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Fallout 4 Guide: How to Start the Far Harbor DLC

| May 18, 2016

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Fallout 4 just received its first major piece of DLC expansion content with Far Harbor. This new DLC adds a whole new island to explore, full of mysteries, and some fun new quests. But you won’t be able to enjoy any of it if you don’t know how to even get started, so here’s a quick guide on how to start the Far Harbor DLC in Fallout 4. For actual tips on what to do once you are on Far Harbor island, click here.

First off, make sure you’ve downloaded the update. With this being the biggest landmass that Bethesda has ever added to one of their games via DLC, it’s a pretty big download. Once it’s all on your hard drive and installed you can start up the game.

There is now level requirement for Fallout 4 Far Harbor, however, you will have had to complete the mission “Getting a Clue”. This is the first mission where you are introduced to Nick Valentine, who plays a critical role in the Far Harbor expansion. This mission is pretty early on in the game, and is a part of the main questline, so most players should have completed it by now. And really, while there’s no specific level you have to be to go to Far Harbor, it is certainly a high level area, so make sure you are well equipped.

Once you have completed that mission, and started the game with Far Harbor installed you should be prompted with the mission “Far From Home”. This will pop immediately upon starting the game, and tells you to listen to Valentine’s Detective Agency Radio. Switching to this radio station will task you with heading to Nick’s office in Diamond City. Head there and speak to his assistant to get the details.

After this you’ll begin a new mission that takes you way to the north east of the Wasteland. Head up there and perform the required tasks and you should very quickly be on your way to Far Harbor.

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  • Scott Sinclar

    What if you can see the far harbor add-on and have completed “getting a clue” but the mission”far from home” isn’t showing up. I’ve beaten the game, have Valentine as my companion and even went to his office. I restored licenses and restarted my ps4. Any advice?

    • freakbot2

      Also beat “Getting a clue” and not having anything show up. Have it all installed on X1

    • Rob Jones

      I’m having the same problem. Did you get it to work ?

      • Scott Sinclar

        No. Hoping there’s a patch soon. I have a character that’s on the getting a clue mission. Going to complete it and see if it pops up. Won’t fix the issue for my high level characters though

        • Kevin

          Have you enabled the mission from the start menu? You have to go into the Add-Ons, highlight the Fall Harbor, click start to enable it. The game will install / reload. It took me a min to figure out too.

    • Turk February

      Article says to listen to Valentine’s radio channel. Did you do that part? Because I found earlier in the game sometimes that’s a requirement

      • Scott Sinclar

        Yes. I read how to start the mission so I tried going to diamond city and tuning in. Only see the normal stations. Tried tuning into diamond city radio also. Thanks though

    • Forcek

      I am having the same problem on my Xbox One. I am not being prompted with the quest upon loading my character.

    • Grant

      It may not be installed, sometimes the dlc shows up as installed in-game, but’s only just downloaded

      • Scott Sinclar

        That was it! Thank you! I left my ps4 on rest over night so it would automatically update and it hadn’t installed it yet. Thanks again

    • Tyler Grant Stokes

      I have the same problem.

  • Tiffany

    I can’t launch the dlc. I’ve met all the requirements.

    • Iota

      If you are having an issue with it (I was hence why I’m here) go to it in the store and see if its installed. I just checked mine and it was needing to be installed, even though it said it was in the add-ons.

      Hope this helps.

      • Ghanja Lounge

        What if I did all that, checked the store, both in the ps4 store and in game it say it’s been installed, but still nothing is coming up.

        • Lunammm116

          Im having the same problem. Did you get it to work?

      • chris9465

        Am good now. It shows up as an add-on so I thought I was G2G. Went to check the store, I had to install it.

      • Kyle

        Hm thanks for the advice kind of redundant that you’d have to download it two weeks before it was released, then when released, install it.

  • chris9465

    Found the solution for why I couldn’t get it to start. Even if it shows up as an Add-on still needed to be installed. I checked the store and there it was. Now am waiting for it to finish.

  • jclay

    I was having no luck getting the radio station to pop up, rebooting and everything, had Nick, talked to Ellie, etc… Finally the radio station popped up when I traveled to Sanctuary.

    • tyler

      has nothing to do with any of that shit… your system just updated itself. to manually do this go to store fallout 4 add ons and hit install on far harbour

      • Dollerup

        No, jclay is right: to get the quest AFTER installing the dlc, you need to pick up the radio signal. I also picked it up after travelling to Sanctuary. That started the quest