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[[File:FNVcompanions.jpg|325px|thumb|All eight permanent companions in ''Fallout: New Vegas''. From left to right: Rex, Cassidy, Raul (Vaquero outfit), Lily, Boone (assault armor), ED-E, Veronica, and Arcade.]]
 
[[File:FNVcompanions.jpg|325px|thumb|All eight permanent companions in ''Fallout: New Vegas''. From left to right: Rex, Cassidy, Raul (Vaquero outfit), Lily, Boone (assault armor), ED-E, Veronica, and Arcade.]]
 
It is possible to have up to two legitimately acquired companions in the party (one humanoid and one non-humanoid). All permanent companions have a unique quest line that can be followed in order to "upgrade" them, usually giving them new armor or new perks.
 
It is possible to have up to two legitimately acquired companions in the party (one humanoid and one non-humanoid). All permanent companions have a unique quest line that can be followed in order to "upgrade" them, usually giving them new armor or new perks.
* '''[[Arcade Gannon|Arcade Israel Gannon]]''', a member of the [[Followers of the Apocalypse]] in 2281 who can be found in [[Freeside]]'s [[Old Mormon Fort]].
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* '''[[Arcade Gannon|Arcade Israel Gannon]]''', a member of the Followers of the Apocalypse in 2281 who can be found in Freeside's Old Mormon Fort.
* '''[[Craig Boone]]''', a former [[New California Republic|NCR]] [[1st Reconnaissance Battalion|1st Recon]] sniper with a grudge against [[Caesar's Legion]] and a chip on his shoulder. He can be found at night in the dinosaur at [[Novac]]. Can be recruited after completing [[One for My Baby]] and choosing particular dialogue.
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* '''[[Craig Boone]]''', a former NCR [[1st Recon]] sniper with a grudge against [[Caesar's Legion]] and a chip on his shoulder. He can be found at night in the dinosaur at [[Novac]]. Can be recruited after completing [[One for My Baby]] and choosing particular dialogue.
 
* '''[[Lily Bowen]]''', a friendly [[nightkin]] and former assassin in the [[Master]]'s army. She can be recruited in [[Jacobstown]] after gaining the quest [[Guess Who I Saw Today]].
 
* '''[[Lily Bowen]]''', a friendly [[nightkin]] and former assassin in the [[Master]]'s army. She can be recruited in [[Jacobstown]] after gaining the quest [[Guess Who I Saw Today]].
* '''[[Raul Tejada|Raul Alfonso Tejada]]''', a [[ghoul]] mechanic and former gunslinger held hostage by [[Tabitha]], the mad leader of the [[State of Utobitha]]. Can be found in [[Black Mountain]].
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* '''[[Raul Tejada|Raul Alfonso Tejada]]''', a ghoul mechanic and former gunslinger held hostage by [[Tabitha]], the mad leader of the [[State of Utobitha]]. Can be found in [[Black Mountain]].
 
* '''[[Rose of Sharon Cassidy]]''' (also known as '''Cass'''), a former caravan merchant and the daughter of [[John Cassidy]]. She can be found in [[Mojave Outpost]].
 
* '''[[Rose of Sharon Cassidy]]''' (also known as '''Cass'''), a former caravan merchant and the daughter of [[John Cassidy]]. She can be found in [[Mojave Outpost]].
 
* '''[[Veronica Santangelo]]''', a disillusioned [[Scribe (rank)#Scribe|Brotherhood Scribe]]. She can be found at the [[188 trading post]].
 
* '''[[Veronica Santangelo]]''', a disillusioned [[Scribe (rank)#Scribe|Brotherhood Scribe]]. She can be found at the [[188 trading post]].
   
