Fallout 4's raider from the Nuka-World expansion

I have to admit, I never understood the raiders in Fallout games. Instead of simply robbing trade caravans and farms, or just picking up a shovel and doing some gardening in their spare time, all they seem to do is attack random settlements in order to pillage their meager supply of scrap-metal or some other nonsense. Why take such a massive risk for a comparatively minuscule benefit?

This continued to puzzle me until I finally played Fallout 4 and got to experience the wonderful life of a settlement manager. After seeing how incompetent everyone is, and how they seem to somehow lose a battle against two ghouls even though there are 20 gun-turrets guarding the place, I've come to realize that I hate settlements and all they stand for. Yet even though we share a common enemy, and an equal fascination with explosive weaponry, the raiders still continue to attack me on sight, and simply refuse to invite me to their overly-angry club!

If you've ever found yourself in a similar situation, and given that Preston Garvey is a character I have a distinct feeling that you probably have, you'll be delighted to hear that the upcoming Nuka-World DLC is all about being a wasteland bandit, conquering settlements, and bending the Commonwealth to your iron will.

The details are currently a bit lacking, but here's how the official Steam Page describes Nuka-World and its features:

"Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures, and more. Enjoy the ride!"  

To be completely serious for a moment, I think this DLC is a great idea, and I do hope it allows you to take your bandit gang outside of this locked-away area and into the Commonwealth itself. Some of Fallout 4's biggest flaws are the completely pointless settlements and the resource-management system, so why not make good use of them by allowing you to create the defenses you will later need to breach with your merry band of madmen. Its certainly a unique idea, and it gives me a reason to build more of those useless gun-turrets, so why not?

Nuka-World will be arriving at some point in August, and here's the bad news, its price tag is set at $20. Its completely free for those that own the Season Pass, but for everyone else, this is one of the priciest DLCs I've seen in recent time, especially since its not a full-blown expansion like The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine. I'd suggest you reserve your judgement, and your pre-order, until more information arrives.

Fallout 4's Nuka-World will let you play as the Bandits

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