When will The Frontier be available?
There is currently no official date on release. All of us here work on our free time and have full time jobs. As of right now, we are pushing for a winter release.
Can I use my existing FNV character to play the mod?
Yes! We wanted to make one more mod story on our beloved Courier. After 5 years in the Mojave, it will be hard to part with our hero.
Also, from the modding standpoint, we’d have to make much less compatibility patches with other big mods over making an entire new game.
Where does it take place and why ?
The base idea of the Frontier was to construct a completely new environment from the Mojave Desert and Capital Wasteland.
Portland, Oregon was chosen for many reasons. I know some of you from Oregon may say, there is no way in hell that Portland gets this much snow and some location in Canada may fit better with the Frontier. While this is true, keep in mind that it would have been even harder to fit the NCR and the Legion that far up north with a reasonable explanation. Right now, the reason for a lot of snow in Portland is, when the nukes hit this location, a cloud of dust and ash went up and blocked the sun. So everything under, essentially froze over.
How does the Frontier fit in the Fallout lore?
This is a very good question. Ultimately, The Frontier is a completely new location that occurs in Portland, Oregon. There haven’t been many references or content around this area. So while building the story we tried hard to make the story fit the lore as much as possible and creating back stories to connect the Mojave and the Frontier.
Apart from the choosen location, we also really try to fit the fallout kind of look and feel, all new assets, worldspace, ambiances, humor are worked and reworked to blend well in the fallout universe.
For sure, there will be no Poneys !
How big is the Frontier?
We knew this would be a popular question. Currently it’s big if not bigger than the Mojave. Our biggest issue with this is not properly cluttering the entire worldspace. If we fail to clutter up our entire worldspace, we may cut out some parts and release it sometime later. We are trying extremely hard to release something no matter what by winter time.
Is this an expansion or standalone content?
As stated above, this is not a standalone content. This is bigger than your average DLC, so we are calling it an expansion.
Will there be Vaults?
Yes, we are trying to add some vaults across the Frontier and a BIG one.
What are the factions that are involved in the Frontier?
The major factions in the Frontier are the Legion, NCR and the Scavengers. The Enclave and Brotherhood may play a small role.
What are some of the new features in the Frontier?
Apart from the new worldspace and the environment, we are working hard to add in completely new features in the game. Some of these include new custom assets for armor, weapons, and buildings, Frostfall effects, cusom emitters fx, volumetric sky clouds, and much more.
Read more about it here: Gameplay
What ENB do you use for screenshots ?
We put this here too, because it’s one of the most common question we have to answer every time ^^
Almost all screenshots presented here are taken in-game by our worldspace designer Macintroll, using Rudy’s ENB and a huge down sampled screen size (5120×2048).
Rudy’s ENB is available here on Nexus
How can I help?
The Frontier is open to the whole modding community. In a way, we see this as a community project. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to mod. People who do not know how to mod at all can still contribute a lot into the modding community. Just contact one of us and let us know how you would like to help!