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. Well thanks for releasing these in the Summer! This will definately expand the time I can play them in and I can’t really complain about the release because I’m chained up for 6 months before Skyrim…
    I’m pretty curious about the disasters in Lonesome Road and if they still happen because that would be pretty enticing… The theme choice sounds nice to mix up with different plots and tribal factions. Saving up some money……. NOW

  2. I guess gStaff wouldn’t be willing to confirm if that’s a M1911 or not? Seems to be multiple from the picture…. so it’s definitely not unique, it looks identical to one. I would just like to hear it from the staff. Because the 9mm Pistol, is really the Browning High-Power/ 😛

  3. Can’t wait for the dlc’s to come out. Dead Money was really good so I hope that these will be just as good or even better. I’m a bit disappointed with the news that there will be no way to play beyond finishing the main storyline but the content more than makes up for it so it’s not all that bad. Thanks Bethesda for the heads-up and keep up the hard work!

  4. I agree with bc that 7 months is kinda ridiculious, but I found dead money pretty great, one of the best dlcs of the fallout series to me, so I just hope that honest hearts will be as satisfying if not more satisfying than dead money nd that the 7 months of waiting might just be worth it.

  5. Is there any plans on releasing a DLC for an open ended Fallout: New Vegas? Because that would be pure win. F:NV needs to be Broken Steel-ed :]

  6. @Al alexon

    Nobody with half a brain buys a Mac for the gaming opportunities. It’s been common sense for decades that mac =/= gaming. It’s your own fault you don’t understand the history behind Mac’s lack of games (blame Apple, not game developers.)

  7. So when can we expect the next patch? Before or after any of the next two DLCs?

    There are still numerous quest and lingering performance issues noted in the support forums across all 3 platforms. (and no, a fresh install & start does not fix them)

  8. @emilio: First, the closed ending sucks. I knew it was coming, but I still wanted to develop my guy. Second, Legate Lanius'(?) costume is probably the coolest in the game, but you get it, and the game ends. I want to wear it everywhere! I play on 360, so no mods…

  9. I’d also like to add one of the most popular mods out on sites that I’ve noticed, is removing the (perk every other level).. Again I don’t have the ability to play it on pc, so it would be nice if you could put that in your next update..

  10. Guys, if you want to keep playing then don’t do the battle of hoover dam; it’s that simple. A little notification pops up that clearly tells you you won’t be able to keep playing after Hoover dam. I don’t know why people make such a big deal about this.

  11. I know the one in the vanilla game is a Hi-Power, but the one pictured looks more like a 1911, plus it doesn’t have the black finish the Hi-Power has. Actually, I am thinking of buying a Hi-Power one day because I think it is a pretty cool pistol. So will you guys be putting in a new ammunition type, or just using one of the vanilla rounds like you did for the Automatic Rifle? Because the BAR takes a .30-06. I really hope you just don’t stick something like the 10mm round on it. Also I am looking forward to more classic American weapons. One day you should consider putting a handgun that takes the .600 Nitro Express round. THAT would be insane.

  12. I would rather see some Russian guns in the game. The Mosin Nagant is a great rifle that served the Russians, Chinese, and Vietnamese well., the round it use’s packs a helluva wallop. And the Ak, PPSH 41, and PKM would also be really fun guns to have in the game as well, or their Chinese Fallout variants. As well as more unique weapons, people like to customize their guns a lot so it would make sense.

  13. First off, I want to say I LOVED Fallout: NV. I was so scared after reading all the blog’s comments about game breaking glitches that I waited until the first patch was released. I’m glad I waited as I had the best time with my 2 fully-played characters.

    However, after hearing about Obsidian’s layoffs on April 26, 2011, from Gamespot (go ahead and google this), I question the timing of these new DLCs. Sure, they may be finished but are they completely passing Quality Assurance? And if there is a new bug, are those that got laid have any relevance to fixing these bugs? I’ve heard criticism of the first DLC and I think everyone, even the most loyal fans, has doubts about launch releases from Obsidian.

    Obsidian, I love your stories, from the very first Fallout to New Vegas. I’m just hesitant about buying anything from you guys on launch day. And unfortunately, that’s how I now feel about Splash Damage’s Brink since the core Bethesda team is not working on this either (I’m a hardcore fanboy of the Elder Scrolls series).

    In the end, I will wait for the reviews but totally look forward to playing the GOTY edition of F:NV someday.

  14. “And if there is a new bug, are those that got laid have any relevance to fixing these bugs?”

