Fans the world over are chomping at the bit to get their hands on Fallout 4, and understandably so. The game is the next core entry in one of the biggest properties of all time, and nothing but excitement for the title has been expressed by consumers following its big reveal. While the game will add everything from the ability to build your own base to an ample amount of additional voice acting, one of the most alluring aspects of the series has always been the companions that can be gathered by the player-controlled vault dweller.
We know at this point that users will be able to recruit Dogmeat to their cause as they travel about the post-apocalyptic Boston landscape, but fans don’t know much about other potential companions yet – even then, Fallout 4 has extensive DLC planned which could add more of them. There are certainly fan-favorite characters that people would love to see return, but I have my heart set on one particular beast aligning itself with my cause… the mighty Deathclaw.
For those unfamiliar with the fictitious creature, the Deathclaw is an immense monster that attacks indiscriminately. Created by the American government to replace the use of soldiers within the Great War, these monsters are programmed to be the very death machines that their name implies. As a result of biologically engineering several animals (the most prominent being a Jackson Chameleon), this monster eventually got loose following the nuclear fallout and has since multiplied and spread across the wastelands. After all this time spent fearing the beasts, however, I think it’s time to befriend one in Fallout 4.
While some less-than-friendly baddies have managed to mind control the creature in the past, friendly variants of the beast have been far and few between. Fortunately, they aren’t unheard of, as Fallout 2 featured the first (and only) Deathclaw companion in the form of Goris, a rare albino monster that was highly intelligent – opting to hide his appearance for a majority of the game because he knows humans would shoot him on sight. Evidently, such a companion has never been seen since.
It’s time for Bethesda to give fans access to one of the most iconic and dangerous threats roaming the wastelands, and with Deathclaws featured heavily in much of the game’s marketing thus far it’s possible that a friendly, former-enemy from the species is just around the corner. Given the size, maybe players could even mount the reptilian high-bred for some unrivalled destruction and chaos. First and foremost, let’s become BFFs with the mighty Deathclaw, though… and maybe a saddle can be thrown into the mix down the line.
Do you think its time for Bethesda to allow fans to team up with a Deathclaw? What kind of chaos would you get up to your new best friend forever? Get at us in the comments.
Fallout 4 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10, 2015.