Fallout: New Vegas Companions / Followers Guide

In New Vegas, there are companions in the game that can aid the character in its journey towards the vast land of the Mojave Wasteland.

There are a total of eight companions that can be recruited. When playing on a hardcore mode, the companions that are recruited can die while players who are playing in Normal mode will just have to worry about their companions losing consciousness. The eight companions that are able to aid the character have its own special perks that will be contributed to the character when in the party.

Below is the guide that helps the player in recruiting all of them. When all eight are recruited, the player will be awarded with a trophy and/or achievement.

Craig Boone

Can be Recruited in: Novac
Perk Available: Spotter

Quest to Recruit: One for my Baby
How to Unlock Quest: Talk to Manny Vargas in Novac and inquire about Boone. Vargas is located in the house inside the compound of the Motel to the right.

Expertise: Sniping enemies from afar. Very strong ally.

Rose of Sharon Cassidy

Can be Recruited in: Mojave Outpost
Perk Available: Whiskey Rose

Quest to Recruit: Heartache by the Number
How to Unlock Quest: Agree to accept the Crimson Caravan job.

Expertise: Works best with Melee weapons.


Can be Recruited in: Jacobstown
Perk Available: Stealth Girl

Quest to Recruit: Guess who I Saw Today
How to Unlock Quest: Talk to Dr. Henry in the Lodge and inquire about Nightkin

Expertise: Works best with Melee weapons.

Raul Tejada

Can be Recruited in: Black Mountain
Perk Available: Regular Maintenance


Can be Recruited in: 188 Trading Post
Perk Available: Scribe Assistant

Quest to Recruit: I Could Make You Care
How to Unlock Quest: Take Veronica to three locations

Expertise: Works best with Energy Weapons

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  1. Nick
    October 21, 2010, 4:41 PM

    I have been playing the game for about 6 hours and recruited Chris Haversam and ED-D. There is no such thing as “enchanted sensors” the perk is called “Enhanced Sensors” and your missing a bunch of companions-like Chris- there are a lot more then 8. If all of your other posts are full of misinformation like this one I don’t understand why you haven’t been banned from this site.

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  2. Anonymous
    October 21, 2010, 5:45 PM

    How does an eyebot work best with melee weapons?

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  3. ToPsCaSiNoRoBbEr
    October 23, 2010, 10:33 PM

    how many followers can we have at a time? if i just leave boone in my hotel suit, and then ask someone else, would it work?

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  4. Kirk
    October 27, 2010, 1:08 AM

    Nick you are dumb, there are only 8 followers and you can never recruit chris because he is not a follower.

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  5. Jon
    October 27, 2010, 4:13 AM

    ‘Nick Says:
    October 21st, 2010 at 4:41 PM
    I have been playing the game for about 6 hours and recruited Chris Haversam and ED-D. There is no such thing as “enchanted sensors” the perk is called “Enhanced Sensors” and your missing a bunch of companions-like Chris- there are a lot more then 8. If all of your other posts are full of misinformation like this one I don’t understand why you haven’t been banned from this site.’

    Unfortunately Nick, after your rant, Mark is correct. And you should play more than 6 hours before you jump to your conjclusions. ‘Enchanted sensors’ perk is a minor typo so that can be forgiven. The companians such as Chris Haversam are temporary companians. They leave once the quest related to them are done. These 8 are the main companians that stay with you and the 8 you need for the ‘the whole gangs here’ trophy. As for ‘ToPsCaSiNoRoBbEr’ you can have one robot and one humanoid/Lily following you at any 1 time. I dont know yet if you can have all 8 at same time, such as leaving 2 at you safe house and taking another 2 with you etc. When i know i’ll post on here

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  6. Phill
    November 20, 2010, 10:41 AM

    To nick, why do you have to have ago at a person who’s put up helpful info. He’s a nice guy an your tryin to put him down cos of a typo.
    To tops casino robber, I think if you send your followers back o the lucky 38 you can have them all at once. But thats about it. You cant leave them in random places.
    To anonoymouse(I cant spell), No idea, I think it’s hilairios my self.

