Fallout 3 Walkthrough and Guide

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There are 8 followers in total, and this section goes over each one of them.

Note: These 8 Followers automatically regenerate their health outside battle. That means you only have to be careful during fights themselves; Once the battle is over they'll be healed by the game.

1. Butch

Yes, bullyhead Butch can become a follower, that is if you lived through his painstakingly annoying conversations and actions during your youthful adventure.

Finish the Misc. Quest: Trouble on the Homefront and make sure that the Overseer has been killed or has stepped down, or sabotaged the Vault in its entirety. Look for Butch at the Muddy Rudder Bar at Rivet City.

o Karma does not matter when Butch has already joined.

2. Fawkes

You meet Fawkes during your main quest when exploring Vault 87. She won't immediately join you, but you can easily recruit him when you get out of Raven Rock.  Oh, Fawkes is a woman, by the way.  Or at least, she was.  Now she's a Super Mutant, and those don't really have a gender either way.

Note: When Fawkes joins for the first time he doesn't seem to take a follower spot.  This means you can already have a follower (or even have assembled a small party) before you recruit Fawkes at Raven Rock.  Simply avoid her the first time when you get out - and recruit her later - to get the best result.

o Karma does not matter when Fawkes has already joined.

3. Sergeant RL-3

You can buy Sergeant RL-3 from a merchant who sells robots.  He's named Mr. Tinker and he can be found nearby or around the RobCo Factory.  It's a somewhat random encounter, so you may need to use the wait function for him to appear.

o Karma does not matter if Sergeant RL-3 has already joined.

4. Jericho

Jericho can be found in Megaton.  If you have negative karma and willing to pay him 1000 caps for supplies, he's very willing to accompany you to where ever it is you want to go.

o Karma does not matter if Jericho has already joined.

5. Star Paladin Cross

You can recruit this Brotherhood Lady in the Citadel, in the same room with Liberty Prime (the large robot).  She's on the upper floor and only joins you if your Karma is positive.

o Karma *does* matter if Star Paladin Cross has already joined.  Keep your Karma   positive or she will leave you.

6. Charon

This ghoul can be found in Underworld at The Ninth Circle.  You can buy his contract from Ahzrukal for 2000 caps (or 1000 with Barter at 50 ).  It's also possible to get his contract by killing Greta at Carol's Place.

o Karma does not matter if Charon has already joined.

7. Dogmeat

This lonely dog can be found fighting off raiders in the Scrapyard.  Talk to him and he'll be a follower from here on.  It doesn't seem like Dogmeat takes up a follower spot, which is a good thing.

o Karma does not matter if Dogmeat has already joined.

8. Clover

She can be bought off Eulogy in Paradise Falls for 1000 Caps (or 500 with enough Barter skill). 

o Karma does not matter if Clover has already joined.


Comments for Followers

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If you have very evil karma RL-3 won't follow you.

Added 19th Oct 2015, ID #617983

Whats the glitch to get 4 followerers, the game tells me i can only have one follower at a time

Added 24th Feb 2015, ID #520685


Added 8th Feb 2015, ID #513170

heres also some cheat with dogmeat. Get the puppies perk, than kill him. He drops new dogmeat. However, he also opens a new follower spot every time he dies. Btw, if u were to recruit all eight, you would have to do evils first

Added 20th Dec 2014, ID #487410


how do you spawn followers
[i dont know ;[ ]
please help
if not please look it up

Added 27th Nov 2013, ID #322801

I thought trouble on homefront was part of the main storyline and has to be done to start main quest and storyline before you can even get to do vault 87 raven rock

Added 23rd Nov 2013, ID #321178

Some times playing this adventure is special it should give the felling of excitement do not fast travel all the time take your time you are the game remember that and feel you inside and enjoy

Added 12th Sep 2013, ID #309292

I killed them all well not all butch died near oaisis but fawkes charon etc all got a gattling laser to the face

Added 14th Jul 2013, ID #297395

i know a glitch to get 4 at a time oh and fawkes and charon together are beast

Added 4th Apr 2013, ID #270442

Fawkes is not a girl, if you really dig deep into the vault you will find his audio logs. The whole thing with him being a girl was that the occupant before him was a girl.

Added 21st Jan 2013, ID #244912

I love dogmeat, you can say him to find ammo, a weapon, chems or food and he will run to it and bring it to you. :D

Added 2nd Jan 2013, ID #234463

Guys this is so funny ik this fallout 3website but on new vagas I found a cool glitch first go to heliose one and talk to th scientist without the glasses oh and yeah u must have th batchler perk talk to him make him tell u about the solar wepon achades or somthing and overload th system the the turn it on then tell him u overloaded it the u get 360xp then keep telling him and u get 360xp again and again u also get 2 doctors bags and 3 stimpacks each time lol I'm maxed out and be careful u have to kill robots I sugest u go get pulse gun from the silver rush in freeside

Added 29th Dec 2012, ID #231602

I like Clover alot, dogmeat died in the first actual fight i brought him to. I like clover with the Antagonizer outfit, I'm thinking about getting the Mechanist armor and putting it on Charon. I give followers all the super expensive items that i don't enjoy repairing, my Clover is actually better armored and armed than my own character, she needs it more than i do, i keep 100+ stimpacks at all times.

