Companions are special characters you can recruit to join your party. In this Wasteland 3 Companion Guide we focus entirely on the characters you can find on your travels that bring their own set of skills and equipment that you can add to bolster your parties abilities.
There are a lot of people you can recruit to your Ranger HQ in Wasteland 3. You can recruit a Doctor to heal your wounds, a scientist that creates clones to fight with you, there’s a lot of awesome stuff to unlock. Check out our Wasteland 3 recruitment guide for all the options. However, Companions are special as they are just as versatile and interesting as the main characters. They can join you in a fight and help bolster your team.
Wasteland 3 Companion Guide
Everyone’s favorite drunk hobo, Scotchmo. Scotchmo will appear in the Ranger HQ, in the Mess Hall, after you have progressed through a certain point in the story. Simply speak with him to recruit him to your team.
Once you have completed all of the story missions in Colorado Springs & the Bizarre, a special Secondary Mission will come over the radio called Lords of War when you return to Colorado. Once you complete the mission Ironclad will join your team.
To recruit Fishlips you must visit Union Station. It’s part of a side mission that appears after you finish all of the quests at Denver. Once you meet Fishlips, fight him. When he drops to about 20% HP, he will give up and join you and your team.
You meet Private Jodie right at the beginning of the game, she can actually die there so if she died for you, you cannot recruit her later. When you get back to base she will be injured until you find mechanics to man you garage. At that point, she becomes healed and you can speak with her to join your party.
Vic Buchanan is part of the story in Little Hell in Aspen. When you speak with him, threaten to arrest him. He will then offer to join your team. You can recruit him then.
Inside the Lab in Little Hell Aspen. You need to have 8 Mechanics and 8 Kiss Ass when speaking with the lady in the chair and she will let Pizepi go. Complete the area and speak with Pizepi at the end and she’ll join you. As you leave Little Hell, once dealing with Vic, she will offer to join on your way out.
That’s all of the Companions you can recruit in Wasteland 3.