A creative Fallout 4 player used the game’s Workshop feature to build a massive, extremely detailed pirate island off the coast of the Commonwealth. Fallout 4 is celebrating its eighth anniversary this fall, and the post-apocalyptic Bethesda RPG still has a dedicated community of players, many of whom make fun and entertaining creations on the Boston Wastes using a combination of Workshop features and mods .
Since its release in 2015, Fallout 4 has had its fair share of DLC, such as Automatron, Far Harbor, and Nuka-World. The Far Harbor DLC puts a special emphasis on the base game’s gloomy New England setting, sending players to coastal Maine. Of the three story DLCs, Far Harbor is the closest to the Age of Pirates with its nautical setting theme. However, that wasn’t enough for the creator of a true pirate-themed Fallout settlement.
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Reddit user Sirbalz posted an image of a giant pirate island settlement they created using Fallout 4’s in-game workshop feature. Surrounded by pirate ships and dotted with palm trees, the towering structure appears to sit off the Commonwealth coast and consists mostly of numerous buildings and rooms. A “King Harbor” sign and a “Welcome to California” sign can be seen ahead, as a Kraken viciously rips a pirate ship aside.
Sirbalz also posted a tour of the island on YouTube, further revealing the intricate and highly detailed interior of the pirate settlement. The video shows various vendors and bars as well as a canteen area, all of which are live NPCs in pirate costumes. On the water behind the island, two large pirate ships and their crews were engaged in a fierce artillery battle. There’s even a small cave system under the island, filled with skeletons in cages and trawl nets strewn about. In the tour video’s YouTube description, Sirbalz also provides several snippets of background on the island fortress, which mentions a connection to Fallout 4’s militia faction and its leader, Preston Garvey.
Of course, this is still the post-apocalyptic Boston we dealt with in Fallout 4, so the pirate settlement does have a handful of “normal” assets, such as stop signs and power lines from the base game. However, these small details do nothing to detract from the pirate-themed immersion and sheer talent and creativity that Sirbalz showcases here.
Fallout 4 is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions coming in 2023.