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In Fallout: New Vegas, you meet many ranger NPCs, among which is Ranger Andy in Novac who seems to suggest that it's possible for the Courier to become one. I came to the conclusion of a possibility from a question the Courier asks Andy:

How does one become a Ranger?

to which Andy replies something along the lines of

Yew need to be the meanest, toughest, takenocrapiest sonuvabitch this side of the Jawjuh, hoo-wee!

(approximate quote)

Is there a way to become a Ranger, or am I just interpreting the dialogue wrong?

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Nope, you cannot become a Ranger. They're a specific type or rank of faction soldier (with the NCR in this case),

and you can't actually join any faction to be given an official rank with them.

However, it is possible to get hold of the NCR Ranger combat armor or patrol armor and dress as one, but there's no specific bonuses for doing so (and the usual results associated with wearing faction armour). And don't forget the signature pistol: the Ranger Sequoia.

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Aww, that sucks. I had the theme to Walker: Texas Ranger all memorized and stuff. :( – Ragnar Jun 10 '11 at 13:50
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The armor isn't even that good. – Satanicpuppy Jun 10 '11 at 13:52
    
Looks pretty awesome, though... Although, I didn't even care about the armor that much, I just wanted to be Ranger Ragnar :P – Ragnar Jun 10 '11 at 13:55

well after i became liked in the NCR rep system the normal NCR troopers address me as a ranger so i guess i became one. for example now when i travel to the strip and talk to a NCR trooper the will say "A ranger here an the strip? fine company sir." and before you ask i am just wearing normal leather armor

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They were commenting on Boone. Your companion, not everything is about you. – Ids Nov 25 '15 at 3:52
    
Note that the NCR trooper is mistaken, Boone is not a ranger, but first recon iirc. But I do recall that remark only happening when you walk around with Boone. – Ids Nov 25 '15 at 3:57

It's how aggressive you are and intelligent with spending caps and bartering and doing NCR mission that'll get you recognized and idolized. Do not murder non-NCR targets or steal. Your karma determines if you are evil or idolized to the NCR

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These might help if you're role-playing, but as the above answer already states, it's impossible for you to actually become a Ranger, as far as the game is concerned. – Private Pansy Dec 16 '14 at 1:21

You can't be A Desert Ranger or other than that,your main character is to be a Courier hired by Mojave Express to dilever a package to The Strip.

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