New Vegas DLC: Details on Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road

Today we’re excited to shed light on New Vegas’ upcoming game add-ons: Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road.

As a bonus, we’ve got the first officially released screenshot for Honest Hearts. This DLC will be out on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in two weeks (May 17th), and users should now be able to grab the proper game update to play the content.

Read the press release below and stay tuned for more information on all three add-ons.


Three Additional Add-on Packs Releasing in Coming Months
for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PCs

May 3, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced three downloadable content packs will be released in the coming months for Fallout®: New Vegas™. The three packs will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows-based PCs.

Honest Hearts™, Old World Blues™ and Lonesome Road™ will further expand upon Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

Available on May 17, Honest Hearts takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah’s Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion.

In Old World Blues, releasing in June, you will discover how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry. You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat.

Lonesome Road, available in July, brings the courier’s story full circle when you are contacted by the original Courier Six, a man by the name of Ulysses who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of New Vegas. In his transmission, Ulysses promises the answer as to why, but only if you take one last job –a job that leads you into the depths of the hurricane-swept canyons of the Divide, a landscape torn apart by earthquakes and violent storms. The road to the Divide is a long and treacherous one, and of the few to ever walk the road, none have ever returned.

Reviews of Fallout: New Vegas have called the game as “an utterly essential purchase” (MSN UK) and as “addictively, rambunctiously fun” (Entertainment Weekly). The Associated Press awarded it a 4 out of 4 stars and said “Bottom Line: It’s a Blast”, while GameSpy gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called Fallout: New Vegas “one of the best games of the year.”

All downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas will be available for download on Xbox LIVE® for 800 Microsoft Points, the PlayStation®Network for $9.99, and both Steam and Direct2Drive for $9.99.

Published by Bethesda Softworks and developed at Obsidian Entertainment, Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, and Fallout: New Vegas have been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  For more information on Fallout: New Vegas, including the game’s downloadable content, please visit

Reader Comments

  1. will you be able to loot his armor and is there alot of unique weapons and outfits in the DLCS and also are these the only DLCs that are going to be releasesd

  2. They should do like Fallout 3 and let you play beyond the main quest, that is the reason I don’t play New Vegas that much.

  3. I don’t know why you don’t just follow Van Buren you’ve done good so far.Why can’t these remaining dlcs be Van Buren?

  4. I hope there is more Wild Wasteland content in these DLCs, not like the whole 2 lines that were in Dead Money.

  5. I wish you guys would sell your pip boy clocks again, I want to buy one so I can make a “pip boy”. Oh, they have these awesome things called a Zypad but is a prototype, but is similar to a pip boy. You should have some kind of store on your site, it would be better.


  6. Hello. Honest Hearts was soon? what two weeks after two weeks ago it seems you pre-announced the path that was to be pre-applied before the DLC Honest Hearts came out.

    Your idea of simultaneous is also absurd.

    “The three packs will be released simultaneously for ”
    Available on May 17, Honest Hearts
    In Old World Blues, releasing in June

    I want you to make a Point Lookout or Point Lookout-like DLC for Fallout 3 , New Vegas, or Skyrim. If you agree to do this i will personally send over concept art and we can use me as the leading reference for the new DLC. People will eat it up.

    I am thinking a Diablo 2 Kurast Feel plus Point Lookout with some decent amount of variety in this new sequel. I am/was a modder of Fallout 3, I am no lightweight idea pitcher who can’t hold his own water.

  7. I would like to thank Bethesda for the great game and DLC’s. I enjoyed a lot only the main game on PS3. And the first DLC? No way, because there’s no way to buy any DLC for my game. I tried to buy “Dead Money” last month in the PSN US (there’s no PSN Store in Brazil), but my BLUS code is 30627 (latinamerica version) instead of 30500. Both games have the same Region 01 (US) and there aren’t different content (english dialogues and subtittles only).

    I want the DLC’s and suppose that you want my money. Will Bethesda solve this problem soon? I know that I’m not the only one that’s worried:

    Sony has no idea when the PSN Brazil will be released. Maybe the best way to fix this problem is providing the option to buy at PSN US. All brazilian users have a PSN US account.

  8. Cant wait. Looking forward mainly to the stories of each DLC. That is not to say I’m not excited about the weapons and what not because I’m definetly looking forward to blow sh** up again.

  9. @ Kenneth If I recall a few(Or maybe just one, as I only heard one example) were in Dead Money so most likely.

    Thanks for the announcements. Unfortunately I’ll be busy with L.A. Noire on May 17 but once I tire/take a break/finish it I’ll be right back onto the DLC train with Honest Hearts.

    I just hope that other/final patch comes in that time zone and fixes things like dialogue not being triggered(ie doing We Are Legion and Papa Khan not naming you his heir and giving you the option, or the dialogue to make him help NCR instead) along with other bugs.

    That’s Joshua Graham we’ve been waiting for since Van Buren eh? Kind of disappointed by the design. Was hoping a bit more mystery in his appearance. Also some parts of the “bandage wrap” design look a bit…badly done. Ah well. Should be interesting nontheless.

  10. we have waited so long for this ,” havent you seen the vault ”. so can you tell us when your going to give out the trailer . i realy want to know.

  11. we have waited so long for this ,” havent you seen the vault ”. so can you tell us when your going to give out the trailer . i realy want to know.

    Ps. can you keep the burned man as a companion after the dlc is over . that would be sick

  12. Loved Oblivion, Loved Fallout 3, NV ehhhhhh….. not so much. Between the Freezing, loading screen issues, bugs i lost interest a while back. Was hoping for a continuation beyond the main quest line in some of this dlc. Oh well…..i’ll pass on future dlc for NV. See you guys in Skyrim.

  13. Will there be any new unique weapons in the upcoming add-ons, such as ( a unique: Riot Shotgun, Anti- Materiel Rifle etc.)

  14. I hope the the new DLCs will have unique weapons and the gameplay won’t be repetitive. Also I don’t care what you say I still think that you should do an area 51 DLC.

  15. Just a question i have in regards to balancing the game when you are at a higher level, will there be new enemy variations in any of the new DLCs that are harder than there vanilla counter parts and/or can be found in the vanilla game? Similar to super mutant overlords and feral ghoul reavers? Also, will we be able to re-visit any of the places in these DLCs similar to Point Lookout or Mothership Zeta?


  17. I do hope some of these DLC’s release some large new areas to explore like the old Point Lookout in F3! Dead Money was intense, keep up the good work. Oh and I hope Honest Hearts will have plenty of enemies to be my combatants or at least let us get rid of the Burned Man for good. >:)

  18. Will I get an answer no because you have no answers. What the heck was wrong with Van Buren new weapons, monsters and quest and items etc…and whoever Armageddon is you obviously are on Bethesda pay roll or somethin like dat.

  19. I hope one of the dlc will let u continue the main story like fallout 3 cause its really annoying that u cant finish the main quest and then explore the world a little bit more.You have to leave the main quest because if u finish it its over….credits it sucks.

  20. Well, I just want to say how appreciative I am that in regards to Lonesome Road that you are bring FNV full circle. Suffice it to say, that’s precisely how you tell a story. I just hope it doesn’t turn out like Bioware’s DLC’s, for their Dragon Age Origins, in which they did not even close to the original storyline. None of their DLC’s brought the story of the wardens to a climax –as an epilogue or as a back story. They were just arbitrary side quest with little meaning: and a total waste of time and money on my part as a gamer.

    I hope you don’t disappoint us, because will influence my purchasing Skyrim when it comes out in November.

  21. @ BC

    “Putting something out a week after a games release is one thing, but 1 piece of content in nearly 7 months since release seems ignorant.”

    Okay. First, find a dictionary and look up “ignorant”. It’s quickly becoming one of the most misused words in the English language.

    Second, Obsidian has had some tough times recently. With all the layoffs they have experienced, they have not had the opportunity to release DLC on an efficient manner like Bethesda was able to do.

  22. Well I like the story behind each of the DLCs. But reading the comment that none expand beyond the main story make it, I dunno, not worth my time. I love the game, but in order to earn trophies, I have to finish main quest plots, but that means my character would get hung on a metaphorical hook.

    Lonesome road should be the NV version of FO3’s Broken Steel, it would make sense, especially with Dog/God post Dead Money description. Please, for the sak of the people who love the game, but fear finishing a main quest, make a BS equiilant for NV.

  23. I really hope that when the level cap rises so does the enemies abilities to kill you. I really do’nt like that when you are at max level it takes a couple shots to head , or like in some games a ton. I hope this time the enemies will become crazy but not like god.

  24. New Vegas doesn’t have the same ambience, atmosphere, style, character or playability as Fallout 3. Obsidians hard times are well deserved and way overdue. It rings of legal pressure that forced them into bed with Bethesda on the new vegas project and bethesda has contracted digital syphilus and a damaged reputation from it. Endless bugs, poor graphics, sloppy storyline and quests that had more an air of mmo busy work than world related missions. I replayed all of the addons in fallout 3 along with full main story playthroughs no less than 5 times…I will never return to dead money, and will only be pissed that they take my 100% fnv complete game off my profile when they come out with the next viral dlcs. It is only Bethesdas name that is carrying this game, and it is interesting that new vegas is not listed as part of the fallout series, nor even referred to in the same context as other epic rpgs like FO3 and Oblivion when Bethesda is interviewed. It is a decent game with more downside than good, and FAR below Bethesdas minimum standards. Now from what I understand Obsidian has moved on to infect another publisher, but at least they appear to be banded with other trash companies of their caliber and that will leave Bethesda in the clear after this new vegas dead horse stops getting kicked and is mercifully put to rest.

  25. The armor above looks sweet. And if that’s an actual 1911 then it better be strong in game considering it uses the .45 round. If it sucks and just becomes obsolete I will be pissed

  26. @ emilio & James K That’s the Browning Hi-Power, not the M1911, just to curb your future dissappointment. Besides, the Hi-Power is an awesome pistol, so quit crying about it! I mean, they could have made us use those GOD-AWEFUL Glocks. The Hi-Power is not a .45, sure, but it has a lot of stopping power for a 9mm, so you SHOULD be able to drop a hostile comfortably with it.

  27. @ emilio I see what you mean about Old World Blues. This is going to be a “take all your stuff, make you get new stuff, leave you to die”- kind of DLC, I can tell by the desciption. That’s kind of odd, seeing that Dead Money was of that kind of format. But, Fallout 3 did the same thing with The Pitt & Operation: Anchorage, so it’s not surprising. I’m a little more concerned with Honest Hearts, though. It features the so-called “unkillable” Burned Man, aka Joshua Graham, and from the looks of the leaked trailer screenshot, Honest Hearts maybe of the same format, which means we’re all ROYALY BONED if that’s the case. Anyway, enough speculation. With the official release only 2 weeks away, all will be revealed!

  28. Am I going to lose all my gear during every dlc? Are the original followers allowed to come along on these dlc? Are you only making the same # of dlc as was made available for fallout 3?

  29. And Obsidian shouldn’t doubt the choice to end F:NV and not expand it with dlc. The bugs, they should feel awful about, but not the end. Americans/worldwide fanboys have learned that they can get what they want by whining long enough. It doesn’t matter if you just got a dozen roses, 2 dozen would be better!

    Although Obsidian should make a fallout game that does go on after the main story completes, that game doesn’t need to be F:NV. Stick to your guns, Obsidian.

  30. Really Bethesda…REALLY?? Two weeks away and we get ONE screen shot…no video, no hints on weapons, gameplay, storyline? Come on…I won’t need the info the night before it comes out…How bout you release a game play video and more screen shots now; in honor of the end of Bin Laden…Im sure he wouldnt mind….

  31. Dear Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Blogger,
    I, on behalf of the esteemed players of Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3 and etc… hereby thank you for this much needed update as to the current state of the Fallout DLC. I have but one query, I can’t help but ask this since this I have never been so excited since the announcement of Fallout: New Vegas; I have heard many rumors, hopefully you may be able to expel them, and if not, relay this to the proper individual who can. Is it true that there is a past between the Courier and Ulysses?
    I may be asking this in the wrong place, however, it seems to me that may be the case. However, if this question reveals too much information of the upcoming DLC Lonesome Road, then forget what i have said here. (Or if it is simply something you don’t know as of yet).
    Thank you very much for this update, and have a pleasent day.
    S. Lounsberry

  32. I don’t think that lonesome road should be at like dead money but I do think that it should come after the battle of hoover dam is finished, then that should be the start of the DLC.

  33. man, why are people so bitchy about the main plot ending?

    don’t do the last mission. problem solved.

    missed an achievement? start a new character. (you’re not much of a Fallout fan if you only play one character.)

  34. What new items are avalible in this long over due piece? And can you get Joshua Graham as a follower? New Vegas is crying out for a Legion companion!!!

  35. Totally agreed Emilio – also you can mod it to be open-ended if you wanted.. lol

    I just hope that the DLC’s don’t create more issues with the core game.. I’d really hate to have to avoid them just because they weren’t thoroughly tested in QA..

    Also, Just wanted to add.. Played New Vegas on 360 lastnight for 6+ hrs with no problems.. Even some quests that were “broken” started working again.. So thanks for that (:

    Can’t wait to see more details on the DLC’s..