    HAHA… this is why I should spell check. I forgot to add a word (can you guess?). Otherwise, this sounds really bad. 😛

  15. I would like say thank you for that information. I have been checking for a minute now to see when in fact the add-on was going to be available. I have no doubt that this will be just as awesome as the rest of the games have been. Anxious to play.

  16. will you be able to alter your appearance like actual facial construction similar to pinkerton in fallout 3 in any DLC

  17. Whats the point in releasing DLC, if the game is broken?

    I mean, you released a patch for a patch , and still the game continues with freezes each makes this game impossible to play.

    I will never buy a game from obsdian again.

    The ones who buy these DLC arent smart, they dont deserve any money at all.

    Really dissapointed with both bestheda and obsidian

  18. I absolutely love New Vegas. I had it for the xbox and got all the achievements. Then my xbox broke 🙁 I got for the PS3 and got the playinum trophy. I cannot wait for these DLC’s. I just hope the PSN will be up in time to get Honest Hearts.

  19. I don’t care if it takes several months to develop the content. Just make sure it’s ready when you release. I still can’t go to the Fort on my 120 hour save without game freezing. More than glad to hear of new content though.

  20. Can’t wait for the honest hearts and lonesome road DLC. Just as a suggestion, I dont know anyone who did not like the broken steel and point lookout DLC. The team at Obsidian (or bethesda if bethesda is making the DLC) should take a couple hints from those DLC. I loved the way that broken steel changed the face of vinilla fallout 3 and point lookout is what i would consider a small expansion with the whole easily accessible new zone even after you beat the game. I would love a point lookout type DLC (especially if it is bigger, better, and more epic) in Arizona for example. And exstending the game so you can walk in the aftermath of new vegas like in broken steel is a must in my opinion for new vegas. These are just friendly suggestions and i thank you for reading, if you did gstaff.

  21. i hope you can return after you completed the DLC-story-line to the mojave AND THEN back to the DLC area not like in dead money

  22. 1 question, is joshua still loyal to the legion or he can become friend to the NCR? coz i want to prepare weapons to kill he, or help he.

    Pd: Im whit the NCR

  23. @gstaff will you be able to revisit the areas in Old World Blues, Honest Hearts, and Lonesome Road and also will it be possible in Old World Blues to edit facial appearance like you could in Fallout 3 with Pinkerton since OWB has that big empty science facility because I messed my characters face up and i do not feel like starting over

  24. @Hugo Andrade – The patch that was recently released fixed every Hard Freeze issue I was having, Maybe you should just start a new Character.. and Delete old save files..

    I have it on Both Steamworks™ and Xbox 360® and I haven’t had any Major issues since the recent Patches..

    In fact, I’ve been playing F:NV on 360 for 6-8hrs at a time with No issues, Other than weapons going over your head in 1st person while sneaking which DOES affect accuracy and shot-placement when sinping.. I just hope the upcoming DLC’s are properly tested in QA..

  25. Sorry, I love you guys but Fallout 3 was 10 times better than NV, hopefully these DLC’s give us more variety as in landscapes, I’m tired of looking at this boring linear desert, and get rid of all the boundaries, getting push off of a mountain into a family of deathclaws due to an invisible force field gets really annoying sometimes, hell, just make a new add-on for fallout 3 and I’ll be happy

  26. Oh, and plus hopefully the caves and dungeons if you would actually have stuff in them, I’ve spent hours charting different places just to find nothing, like I didn’t find anything to even pick up nothing. Also, why add a breathing apparatus if everywhere you go underwater doesn’t lead anywhere, I found one underwater cave but it was just full of shopping carts, Fallout 3 has dozens of underwater caverns that were actually fun to charter and I was looking forward to a lot of things in NV but it seems like a lot of stuff was taken out from FO3, I’ve got NV and it just sits on the shelf but I play FO3 all the time still, hmmm, I wonder why that is

  27. I don’t know if everyone’s forgotten already, but there are FOUR major endings to FO:NV. Each ending, as intended, effecting the outcome of the ENTIRE Mojave wasteland in entirely different ways. Not to mention all the different factions/towns/settlements you interacted with on the way to your ending of choice, most of which are also drastically effected by the ending itself. I’m not a game programmer, but I can imagine the hellish nightmare of creating an expansion which accurately follows everyone’s own personal campaign throughout the Mojave. There would be glitches, bugs, crashes and exploits galore. I’m expecting there to be enough as it is. For that reason, I’m glad they’re not continuing from the ending(s). If you don’t like it, go ahead and play whatever else there is, but please do so without threatening Obsidian and trolling up the blogs. A lot of us are here for info and it’s kind of obnoxious having to sift through all your garbage to find some.

