Fallout 4 Player Uncovers New Far Harbor Details After Data Mine

By | 7 months ago 

After discovering a number of files for the upcoming Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4, a gamer uncovers a number of details on what the expansion may contain.

The first of Fallout 4‘s three expansions, Automatron, was released last week to good reviews, but it appears that the upcoming Far Harbor DLC pack is the one that gamers are most excited about. However, beyond revealing that Far Harbor is larger than the sizable The Shivering Isles expansion for The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, and that it will take place on a mysterious new island, not much is known about the upcoming Fallout 4 DLC pack. Thanks to the efforts of one Reddit user, though, some light has been shed on what to expect in Far Harbor.

Using the Bethesda Archive Extractor program, Reddit user WilliamWallace2K14 recently stumbled across some Far Harbor files in a folder titled “DLC03” and decided to do some good old-fashioned data mining. One of the first things WilliamWallace came across was a new variant of Yao Guai, called the Ghoul Yao Guai. While a new Yao Guai variant is quite welcome, this discovery pales in comparison to what he found next.

After some more digging around, WilliamWallace found some textures for what appears to be a Giant Squid. If this Giant Squid were to be included in Far Harbor, it would add an interesting new dimension to proceedings, especially for those gamers who were scouring every Fallout 4 ocean for secrets. For those who are curious about what this Giant Squid may look like, check out some of WilliamWallace’s screenshots of the Squid’s supposed textures.


Aside from a couple of interesting new enemies, WilliamWallace also found some files relating to that secret Harpoon Gun that gamers found a few months ago. It remains to be seen whether this Harpoon Gun will see the light of day, but its addition will definitely provide something new to Fallout 4‘s gun combat.

Based on the details that have been gleaned from the Far Harbor files, some of this discovered content was among the list of cool things cut from Fallout 4. This suggests that rather than cutting out content that wasn’t needed, Bethesda was actually saving some of the best stuff as part of Fallout 4‘s post-launch plans. With the prospect of new enemies, underwater combat, and new underwater quests to go through, Far Harbor is definitely shaping up as the most intriguing Fallout 4 DLC yet.

While the Far Harbor expansion is expected to launch in May, Fallout 4 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: Reddit (via GamingRespawn)