Vault-Tec Workshop Impressions
Vault-Tec Workshop is much smaller than Nuka World as it will focus on settlement building. Here is how Bethesda describes its fifth piece of Fallout 4 DLC.
"Build a brighter future underground with the all-new Vault-Tec Workshop. Create a massive Vault and attract new Dwellers using pre-war industrial kits complete with retro-nostalgic furniture, lighting, and art. Even change and customize the look of your inhabitants with new barbershops and cosmetic surgery stations. And like every good Overseer, run Vault-Tec approved experiments on your Dwellers to learn what makes an ideal citizen. Vault-Tec has given you the tools, the rest is up to you!"
Oddly enough, the official description has changed on the Fallout 4 DLC announcement page. The line "Even change and customize the look of your inhabitants with new barbershops and cosmetic surgery stations" has been removed and it looks like NPCs will be off limits.
Thanks to the recent live stream, we've been able to pinpoint a few other items of note including new Power Plants (150, 500), a buildable Vault door, and special terminals. If you missed the live stream, you can watch the replay here. Or in the video below.
Bethesda's also released a lengthy preview of the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC. It goes over Vault 88, interior design, and more.
We've dug into Vault-Tec Workshop since its release and so far, we're liking it. It is, in our opinion, the best of the Workshop DLCs. It adds some fun characters, delivers some useful new items (we love the statues), and we like having a doctor on site to change our appearance.
We've run into a few performance issues on the Xbox One but they've been minor so far. The DLC is pretty stable.
If you enjoy building and managing settlements, this is an excellent piece of downloadable content. If you aren't into settlement building, you might want to think about saving your money for the next expansion pack.