Second Battle of Hoover Dam
Second Battle of Hoover Dam
Second Battle of Hoover Dam
Location: Hoover Dam, Mojave Wasteland
Date: 2282
Result: Legion and NCR removed from Mojave Wasteland
New Vegas becomes independent
Involved Parties
New California Republic Caesar's Legion New Vegas Strip
General Oliver Legate Lanius Yes Man
NCR Army
NCR Rangers
Legion Army Securitrons
Mojave Brotherhood of Steel
Connected Events
Part of:
NCR-Legion War
Battle of Arizona Spillway

The Second Battle of Hoover Dam is the colloquial name applied to the second offensive mounted by Caesar's Legion against New California Republic forces entrenched on Hoover Dam in 2282, as well as in the Mojave Wasteland.


After the First Battle of Hoover Dam, Mr. House knew that as soon as either the NCR or the Legion became victorious at the Dam, they would turn their attention to New Vegas. In an attempt to stop this and allow the city to remain under his control, he had Victor hire a courier to retrieve his Platinum Chip, a data storage device capable of upgrading the city's defense systems and activating a massive army of Securitrons, which would give House the ability to single-handedly crush the Legion and intimidate the NCR into a retreat. However, the leader of the Chairmen, Benny, learned of this plan and ambushed House's Courier outside of Goodsprings, shooting him/her in the head and leaving him/her for dead in a shallow grave and taking the Platinum Chip, throwing House's plans into disarray.

The Courier survived, however, and began a journey to the New Vegas Strip to find Benny and get revenge, in the process learning the true purpose of the Platinum Chip and its power. The Courier was faced with the choice of either giving the Chip to House or destroying the Securitron army, or even using it to create an army of his/her own. The Courier's journey attracted the attention of the NCR and the Legion, both wanting such an influential individual on their side. Also in preparation, the Courier traveled the land looking for tribes to ally with.


Hoover Dam

The Courier sided with Yes Man and focused on creating an independent New Vegas, starting with the activation of the Securitron army. The Courier fought her way across the dam and into the Legion Camp. While traversing the dam, the aid the Courier had enlisted was acted upon by the corresponding faction. Once the Courier reached the other side of the dam and enters the Legate's Camp, they faced off against Legate Lanius. The resulting confrontation had the Courier fight and kill the Legate. After dealing with the Legate, the Courier returned to the main gate, at which point General Lee Oliver and his men destroyed it. The Courier was be forced to confront General Oliver, solving the issue through diplomacy and forcing the NCR from the Mojave Wasteland.


The details of the battle at Hoover Dam are unclear, however the fighting was not just limited to that relatively small location; violence engulfed the entire Mojave Wasteland as Legion forces and its allies attacked NCR targets and locations across the region, with varying levels of success:

  • The NCR Embassy on the New Vegas Strip was bombed.
  • Rioting broke out in Freeside, although its severity is unclear, the riots were far more tame than they could have been.
  • The Fiends attacked Camp McCarran, but since the Courier killed their leaders beforehand, they are easily repulsed.
  • Camp Forlorn Hope was attacked by the Legion, but the NCR soldiers were able to fend off the attack.
  • The Frumentarii made an attempt to bomb the monorail outside McCarran, but it was unsuccessful.
  • Camp Golf was attacked, but the Legion were, due to a heroic effort from the Misfits, easily defeated.
  • Novac was attacked by the Legion and many of its citizens were said to have died in its defense, but the Bright Brotherhood returned in time to help evacuate the citizens.
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