 
====Non-humanoid companions====
 
====Non-humanoid companions====
* '''[[ED-E]]''', a prototype [[Eyebot (Fallout: New Vegas)|eyebot]] designed for combat and reconnaissance operations. It can be found in [[Primm]], in a non functional state, lying on the counter inside the [[Mojave Express]], which is labeled in-game as "Nash Residence." ED-E requires 65 [[Repair]] (or 35 Repair if possessing a 55 [[Science]] [[skill]]) to fix it, or 3 pieces of [[scrap metal]], two [[sensor module]]s, and some [[scrap electronics]].
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* '''[[ED-E]]''', a prototype [[Eyebot (Fallout: New Vegas)|eyebot]] designed for combat and reconnaissance operations. It can be found in [[Primm]], in a non functional state, lying on the counter inside the [[Mojave Express]], which is labeled in-game as "Nash Residence." ED-E requires 65 Repair (or 35 Repair if possessing a 55 Science skill) to fix it, or 3 pieces of scrap metal, 2 sensor modules, and some scrap electronics.
* '''[[Rex (Fallout: New Vegas)|Rex]]''', a [[cyberdog]] in Freeside under the ownership of [[The King]]. He is suffering from neural degradation as his old brain decays. He can be recruited after finishing [[Nothin' But a Hound Dog]].
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* '''[[Rex (Fallout: New Vegas)|Rex]]''', a cyberdog in Freeside under the ownership of [[The King]]. He is suffering from neural degradation as his old brain decays. He can be recruited after finishing [[Nothin' But a Hound Dog]].
   
 
==''Dead Money'' companions==
 
==''Dead Money'' companions==
 
These companions are only available while playing the ''[[Dead Money]]'' [[Fallout: New Vegas add-ons|add-on]], they are only temporary and will not follow the Courier around as standard companions do:
 
These companions are only available while playing the ''[[Dead Money]]'' [[Fallout: New Vegas add-ons|add-on]], they are only temporary and will not follow the Courier around as standard companions do:
* '''[[Dean Domino]]''', a ghoulified [[Great War|pre-War]] lounge singer. He is found in the [[Residential District]] of the [[Sierra Madre]].
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* '''[[Dean Domino]]''', a ghoulified pre-War lounge singer. He is found in the [[Residential District]] of the [[Sierra Madre]].
 
* '''[[Christine Royce]]''', a mute ex-[[Scribe (rank)#Scribe|Brotherhood scribe]] found in a malfunctioning [[Auto-Doc]] at the [[Sierra Madre]] [[medical district]].
 
* '''[[Christine Royce]]''', a mute ex-[[Scribe (rank)#Scribe|Brotherhood scribe]] found in a malfunctioning [[Auto-Doc]] at the [[Sierra Madre]] [[medical district]].
* '''[[Dog and God|Dog/God]]''', a [[nightkin]] found in the [[Villa police station]] of the [[Sierra Madre]].
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* '''[[Dog and God|Dog/God]]''', a [[nightkin]] found in the [[Villa Police Station]] of the [[Sierra Madre]].
   
 
==''Honest Hearts'' companions==
 
==''Honest Hearts'' companions==
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==''Lonesome Road'' companions==
 
==''Lonesome Road'' companions==
* '''[[ED-E (Lonesome Road)|ED-E]]''', a cloned version of [[ED-E]], armed with a modified [[Arc welder (Lonesome Road)|arc welder]]. This version of ED-E cannot follow the Courier to the Mojave Wasteland and is always classified as essential, even in hardcore mode.
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* '''[[ED-E (Lonesome Road)|ED-E]]''', a cloned version of [[ED-E]], armed with a modified [[Arc welder (Fallout: New Vegas)|arc welder]]. This version of ED-E cannot follow the Courier to the Mojave Wasteland and is always classified as essential, even in hardcore mode.
   
 
==Temporary followers==
 
==Temporary followers==
Temporary followers are NPCs that can accompany the player character during quests, or they might even offer their support only for a limited time or within a certain area. Unlike permanent companions, temporary companions do not use the companion wheel, do not heal automatically, and with the exception of Deputy Beagle, do not have an option to exchange equipment.
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Temporary followers are NPCs that can accompany the player character during quests, or they might even offer their support only for a limited time or within a certain area. Unlike permanent companions, temporary companions do not use the companion wheel, do not heal automatically, and with the exception of deputy Beagle, do not have an option to exchange equipment.
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* [[Bodyguard for hire|Bodyguard]] (hired in [[Freeside]])
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* [[Kings]] (hired in [[Freeside]])
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* [[Orris]] (hired during [[G.I. Blues]].)
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* [[Big Beard]] and [[Little Beard]] (hired during the quest [[Bye Bye Love]])
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* [[Cannibal Johnson]] (Enclave Remnant)
 
* [[Beagle|Deputy Beagle]] (during [[My Kind of Town]])
 
* [[Beagle|Deputy Beagle]] (during [[My Kind of Town]])
 
