Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas Achievements

The Whole Gang's Here

Recruit all companions.  

There are a total of eight companions in the game, and to get this achievement you must recruit all eight of them. This means you must get all eight of them to be willing to follow you; you don't have to do the special companion quest of each. This achievement is MISSABLE if that character happens to die before you can recruit them. If they happen to die after you've recruited them, it will still count toward the achievement. The following are the companions;

  • Boone
  • Veronica
  • Arcade Gannon
  • Lily
  • Cass
  • ED-E
  • Rex
  • Raul

See a detailed list here of all eight companions and their requirements.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Keirris
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 12:04:00 PM

Veronica Santangelo 188 Trading Post
Raul Tejada Black Mountain
Lily Bowen Jacobs Town
Cass Mojave Outpost
ED-E Primm
Craig Boon Novac
Rex Freeside Kings
Arcade Gannon old Mormon Fort freeside

Comment #2 by Hvyhitter519
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 02:45:30 PM

Thanks for the info!! I have to go back and replay cause i took the Caesar path and now locked myself outta bunch of these people and achievements. I have save right around the underground lab for house near caesar. i will just finish that then start over being good. Killing the bunker is really painful and long!!!!!

Comment #3 by iminsane2057
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 @ 06:28:23 PM

do you have to have all the companions on one character or doesnt it matter?
i have recruited all but havent got the achievement yet

Comment #4 by DeadlyHeeksy
Friday, November 05, 2010 @ 08:10:58 AM

Can't find Arcade gannon in the old mormon fort, any ideas?

Comment #5 by Trombonafide
Friday, November 05, 2010 @ 03:44:13 PM

Do they have to all be alive at the same time? Cass died on me.

Comment #6 by UttermostSius
Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 03:26:30 AM

you had to have them at one point , not all at the same time if one died but you had him active as a companion at one point you should be good

Comment #7 by Deathrow THUGS
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 @ 04:04:42 AM

So if you recruit those persons, you will get this achievement. TNX

Comment #8 by epicjohn29
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 05:20:59 AM

archade gannon in the morman fort is dressed like a scientist, u need sppech 75 to get him to follow you !

Comment #9 by revorg666
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 03:37:40 PM

I just kept dismissing and rejoining with Raul until I got the Achievement.

Comment #10 by mutiny
Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 06:12:54 AM

if anyone can answer this please message me on Live. where the eff exactly is Raul? is he the prisoner in the cell & if so, is there another way to open the door without having the 100 Science to hack the terminal?

Comment #11 by Zullinster
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 05:12:48 AM

Veronica Santangelo 188 Trading Post
Raul Tejada Black Mountain
Lily Bowen Jacobs Town
Cass Mojave Outpost
ED-E Primm
Craig Boon Novac
Rex Freeside Kings
Arcade Gannon old Mormon Fort freeside
and boone in novac

Comment #12 by itsFazza1612
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 02:54:50 PM

Boone: Is in Novac and you have to talk to him at night in the dinosaur and do quest for him. (he is friends with NCR so be neuteral)
Lily: Is in Jacobstown where you got do quest for Doctor henry to help with the cure of the nightkins disease.
Raul: Is in Black Mountain (Utophia) in the jail. (you need to have Science Skill 100 or go on computer next to him and go on dialog 6 which gives you passowrd)
Rex: Is in Freeside in the Kings main building (Have to complete G.I Blues quest.)
ED-E: He is in Primm (Building to the east of the Vince and Vikki Casino where they is a dead courier and the home of Johnathen Nash and Ruby Nash)he will be a robot on table and click on him. (Need a Repair skill of 65 or science skill of 75)
Veronica: She is in 118 Trading Post and she is on the top of

Comment #13 by itZ Bloodhunter
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @ 12:35:37 PM

Can you have all followers at the same time? Because I have Boon, but Cass doesn't want to come with me. Is that a problem?

Comment #14 by dentner
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 08:53:28 AM

You need to dismiss boon. I would go to the vegas strip and into the lucky 38. when you get the presidential suite, and you try to dismiss a companion, you can tell them to wait for you at the lucky 38.

Comment #15 by SDHoneymonster
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 06:04:42 AM

@ itZ Bloodhunter - you can only have one human/nightkin/ghoul at a time, paired with either Rex or ED-E, so you'll have to dismiss one of them. You can always recruit them again later, and once you have access to the Lucky 38 you can send them there.

Boone (Novac) - Speak to him between 9pm and 9am in the mouth of the dinosaur and complete the quest One For My Baby. Will attack any members of Caesar's Legion on sight, so don't take him if you want to do anything involving them. Good combat companion.

Arcade Gannon (Old Mormon Fort, Freeside) - In one of the tents. You need either 75 speech or the Confirmed Bachelor perk. Again, he's not a fan of the Legion.

Rex (School of Impersonation, Freeside) - Complete G.I. Blues for the Kings and start Nothin' But A Hound Dog. Finish it to

Comment #16 by FluffyTamponMan
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 01:02:47 PM

Mu71ny, There should be 2 terminals in that room. One has 6 entries in it, read entry 6 and you'll get the password for the other terminal.

Comment #17 by riax
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:48:48 PM

where is 118 trade post/ where can i get map marker without explorer perk

Comment #18 by riax
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:52:17 PM

oops 188 lolz

Comment #19 by Frostfire20
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 11:12:42 AM

188 is north of Novac, can't miss it cause it's on and overpass and the only civilization for miles.
You can dismiss a companion from anywhere in the world to the lucky 38, or back to wherever you recruited them. Be careful when doing it in the fort.
I dismissed Veronica while in The Fort and she never left, then I recruited her again and she only showed up in the Hidden Valley Bunker or Lucky 38, oh, and the BoS quests got glitched and I couldn't finish em.

Comment #20 by riax
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:59:10 PM

i cant recruit the follower dude i dnt hav enough speech and i cba gettin it up any other way 2 get him??

Comment #21 by Skepsis GC
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 10:17:48 PM

Boone is my favorite companion. He's sexy!

Comment #22 by riax
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 07:13:10 PM

dont matter any more stated new game and im alredy lvl 23-24 so im good for companions xD

Comment #23 by RookieDave16
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 05:04:36 PM

don't you have to have different levels of Karma to recruit each one? Or is it all based pon Quest and Skill Levels?

Comment #24 by TBrax
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 11:36:33 AM

you can get to raul with out the 100 science skill

i believe the code i on the other computer terminal

all you have to do is look through all of the files and it should give you the passcode

Comment #25 by Skelebone
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 10:03:48 PM

No Karma setting like in Fallout 3 -- all of the companions come from skill checks or quests.

Comment #26 by TBrax
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 08:19:30 PM

i keep having an issue with rex's quest. everytime i try and go into the building at jacobstown to help him it says disc unreadable. since i have rex following me around does this count as him being my companion? or do i need to complete the quest. and if anyone knows how to fix this issue please for the love of all things holy tell me.


Comment #27 by RULEi
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 07:31:14 PM

You have to do them all on one play through , and Veronica and arcade Gannon must have certin respect for certin fractions to get them . Arcade Gannon is with the followers and Veronica is with the brotherhood of steel. Msg me xbl for questions. RULEi

Comment #28 by PaperMissile74
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 06:24:33 AM

I've actually been playing through this with no companions...guess I should go find em.

Comment #29 by tess622
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 02:25:16 PM

I can't get Veronica because I destroyed the brotherhood of steel so, I went and got the other companions. Is it possible for me to go back a few saves before I destroyed the brotherhood of steel and recruit Veronica? Will this get me the achievement or do I have to recruit everyone in one save?

Comment #30 by tess622
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 02:27:13 PM

never mind #27 answered my question.

Comment #31 by Pede B
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 07:08:53 AM

i got a little problem... boone is mad at me, because he killed the wrong person.
i cant even talk with him. someone know what to do?

Comment #32 by killer999320
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 10:54:33 PM

go before you killed the wrong person get the right person (jennie) and continue on

Comment #33 by Berek
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 08:54:35 AM

How in the world do you recruit Arcade Gannon? I'm vilified with the Legion and idolized with the Followers and he still won't join me.

Comment #34 by Berek
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:10:29 AM

NM. I'm an idiot and forgot to dismiss Boone.

Comment #35 by zxLYTExz
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 10:27:22 AM


You need 75 speech or the Confirmed Bachelor perk to get Arcade..

Also don't mention the NCR to Veronica or she'll never follow you...

