The first DLC pack for Fallout 4 is expected out fairly soon (possibly in March), so naturally speculation is heating up about what new features, maps, and possibilities will be opened up within the hottest open world in gaming. One or two rumours are beginning to feel like virtual certainties as we inch closer to the DLC, but the rest of it's guesswork. At any rate, here are some of this writer's hopes and wishes for the new additions.
By far the biggest rumour concerning Fallout 4 DLC is that the underwater activity within the game will be expanded significantly. A write-up at Gotta Be Mobile cited some of the details that are fueling this rumour, including evidence of a harpoon gun in the game as well as the mentions of a "Ghoul Whale" potentially leading to some kind of underwater monster quest. Players can already spend a lot of time swimming around beneath the surface exploring and passing the time, but it certainly appears as if the DLC is going to lend more purpose to the underwater aspects of the game.
It seems very likely that the DLC is going to include some new map locations aside from just expanded content underwater, and there have been a few specific suggestions. There's a lively discussion on Reddit about new location rumours, with two of the most exciting ideas being the Moon and Providence. The Moon is known to have been a setting for the pre-Fallout 4 wars and thus makes some sense if there's a logical way for characters to get there. As for Providence, it's a relatively small city in the same general part of the country as Boston, so it might be the easiest real locale for Bethesda to throw into DLC.