Fallout 4’s Vault-Tec Workshop lets you perform experiments on dwellers as Overseer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 July 2016 15:07 GMT

Fallout 4 players will be able to create their very own Vault next week, and today, Bethesda dropped a few more details on the Vault-Tec Workshop.

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Players will be provided with everything they need to create their own Vault with various new items, and the ability to perform experiments on those who move into your dwelling.

It all starts out with a distress beacon coming from Vault 88. Fallout 4 players at or above level 20 will need to take care of raiders upon arrival and once they are dispatched, the player will meet the Vault’s “strange Overseer” who is the sole survivor.

We won’t tell you the rest, because we don’t want to give away the storyline. More information is available on the Bethesda website if you aren’t worried about spoiling the questline.

Players will need to recruit folks to live in the Vault and as mentioned above, players will be tasked with running a series of experiments on them. Each will have different outcomes depending upon player choice as they act like a proper Overseer.

Whatever the player ends up crafting as a result of these experiments will be permanently added to the Workshop.

“This is the first Workshop add-on that actually has quests associated with it,” says Kurt Kuhlmann, lead designer on Vault-Tec Workshop. “Because this one happens in a specific place – you actually have a location, not just some things to play with – we could attach quests to it that really make sense as part of the offered content.”

The quests are optional, so if you just want to play around with the Workshop, just go in guns blazing and take Vault 88 over for yourself. Or just tell the current Overseer to get the hell out, if you want to be “nice” about it.

Those who have yet to reach level 20 will still be able to access the quest associated with the DLC; however, the space is a minimum level of 35, so expect a challenge if you decide to head that way.

As far as building the Vault, there will plenty of building resources and recipes in Vault-Tec Workshop to choose from with freedom to lay things out however the player likes. There are atriums, bridges, doors, hallways, rooms, stairs and more.

New decor, furniture, statues, and the Vault’s very own Barber and Surgeon chairs are available, which will save a bit of time travelling to a barber or doctor.

Also, everything crafted in Vault 88 can be used in any other buildable area in the game, but players won’t be able to dig underground in those spots.

Fallout 4’s Vault-Tec Workshop will run you $4.99/£3.99 if you do not own the Season Pass and releases on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Tuesday, July 26.

The game’s last batch of DLC, Nuka-World, takes place in an abandoned amusement park full of lethal gangs of Raiders” which the player can lead.

Nuka World will run non-Season Pass holders $19.99/£19.99 when it hits in August.

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