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A Useless Quest From Fallout 4 Finally Pays Off In The New DLC

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Wandering around Fallout 4's version of South Boston, you may come across a prick called Parker Quinn. Quinn tries to sell you a “charge card,” a new currency that is supposed to replace caps. Sounds like a total scam, right?


But, lets say you take the bait and buy the charge card. Surprise: the card is useless. Nobody in the Commonwealth will accept it. Hell, nobody really knows what it is. Buying into Quinn’s scheme makes you feel like a dunce, basically. What a waste of caps!

Here’s the original Parker Quinn encounter, in case you never saw it in vanilla Fallout 4:

Note the New England accent. It’s important.

Today, Bethesda released the Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4, and it’s basically Fallout: New England Edition. The entire thing takes place on an island full of grouchy, no-bullshit fishermen. They all have that classic New England accent. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s even a new lobster enemy somewhere in Far Harbor too.


Well, funny thing about Far Harbor. Someone will actually take the charge card there, as you can see in the video below.

It’s a small easter egg, but Bethesda blew my mind with it anyway. Does Quinn’s accent mean they were planning this joke all along? Oh my god, he was never a scammer in the first place, was he? But is he actually from Far Harbor, the land of New England accents? Amazing. Well played, Bethesda.

We’ll have more on Far Harbor, including impressions and a livestream, in the following days.

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I believe it’s pronounced ‘chahge cahd’.