‘Fallout 4: Far Harbor’ DLC: Length & Reviews

Fallout 4 has recently released a major DLC (downloadable content) update, and reviews are surfacing in regards to its value.

Bethesda released Fallout 4: Far Harbor on May 19 of this year. It’s already been a rather large gaming month, and many titles have been announced with updates fairly common. Still, fans of the Fallout series continue to enjoy the first and third person shooter among all the hype. To add to the epic adventure, Far Harbor introduces many missions to the staggering amount that are already in the game. The game has been out long enough to be completed many times over, but every playthrough can be different based on how the character treats friends and foes.

The Wastelands are huge in Fallout 4. The main protagonist, who appears to be the last survivor of a nuclear event, sets out on a search to find family and make alliances along the way. Of course, this doesn’t come without making enemies, as well. The same concept is alive and well in Fallout 4: Far Harbor. Players receive a message that brings them to set their sights on a new region, and the game’s DLC opens up from there.


According to IGN, Far Harbor contains a huge amount of content that Bethesda has executed quite well. This appears to be a rather large update, possibly the largest that Bethesda has ever released. When the player reaches the new location, there’s much more of the same equation that has made the Fallout series a success. There are factions that don’t like each other, you’re stuck in the middle of it, and there’s an elusive main objective that the player can look forward to uncovering as they explore and battle foes of human and other-worldly ilk.


Fallout 4: Far Harbor introduces many new enemies, as well. As you might expect, some of the common enemies from the base game will be scattered throughout the new DLC. Synths are one of those types of enemies, and they play a crucial part of why the player is sent to take action in Far Harbor. The factions, themselves, seem to have a generally rude attitude. This is to be expected, as dialogue is important to how easy or difficult the player will make his time on a certain quest line or battle.

There appears to be a bothersome inconvenience to Fallout 4: Far Harbor, and this stems from the frame rate issues that are caused by the environment. Forbes reports that the fog causes frame rate issues, and it lingers throughout quite a bit of the DLC. It doesn’t appear to make the game crash or cause any bugs that would make the Far Harbor DLC unplayable, but it is a nuisance that players may notice during their time on the island.

Fortunately, the game shines through this and makes it worthwhile to explore every nook and cranny of the island. Fallout is full of mystery, and can either reward or penalize players for their curiosity. Of course, that’s the fun of diving into the unknown.


It appears that the Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC takes around 10 to 15 hours to complete. At a price of $25, it seems safe to say that the price tag justifies the length that players get to explore with such a huge extension of the base game. The NPCs (Non Player Characters) are abundant, as you would expect from a Fallout game. Every quest is unique, and this serves to bolster the fact that Bethesda prides themselves on giving the player a unique experience.

Have you had the chance to play the Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC? What are your thoughts on the quests and NPCs? Sound off in the comment section below and give us your experience with the game.

[Image Via Bethesda]