    Also, to whoever described a 7 month waiting period between the game’s release and DLC as “ignorant,” … Could you please explain your reasoning?

  28. @gstaff, i’ve heared in Old World Blues will be a trait wich makes that you will be reseted to lvl 30.My question is will you be able to reset some of the chosen perks from lvl up and take new ones when you lvl up again because i’ve took some bad perks which dont fit to my charackter and that would be really cool ,I think not only for me 😉 ??(same with skill points!)

  29. Fallout dlc is null and void if i cant finish the main quest due to it freezing every 15 minutes. Seriously, such a great game ruined by lazy programming and lack of budget. If you want to impress me sort a patch out that addresses game freezing. It is 7 months since release and its still un playable!! Im not joking its being traded in for a mars bar if I dont see results soon!!

  30. if intrested i have a few good ideas for fallout in the future it not what we want its what the community want so if you get the chance email me please or just leave it

  31. @gstaff when you loot the Burned Man’s armor please tell me that the bandages are part of it and when you wear it you have them on

  32. will fall out new vegas honest hearts be only for xbox live on the day it comeso ut or will it be on disc the day it comes out?

  33. My only complaints are that there is alot of stuff you could have put in the game as parodies of the 1950’s vegas rather than just Elvis Presley.
    Also, I hate how the game ends and there is no DLC to open it up, i think that is completely stupid. I understand the game describes everything at the end and it would also be stupid to play after the fact, just something bothersome.
    As well as no DLC for area 51? the 1950’s was huge about that, it also goes with the fear of the cold war era greatly too.
    But overall, it is a great game, beautiful graphics and amazing story.
    It will never give me the same feeling that Fallout 3 gave me, but thats just the intensity the series brought me.

  34. well done bethesda for your game breaking glitch which has prevented me fromk playing honest hearts ede-e has glitched out of my world and now i cant go to zion im pissed and will be seeking a refund

  35. Lame the way an open world rpg has a shit ending, and the to find out that you can’t play past the main story end.? That’s weak in my mind, ive played fallout since the beginning, still have all my games, I’ve never supported the whole pirated game trade, but after that crap of no extended gp, and dead money being a joke, Im thinking it’s a good idea. On a lighter note, loved the legion,(being a legion reenact or in real life) I spent way to many hours searching the river for any sign of the burned man, and I’d like to see him, but I really really hope you guys have put a way for us to tell Caesar about him, and see a reaction, would be epic.

  36. Raiyen22, each people has his/her own opinions, of course, but you got it (FNV) completely wrong.

    New Vegas is not about landscape exploration at all…
    New Vegas is completely QUEST and DIALOGUE driven, just like, you see, Fallout 1 and 2! Just like, you know, a real Role Play Game! (And is set in a desert. just like FO1 and 2 as well!)
    But the way you wrote seems you never played FO1 and 2, and is a only a FO3 fan, which is fine anyway since it is a O.K. game on its own.
    But, personally, New Vegas is much closer to the original 2 games than FO3.

    Just to point it out, I played FO3 once and that’s it, I couldn’t finish it for a second time, because wandering around for no purpose at all if not my idea of fun. FO3, for me, lies on a shelf for a long time, it lacks quests and meaningful dialogue (IMO, as I said, quests and dialogue = a true RPG). But I finished New Vegas 3 times since it was released. It is a very compelling gameworld for me.

    Oh, since you like to “explore” have you found all unique weapons? There is quite a number of them around in NV. 😉

    And Adark12, as the devs already said many times, would be very time consuming to create a DLC to play after the ending of NV, since they would need to account for every single thing that could possible change to make it realistic. Otherwise, why bother? in FO2, for example, you could play after the ending, but very few things changed at all to reflect it. So, I repeat, in this way, why bother?

  37. Now we’ll just need a 5th DLC to match Fallout 3. I vote for a trip to the Grand Canyon, considering how great Red Rock Canyon looks.

    Of these, however, I’m most excited for Lonesome Road.

  38. i loved the honest harts dlc i had a great time going thru it for many hours. i have played thru it a few times now making different paths. i can say it was one of the best addons so far…but it left me thinking why if we can go back to it over and over did they not set up traders there?? or have some of the npc’s be allowed to respawn so for those of us who do not want to end the game can keep playing?
    i understand it comes to the thought about money. that it you can keep playing like in fall out 3 you will not want to buy the new addons. well to that i answer as i am sure many others will i have all of the fall out down loads and due to this last one (H/H) i am sure to keep getting them.. come on throw us a bone please…..thanks keep up the good work ….(is it june yet?)