A Legion ear is a quest item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Every Legion soldier you kill has a chance of having this on his corpse. They are used in the unmarked quest An Ear to the Ground. Private Sexton at Camp Forlorn Hope is organizing a competition to collect them, and will reward you for bringing them to him. For obvious reasons, they will only be in the victim's inventory upon death, unlike the NCR dogtags. The ears have no other actual uses outside of this quest, although they are weightless if the player would like to "collect" them.


Anywhere Legion members are found, you will be able to acquire their ears to collect and give back to Pvt. Sexton.

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Legionary assassins do not drop ears when killed.


  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc It appears you cannot obtain any ears through Legion soldiers occupying The Fort. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 Ears may appear on Legion soldiers very early in game allowing them to be collected prior to even entering Camp Forlorn Hope or accepting the quest. An example of this happening is inside the houses of Nipton, on the bodies of a few dead Legion Troops. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc The Legion attackers in Boone's companion quest will not have ears on them. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Legionaries found in Legate's Camp will not have ears on them. [verified]