Comment #36 by dirtydealin
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 06:58:42 PM

I have Primm Slim as the Sheriff of Primm, do I have to start over? I have all the other followers, minus Cass who died.

Comment #37 by sickness69
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 05:51:51 AM

Lily creeps me the heck out >.< soooo dang weird.

Comment #38 by AnnoyingKiwi
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 01:58:25 PM

Thanks for the list, i couldn't find one guy and now i have him, thanks :D

Comment #39 by guy298
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 08:23:10 PM

I wiped out the brotherhood of steel. I can get Veronica to join me but the second I i end the dialog, she leaves because I destroyed the brotherhood does this still count

Comment #40 by bak00777
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 08:21:07 PM

It just unlocked for me, but i never recruited Lily.

Comment #41 by kingfatass010
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 07:57:19 AM

does it matterif you kill either cliff or jeanie may because he doesn't believe me even though i have a bill of sale

Comment #42 by $weeetFA
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:40:09 AM

Has anyone managed to get Boon on side even after killing the wrong person in the quest?

Comment #43 by kingfatass010
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 06:44:36 AM

thats what i just asked

Comment #44 by $weeetFA
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 07:13:18 PM

Well this just pop'd for me without having boone!!
I got all the rest, sent them to Lucky 38,
Spoke to Raul got him to follow me and cheevo. :o)'s_Here

Comment #45 by kingfatass010
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 08:33:08 AM

#39 the same thing with me i managed to convince her to join me and as long as it pops up with the 'perk' dialog then it will count even though she says she wont work with annyone who plans on killing brotherhoods

Comment #46 by Chemical Taint
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 08:14:19 AM

The trick that allows you to release Raul and rejoin with him over and over still works to get this achievement, even after all the recent updates to the game. I had trouble getting everyone in one play-through, so I had to use this method. You can ignore everyone else and go to Black Mountain to recruit him, granted you can make your way to him alive. After he joined me I released him to the Lucky 38. I went there, joined up again, and constantly released and rejoined him. Once released he will reappear in the same location in the Lucky 38 suite so you don't even have to go anywhere. Oddly enough it took about 10 times of releasing and rejoining with him (at the lucky 38) before the achievement popped.

Comment #47 by shireofkills
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 05:30:27 PM

When everyone says 1 playthrough does thy mean I can't save it when I get a companion? I have to get everyone without saving?!

Comment #48 by Intelligencer
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:25:28 AM

when we say one playthrough we don't mean without saving. You just have to get them with one character. Don't go making another character if you already have a few companions from one campaign.

Comment #49 by Intelligencer
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:28:24 AM

I'm having a hard time getting Boone, he's the last companion I need. I finished his quest and I had him kill the right person, but during the conversation to recruit him the option didn't come up. Now whenever I talk to him I can only say goodbye. I'm wondering if I need a better standing with the NCR. It doesn't make much sense since I was already able to do his quest. Help would be much appreciated at this point.

Comment #50 by Ba22crow
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 06:03:10 PM

Re: #9 I have the achievement and never met Veronica. I recruited everyone else and had Raul rejoin me once and got the achievement, believe it may be bugged to where you can just have Raul rejoin 8 times. Still want to find Veronica though as she sounds like an interesting character.

Comment #51 by The Derr Bear
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 12:20:24 AM

Decadent Corpse was right. If you recruit and dismiss Raul enough times
its gives you the achievement.

P.S. Vagina Snot

Comment #52 by SinfullyYours
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 06:24:13 PM

It doesnt seem to matter what relations you have with any faction for this achievement. Veronica won't travel with you if you're vilified with that BoS, but she has to join you to find out, so she has still joined you. Saved her for last and this worked for me.

Comment #53 by asylumspadez
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 08:53:35 PM

I started with Veronica and I kept dismissing her and taking her back about 10 times but it didnt work so then I had her follow me to black mountain to recruit Raul. I dismissed Veronica and added Raul then I dismissed him and re-recruited him 8 times and it did work.

Best to do this without patching the game at all because it does get fixed when updated. Super easy though, A really quick GS.

Comment #54 by Adeodattus
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 05:50:48 AM

How do you get 100 science?

Comment #55 by A7X x Shadow
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 08:39:21 PM

#54 Level up and add the points to science until it hits 100. Will require at least 5-7 levels from 1 Science, though.

