I can't win with Fallout. I bought FO3 on PS3 and the bugs and glitches, especially in the DLC once it finally released, were atrocious. Now that I have an extremely overpowered (for Fallout) PC, I decided to get FO:NV for PC, which is my preferred platform. Word of caution, FO:NV is glitchy as all hell on PC at least. Users are modifying files to cut off all NPC heads to prevent fps drops, people are modifying configuration files to keep the game from crashing every 10 minutes, quick saves don't work without modifying configuration files (it reverts to the very first quicksave you ever did), certain game settings need to be minimized such as water multisampling due to performance issues even with no water in sight, among a list of other problems such as stuttering and game occasional game hangups. There are sites dedicated to listing out FO:NV bugs and suggested fixes, and apparently the PC is not the only platform suffering problems. I have seen complaints on 360 as well (haven't seen any PS3 complaints, but I haven't been looking). I've had to mod a few files to get the game to keep from crashing and losing saved data. I look forward to hunting down all the collectibles now that the game is stable on my system. It still performs like crap though. It's upsetting that a game engine as old as this still performs so poorly. The graphics are nice, but they're nothing spectacular, so poor performance is unacceptable. I've seen a lot of people complaining that run nVidia cards (I've also seen people with nVidia cards without any problems). I've not seen many complaints with ATI cards, but again I haven't been looking. Even people with huge rigs are getting poor performance, and the performance doesn't seem to increase when lowering settings (resolution, details, etc). For those that are care my PC specs are: Intel i7 940 12 GB DDR3 1333MHz 2x GTX 295 Game settings are maxed out except for the aforementioned water multisampling. Generally running about 70 fps with drops down in the 20-30 range when the game hangs.
  • WatchDog007 - May 10, 2014 6:59 a.m.

    Wow. I haven't modded any files or anything like that and FO:NV is the smoothest running game I have for my PC. It runs really well.
  • mikale - October 21, 2010 9:50 p.m.

    there is also a snow globe in the Lucky 38 in the cocktail lounge behind one of the cash registers. The room is circular so I don't know which exact register, just look behind all of them til you find it!!
  • michaelizzo - October 21, 2010 9:30 p.m.

    Your not joking about the difficulty to get to the Mount Charleston Globe.
  • philipshaw - October 21, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    This will be useful for when I get the game this Friday
  • Sebastian16 - October 21, 2010 5:21 a.m.

    Uhm, is there not a review that this supplements?
  • reaperman22 - October 21, 2010 4:43 a.m.

    ah good Friday, im still undecided between this and several other games i want so your review is going to be my final decider
  • Doctalen - October 21, 2010 3:28 a.m.

    Oh cool thanks Brett.
  • grappler51 - October 21, 2010 3:05 a.m.

    I DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE CRAP YOU'RE SELLING SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!! Oh, and thanks for the info Brett.
  • Annihilator - October 21, 2010 2:49 a.m.

    There is another snowglobe in the mueseum Nellis Airbase. I look forward to the completion to this guide, I really need those caps to pay for ammo, guns and countless other necessities.
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - October 21, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    Review coming Friday! We didn't get a copy until LAST Friday, and it's a huge game, so we want to give it the time necessary.
  • Zepaw - October 21, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    I am starting to hate collectibles on games. At least they feel more natural in a roaming game like FNV but I am totally using your guide to find them.

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