How to get the unique “Rebreather” apparel piece in Fallout: New Vegas
How to get the unique “Rebreather” apparel piece in Fallout: New Vegas

The Rebreather is a unique piece of apparel that allows the wearer to breathe underwater. It can be obtained during the “Volare!” quest if you complete an optional objective.

Quick tip before you get the rebreather:

  • A full guide to the rest of the quest is available on our website. In case you’re struggling with the quest, you can find a detailed walkthrough of it here.
  • The Pressure Cooker step can be skipped. If you have a Science skill of 45 or more, you can skip the Pressure Cooker step.

Obtaining the Pressure Cooker

There is a location called “Fields’ Shack” right outside of the Nellis Air Force Base, just northwest of the road that leads to the artillery zone.

Location of the Field’s Shack | Fallout: New Vegas
Location of the Field’s Shack
Field’s Shack as seen from the road leading to Nellis | Fallout: New Vegas
Field’s Shack as seen from the road leading to Nellis

Approach the building and enter it. 

Entrance to the shack | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the shack

Inside, you’ll see an oven to your right. Behind it is a small wooden box with a Pressure Cooker inside.

Oven in the shack | Fallout: New Vegas
Oven in the shack
Pressure Cooker behind the oven | Fallout: New Vegas
Pressure Cooker behind the oven

Go ahead and pick it up. You’ll need it to get the Rebreather later.

Getting the Rebreather

To get the Rebreather, you must follow the “Volare!” quest until you reach the stage where Loyal asks you to get a B-42 bomber out of Lake Mead. 

The optional objective in the quest log | Fallout: New Vegas
The optional objective in the quest log

At this point, you will receive an optional objective to go speak to Jack, who’s located inside the Nellis Hangars.

Image of Jack | Fallout: New Vegas
Image of Jack

Once you find Jack, speak to him about Loyal saying that he can help you breathe underwater.

Dialogue option that leads to getting the Rebreather | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue option that leads to getting the Rebreather

He’ll tell you that he needs parts from a pressure cooker. You already have one, so you can give it to him. 

Alternatively, you can pass a Science skill check of 45 and get the Rebreather without the need to give him a pressure cooker.

Either marked-out option gives you the Rebreather | Fallout: New Vegas
Either marked-out option gives you the Rebreather

Either way, you’ll have the Rebreather by the time you’re done talking to Jack.