Here are some cool things players can do besides the main quest in Fallout 4 instead of trying to speedrun it.
Even though it came out in 2015, Fallout 4 is still one of the most played games of all time. People always seem to be playing it and finding new things to do and ways to explore the wasteland that used to be Boston, Massachusetts. There might be a long, interesting story to follow, but there are also a lot of other things to do.
There are a lot of things to do in Fallout 4 besides the main story. For example, you can explore every part of the map and pick up every collectible item. It may be an important quest to find at some point, but until then, the player is free to do anything they want in the wasteland before they have to start it.
Build A Dream House
In Fallout 4, there are many places on the map where a player can set up a settlement. These customizable locations are only limited by the player’s imagination (and the number of blocks they can build), and since there are so many blocks to choose from, every build is different from the last.
For an aspiring architect, the main story can be ignored in favor of building a great town, complete with NPCs who move in and decide to live there.
Become Irradiated – Deliberately
In Fallout 4, there is a place called the Glowing Sea. To this day, it is thought that not all of the secrets in the area have been found. It is a highly irradiated, mutated area that is dangerous to the player just by being there.
The Glowing Sea is one of the best places to explore in the game. Players can poke their heads into every possible spot there. Outside of the main story, they’ll have to deal with their radiation level, fight dangerous creatures, and avoid environmental dangers as they go.
Become A Cryptographer
Fallout 4 has 325 marked locations and a lot more that aren’t marked. For a young explorer, there is nothing more exciting than ignoring the main story and finding every point of interest on the whole map.
From swamps to beaches to fortresses, Fallout 4 is full of creepy, abandoned places to explore. When a player finds a new location, they get a few experience points and can dig into that location to find out what’s there. This can take hundreds of hours.
In Fallout 4, there are almost a dozen ways to fall in love with a friend and share an embrace in the wasteland that makes the world seem better. As the player builds a strong relationship with each companion. They will gain access to new skills, which they can tick off one by one.
It can take a while to fall in love with everyone. And you’ll need to buy some DLC and go deeper into the story, but it’s worth it. If the player has dated everyone by the end of the game. They will have a long list of good traits to choose from.
Change The Game
Fallout 4 has almost as many mods as any other game in the world. There are tens of thousands of mods that can be installed at any given time. These include changes to the environment, lighting, texture packs, and even weird things that players can do.
If a player doesn’t want to start with the main story. They can install mods and change the game to be whatever they want. There are even mods that change the story of the game from the start, giving players a whole new story to play with.
Become A Collectionist
The Fallout series is known for its open worlds and depth. And where there’s a dense open world, there are usually a lot of collectibles to find. This is the same in Fallout 4, and players can look for these collectibles instead of playing the main story.
There are Bobbleheads, Magazines, Power Armor suits, and one-of-a-kind Weapons all over the world, just waiting to be collected. Most of these collectibles can be put on display in settlements in specially made cases. So a true collector can be proud of what they’ve found.
Go On A Rampage
There’s nothing stopping a player from snapping and going on a rampage all of a sudden. It can be good, bad, and sometimes even rewarding. In Fallout 4, there are many places where a rampage can happen, and the player will often be able to take over a settlement in the most violent way possible.
So, instead of playing the main story, a player could put their game at risk by taking on all comers and shooting at everyone and anyone they see. Even though you can’t really hurt some characters, it’s still fun to try.
If the standard game isn’t hard enough, players can make their own challenges. For example, a player who never uses melee weapons could challenge themselves by fighting a Deathclaw with only a knife. If they played without weapons, they could be accused of killing a Super Mutant by beating them to death with their bare hands.
It’s part of the story, too, since they play in a tough way. But it can also be used outside of the main plot. Maybe the player wants to explore the wasteland naked or only use dangerous, addictive chems to stay alive. There are many challenges to choose from.
Nothing But Side
A huge amount of side content can be explored outside of the main story. From random fetch quests to side missions with multiple steps and a lot of detail. There’s a lot for a player to find out about before they decide to go back to the main story.
Even with all the DLC, Slope Game has almost 300 quests, and the vast majority of them are small side missions that are spread out all over the world. It’s the best way to change things up: do the extra stuff, get very strong, and then breeze through the main story.
You can play Fallout 4 on the PC, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One.