Added 14th Oct 2012, ID #196040

don't ever ever!!! let human followers fight mutant behemoths. they will die

Added 9th Oct 2012, ID #194072

Puppies is a perk that you can get in case dog meat dies just wait for them at 101

Added 13th Jul 2012, ID #163676

sorry for ANOTHER comment but i cant stop myself this is my first time on the internet
talking to REAL PEOPLE! anyway whats all this about dogmeat puppies i never heard about?

Added 7th Jul 2012, ID #161191

i have clover fawkes dogmeat as followers and i was going to buy rl3 but fawkes
DESTROYED tinker joe for no reason at all but i still like him

Added 7th Jul 2012, ID #161190

I like fawkes

Added 7th Jul 2012, ID #161187

i like JERICO he kills a lot of people

Added 30th Jun 2012, ID #158825

the best followers are dogmeat and fawkes

Added 19th May 2012, ID #143532

Fawkes and or charon are the two best companions no doubt and have saved my ass more times than i can count,

Added 13th May 2012, ID #141673

there is a way to use the brother hood armor without training

Added 22nd Apr 2012, ID #135959

I'm new to fallout altogether and am like level 5-6 what companion do you guys think would be most suited to a guy my level. I am concidering do meat.

Added 14th Apr 2012, ID #133297

a little tip about followers, the stronger you are the stronger they will be, so if your like level 15+ your followers will like never die

Added 17th Mar 2012, ID #123906

a way to get 2 non dogish followers! First have bad karma. Go to megaton. Get jericho. Then go to the scrapyard and get dogmeat. Go to paridise falls. Go find clover. BEFORE you buy her, slay dogmeat( if you Dont mind getting more bad karma) and talk to jones. Clover SHOULD come with you. Hope this helps!

Added 16th Feb 2012, ID #115460

I like seaegent rl-3 low price, good weapans, and can hover over water

Added 13th Feb 2012, ID #114697


Added 23rd Jan 2012, ID #108646

Jerico sucked ass, a raiders dov was behind a car and he threw a grenade at it and stood next to it while both the grenade and car exploded then (of course) died!

Added 13th Jan 2012, ID #105378

dogmeat gets in ur way alot while fighting because i swung a hit at a ghoul and i hit the ghoul and dogmeat LOL

Added 17th Nov 2011, ID #88114

i did this. first i got dogmeat then i got cross. then i bought an add-on every month (if it matters) then later i found out about the 3 follower thing so i was like crud. then i killed dogmeat then got fawkes (by the way hes a guy) and got puppies perk then i was done and had 3 followers =›.

Added 21st Oct 2011, ID #81822

do fallout 2 companions have quests like they do in fallout new vegas?

Added 7th Aug 2011, ID #64982

What if one dies

Added 30th Jun 2011, ID #53674

i hate ghouls

Added 22nd Jun 2011, ID #51363

Charon double barreled shotgun from point lookout = death to all who cross your path.

Added 21st Feb 2011, ID #29940

charon is a goul from the underworld in the museum of history right

Added 21st Dec 2010, ID #21928

i disagree that fawks isnt good, she an mow down some enemys an i prefere to have dogmeat with me as an extra attacker. but oe that i can ge more than 2 followers im ditchin dogmeat, grabbin cross, grabin charon,and also getting jherrico. i never really liked butch as a follower. i tried him one and he got killed by a frickin mole rat

Added 3rd Dec 2010, ID #20059

i think that fawkes and dogmeat are the best follers (to me) in the game.

Added 24th Nov 2010, ID #19188

[size=15]okay so im a [color=Green[img]

Added 31st Oct 2010, ID #16816

listen to do broken steel you must have fawks and another follower oh and as many stimpaks and ammo as possoble try and make all armor and wepon cnd high then run in and shoot like hell heck yh!

Added 31st Oct 2010, ID #16815

fawkes is pretty good
butch and dogmeat for me
butch has nice offense but he'll go down with 3 or 4 good hits so careful

Added 4th Oct 2010, ID #14377

great job

Added 5th Sep 2010, ID #11552

sticky? who tat

Added 20th Aug 2010, ID #9632

i know a glitch that alows me to have 4 followers. I have dogmeat, charon, seargeant RL-3, and jericho. I also have sticky, but he's not that good at fighting, he's a special follower.

Added 16th Aug 2010, ID #9077

I like Charon and Fawkes

Added 7th Aug 2010, ID #7873

ive got Fawkes and Dogmeat with me. theyre pretty good

Added 3rd Aug 2010, ID #7349

this is better than fightin my bros

Added 26th Jul 2010, ID #6179


Added 26th Jul 2010, ID #6165


Added 11th Jul 2010, ID #4054

sweet i love this!

Added 11th Jun 2010, ID #201