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Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:13 pm

Despite a new quest line and some system improvements across two downloadable content packages, “Fallout 4” has yet to receive its first full-blown DLC – until now.

Set to take place just off of the coast of Maine in the post nuclear war wasteland of the “Fallout” series, Bethesda announced that the largest DLC offering to date, “Far Harbor,” is set to release May 19 across all platforms.

Not requiring a minimum level to begin the newest journey like the first DLC, “Automatron,” players will have the opportunity to jump right into all of the new action, quests, find new weapons and more. Sent to an island full of deranged religious zealots and numerous new monsters, The Sole Survivor is on the hunt to save a young woman from a colony of robotic humanoids – synths.

From a recent Bethesda press release:

"A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours."

The chance jump back into the “Fallout” universe isn’t just a great opportunity for fans, but also for the games developer.

While “Fallout 4” has been hailed as a success – pulling in more than $750 million in sales with 12 million launch-day and preorders sold – the game has its fair share of critics. The biggest change in the newest installment in the franchise comes in how the game was handled as a role-playing experience.

No longer can the player coerce and talk their way through any situation without leaving a trail of dead bodies in their wake. Many times, interesting locales across the recreated Boston region leave the player wishing for more, stuck with just another gun fight.

With what is being hailed as the largest DLC release in company history, the optimist would hope that Bethesda looks to address not only what is being played, but how.

Along with the news of a release date came the first trailer, watch below:

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