So, Boone and Rex have been following me for some time now, and Boone is carrying quite a lot of valuables for me.

All of a sudden...when I loaded up my game today....they were not behind me. I see their markers on a random spot on the map (that I had not travelled to yet), and I don't see them when I get there.

Some kind of glitch, or am I missing something?


Sometimes followers glitch and teleport themselves to a random spot on the map. Have you tried fast travelling to somewhere you've been? Usually they will pop in like magic as soon as you arrive.

An alternate solution, which appears to work even if you've told them to wait, is to use the elevator in Vault 22 to go to the 5th level:

Occasionally they will glitch into an area where they die (and you're generally notified when this happens). If they're dead, the best you can do is console commands, assuming you're on the PC. This question has a list of the proper console commands required to bring them back.

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    I'm not sure whether a patch or one of the DLC's added this, but there's also a terminal over next to the Gun Runners Robot that will dismiss any companions that are currently 'following' you and send them back to their default positions. It's worth a try. – LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 10 '11 at 0:55
  • The Companion Dismissal Terminal appeared in one of the more recent patches. – Wilerson Dec 12 '11 at 3:21
  • Heh, seems I need to level up again before I can repair the elevator. Vault 22 is very interesting to wander through though...great little side story. – the_e Dec 12 '11 at 7:30
  • ok, leveled up my repair enough to do this and they did not appear :( – the_e Dec 13 '11 at 4:44
  • nice, a glitch that fixes another glitch. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Dec 13 '11 at 6:15

Ok, found my answer in the talk section of the fallout wiki. Seems that when I had entered a fight in the Thorn, they stopped following me, and then their position on the map became completely random.

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