How to get the unique Golden Gloves in Fallout: New Vegas
How to get the unique Golden Gloves in Fallout: New Vegas

The Golden Gloves are a unique pair of boxing gloves that can be acquired inside the Lucky 38 casino. 

Quick tips before you go get the gloves.

  • Located on the Strip. The Golden Gloves are located inside the Lucky 38. To get there, you must first make your way to the Strip.

Acquisition of the Golden Gloves

To get the Golden Gloves, you must enter the Lucky 38, a casino located on the Strip.

Entrance to the Lucky 38 on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the Lucky 38 on the world map

If this is your first time entering the Strip, a securitron will approach you and invite you to the Lucky 38. If you’ve been to the Strip before, the securitron will be waiting by the entrance to the casino instead.

Outside view of the entrance to the Lucky 38 | Fallout: New Vegas
Outside view of the entrance to the Lucky 38

You may need to speak to the securitron before he opens the door for you. 

Once inside, you should see a staircase on your left. Walk over to it and use it to walk up to the bar at the top of the stairs.

The staircase that leads to the bar. View from the entrance of the Lucky 38 | Fallout: New Vegas
The staircase that leads to the bar. View from the entrance of the Lucky 38

Once you’re up there, you should see a wooden shelf behind the bar. The Golden Gloves are laying on the top shelf, alongside a Boxing Times magazine.

View of the shelf from the end of the staircase | Fallout: New Vegas
View of the shelf from the end of the staircase
Golden Gloves on the shelf | Fallout: New Vegas
Golden Gloves on the shelf

Comparison of the Golden Gloves to the Boxing Gloves

  • The Golden Gloves deal more fatigue damage than the Boxing Gloves (50 vs 35)
  • The Golden Gloves have a higher critical hit chance multiplier than the Boxing Gloves (2x vs 1x)
  • The Golden Gloves have higher durability than the Boxing Gloves (1245 attacks before breaking vs 995 attacks before breaking)

Tips for using the Golden Gloves

  • The Golden Gloves deal very little actual damage but deal immense Fatigue damage. Most humanoid enemies will have around 250 Fatigue HP, which means that you’ll knock out an enemy in 5 hits. A knocked-out enemy will not die, but will instead fall unconscious for 30 seconds before waking up.
    • This makes this weapon one of the best weapons to use during pacifist playthroughs, during which you don’t kill any enemies.
  • If a target doesn’t take fatigue damage (as is the case for most robots), the Golden Gloves will deal 15 regular damage instead.