As players are clued into the possibility of undersea treasures in Fallout 4, speculation regarding underwater DLC begins to spread through the game's community.
Fallout 4 drops players into a version of Boston ravaged by a nuclear apocalypse, and there's certainly plenty of the city and its surrounding area available for Vault Dwellers to explore. However, it seems that there might be plenty more for players to pore over lurking beneath the sea.
Despite the game's depiction of Boston being rather approximate, there are certain details that had to be included — the city's coastal location, for instance. There's plenty of water out there for any player that's keen to take a dip, and it looks like there are some intriguing finds hidden beneath the waves.
One such jaunt might not have offered up any amazing loot, but it did feature plenty of interesting underwater environments — and the whole excursion was documented on Imgur by the player in question. However, it begs the question whether there's more to be seen elsewhere in the game's setting.
According to VG247, there are underwater spots hidden away in Fallout 4 that contain everything from a set of Power Armor to an abandoned submarine. As a result, it seems that there's plenty of reason to get wet in the hopes of finding something remarkable in Davy Jones' Locker.
In fact, that report suggests that we might be about to see plenty more of the seabed with the game's scheduled DLC. Given that there are perks in-game that allow players to breathe underwater and a harpoon gun was recently found hidden in its source code, that theory might not be so outlandish.
Back in September, Bethesda accompanied the announcement of the Fallout 4 season pass with claims that the particular content set to be included was unknown at the time. However, early ideas were almost certainly in place, and that would line up with the early portions of deep sea content currently present in the title.
That being said, it could well be that these undersea environments and the associated weapon and perks are simply intended to flesh out the game. Water is a crucial element of the Fallout setting, so it makes complete sense that it would be worked into the overworld.
Now that Fallout 4 is in the hands of players, expect to see plenty of speculation about both secrets hidden away in the game and potential DLC plans. An open-world like this is all about what's around the next corner, and there's plenty of room for guesswork with a title as expansive as this.
Fallout 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.