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, from Fallout: New Vegas
The Pip-Boy is a promotional cosmetic item for the Engineer. It is based on the Pip-Boy 3000 from the video games Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas; a wrist-mounted computer device with a green-glowing monochrome screen, and several buttons and a 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.
This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased Fallout: New Vegas on Steam before August 8, 2011.
Later, it was awarded in Unique quality to players who purchased the Quakecon Bundle before 10AM PDT on August 6, 2012.
- The Pip-Boy 1950 was added to the game.
August 4, 2011 [Item schema update]
- Renamed "Pip-Boy 1950" to "Pip-Boy".
- [Undocumented] Updated textures for The Pip-Boy.
- 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 fails to display while playing with a gamepad.
- If the Engineer dies while the primary PDA is equipped, right after respawning, the player is prompted with the generic build menu.
- The description references the eye-popping prettiness blurb on the 'key features' section in the Steam page for Fallout 3.
Revised Eureka Effect teleport menu.