Stripe the Pet Deathclaw
Last Updated: 7/15/2017
To access this easter egg players must have the Old World Blues DLC installed.
After activating the Old World Blues expansion pack for New Vegas you’ll be able to enter a new world titled, The Big Mountain Research and Development Center (or Big Empty for short) by interacting with a crashed satellite which will appear in the drive-in movies parking lot outside of Nipton city.
Once inside “The Big Empty” if you navigate to the South-East side of the map you’ll come across a hanger which houses a small settlement called, Higgs Village. Upon entering the village head behind House #103 and here players will find the legendary easter egg known only as Stripe.
Stripe is a bio-engineered miniature Legendary Deathclaw that lives in the doghouse located behind House #103. While he has slightly less HP than a normal Legendary Deathclaw and moves slower than the player because of his small size, he still packs quite a punch and can easily kill players who get caught off-guard by his presence.
Stripe is a direct reference to the lead antagonist by the same name in the 1984 movie, Gremlins. This reference is further reinforced by the fact that a chicken leg can be found in front of Stripes doghouse, and as Gremlins’ fans will remember, chicken is considered a favorite among the little monsters.