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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 miscellaneous item for the Engineer. It is a wrist-mounted computer device with a green-glowing monochrome screen, and several buttons and knobs. The device is modeled after the Pip-Boy 3000 series produced by the fictional RobCo Industries in the video game series Fallout.

When equipped, the Pip-Boy features a revised PDA HUD to match the looks of the device.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased Fallout: New Vegas before August 8, 2011. It will also be awarded to players who purchase 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".[1]

August 9, 2011 Patch

  • This item can be purchased, traded, crafted, gifted and found in random drops.


Unused content

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


  • The specific model of Pip-Boy is that of the 3000, as it is presented in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. The Pip-Boy 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's Steam page.



  1. Team Fortress 2 Schema diff (commit de11e7be…) on OPTF2 Wiki Schema Tracker, 17:06:05 UTC, August 4, 2011. Accessed August 5, 2011.