* [[Logan (Fallout: New Vegas)|Logan]] (during part of [[Wheel of Fortune]])
 
* [[Logan (Fallout: New Vegas)|Logan]] (during part of [[Wheel of Fortune]])
* [[Bodyguard for hire|Bodyguard]] (hired in Freeside)
 
* [[Kings]] (hired in Freeside)
 
* [[Orris]] (hired during [[G.I. Blues]])
 
* [[Big Beard]] and [[Little Beard]] (hired during the quest [[Bye Bye Love]])
 
* [[Ted Gunderson]] (during [[Beyond the Beef]])
 
* [[Cannibal Johnson]] (Enclave Remnant)
 
 
* [[NCR Ranger (Fallout: New Vegas)|NCR Ranger]] (activated via [[NCR emergency radio]])
 
* [[NCR Ranger (Fallout: New Vegas)|NCR Ranger]] (activated via [[NCR emergency radio]])
* [[NCR trooper]] (activated via NCR emergency radio)
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* [[NCR trooper]] (activated via [[NCR emergency radio]])
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* [[Halford|Private Halford]] (in [[Camp Guardian caves]])
 
* [[Rhonda]] (during part of [[Crazy, Crazy, Crazy]])
 
* [[Rhonda]] (during part of [[Crazy, Crazy, Crazy]])
* [[Halford|Private Halford]] (in [[Camp Guardian caves]])
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* [[Securitron Mk II]] (or [[securitron Mk I]]) (during [[No Gods, No Masters]] or [[All or Nothing]])
* [[Securitron Mk II]] (or [[Securitron Mk I]]) (during [[No Gods, No Masters]] or [[All or Nothing]])
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* [[Roxie]] (created in [[X-8 research center]], will stay by your side, until you decide to leave.)
* [[Lost Mountain bighorner calf]] {{Icon|FNVHH|link=Honest Hearts}}
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* [[Ted Gunderson]] (during [[Beyond the Beef]])
* [[Roxie]] {{Icon|FNVOWB|link=Old World Blues (add-on)}} (created in [[X-8 research center]], will stay by your side, until you decide to leave)
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* [[Ulysses]] {{icon|FNVLR|link=Lonesome Road (add-on)}} - the original Courier Six and significant character in [[Lonesome Road (add-on)|Lonesome Road]]. Depending on the dialogue chosen, he will either become a temporary companion, or will become hostile.
* [[Ulysses]] {{Icon|FNVLR|link=Lonesome Road (add-on)}} - the original Courier Six and significant character in ''[[Lonesome Road (add-on)|Lonesome Road]]''. Depending on the dialogue chosen, he will either become a temporary companion, or will become hostile.
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* [[Lost Mountain bighorner calf]] {{icon|FNVHH}}
 
{{FNVCC}}
 
{{FNVCC}}
 
* [[Ulysses]] was also planned as a permanent companion, but was cut from base game.
 
* [[Ulysses]] was also planned as a permanent companion, but was cut from base game.
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
* After [[For Auld Lang Syne]]'s completion, Arcade will leave until the attack on Hoover Dam.
 
* After [[For Auld Lang Syne]]'s completion, Arcade will leave until the attack on Hoover Dam.
* Recruiting all 8 permanent companions will earn [[The Whole Gang's Here]] achievement.
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* Recruiting all 8 permanent companions will earn the [[The Whole Gang's Here]] achievement.
 
* Permanent companions are controlled via the [[Companion wheel]].
 
* Permanent companions are controlled via the [[Companion wheel]].
 
* One does not need to have their companions actively following to gain their perks; they can be told to wait.
 
* One does not need to have their companions actively following to gain their perks; they can be told to wait.
 
* While actively following, permanent companions are treated as essential (unless playing on Hardcore Mode - see below). It is important to note that they are only essential while recruited, and they can be killed both before they are recruited, and after told to leave. In [[Hardcore mode]], companions can be killed even while actively recruited, but do not require food or drink and are not affected by [[radiation]] or drowning.
 
* While actively following, permanent companions are treated as essential (unless playing on Hardcore Mode - see below). It is important to note that they are only essential while recruited, and they can be killed both before they are recruited, and after told to leave. In [[Hardcore mode]], companions can be killed even while actively recruited, but do not require food or drink and are not affected by [[radiation]] or drowning.
 
