In the Fallout New Vegas expansion Dead Money, how do I get down the barriers that are right there before the vault?

I can't seem to find a way around it.

  • I never played that Exact game, but a bit more details would drastically help you getting a response :=}
    – Jaconah
    Mar 20, 2016 at 5:06
  • why I'm just trying to figure out I made it past the Holograms and I hit one of the terminals that says disable force fields or whatever said I can't remember but I went over to the room and the shields are still up and I can't get out I went back to the terminal and it doesn't have the option on there anymore too disable the shields
    – gamer_195
    Mar 20, 2016 at 6:29

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I played through Dead Money a few years ago, but I don't specifically remember the challenge you're facing.

It sounds like you're doing the quest Heist of the Centuries.

Nukapedia includes this section related to barriers before the vault:

After dispatching the three hologram emitters, you can turn off the security system at the last terminal. There is a terminal in a shelter on the lower catwalk on the other side of the room. This allows you to turn off all alarms.

After the room is quiet, drop down to the lower catwalk in the poison gas and grab the Vault turret terminal password tape. Activate the vault security turret terminal password as this shuts down the last set of force fields and speakers.

After entering the hall past the force fields, there is the Vault Security terminal which can be used to shut down the remaining security. (Note: Initially there are only two options: "Vault Security Protocols Information" and "Vault Security Protocols Warning," but after reading the first entry another option to disable security comes up.)

So it sounds like you need to "activate the vault security turret terminal password". That's not super clear as I'm not sure how you activate a password, but it sounds like there is a terminal you need to interact with, which is probably locked with a password you get immediately prior.

If you've done this and the barriers are still up, then you've likely encountered a bug. You should load a prior save and try again.

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