Fallout 4 has already seen a number of substantial DLC packs since it launched in November, including the robot-focused Automatron expansion and the spooky mystery of Far Harbor. The game’s next expansion, Vault-Tec Workshop, won’t be giving you new missions to conquer or enemies to blast, but it will let you become the all-knowing Overseer in just a few weeks.
Just like with the mobile (and now PC) game Fallout Shelter, you’ll be able to build your own vault from scratch in Vault-Tec Workshop. Vault dwellers are equipped with the weapons they need to take out invading forces, such as those pesky Radscorpions, but you have quite a bit more control over your dwellers than was possible in Fallout Shelter.
“Like every good Overseer, run Vault-Tec approved experiments on your dwellers to learn what makes an ideal citizen,” Bethesda says. “Vault-Tec has given you the tools, the rest is up to you!”
This may open up the door for more morally gray options than we saw in the mobile game. While Shelter allowed you to breed your dwellers and send them off on missions where they would face certain death, it never allowed you to be truly cruel to them. Given the complaints about the limitations in the dialogue system, this might be a chance to let your character have a little more character.
Vault-Tec Workshop is scheduled to release on July 26 for $5 — with closed beta keys being sent out this week — but it will not be the last piece of Fallout 4 DLC. That comes in August with the release of Nuka-World. The $20 expansion will take you to the Nuka-World amusement park filled with classic attractions like “Dry Rock Gulch” and “Kiddie Kingdom.” What a simple time it was before the bombs dropped.