Find a sunken Chinese submarine as well as the ‘Here There Be Monsters’ quest in Fallout 4 using this guide, and learn more about the Great War in the process.
Despite the fact that there’s been four main games and a couple of spinoffs, there still hasn’t been a ton of detail provided about the war that led to Fallout‘s post-apocalyptic wasteland. There have been clues here and there, however, with both Fallout 2 and Fallout 3 hinting that Chinese submarines played a major role in the events that led up to the nuclear bombs dropping. As it turns out, Fallout 4 also features a Chinese submarine, and players are free to explore it.
Finding the Chinese submarine in Fallout 4 is a part of the quest “Here There Be Monsters.” To begin the quest, go to a pier on the east coast of the Boston Commonwealth that is north of The Castle and near the Four Leaf Fishpacking Plant. On that pier, players will find a character named Donny, and speaking with him will start the quest.
Before going to investigate the supposed sea monster that Donny has seen in the ocean, a bit of preparation should be considered. First of all, acquiring a hazmat suit is recommended due to the heavy amounts of radiation in the water – unless one has the Rad Resistant perk. Players should also have a copious amount of Rad-X and RadAway in their inventory just in case.
Another item that is recommended for this quest are Mirelurk Cakes. As the players exploring Fallout 4‘s ocean will attest, Mirelurk Cakes are extremely useful, as they allow players to temporarily breathe underwater. With these items in one’s inventory, it’s then safe to travel into the ocean and approach the submarine proper.
The submarine is the Yangtze, and houses a single ghoul resident. Speak with him and complete the quest associated with him to help send the Yangtze back home to China. For their effort, players will be rewarded with three homing beacons, which, when activated, will cause the submarine to launch a missile strike in that area. This is especially helpful in large battles against Fallout 4‘s toughest enemies.
The inclusion of this Chinese submarine helps shed some more light on the status of the world before the bombs fell. This along with the fact that Fallout 4 begins before the nuclear apocalypse makes Fallout 4 one of the more revealing games in the series, in terms of the franchise’s overarching lore. In any case, the Yangtze submarine and the quest associated with it are interesting, and should provide players that have somehow grown bored with Fallout 4 something else to do in the game.
Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.