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For the protectrons that appear in the Fallout series, see Protectron.
Protectron
Protectron
variantsProtectron
(Broken) shipping worker
Sunset Sarsaparilla security
Mark series Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
Construction drone Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
Protectron target drone Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
cutIcon cutProtectronBlue Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
Protect-O-Bot
locationHELIOS One
Securitron vault
Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters
Cerulean Robotics
Primm
Gun Runners
Construction site Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
 
Gametitle-FNVGametitle-FNV OWB
Gametitle-FNVGametitle-FNV OWB

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Protectrons are robots found in the Mojave Wasteland and at the Big MT in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

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Created by the RobCo corporation, protectron robots were designed (as their name suggests) for protection, although they can also be seen being used in a manual labor role as well. Typically used in office-type settings, their secondary programming is modular, making them useful as greeters, ticket collectors, bartenders, celebrity or historical figure impersonators, even sexual partners. In terms of combat, protectrons are usually weak and easy to defeat, because of their weak weapons and slow movement speed.

Some attributes of the protectrons looks were derived from 1950's comic books, the era in which many of Fallout's designs come from.

Many protectrons in various areas have been programmed differently. Other protectrons have even been supplied with sophisticated personalities, such as Primm Slim or Vendortron, but these are exceptions.

A protectron with the basic personality loaded on it can execute "sequences," lists of tasks to complete, such as patrolling an area for intruders. Some sequences may have been added by RobCo Industries, whereas others were written by robotics technicians at locations where they are used. When not in use, a protectron unit is stored in a base pod, which charges its battery. The protectron is connected to its base pod via radio uplink, and the pod is in turn connected to a control terminal or a computer system. Protectrons can be customized via software upgrades to perform specific functions, even outside their purpose. Such is the case with Fisto, a pre-War security bot who can be repurposed for sexual pursuits using the sex-bot holotape from Ralph at Mick & Ralph's, or the computer terminal in Cerulean Robotics for James Garret in Freeside during the quest Wang Dang Atomic Tango.

There is also a non-functional prototype of the protectron named Protect-O-Bot, which can be found in the REPCONN headquarters museum, with wheels rather than normal legs, a dynamo accelerator, and a more car-type design.

CharacteristicsEdit

SpecificationsEdit

Protectrons have about the same amount of health as an average human combatant but are much slower, making them less lethal. Their metal bodies provide them with a decent amount of protection; a DT of 8. They are equipped with a series of three built-in laser emitters, mounted in their right and left "hands," as well as the glowing dome atop their head. Unlike humans, protectrons do not take extra damage from headshots, although certain perks (such as Sniper) still make going for headshots a good option.

Like most robots, protectrons are much rarer in the Mojave Wasteland than in the Capital Wasteland. They are not found wandering the Wasteland at random, and are only encountered protecting a handful of intact pre-War facilities.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Protectrons, being one of the weaker robots in Fallout: New Vegas, can be destroyed with most low-level weapons or explosives. Despite being somewhat more durable than the typical raider, their poor armor means their lifespan is likely to be quite short. They are gray by default, but often come painted or manufactured with colored parts depending on where they are found.

They have three laser weapons built into their frame, one in each arm and another one in their head. They are hardly the best shots, although sustained fire can put a dent in the player's health.

Like most robots, the protectron has a combat inhibitor on its back. Crippling this part of the robot will cause it to frenzy and start attacking all targets indiscriminately.

VariantsEdit

ProtectronEdit

Protectron

The Protectron is one of the weaker robots found in the Mojave Wasteland. They do not pose much of a threat, due to their slow speed as well as their weak damage. They are equipped with hand and head lasers, so if one weapon is disabled, the robot is still combat effective. They are not as commonly found as they were in Fallout 3; in Fallout: New Vegas they only patrol some office buildings and the Securitron vault.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Protectron
00129d89
(Securitron vault)
0009a253
(HELIOS One)
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
45
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison ResistanceIcon poison Poison Resistance 100%