* Should one tell their companion to wait for them at the Lucky 38, they will be waiting in the presidential suite ready to be rehired at any given time.
 
* Should one tell their companion to wait for them at the Lucky 38, they will be waiting in the presidential suite ready to be rehired at any given time.
* Unlike in ''[[Fallout 3]]'', where dismissed companions would walk all the way from their current location to their home, dismissed companions in ''Fallout: New Vegas'' are instantly transferred to their home location upon being dismissed. In addition, no companion checks against [[Karma]] when being hired, though they will check against reputation with one or more factions. Cassidy will leave if the Courier has a severely negative Karma, though it is still possible to hire her initially.
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* Unlike in ''[[Fallout 3]]'', where dismissed companions would walk all the way from their current location to their home, dismissed companions in ''Fallout: New Vegas'' are instantly transferred to the their home location upon being dismissed. In addition, no companion checks against [[Karma]] when being hired, though they will check against reputation with one or more factions. Cassidy will leave if the Courier has a severely negative Karma, though it is still possible to hire her initially.
 
* If siding with [[Robert House|Mr. House]], a [[securitron]] will accompany the Courier during the final battle for the dam. However, this securitron does not count as essential, and may die, even with [[Hardcore mode]] turned off.
 
* If siding with [[Robert House|Mr. House]], a [[securitron]] will accompany the Courier during the final battle for the dam. However, this securitron does not count as essential, and may die, even with [[Hardcore mode]] turned off.
 
* Whenever completing a story quest, the next time conversation is started with a companion, they will talk about the quest.
 
* Whenever completing a story quest, the next time conversation is started with a companion, they will talk about the quest.
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* Using the console command "resurrect" on a companion (even while the companion is still alive) will strip them of any and all items given to them.
 
* Using the console command "resurrect" on a companion (even while the companion is still alive) will strip them of any and all items given to them.
 
* Companions will tend to take safer, if longer, routes to the player if separated, however should the player be traversing steep ledges or cliffs they may fall resulting in them becoming unconscious, or die if in hardcore mode. This is more prone to happen if the player chooses to wait for the companion, however [[ED-E]] appears to be an exception to this.
 
* Companions will tend to take safer, if longer, routes to the player if separated, however should the player be traversing steep ledges or cliffs they may fall resulting in them becoming unconscious, or die if in hardcore mode. This is more prone to happen if the player chooses to wait for the companion, however [[ED-E]] appears to be an exception to this.
* The state of the armor and/or weapon that you give will not decrease when companions equip and use them.
 
   
 
===Nerve===
 
===Nerve===
 
Each companion also has a special attribute referred to in the game as ''Nerve''. Nerve boosts the damage and [[Damage Threshold]] of each companion by 5% for each point of [[Charisma]] a character has. So Nerve grants a total bonus of +50% damage and damage threshold to companions with 10 Charisma and only +5% to both at 1 Charisma. A player character with a starting Charisma of 1 can boost their companion's nerve to the maximum by use of an [[Charisma Implant|Empathy Synthesizer]], [[Intense Training]], [[Party Time Mentats]] (+5), high [[Survival]] (so that alcohol adds +3 Charisma), or stacking [[Moonshine (Fallout: New Vegas)|moonshine]] with another type of alcohol.
 
Each companion also has a special attribute referred to in the game as ''Nerve''. Nerve boosts the damage and [[Damage Threshold]] of each companion by 5% for each point of [[Charisma]] a character has. So Nerve grants a total bonus of +50% damage and damage threshold to companions with 10 Charisma and only +5% to both at 1 Charisma. A player character with a starting Charisma of 1 can boost their companion's nerve to the maximum by use of an [[Charisma Implant|Empathy Synthesizer]], [[Intense Training]], [[Party Time Mentats]] (+5), high [[Survival]] (so that alcohol adds +3 Charisma), or stacking [[Moonshine (Fallout: New Vegas)|moonshine]] with another type of alcohol.
 
In regards to weapons, each companion has their own [[Strength]] limitations, they will suffer accuracy penalties just like the Courier if trying to use a weapon that has a higher strength requirement than they possess. Furthermore, depending on a companion's preferred weapon type, damage can be increased even further by buying improved ammunition, or crafting it with [[Hand Loader]] or [[Vigilant Recycler]]. Giving an energy weapons-user certain optimized ammunition types added with ''[[Gun Runners' Arsenal]]'' can influence their overall carry weight in [[Hardcore mode]] due to the ammunition's reduced weight. Finally, weapons given to companions do not lose durability unless hit directly by enemies, therefore high-damage and high-degradation ammunition types are usually preferable unless said ammunition grants the enemy a x2-3 damage threshold multiplier.
 