Comment #56 by A7X x Shadow
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 08:47:41 PM

Veronica Santangelo - Talk; don't speak ill of the Brotherhood of Steel.
Raul Tejada - Free him; password to the terminal is in log 6 of the other terminal in the same room.
Lily Bowen - Talk to the human (Dr. Henry?) in the Jacobstown Lodge and help him with studying the nightstalkers; afterwards, you can recruit Lily to help you out with the quest.
Cass Mojave - Part of a quest, but Barter or Speech 50 is required! Along with some caps or whiskey, possibly other items.
ED-E - Science check or you need some scrap metal and some other junk that I forgot.
Craig Boon - Start his quest, bring Jeanie May to her death, take the key off of her corpse, and find the bill that's in a safe behind the counter that she worked at.
Rex - Ask King about Rex and you get a quest. Rex should join yo

Comment #57 by khaosizsikk
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 10:47:49 AM

The best way to do this is make a new save and just don't finish any of the storyline until after you find all the companions. I know you most of you all know this but this is so you don't have any other factions against you and that will make the achievement harder to get and take a lot more time then it should. Sorry if anyone else has stated this already.

Comment #58 by Deadsea 18
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 10:20:34 PM

People you dont need 100 science to get Raul to follow you or to meet him. The trick is there will be another terminal in the room. Look at all the random notes on it then go to the other terminal that needed 100 Science,now it will be unlocked cause of a pass word. Heres the list

Cass-AT the Moavie Outpost. SHe will be part of the side quest ''A Bird to a Fetaher'' to activate the side quest go to Silver Rush in Freeside and talk with The owner and her brother Jean Baptiste.

ED-E The Eye Bot-Disabled at the Movaie Express in Primm. You need a high repair skill of 65,or a high science skill.

Lilly the Nightkin Mutant at Jacobstown-Do the quest ''That Hound Dog'' given by The King in Freeside at The Kings place. Eventually The Doc will need your help of solving a mutant problem he

Comment #59 by Deadsea 18
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 10:26:53 PM

Continued. Eventually The Doc will need your help of solving a mutant problem he asks you to take lilly too. Recruit her

Arcade Gannon-A high speech skill. At the Mormon Fort at Freeside,talk to him but tell him you hate The Legion for him to follow you.

Raul-Held prisoner by Tabbitha At Black Mountain-At the Prison building. Use the other terminal to unlock the Science 100 terminal to free him.

Boone-Go to the Dino at night in Novac. Then talk to him. Pickpocket (using a steath Boy) Jennie the Motel owner. Get the bill of sale from her safe. Lead her infront of the dino while wearing the red beret,then talk to Boone he will then follow you.

Veronica-At the Post 188. Dont talk bad about Brotherhood os or she will shun you,just agree with everyting she says.

Rex-at The Kings

Comment #60 by Deadsea 18
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 10:30:04 PM

Continued for last damn time lol.

Rex (The Robot Dog) at The Kings place in Freeside-COmplete GI Blues to impress The King. He will then say that Rex isnt the same as he used to he wants you to help him get a new dog brain. Recruit Rex then immediatley you will get the side quest ''That Old Hound Dog'' Thats all of them. Pretty easy. You only need to recruit one of each atleast once in one playthrough.

Comment #61 by Fat Lipps
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 01:06:24 AM

i didnt even do this but i had it

Comment #62 by KingyXGT
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 06:18:21 AM


Comment #63 by marcotropoja
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 07:23:13 PM

@revorg666.. thanks for the tip I really didnt want to go through looking for every companion. I recruited Ralph and dismisssed him in the lucky 38 until I got the achievement.

Comment #64 by Floyd.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 @ 09:12:35 PM

Raul exploit still works as of the date of this post. See above.

Comment #65 by shinobigarth
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 08:35:24 PM

gah! foiled all because Cass is such a huge pain to recruit! she started attacking me on sight, after i had talked to her before with no problems. i didn't have enough Speech/Barter to recruit her the first time and once i did then she started attacking me. SO STUPID!!!

Comment #66 by shinobigarth
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 01:43:03 AM

never mind i just tried the Raul glitch method and it worked!

Comment #67 by Orion2325
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 01:14:11 PM

This was a bitch to get and took forever, but I got it!

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Game Info


US October 19, 2010
Europe October 22, 2010

HDD Space Required : 4.75 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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