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That thing on your wrist - it's a convenience. It tells you where to go, what to do, dulls your brain. It may have helped you find the Sierra Madre broadcast, but it's just as much a crutch today as it was in the Old World.
Father Elijah

The Pip-Boy is a promotional cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is a wrist-mounted computer device with a green-glowing monochrome screen, and several buttons and knob. On the screen is a unique version of the Engineer that is posed and styled similarly to Vault Boy, with his hand on his hip and a large thumbs-up.

When equipped, the Pip-Boy features a revised HUD for the PDAs and Eureka Effect that matches the looks of the device.

The Pip-Boy was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased Fallout: New Vegas before August 8, 2011.

It was also awarded in Unique quality to players who purchased the Quakecon Bundle before 10AM PDT on August 6th, 2012.


Update history

August 3, 2011 Patch

  • The Pip-Boy was added to the game.

August 4, 2011 [Item schema update]

  • Changed name from "Pip-Boy 1950" to "Pip-Boy".

August 9, 2011 Patch

Unused content

  • The Pip-Boy is set up to be in Strange quality; however, no Strange variant has been released. It would count sentry kills.


  • The Pip-Boy themed HUD for the Build and Destroy Menus will fail to display while playing with a gamepad.
  • If the Engineer dies while the primary PDA is equipped, right after respawning, the player will be prompted with the generic build menu.


  • This item is modeled after the Pip-Boy 3000 series. It was produced as a co-venture between RobCo. Industries and Vault-Tec, before the Great War. RobCo. produces a variety of automated devices, including robots and automated weaponry, not unlike the Engineer's own contraptions.
  • This item's description references the eye-popping prettiness blurb on the 'key features' section on Fallout 3 Steam page.


See also