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Fallout 4’s Far Harbor sounds like an awful place

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Fallout 4’s first DLC, Automatron, didn’t quite set the world on fire – even if it did starts a few flames in people’s hearts. That’s largely because, though it included a few decent quests, didn’t really add anywhere new or present a compelling enough narrative.

The game’s second bit of proper DLC, Far Harbor (yes it hurts to not put the “u” in there) is out today, and it adds quite a bit of content to Bethesda’s dystopian, post-apocalyptic RPG action shooter.

It also wants you to die. Far Harbor, it seems, is not an especially welcoming place. “It’s not like walking around the Commonwealth and maybe encountering some pockets of radiation,” says Lead Producer Phil Nelson. “The island is radiation.”

According to Bethesda, Far Harbor is the biggest digital land mass they’ve added to a game post launch, so it should even dwarf the Shivering Isles. More than just a new place to explore, it’s home to a tougher terrain, and as a result, a more isolated and withdrawn populace.

“Maine has this very rocky, rough terrain and a dramatic coastline,” says Art Director Matt Carofano. “We thought the rugged setting should inform how the characters are up there. They need to be more survivalist to live in the colder north, with its harsh environment.”

There are new creatures, new weapons, new armour, new puzzles, new perks and even new crafting options. It’s out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One right now, and is also part of the Season Pass.

Accessing the content inside the game requires that you’ve completed the “getting a clue” quest in Diamond City. It’s a relatively early quest, so that shouldn’t be much of a problem. Once you’re past that point, use your Pip-Boy to pick up a radio signal from Valentine’s Detective Agency.

That’ll set off a chain of events that eventually leads to you taking a boat to Far Harbor. You’ll probably want to take Nick along for the ride, as you’ll find out a little more about him in Far Harbour.

Last Updated: May 19, 2016

22 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 19, 2016 at 14:08

    Screw Nick. Shove him overboard.

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  2. HvR

    May 19, 2016 at 14:25

    It’s like taking a virtual tour of East London, only cleaner.

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    • Strawman Jim

      May 19, 2016 at 14:26

      Dear heavens… we posted the same thing!

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      • HvR

        May 19, 2016 at 14:28

        Not that far fetch, East London is by far the saddest dirtiest place I’ve ever been to. We drove back 30km to Kid’s Beach for our overnight stay.

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        • Strawman Jim

          May 19, 2016 at 14:31

          It is pretty dire, I visited my cousin once so I flew in from Cape Town, and I couldn’t stop wondering, don’t they have street sweepers in EL? And there’s literally nothing to do or see…

          Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 19, 2016 at 14:52

      lol

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  3. Strawman Jim

    May 19, 2016 at 14:26

    You’ve just described East London and Port Elizabeth….

    Reply

  4. Strawman Jim

    May 19, 2016 at 14:28

    By the way, I just noticed.. you can buy booze from takealot… 😮 hahaha! So now I can order Homefront and some cheap booze muahahahah!

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 19, 2016 at 14:52

      I know hey?!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 19, 2016 at 14:59

      ……….what? And more importantly, do they deliver on weekends?

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        May 19, 2016 at 15:03

        We all chatted about it on Saturday, but you were poorly, sniff?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 19, 2016 at 15:12

          Forgive me for not knowing the latest trends in home shopping! *cough*youalcoholic*cough*

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          • RinceThis

            May 19, 2016 at 15:14

            We all spoke about it! HA!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 15:17

            Who’s “we”? You and the Banana? Nice try, but everyone knows he’s not real.

          • HvR

            May 19, 2016 at 15:19

            The voices in his head of all the souls he devoured.

          • RinceThis

            May 19, 2016 at 15:20

            You go too far! Actually we had 2 new people join us, one was a wo, wo, womminz..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2016 at 15:21

            LOL. You kidder!

          • RinceThis

            May 19, 2016 at 15:29

            I know!

  5. Viking Of Science

    May 19, 2016 at 15:27

    Should be downloaded when I get home 🙂 gonna keep me busy until Blood and Wine’s out!

    Reply

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