How To Recruit Veronica In Fallout: New Vegas
How To Recruit Veronica In Fallout: New Vegas

Veronica is a recruitable companion with ties to the Brotherhood of Steel. She can be recruited at the 188 trading post as long as you don’t imply that you have anything against the Brotherhood.

Quick tips before you recruit Veronica:

  • Don’t imply that you have anything against the Brotherhood of Steel. If you, at any point while recruiting her, imply that you have any qualms with the Brotherhood of Steel, Veronica will become permanently un-recruitable.
  • No quest required. There is no quest required to recruit here, nor are there any enemies in the area in which she’s located. This means you can recruit her as early as level 1.
  • Cannot be recruited if you already have a companion. If you already have a companion in your party, Veronica will refuse to join you unless you get rid of them. The only exceptions to this rule are Rex and ED-E.

Recruiting Veronica

To recruit Veronica, make your way to the 188 Trading Post, located down the road north of Novac.

188 Trading Post on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
188 Trading Post on the world map

Once there, go up the road towards the bar.

Going up the road | Fallout: New Vegas
Going up the road

Look for a woman wearing a dark brown cloak, equipped with a power fist. She’ll be standing right beside the bar. That’s Veronica. Talk to her.

Veronica standing by the bar | Fallout: New Vegas
Veronica standing by the bar

From here, select the following dialogue options.

  • “I’m not entirely sure.”
“I’m not entirely sure.” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “You live in a hole in the ground?”
“You live in a hole in the ground?” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “So you just leave your family in the bunker?”
“So you just leave your family in the bunker?” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “Go ahead.”
“Go ahead.” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • Any of the first 3 options.
Any of the first 3 options | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “I just kind of drift from place to place.”
“I just kind of drift from place to place.” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “Okay, let’s travel together.”
“Okay, let’s travel together.” | Fallout: New Vegas
  • “Actually, I’m more comfortable now that I know you’ve had some training.”
“Actually, I’m more comfortable now that I know you’ve had some training.” | Fallout: New Vegas

After selecting that final dialogue option, Veronica will join your party.