   
 
Because Nerve only affects DT and damage, companion quests that bestow other bonuses upon completion (such as movement speed) are potentially less effective for those with high Charisma.
 
Because Nerve only affects DT and damage, companion quests that bestow other bonuses upon completion (such as movement speed) are potentially less effective for those with high Charisma.
* [[Arcade Gannon]], [[Energy Weapons]]
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* [[Arcade Gannon]]
 
** [[Gannon family Tesla armor|Gannon Family Tesla Armor]] ([[Remnants power armor|Remnants Power Armor]] with -1 STR, -4 DT, +10 Energy Weapons, +5 Radiation Resistance, -10 weight)
 
** [[Gannon family Tesla armor|Gannon Family Tesla Armor]] ([[Remnants power armor|Remnants Power Armor]] with -1 STR, -4 DT, +10 Energy Weapons, +5 Radiation Resistance, -10 weight)
* [[Craig Boone]], [[Guns]]
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* [[Craig Boone]]
 
** [[1st Recon assault armor|1st Recon Assault Armor]] (Weightless DT 15 Armor)
 
** [[1st Recon assault armor|1st Recon Assault Armor]] (Weightless DT 15 Armor)
 
** [[1st Recon survival armor|1st Recon Survival Armor]] (Weightless DT 15 Armor)
 
** [[1st Recon survival armor|1st Recon Survival Armor]] (Weightless DT 15 Armor)
* [[Rose of Sharon Cassidy]], [[Guns]]
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* [[Rose of Sharon Cassidy]]
 
** [[Hand of Vengeance]] (+15% damage with Guns)
 
** [[Hand of Vengeance]] (+15% damage with Guns)
 
** [[Calm Heart]] (+50 [[Hit Points]])
 
** [[Calm Heart]] (+50 [[Hit Points]])
* [[Veronica Santangelo]], [[Unarmed]] and [[Energy Weapons]]
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* [[Veronica Santangelo]]
 
** [[Causeless Rebel]] (Increases [[Veronica Santangelo|Veronica]]'s [[Unarmed]] attack rate by 30%)
 
** [[Causeless Rebel]] (Increases [[Veronica Santangelo|Veronica]]'s [[Unarmed]] attack rate by 30%)
 
** [[Bonds of Steel]] (+4 [[Damage Threshold|DT]])
 
** [[Bonds of Steel]] (+4 [[Damage Threshold|DT]])
 
** [[Elijah's Last Words]] (+150% melee attack speed, 25% chance to knock down enemies)
 
** [[Elijah's Last Words]] (+150% melee attack speed, 25% chance to knock down enemies)
* [[Raul Tejada]], [[Guns]]
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* [[Raul Tejada]]
 
** [[Old Vaquero]] (+33% faster fire rate with [[Cowboy|revolvers and lever action firearms]])
 
** [[Old Vaquero]] (+33% faster fire rate with [[Cowboy|revolvers and lever action firearms]])
* [[Lily Bowen]], [[Melee]]
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* [[Lily Bowen]]
 
** [[Lily and Leo|Off the Meds]] (Permanent stat bonuses, psychotic break at 50% health)
 
** [[Lily and Leo|Off the Meds]] (Permanent stat bonuses, psychotic break at 50% health)
 
* [[ED-E]]
 
* [[ED-E]]
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** [[Lily's gauntlet]] (unique)
 
** [[Lily's gauntlet]] (unique)
 
** [[Lily's Vertibird blade]] (unique)
 
** [[Lily's Vertibird blade]] (unique)
** {{Icon|FNVDM|link=Dead Money}} [[9mm pistol (Fallout: New Vegas)#Variants|Dean's 9mm pistol]]
 
** {{Icon|FNVHH|link=Honest Hearts}} [[Follows-Chalk's .45 Auto pistol]]
 
** {{Icon|FNVHH|link=Honest Hearts}} [[Follows-Chalk's war club]]
 
** {{Icon|FNVHH|link=Honest Hearts}} [[Waking Cloud's yao guai gauntlet]]
 
** {{Icon|FNVHH|link=Honest Hearts}} [[A Light Shining in Darkness]] (unique)
 
** {{Icon|FNVHH|link=Honest Hearts}} [[Joshua's Pistol Whippin' .45]] (unique)
 
   
 
