Anyone have tips on keeping Rex from running after a squad of legionary assassins and dying within about three seconds (literally)? I'm trying to at least get him to Jacobstown. I've tried telling him to be passive in combat, use his (non-existent) ranged weapon, etc. I try charging the legionaries myself in the hopes of drawing fire, and try to kill them as quickly as possible with close-ranged 95% accurate VATS shots to the head with a hunting rifle. He always seems to die sooner than I can kill off the legionaries.
I could just discover Jacobstown without Rex tagging along, then use fast-travel to get there with Rex, evading combat, but it feels lame that the I can't do the companion quest for Rex with Rex actually at my side.
Those assassin squads only spawn once every three days or so. Have Rex wait somewhere and go to one of their spawning points, kill them there and then your travel to Jacobstown should be clear.
Off the top of my head a few places they spawn are right behind El Dorado gas and service, across the highway from the grub and gulp, around the Nipton road Pit Stop, and just south of Nelson. ReapTheChaos (talk) 01:25, January 2, 2013 (UTC)