With the release of Bethesda’s Honest Hearts DLC for Fallout: New Vegas also comes a release of a new problem for owners of the title. Bethesda has received a number of complaints from users who have downloaded Honest Hearts but have been unable to actually activate the DLC content which is obtained by receiving a radio message.
Bethesda is currently working on a patch to fix this issue but it may be irreparable on certain save files. The problem itself seems to come from an existing glitch that revolves around the companion quest “E-DE, My Love.” This quest has a number of problems already and can cause many events to not occur during normal gameplay. If your save file has any of these glitches related to E-DE’s quest then you may not be able to access Honest Hearts without starting over from the beginning.
Bethesda stated in a blog post that they ” aware of the issue and are working on a fix for the next patch” and also that “if you already have a save game where the bug is occurring, the fix will not apply and you’ll need to revert to an earlier save prior to ED-E leaving in order to play through Honest Hearts.” This is truly a bad sign for players who wanted to do a 100% completion file with all of their companions, especially since it is a glitch that has been around for quite some time. We will have our review for Honest Hearts coming in the next few days if this glitch won’t affect you at all and are wondering whether or not you should pick it up.