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ED-E (pronounced "Eddie") is a companion found in the Divide in 2281.

Background

This ED-E is a copy of the original ED-E Duraframe eyebot, manufactured by the Hopeville missile silo bunker's automatic engineering facilities.[2][3] The necessary information was obtained by remote scanning the eyebot.[4][5]

At first glance the Courier mistakes the robot for ED-E, who plays music from the TV show "Ralphie." With an Intelligence of 6, the Courier deciphers the beeps and garble and realizes that the silo has "pretty advanced engineering capabilities," since it was able to remote-scan ED-E from the Mojave Wasteland and create copies within the Divide. If one does not pass this check, the Courier will still observe this, asking ED-E "So, you're like a robot clone?"

Upon joining the Courier's party, ED-E starts playing a log from Dr. Whitley, and continues doing so at certain "checkpoints" during their trip through the Divide. Ulysses will also use ED-E to communicate to you throughout the Divide. ED-E will also show through certain dialogue choices that it misses Dr. Whitley and that it wants to be like Ralphie.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Interactions
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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character is a permanent companion. They grant the Enhanced Sensors perk.
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This character is involved in quests.
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This character can repair items. Repair cap: 25%, can repair once every 13 hours of sleep or wait time.

Quests

  • The Silo: ED-E is first released from his pod and used to unlock commissaries.
  • The Courier: Rescue ED-E from the robot maintenance room... or don't.
  • The End: ED-E can be asked to abort the missile launches.

Inventory

Apparel Weapon Other items On death
ED-E arc welder Damage 18

Notes

  • ED-E is one of the few characters to stay marked as essential in Hardcore mode because if he were to die, The Courier quest would become impossible to complete.
  • Immediately after one repairs the original ED-E in Primm, the Courier gains access to the Lonesome Road ED-E's workbench and reloading bench, even before stepping foot into the Divide.
  • ED-E is one of the only two non-hostile NPCs that inhabit the Divide; the other being Ulysses.
  • In the description of the Camarader-E perk it is stated that ED-E is considered male.
  • If one enables the general subtitles, ED-E's ending (composed of beeps) will be interpreted on the screen. The subtitles also translate in-game beeps, such as “Sneaky beeping” when entering sneak mode.
  • ED-E can carry faction armor, unlike his counterpart in the Mojave.
  • One of ED-E's recorded messages explains what had happened during the Fallout: New Vegas trailer. Upon inspection, the Courier can find out raiders shot ED-E.
  • Completing the Lonesome Road add-on without freeing ED-E from Ulysses' Temple awards the Courier with the Lonesome Road perk.
  • Finding all five upgrades for ED-E earns one the ED-Ecated achievement/trophy.

Appearances

This copy of ED-E appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.

Behind the scenes

Chris Avellone comments on ED-E's role in the events of the Divide. [Non-canon 1][Non-canon 2]

Bugs

  • PCPC ED-E can be used multiple times in a row to repair weapons by exiting The Divide and entering it again but eventually he will stop repairing weapons for a while - even waiting for 24 hours doesn't help. [verified]
  • PCPC ED-E may not wait when told to, at first it may stay in place for awhile but will suddenly appear without warning, following again. [verified]
  • PCPC On rare occasions ED-E will not follow the player character when they release him from the repair chamber. [verified]
    • To fix this activate a door needed to pass and wait twice, ED-E will open the door, but not follow. At this point, reload the last save and ED-E should act as normal.
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes talking to ED-E will give the repair weapon option, even if the players weapon condition is above 20%. Selecting this option will bring the weapon down to 20%.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Asking ED-E to repair a weapon may cause him to stop following you. This is caused by an engine bug relating to script variables in dialogues, as one of the variables used to repair weapons will overwrite the variable which tracks his waiting/following state. [verified]
    • ED-E can be restored to full functionality by entering the console command set "04004d16".waiting to 0
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 ED-E's pod will not open upon activating the open pod command on the nearby terminal thus rendering one unable to continue the add-on. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes if the player leaves the Divide directly after finding ED-E for the first time, he may follow them out and into the Mojave. A simple fix is to go back to the Divide and then leave again, but the player can have 3 companions at once during this glitch. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Attack ED-E just outside the entrance to the Divide long enough to knock him unconscious, then exit the Divide. Re-entering the Divide, possibly after an extended period, causes you to lose ED-E as a companion permanently. However, the game will still recognize ED-E as a "companion" and the player still receives the "Enhanced Sensors" perk. This causes the scripted encounter after the Cave of the Abaddon to break the game, rendering the entire Lonesome Road add-on unresolvable. [verified]

Sounds

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Electrical zap

Gallery

References

  1. Profile On: Games Writer Travis Stout
  2. The Courier: "ED-E? What are you doing here?"
    ED-E: "<Expository beeping>
    The Courier:
    "This silo must have some pretty advanced engineering facilities to remote-scan you and build copies."
    ED-E:
    "[SUCCEEDED] <Confirmatory beeping>"
  3. Ulysses: "Destroying my machines won't help you. This facility will make more."
    (Ulysses’ dialogue) NVDLC04UlyssesCombatEyebotDestroyed01
  4. The Courier: "This silo must have some pretty advanced engineering facilities to remote-scan you and build copies."
    ED-E: "[SUCCEEDED] <Confirmatory beeping>"
    (ED-E (Lonesome Road)'s dialogue)
  5. The Courier: "If you blame me for what happened here at the Divide - why do you care?"
    Ulysses: "The community that was once here... and the package you brought... both had markings of the Divide. Markings of America. You've seen the marks, the symbol. As early as the Hopeville silo, maybe. Carried it etched on your weapons. The Divide, its buildings, its people, were built around those same markings, surrounded them here... ...markings like the flag on my back. When I followed your road to the Divide those years ago, I saw the symbol I wore all around me. An Old World symbol. Strong, to survive here - its people, strong. Outlast the Bear, outlast the Bull. Promise of something better. Caesar was right to want it dead. NCR was right to want to rake their claws in it. Seeing it... changed me, just as seeing Hoover Dam changed Caesar and the NCR. Seeing it end changed me, too."
    (Ulysses’ dialogue)

Non-canon

  1. Is the mysterious device the Courier delivered available in the DLC?
    Chris Avellone: (Spoilers) Yep, it's your companion, ED-E - it's literally built into him.
    Chris Avellone on Twitter
  2. Chris Avellone on Obsidian Forums
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