====Armor====
 
====Armor====
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==Bugs==
 
==Bugs==
 
{{Notable content
 
{{Notable content
| {{Platforms|pc,ps3,xbox360}} When entering the casinos on the Strip, they will take all companions' weapons. Exiting will not return their weapons they own.{{Verify|verified}}
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| {{Platforms|PC|xbox360|ps3}} When entering the casinos on the Strip, they will take all companions' weapons. Exiting will not return their weapons they own.{{Verify|verified}}
 
** On the Playstation 3, this can be fixed by telling the companions to use melee or ranged and switch back to what they were using.
 
** On the Playstation 3, this can be fixed by telling the companions to use melee or ranged and switch back to what they were using.
| {{platforms|pc}} Arcade Gannon will sometimes not show the recruit dialogue when you have a nonhumanoid companion (Rex or ED-E). This seems to happen when Arcade is in the Lucky 38. The only way to fix this is to dismiss all companions, then recruit Arcade. {{Verify|verified}}
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| {{platforms|PC}} Arcade Gannon will sometimes not show the recruit dialogue when you have a non humanoid companion (Rex or ED-E). This seems to happen when Arcade is in the Lucky 38. The only way to fix this is to dismiss all companions, then recruit Arcade. {{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|pc}} After dismissing Arcade to the Lucky 38 and re-recruiting Boone at the same location, Boone's default weapons shifted to those of Arcade's (Plasma defender & Ripper).{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|pc}} After dismissing Arcade to the Lucky 38 and re-recruiting Boone at the same location, Boone's default weapons shifted to those of Arcade's (Plasma defender & Ripper).{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|xbox360}} Items in companion inventories will sometimes disappear from the inventory, yet the weight of the item(s) will still remain.{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|xbox360}} Items in companion inventories will sometimes disappear from the inventory, yet the weight of the item(s) will still remain.{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|ps3}} Sometimes, when entering combat from a distance with a melee enemy while your companions are also set to melee and placed right behind you can result in them getting stuck on the Courier and ultimately killing him/her when they try to attack the incoming enemy. {{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|ps3}} Sometimes, when entering combat from a distance with a melee enemy while your companions are also set to melee and placed right behind you can result in them getting stuck on the Courier and ultimately killing him/her when they try to attack the incoming enemy. {{Verify|verified}}
| {{Platforms|pc,ps3,xbox360}} Companions who are [[poisoned]] will have the full effect of their poison "dumped" when using a [[Stimpak (Fallout: New Vegas)|stimpak]] on them. This can result in negative HP which cannot be cured with more stimpaks, and they will die as soon as you exit the companion wheel. (For weaker poisons, this may lower their HP, but since it doesn't go below zero, they don't die.) On the other hand, they will not use [[antivenom]], so the poison may end up killing them naturally. This is especially a problem with [[Veronica Santangelo|Veronica]], as she prefers unarmed combat. Patched in [[Fallout: New Vegas patch 1.3.0.452|''Fallout: New Vegas'' patch 1.3.0.452]]. {{verify|verified}}
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| {{Platforms|xbox360|pc|ps3}} Companions who are [[poisoned]] will have the full effect of their poison "dumped" when using a [[Stimpak (Fallout: New Vegas)|stimpak]] on them. This can result in negative HP which cannot be cured with more stimpaks, and they will die as soon as you exit the companion wheel. (For weaker poisons, this may lower their HP, but since it doesn't go below zero, they don't die.) On the other hand, they will not use [[antivenom]], so the poison may end up killing them naturally. This is especially a problem with [[Veronica Santangelo|Veronica]], as she prefers unarmed combat. Patched in [[Fallout: New Vegas patch 1.3.0.452|''Fallout: New Vegas'' patch 1.3.0.452]]. {{verify|verified}}
** A way around this is to turn hardcore mode off (if it is active). The poison will cause your companion to go unconscious a few times, but the poison will eventually wear off. After that, hardcore mode can be turned back on. The reason for this working is simply because, in casual mode, companions are set as essential and cannot die.
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** A way around this is to turn hardcore mode off (if it is active). The poison will cause your companion to go unconscious a few times, but the poison will eventually wear off. After that, hardcore mode can be turned back on. The reason for this working is simply because in casual mode, companions are set as essential and cannot die.
 
