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Guardian drones are alien robots encountered on board the Mothership Zeta.



Guardian drones are a more advanced model of the support drone, and they are armed with a drone cannon. If the player character possesses the drone control device, they can be recruited as temporary followers, albeit only one at a time.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Guardian drones are initially friendly; they will not attack the player unless attacked first.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Guardian drone
Icon level
Icon XP
Icon eye
Icon heart
Icon shield silver
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (10 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Drone cannon (40 Icon damage)
Icon ability
Icon poison Poison resistance 100%
Icon ability
Icon radiation Radiation resist. 100%


  • Guardian drones are not very common until after the space walk.
  • The player character can shoot their hover platforms to temporarily disable their movement, as can be done to their counterparts.
  • It is possible to shoot off a guardian drone's cannon.
  • Like other robots in the Capital Wasteland, they can be deactivated if the player has the Robotics Expert perk.


Guardian drones appear only in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 If two pods are directly next to each other, you can have two robots following you at one time. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The guardian drones often hold their drone cannons backwards. [verified]


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