Putting it simply, the world of Fallout 4 is massive. If there's one thing #Bethesda does well, it's filling a map with amazing places to discover, each with hidden loot, secrets and quests galore. Since Fallout 4 first released in 2015, players have been scouring the #Commonwealth wasteland and discovering its curious locations along the way. Here are five of them.
1. Dunwich Borers
Saying that they dug too deep would certainly be an understatement for the poor souls at Dunwich Borers, arguably the creepiest location in #Fallout4. Upon their first discovery of this location, players will be faced with killing a number of raiders before delving deep into the mine.
With the site taking inspiration from H.P. Lovecraft (similarly to the Dunwich Building found in Fallout 3), the trek through is a terrifying journey, with a number of eerie terminal entries scattered throughout hinting at the past events that occurred deep within the mine. I don't want to spoil too much about this place, but believe me, you should probably take an extra pair of underwear.
To find this eerie location, head east of the Slog in the map's northeast corner.
2. Museum Of Witchcraft
The Museum Of Witchcraft is found near Dunwich Borers in the northeast corner of the map. Based on the famous Salem Witch Museum in Massachusetts, this creepy location is where one of the most terrifying side quests in the game takes place — which can be picked up from the side of the building. Just look for the body with the holotape.
Players can explore the inside of the building and discover the horrors within. For a few minutes, the Museum of Witchcraft makes Fallout 4 seem like a fully fledged horror game, combining dim interiors and the occasional jump scare with the backdrop of a tense and mysterious quest for players to complete.
To find this location, head east from Dunwich Borers in the northeast corner of the map.
Covenant is a tight-knit, cosy little community, perfect for a relaxing getaway from the stresses of the wasteland. There's fresh lemonade being served by a pleasant Mr. Handy, a local general store serving essential items, and even a doctor to look after the medical needs of the inhabitants. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, players will definitely find out the truth once they set foot in this quaint little town. There's a nice throwback to #Fallout3 when talking to the gate keeper and once you're granted entry you'll be able to begin a side quest that will reveal all about this little village. Is there more to Covenant than meets the eye, or is this settlement simply a last glimpse at the old American way of life?
To find this location, head east from Starlight Drive In.
4. Crashed UFO
Get your tinfoil hats on and find a safe place to hide, because the little green men have landed and it's probin' time. Aliens have featured in many of the Fallout games, most prominently appearing in Fallout 3 during the Mothership Zeta DLC expansion. Fans were initially unsure how the Fallout universe's alien race would make their way into Fallout 4. But one thing's for sure: The Zetans make a hell of an entry!
As a randomly occurring event (which some gamers report to happen at around level 20), the player will hear the sound of a crashing plane, swiftly followed by a #UFO whizzing over their heads on a crash course for the Commonwealth. It's definitely worth finding and checking out the crash site, which is at an unmarked location near to Oberland Station, northwest of Diamond City.
Just remember, the truth is out there! (*cough* probably at the end of a green blood trail *cough*)
5. Abandoned Shack
No, this isn't a joke. I know, I know, you must be thinking, "Abandoned shack? I've just read about creepy museums and sprawling mines and even a crashed UFO, and you're telling me an abandoned shack is gonna match up to those?" Well, yes, yes I am.
Due to its location in the Glowing Sea, you'll most likely need to stockpile the RadAway and gear up with some trusty power armor — unless of course you want to grow an extra limb from the radiation. Oh, and don't forget to bring a few guns; there are usually a few #Deathclaws skulking around the area. But don't let that little fact put you off your day trip to the Glowing Sea.
Anyhoo, when you finally arrive at the abandoned shack — assuming you haven't already been ripped apart by one of Barney the Dinosaur's aggressive cousins — it's worth taking a look around. You never know what surprises you might find.
To find this location, head west from Vault 95 and cross the Glowing Sea.
If you know of any other great Fallout 4 locations, let us know in the comments below. It'd be awesome to know what you think!
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