The DLC releases for Fallout 4 will officially wrap up with the Nuka-World add-on at the end of August. Bethesda Softworks announced a release date Monday while the DLC’s file size was discovered, revealing it is larger than Far Harbor.
Nuka-World will be released for Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Tuesday, August 30. Those with a Season Pass will get it at no extra charge while everyone else can pick it up for $19.99 or wait for the inevitable Game of the Year or Complete editions to pack everything together into a single release.
Bethesda Softworks also provided an exceedingly cheery trailer for Nuka-World that provides a contrast to the post-apocalyptic wasteland. The parallels to Disney World are immediately obviously, from the high-pitched, Mickey Mouse-like voice of the cartoon character Cappy to the different areas of the park meant to provide different avenues of entertainment in “America’s Favorite Vacation Destination.”
“Nuka-World is a vast amusement park featuring Raider gangs and unique park zones like Safari Adventure, the World of Refreshment, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, Galactic Zone and Nuka-Town, USA. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders factions, weapons, creatures and more. Enjoy the ride!”
Just the brief glimpse of the almost two-minute trailer gives a look at the new weapons, armor, and enemies that will be coming to Fallout 4 with Nuka-World. Several new rifles were spotted, including one with a colorful paint job and another that looks like an AK Shovel Rifle. The latter was a popular DIY gun creation from a couple of years ago featured on various gun sites, such as the Firearm Blog. There’s also an interesting gun that appears to have a green vial of some sort attached. It is never fired, though, so it is impossible to tell what it does.
Other weapons include an Electrified Paddle Ball that produces a jolt of electrical damage to a target when they are hit by its electrified ball. There is also a new sword-style melee weapon shown with a serrated edge on one side.
On the monster front, Fallout 4 players should expect to see everything from insects to giant mutated alligators or lizards that can walk on two feet. Small sandworms were spotted along with over-sized crickets and ants. The ants do not appear to be the giant-sized version seen in Fallout 3, however.
Green-skinned aliens make an appearance as well, though it seems they are robotic attractions at Nuka-World and not a return of the aliens from the Fallout 3 expansion Mothership Zeta. There are plenty of Ghouls included in the add-on, with what appears to be some new variations. A blue-ish Ghoul can be spotted along with what appears to be a magician Ghoul who throws down a smoke bomb and disappears.
Expect plenty of new armor and costume options with Nuka World. Western-themed outfits were spotted along with new Raider armor and different looks for Power Armor.
The exact world size of Nuka-World is currently now known. However, a Steam Database entry for the DLC was spotted with a file size of around 3.66 GB. This is almost a full gigabyte larger than the Far Harbor expansion, which weighed in at 2.7 GB. Even if the area players will explore is not as big, Nuka World appears to be extremely dense with content with the numerous buildings, NPCs, weapons, armor, monsters, and more.
Fallout 4 has received DLCs Automatron (March), Wasteland Workshop (April), Far Harbor (May), Contraptions Workshop(June), and Vault-Tec Workshop (July) so far this year. With Nuka-World as the final content drop, what do you think of the game’s DLC line-up? Sound off in the comments below.
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