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  7. BH
    December 17, 2010, 7:13 AM

    ED-E whit melee attacks??????????????????????????????? he just shoots lassers??????????

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  8. BH
    December 17, 2010, 8:11 AM

    NVM that but still he is still better in shooting

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  9. essequemodeia
    December 18, 2010, 12:54 AM

    Stick with Boone. He’s harder to kill than Christmas.

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  10. Ghost
    December 23, 2010, 10:57 AM

    Woah. Christmas cannot be killed. Beast metaphore man.

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  11. Nick (different from the one above)
    December 30, 2010, 8:37 PM

    what ould probably be the best two followers to have at any given time? (considering the given perk and combat abilities)

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  12. cdhinson
    January 9, 2011, 4:26 AM

    boone is the best follower. he can shoot a man from hundreds of yards away and get him in one shot, as far as his perk goes its the marksman perk which allows you to find targets easier by lighting them up red. Boone is your best ally when your in a fire fight and you need someone to stay back and snipe enemies from afar.. hes strong, quick, and hard to kill. if i were to choose any 2 to have with me it would be boone and rex hands down

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  13. Wyatt
    January 21, 2011, 11:21 AM

    Rex is by far the best robot. Once he gets his new brain he’s a formidable character. It’s nice to have a ranged and a melee follower (Boone and Rex), but I’ve found that most fights are incredibly easy with Rex and Lily. Lily hits like a freight train, and, unlike Boone, I’ve only seen her unconsious once…Boone isn’t hard to kill if an enemy gets on him, it’s just that they usually can’t get close enough if both you and Boone are sniping. If you do go with Rex and Lily though, best to take the Spray and Pray perk, as they will both run up to the targets and beat on them, thereby getting in your line of fire if you’re a shooter.

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  14. steve
    February 2, 2011, 12:37 AM

    who is better Rex or Lily i normally dont take followers idk why not and thanks for the info mark and i thought there were 2 more followers cant rember there names but they were both girls and they were found in prim on the comp version of FNV

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  15. suck it
    February 25, 2011, 9:08 PM

    theres more then eight people for one theres that weird mexican ghoul up on black mountain you nerds needa getta life its a game get over it and suck it

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  16. Whi Tetail
    June 20, 2011, 6:45 PM

    But how can you get all 8?doesn’t says somewhere you can get only one companion at a time?please solution…

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  17. ????
    September 23, 2011, 1:49 PM

    As long as you do not finish Veronica Persona Quest (I could make you care) you can have 6 human companion and 1 Ed-e/dog. Here are the step you must follow.

    This glitch allows you to recruit all humanoid companions. You need to do this before the quest start.

    First, you need to trigger three conversations.
    Second, when you trigger the third conversation, Veronica will ask you Hey, you got a second? then reply Not now and the conversation will end .
    Third, dismiss Veronica.
    Fourth, recruit another humanoid companion.
    Fifth, Go to 188 trading post with that companion.
    Sixth, talk to Veronica and answer her with the following order What did you want to talk about earlier? Why dont you just go back on your own? I have things I need to do. Youd better be alone. Then the game will treat you as dismiss a companion.
    Seventh, talk to her again and recruit her, now you have two humanoid companions.
    Eighth, go to next companion you want to recruit.
    Ninth, repeat the step six and recruit the third humanoid companion.
    Tenth, repeat step six again and recruit Veronica. Repeat step eight to step ten again and again will allow you to recruit all humanoid companions.

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  18. gregory
    May 7, 2012, 2:50 PM

    what about rex and e-d-e.

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  19. Annoamass
    June 9, 2012, 4:50 PM

    Veronica is a very good companion to have if you give her a power fist.

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  20. person
    June 11, 2012, 12:26 AM

    why doesnt it say what raul is good with? havent you ever given him a light machine gun, and watched as he kills multiple deathclaws, like theyre radroaches? well now you know. raul is my favorite cause he`s good with any weapon you give him. and he has the most interesting past.

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