The next downloadable content (DLC) to hit Bethesda's long-running successful title, Fallout 4, is Vault-Tec Workshop, scheduled for release this July.
Developers have been tight-lipped about the exact date, though, and as such will be offering gamers a sneak preview instead of what's in store for them once the DLC launches. As announced from previous reveals during Bethesda's panel at E3 2016, Vault-Tec Workshop will unlock new construction features for players to diversify their settlement builds.
Underground facilities can now be built by Fallout 4 fans with the appropriate materials needed to stay true to the game's immersive world, specifically, retro-inspired art, lighting and furniture. However, we're still unsure if the update will either add an alternate option for settlements — the ability to augment an underground vault to settlements already built aboveground — or dictate a specific (and possibly newly unlocked) area for these expansions.
The DLC's description and announcement trailer, on the other hand, do hint at a new feature of conducting experiments on dwellers. Players can supposedly initiate tests on their settlers to either use for further studies or simply just because they can do so.
"Build a brighter future underground with the all-new Vault-Tec Workshop. Create a massive vault and attract new dwellers using pre-war industrial kits complete with retro-nostalgic furniture, lighting and art," its Steam product page writes, where the DLC can be preordered for $5. "And like every good Overseer, run Vault-Tec approved experiments on your dwellers to learn what makes an ideal citizen. Vault-Tec has given you the tools, the rest is up to you!"
Reports have also commented that this will work extremely well with the final Fallout 4 narrative expansion, Nuka World, wherein players may finally join (and evidently run) the game's group of antagonists: human raiders, not the mutants (or maybe). The purported last DLC will add a new side of gameplay to Fallout 4, giving gamers an alternate role to fill in on the darker side.
Once the Nuka World DLC launches, players will reportedly have the ability to work for the raiders instead and tear down villages, terrorize innocents and give the bad guys a chance to conquer the wastelands. Evil will rule this time around, with the appropriate torturous experiments brought in by the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC.
As to what extent these lab tests can go, a precise description of how the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC will be implemented and added to Fallout 4's base game (as well as its succeeding DLCs, Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, Far Harbor and the recent Contraptions) will be revealed in the upcoming preview.
The sneak peek will commence via live stream on July 12, through Bethesda's own channel on the Twitch platform.
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In the meantime, a consolidated video of the final two Fallout 4 DLCs, alongside announcements for the PC version of Fallout Shelter and enhanced edition of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim may be viewed below: