Lonesome Road Holotape #1

We’re still two weeks weeks from the release of Lonesome Road. To get you ready, each week we’ll be releasing a new holotape.

To set the stage, here’s Lonesome Road’s project director, Mr. Chris Avellone…

Lonesome Road brings the DLC story arc to a close – events that were first hinted at in New Vegas and Dead Money come to pass, as the last of the DLC cast of characters, Ulysses, reveals himself. For a time, we just introduced him through the perspectives of other characters, a description of another Courier who wore an Old World flag on his back, and in Old World Blues, a mysterious figure who marked his presence through graffiti and holotapes left in the Big Empty.

But those holotapes weren’t the only recordings. Ulysses carried more on his journey back to the Divide, and used them to chronicle his past and yours. As your Courier will discover in Lonesome Road, these recordings of Ulysses are buried in the wreckage and storms of the Divide. As you walk the road, you’ll have a chance to hear the history of the courier who has spent years hunting you down.

This is the first of a series of holotapes your Courier may find in the Divide. While we, as developers only knew a few things for certain about your player character’s history, Ulysses can shed more light on past events – and events to come.

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Reader Comments

  1. I dont understand ulysses if he been hunting you for years why didnt just wait outside the mojave out post in primm coz he seen ur name on the list could of waited there an said what he needed to say.. But im not moanin i cant wait for lonesome road an ulysses seems a really cool character too. I read on the wiki page about him that he was really a ghoul and caesar give him skin back an theres aliens on lonesome road all sorts i think its bull sh*t lol

  2. Very interesting holotape, Could Ulysses be a former Brother Hood of steel member? Seeing as he has close ties to Bro. Elijah and also knows of Christine from Dead Money. Can’t wait to find out the mystery behind Ulysses

    • Nah, from the other things I’ve been reading around the web about Ulysses; he’s more on a search for a way to rebuild the world after the Great War, looking at all the different factions to see if they are worthy successors.

      That tape shows his views towards the BroHood, that the path of technology is a dead end and that the Big Empty is proof of that.

      Im guessing the following Holotapes will be about the other factions, and his thoughts on them…and perhaps on the Courier.

      (I always hoped the Courier was actually a descendant of the Vault Dweller and the Chosen One….to keep with F:NV’s lineage.)

    • Ulysses met Elijah and Christine at Big MT. Ulysses was the one who told Elijah about the Sierra Madre, and rescued Christine from a medical center. I do agree however, that he is very mysterious.

  3. Well… Kinda messes with the RP element. I hope its right before we got shot or a month or two back from it. But otherwise I’ll be here every week reading the new holotapes.

  4. Guess Ulysses didn’t pick the gift of gab perk.
    @Samuel, if he were a member of the BoS, why ask Christine about the Brotherhood? It would seem more likely that Elijah was his first encounter with the BoS and Christine his second and Ulysses does not see a difference in their base motives.
    Maybe Ulysses sees technology as mans ultimate evil, maybe thats why he refused to deliver the platinum chip?

    • It’s most likely more than that. If you recall being told the story of him refusing the job. He apparently saw the Courier and then chose not to take the job.

  5. Love the DLCs and this upcoming one but Bethseda… really now. REAL BAD timing with realeasing this DLC. You guys are releasing it at the same time of the BF3 beta then the full game. Not to say this DLC isn’t worth it but just wish it was available in August to fully enjoy it.

  6. Thinks zaggs might b on to something with ulysses thinking technology as evil but i still cant say how its gunna all end or why hes hunting you.

  7. I believe that the courier is the Legion assassin that Joshua Graham spoke of. You have no memory and if you were always masked Caesar may not have known you by face. I think the courier is the bad guy in the story…..or soon will be. It is obvious that Ulysses is a follower of the old United States. That is his flag. The courier may have been hired to get close to House to kill him. Graham described the courier to a T. I guess we shall see if he gets his memory back all of a sudden…..which is probably what’s going to happen.

    • No. Graham said Caesar had many Frumentarii, and he knew one worked as a courier in the mojave. That was it. That was all he said. He said he expected another courier to come to him, who would not have travelled with a caravan.

  8. Any one notice when Benny shoots you in the clip before you play your wearing a farmerish outfit, If i recall Wolfhorn Ranch belongs to Ulysses . Might be wrong but they chose those clothes for a reason.Maybe the player worked with or for him once.

  9. Bet in the next holotape (which shud hopefully uploaded today) there will be a hint at ur couriers past with ulysses and more info on the divide just over a week to go to the release cant wait :-)

  10. i am in super-hype mode. God i love fallout ” all of them ” bethesda you have done something that my school teachers said was impossible…..Kept my attention for more than 5 minutes . Its actually thousands and thousands of play hours. See what do teachers know. That was 40 yrs ago. Never could they have predicted such a good life for me. Oh Oh if that wasn’t enough SKYRIM is only around the corner.

  11. Erm, i see no releases on either steam or DirectToDrive, Whats going on, not even in the coming soon. This is like area51, never get released or talked about