Shipping workerEdit

Protectron

Shipping workers are robots found in the Sunset Sarsaparilla headquarters. There are only two of them. They can be found on the bottom floor, in the large room of the factory with the bottle cap press machine. The same tactics work on them as well as normal protectrons. Once killed, scrap metal, energy cells and fission batteries may be found on their bodies. Several broken shipping workers are found throughout the headquarters, with each containing the same loot.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Shipping worker
00104707
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
45
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison ResistanceIcon poison Poison Resistance 100%
Broken shipping worker
00104709
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
5
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
0
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison ResistanceIcon poison Poison Resistance 100%

Sunset Sarsaparilla securityEdit

Protectron

A slightly tougher variant of the protectron, three Sunset Sarsaparilla security protectrons can be found patrolling inside the Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters, defending it from all Wasteland intruders, while others that are already disabled can be searched for components.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sunset Sarsaparilla security
0010596e
LevelIcon level
10
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
65
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison ResistanceIcon poison Poison Resistance 100%

Mark series (Old World Blues)Edit

Protectron blue

The Mark series of protectrons were an attempt by the Big MT company to reproduce, as well as improve, the protectrons produced by RobCo Industries before the war. The "Mark" that is spawned depends on the player's level. The Mark I protectron is more sturdy than the RobCo models, the one exception being the one for security purposes at Sunset Sarsaparilla Headquarters, but the Mark II upwards are all more durable than other models. However, the firepower on all models remains the same. Unlike the variants found in the Mojave, protectrons in Big MT have a higher DT.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Protectron Mk1 Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx009c90
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
75
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk2 Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx009cf8
LevelIcon level
15
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
150
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk3 Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx009c8e
LevelIcon level
25
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
225
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk4 Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx00cb2e
LevelIcon level
35
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
375
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk5 Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx00cb2f
LevelIcon level
45
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
525
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
Protectron Mk6 Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx00cb30
LevelIcon level
50
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
675
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%

Construction drone (Old World Blues)Edit

FNVOWB ConstructionDrone GECK

A construction drone is a type of robot used in the Big MT. They were made as an alternative to human labor to manufacture the various structures and machinery seen in the Big MT. Due to their programming as a defensive robot, they also provide their own jobsite security, and are still operating long after the Great War.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Construction drone Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx011fe2
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
675
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%

Protectron target drone (Old World Blues)Edit

Protectron blue

The protectron target drone is a protectron model in the Forbidden Zone dome. They have the unique role of being targets for the X-42 giant robo-scorpion, and thus acting as a distraction that is usable by the Courier in their confrontation with the robo-scorpion.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Protectron target drone Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx0141fc
LevelIcon level
10
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
500
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation Resist. 100%
Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

ProtectronBlue (Old World Blues)Edit

Protectron blue

ProtectronBlue is a model of protectron that was to appear in the add-on Old World Blues, but was cut from the DLC prior to release.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
cutIcon cut ProtectronBlue Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
xx010757
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
75
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
8
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (2 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Hand laser (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Head laser (30 damageIcon damage)
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

LocationsEdit

  • A handful of protectrons can be found guarding a chamber in the basement of the HELIOS One control tower, just in front of the elevator leading up to the mainframe deck.
  • Depending on the player's level, some protectrons may be part of the robotic execution force inside the Vault 11 sacrificial chamber.
  • Protectrons guard Mr. House's secret bunker under The Fort. They can be deactivated by hacking a Hard locked terminal.
  • A few protectrons guard the inside of the H&H Tools Factory.
  • Three deactivated protectrons are on display inside the Lucky 38 penthouse, including the Nuka-Cola variant.
  • Several construction variants can be found in the construction site in Big MT including the unique variant, construction drone foreman.

Notable protectronsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The protectrons of Fallout: New Vegas have a smoother, more automatic voice than those of Fallout 3.
  • Just like the sentry bots, the protectron has a melee function implemented, but doesn't use it in close combat either because it doesn't have an animation to script it, or because it relies on the more damaging laser weaponry.

AppearancesEdit

Protectrons appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

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