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race: Joke Character / Android
affiliation: Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel
role: Recruit
rank: Civilian (Non-member)
appearances: Fallout Tactics
SPECIAL: 7 ST, 6 PE, 6 EN, 5 CH, 6 IN, 6 AG, 10 LK
tag skills: Small Guns, Big Guns, Energy Weapons, Sneak
level: 8
actor: None
The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

PIPBoy is a joke character that could be encountered by the warrior. He may join the squad and fight alongside normal members. It means he becomes a member of the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, however, they, while use him as a warrior, do not count him even as initiate.

It could be assumed that PIPBoy is some sort of bio-robot (or android), that escaped a pre-war theme park, or just was created for promotional reasons. Thus, he wandered the wasteland before the warrior finds him. The fact the Brotherhood don't see him as a member could be explained by the fact he is a strange, never-seen-before creation, and they merely study him or use as a military device.



PIPBoy becomes available after you find him in the Pipboy (special encounter). He joins the group when you speak with him if you have fewer than 5 members. He will go away and appear in the recruits pool if you have 5 members. If you have 6 members, he will do nothing.

He will join you even if you are lower level than he is when you discover him.


He has a Perk Rate of 3 yet at the time he is discovered, he is level 8 with 3 perks. This is likely due to the fact that PIPBoy cannot change stance; by granting Flexible as a freebie, the player is protected from later wasting a gained perk on it.

He moves considerably slower than other characters when not in turn-based mode.

He has no biographical text in the character screen or in the recruitment pool.


The name PIPBoy is wrong for this character, as the mascot of VaultTec is called Vault Boy. The Pip Boy is something else.

The game refers to the recruitable character as CORE_pipboy in the party bar, combat log and recruits pool.


PIPBoy as a recruit (actually, Vault Boy) appears only in Fallout Tactics. As a mascot of VaultTec, he appears in all games.

Recruits of Fallout Tactics

This article uses material from the "PIPBoy (character)" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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