*** '''Note''': Turning off [[hardcore mode]] at any point in the game will disable the hardcore achievement, so this solution is not recommended for anybody who is trying to get that achievement.
 
*** '''Note''': Turning off [[hardcore mode]] at any point in the game will disable the hardcore achievement, so this solution is not recommended for anybody who is trying to get that achievement.
 
** Yet another way is to tell the companion to wait, which appears to replenish the companion's health and remove the poisoning. The follower can then be asked to rejoin. This can be performed even during combat.
 
** Yet another way is to tell the companion to wait, which appears to replenish the companion's health and remove the poisoning. The follower can then be asked to rejoin. This can be performed even during combat.
 
*** You may need to completely dismiss the follower from your party. After reacquiring them later on, if their health has not been replenished, have them engage in combat with an enemy (preferably weak and non-poisonous, to be safe). This should "reset" their statistics, and upon completing the combat encounter, they should auto-heal just as normal. (This may only apply to [[hardcore mode]].)
 
*** You may need to completely dismiss the follower from your party. After reacquiring them later on, if their health has not been replenished, have them engage in combat with an enemy (preferably weak and non-poisonous, to be safe). This should "reset" their statistics, and upon completing the combat encounter, they should auto-heal just as normal. (This may only apply to [[hardcore mode]].)
 
** Temporary solution is sending your companion home or to the Lucky 38 then recruiting them again.
 
** Temporary solution is sending your companion home or to the Lucky 38 then recruiting them again.
** Alternatively treating them with stimpaks very quickly after they are poisoned will prevent their health from becoming negative and actually heal them instead of killing them. Note that it can take 20+ stimpaks to fully heal Rex.
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** Alternatively treating them with stimpaks very quickly after they are poisoned will prevent their health becoming negative and actually heal them instead of killing them. Note that it can take 20+ stimpaks to fully heal Rex.
 
| {{Platforms|xbox360}} The option to dismiss companions to the Lucky 38 will disappear even before Mr. House becomes hostile to the player. This can be fixed by disconnecting from the internet, then removing the latest patch and reloading the game while still disconnected from the internet. Installing the patch again will not allow you to send your followers to the Lucky 38.{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|xbox360}} The option to dismiss companions to the Lucky 38 will disappear even before Mr. House becomes hostile to the player. This can be fixed by disconnecting from the internet, then removing the latest patch and reloading the game while still disconnected from the internet. Installing the patch again will not allow you to send your followers to the Lucky 38.{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|xbox360}} If a companion is given a weapon, and has equipped it, accessing the companion wheel to the option "Use Melee/Ranged" will delete the weapon from their inventory. When switching back the companion will go back to their unique ranged/ melee weapon. Highly suggest not doing this if companion is given a unique weapon.{{Verify|verified}}
 
| {{Platforms|xbox360}} If a companion is given a weapon, and has equipped it, accessing the companion wheel to the option "Use Melee/Ranged" will delete the weapon from their inventory. When switching back the companion will go back to their unique ranged/ melee weapon. Highly suggest not doing this if companion is given a unique weapon.{{Verify|verified}}
| {{platforms|pc,ps3}} In hardcore mode, when a companion is nearing their carry limit, the player can still place ammo, (any under 1lb), in their inventory even if it exceeds the carry limit. When the player takes ammo out, unless it frees up the carry limit, the player cannot keep placing more ammo in. {{verify|verified}}
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| {{platforms|PC|ps3}} In hardcore mode, when a companion is nearing their carry limit, the player can still place ammo, (any under 1lb), in their inventory even if it exceeds the carry limit. When the player takes ammo out, unless it frees up the carry limit, the player cannot keep placing more ammo in. {{verify|verified}}
| {{platforms|pc}} If a companion is fired at with a minigun until rendered unconscious, and without ceasing to fire until the companion wakes up and is rendered unconscious again, their body will be flung up to the height limit, and will shortly thereafter respawn near the player. {{Verify|verified}}
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| {{platforms|PC}} If a companion is fired at with a minigun until rendered unconscious, and without ceasing to fire until the companion wakes up and is rendered unconscious again, their body will be flung up to the height limit, and will shortly thereafter respawn near the player. {{Verify|verified}}
| {{platforms|pc}} Sometimes, when leveling up, your companion's health will remain the same. Using a [[stimpak]] will overheal them, giving them more health then they should. Entering and then exiting combat will fix this. {{Verify|verified}}
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| {{platforms|PC}} Sometimes, when leveling up, your companions health will remain the same. Using a [[stimpak]] will overheal them, giving them more health then they should. Entering and then exiting combat will fix this. {{Verify|verified}}
 
