Fallout: New Vegas mod gives your eyebot companion an upgradeable sombrero, mustache

The first follower you're likely to find in Fallout: New Vegas is ED-E, a happy-beeping bundle of mechanical joy who used to be one of the Enclave's eyebots but, with some repairs, can become the Courier's constant and vigilant companion instead. But what if ED-E was actually… ED-UARDO?

This mod by Diegonom gives your faithful robot companion a makeover, adding a jaunty sombrero complete with feather and a headband full of bullets. He'll also get a different mustache based on whether you choose to have ED-UARDO upgraded by the Followers of the Apocalypse, which improves his weapon, or by the Brotherhood of Steel, which improves his armor.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "What about the duplicate model eyebot you find during the Lonesome Road add-on?" Don't worry, the ED-UARDO mod generously gives the ED-E clone a sombrero too.

To install ED-UARDO you'll need to download it from NexusMods, and I recommend grabbing the optional combat music replacer from the files page as well so you can hear Los Tucanes de Tijuana play La Chona or Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán perform El Son de la Negra while you gun down raiders and Powder Gangers in the Mojave Desert. 

Is ED-UARDO as essential as other New Vegas mods like the FNV 4GB Patcher or Vanilla UI Plus? No. Will I make it part of my next playthrough? Hell, yeah.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.