Weekend Warrior ‘Fallout 4’ Vault Dweller Finds Curious ‘New!’ Sphere, Charts Oceanic Expedition

It looks like Fallout 4 continues on with more interesting underwater adventures. A Vault 111 dweller has decided to spend three weekends and over 30 hours of mapping out the aquatic, soothing depths of the post-apocalyptic RPG-game, according to PC Gamer. Reddit user Lavonicus and YouTube user Lavon Smith (one in the same) posted an account of his cartographic experience.

It wasn’t too long ago that a player discovered an underwater structure by inadvertently falling into the east coast drink in a power suit during a battle with raiders. It was then when the Fallout 4 player took to exploring the depths, and fans theorized that it may be a precedence to future DLC (downloadable content). There was also an Easter egg discovery of a harpoon weapon that, when fired, gave a bubbles effect. This had fans thinking this could tie into the underwater realm, according to the Inquisitr.

Fallout 4 players appear to have now made more discoveries within the ocean. There had been several fascinating screen shots of the discoveries, along with that corresponding map locations that were charted. One discovery was a suit of power armor and a location given the name of “Meow Boat” indicated by a screen shot taken of a framed picture of a cat with “Meow” below it.

Unfortunately, the screenshots were blurred, which holds true to the realism of the game when it comes to underwater exploration. It was taken via the PlayStation 4 game console, and since it wasn’t a PC that documented this, there was no way to remove the blurriness via the console commands cheats.

The game exploration didn’t reveal anything of much significance. There was, however, an interesting screenshot taken of a half-buried spherical object that runs the course of a pipeline structure. A close-up video shows partially covered words of “New!” written upon it. Could this be indicative of “New!” DLC? Of course, this could be considered “New!” since it was just now discovered?

According to Fallout 4 game fan Lavonicus, it appears he pretty much explored the entire aquatic realm and mapped out several points of interest. Kotaku also did a write-up in regards to the route taken. For instance, a skeleton in wheel chair was discovered in an unlikely place. However, it may not be entirely unlikely because a force of a nuclear blast, unlike a tornado, is probably known for transporting objects to areas of unfathomable locations, some of which arrived undamaged.

Downed planes, empty pipes, and so on strewn about the depths of the wasteland. If you go exploring, make sure you have the “Aqua Boy” perk for the ability to breathe underwater.

Speaking of future of Fallout 4 DLC, it will be available in 2016 for those who had pre-purchased the Season Pass. Historically, such game expansions like Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta were added to the Fallout 3 game as additional content via Bethesda games. However, this DLC for the future of the game is expected to be similar in nature, with a hopeful thought given to “never-seen-before” content, according to Tech Times.

Bethesda is taking a different approach to game DLC ideas by finding out what fans enjoy and going from there. Perhaps Lavonicus’ lengthy expedition may not go unnoticed by Bethesda Games? Could this be one of the examples of fan feedback of which Bethesda is referring? One can only speculate.

Fallout 4 has been out just over a month, and so far, players have documented their game experiences via blogs, Reddit, and YouTube videos. Will anything more be revealed?

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