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* If you have several companions in the Lucky 38 at one time and leave weapons lying around, they may start to fight each other, and will die due to the fact that they are no longer listed as an essential. A solution is recruiting the one that the other companions are ganging up on, so that they are essential. Once that companion is knocked out the fighting stops. ''(Sandbox-AI caused human companions to attack non-humans if the latter carried consumable goods)''
 
* If you have several companions in the Lucky 38 at one time and leave weapons lying around, they may start to fight each other, and will die due to the fact that they are no longer listed as an essential. A solution is recruiting the one that the other companions are ganging up on, so that they are essential. Once that companion is knocked out the fighting stops. ''(Sandbox-AI caused human companions to attack non-humans if the latter carried consumable goods)''
 
** This may not be completely fixed in player/1.20.352: There was an instance of Rex and/or EDE attacking the human companions upon returning to The Lucky 38: This only seems to have been corrected after going back a couple saves and removing all remaining inventory from Rex; see more details at [[Talk:Rex (Fallout: New Vegas)#Rex Attacking Companions and NPCs|Rex attacking companions and NPCs]].
 
** This may not be completely fixed in player/1.20.352: There was an instance of Rex and/or EDE attacking the human companions upon returning to The Lucky 38: This only seems to have been corrected after going back a couple saves and removing all remaining inventory from Rex; see more details at [[Talk:Rex (Fallout: New Vegas)#Rex Attacking Companions and NPCs|Rex attacking companions and NPCs]].
* {{Platforms|pc}} Dismissing companions to the [[Lucky 38]] can sometimes result in them staying in the same location instead of moving to the [[Lucky 38]]. So if you can't find your companions at the 38, check where you dismissed them. ''(As of Patch 1.2.0.31x companions no longer walk to their residence but are teleported immediately).''
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* {{Platforms|pc}} Dismissing companions to the [[Lucky 38]] can sometimes result in them staying in the same location instead of moving to the [[Lucky 38]]. So if you cant find your companions at the 38, check where you dismissed them. ''(As of Patch 1.2.0.31x companions no longer walk to their residence but are teleported immediately).''
 
* The achievement/trophy [[The Whole Gang's Here]] doesn't count the companions you've currently recruited, but rather the total number of times you've recruited a companion. Furthermore, this count is not restricted to a single playthrough, so it will count "repeat" recruiting of a single companion. It is thus possible to recruit the same four companions over two playthroughs and get the achievement.
 
* The achievement/trophy [[The Whole Gang's Here]] doesn't count the companions you've currently recruited, but rather the total number of times you've recruited a companion. Furthermore, this count is not restricted to a single playthrough, so it will count "repeat" recruiting of a single companion. It is thus possible to recruit the same four companions over two playthroughs and get the achievement.
 
* Sometimes when entering a casino, your companion will lose their weapons, and upon leaving, they will still not have their weapons. Mysteriously, the Courier will have it. It is impossible to give it back. The guns run on MCA ammunition, so they just clog up the inventory. To fix this, tell your companion to wait outside. This can happen to ED-E.
 
* Sometimes when entering a casino, your companion will lose their weapons, and upon leaving, they will still not have their weapons. Mysteriously, the Courier will have it. It is impossible to give it back. The guns run on MCA ammunition, so they just clog up the inventory. To fix this, tell your companion to wait outside. This can happen to ED-E.
* {{Platforms|pc,xbox360}} When entering [[Lucky 38]], [[Vault 21]] or [[Gomorrah|the Gomorrah courtyard]] with Veronica, she occasionally is removed from the game.
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* {{Platforms|Xbox360|PC}} When entering [[Lucky 38]], [[Vault 21]] or [[Gomorrah|the Gomorrah courtyard]] with Veronica, she occasionally is removed from the game.
   
 
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