Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC To Last About 20 Hours; Testers: It’s Scary and Unnerving

Alessio Palumbo
Posted May 15, 2016
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Fallout 4 might have been released in November 2015, but Bethesda is just getting started. The biggest DLC yet, Far Harbor, is due to launch next week but some lucky testers have been able to try the game already since last week and have been posting some impressions on Reddit’s Fallout haven.

Far Harbor was described by Bethesda as the biggest DLC region they ever created in terms of landmass. We were curious about the actual content and longevity, though, so we inquired privately with those that had completed the DLC.

The first Redditor we contacted said that it will take about 20 hours to search all the markers and do all the quests.

It’s taken a little while, maybe 20-22 hours to do a search at every map marker and do the quests. There are however quite a lot of secret places I’ve yet to discover, hunting them all down will take many more hours if you are the adventurous type.

A second one said that the main quest is pretty short, but there’s another 10/15 hours of side content which indirectly confirms the first estimate of about 20 in total.

Well the main quest was actually pretty short but there were a lot of side quests and miscellaneous tasks to do, probably around 10-15 hours. I haven’t completed all the content.

A third Redditor said that he didn’t count the gameplay hours, but he had a lot of praise about Far Harbor as a whole.

I don’t know exactly how many hours it took, but I finished everything in 3 days. The amount of content in this DLC is awesome. When you meet every faction, you instantly receive the option to do something like 5 side quests, most of them have something unique about them, be it dialogue (some of the sarcastic options are MUCH funnier than in the main game) or gameplay, and they all have multiple endings.
And when you complete the quests from far harbor they give you even MORE quests. And most of the rewards are actually pretty unique, some with new legendary status. The guns are pretty great, especially the lever action rifles, but there are some amazing and cool looking melee weapons in this DLC too.

Some of them also posted in a public thread which asked testers if the region is as scary as Bethesda made it seem. Apparently, it very much is.

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  • There are definitely some scary moments, especially when you have the Darker Nights mod installed… Far Harbor is incredibly dark and foggy all the time, and you legitimately run the risk of being ambushed and murdered at any second. The enemies are really deadly too.
  • Its incredibly unnerving to explore.
  • There’s some jump scares from wolves. Flipped my seat over and hurt my head during one.
  • Point lookout wasn’t scary. This on the other hand…
  • It’s kind of like a mix between Point Lookout and Dead Money.

Fallout 4’s Far Harbor DLC costs $24.99 to be purchased alone, but it’s also included in the Season Pass. Unlike The Witcher III’s Blood & Wine, it won’t be the last bit of additional content released by Bethesda and considering that the Creation Kit just released (on PC, Xbox One and then PS4 soon to follow) it’s safe to say that Fallout 4 is far from dead.

Here’s a reminder of Far Harbor’s premise and the official DLC trailer.

In Far Harbor, a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?

Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that Bethesda Game Studios has ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.

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