Fallout 4 Details: Direct Sequel to Fallout 3, Boston Setting, No Super Mutants

Earlier we reported that Fallout 4 could be announced soon by Bethesda, since a Fallout 3 voice actor had tweeted something related to that.

We also know from an earlier rumor that originated on Reddit which revealed that the game would be set in Boston. Considering it’s been almost four years since there has been a true sequel to Fallout 3, it looks like Bethesda could be announcing the game at E3 this year.

But before that, here’s another rumour from a guy on Reddit, who reconfirms the Boston setting and believes that it will be unlike anything we’ve seen before, and the buildings will be more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism.

This is, of course, a massive rumour, but looks pretty interesting nonetheless. It mentions that the game is a direct sequel to Fallout 3.

  • First and foremost, the game will take place in Boston, and be kind of a direct sequel to Fallout 3 with a few groups returning.
  • From what it sounds like, “The Institute” is pretty much the downtown DC or New Vegas of this game. Boston is going to be unlike anything we’ve seen in a Fallout game before, with buildings more on par with cyberpunk and retro-futurism.
  • Androids play a big part in this game. The railroad from Fallout 3 is a faction. The enemies of the railroad is “the Plantation” — a group who force Androids to farm so that Humans can get food. The Institute is highly advanced and probably obtained or built their own GECK to start a farm.
  • Due to complaints about using Super Mutants and the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 3 excessively and going against the lore too much, Bethesda has decided to avoid using these groups. Bethesda wants to make a new “race” (think Ghoul, Super Mutant) which will be central to Boston. Bethesda is currently looking at Lovecraftian fiction since Boston is around “Lovecraft Country”.
  • Bethesda has no plans to reinvent the leveling up system to make it more like Skyrim and want to make Fallout 4 more distinct from Skyrim since of the complaints that Oblivion and Fallout 3 were too similar. Bethesda is thinking about introducing a system, similar to Skyrim, where your skills can level up if you perform certain tasks.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know below.

  • Owen

    Going into the lore to much so they create a new race. No.

  • Owen

    I do not think they should take Super Mutants and Brotherhood out altogether just limit it like in New Vegas. Plus the new factions seem well… bad. Androids vs Humans. WTF