“This is your road; when you come, you'll walk it alone.”— Ulysses
Lonesome Road is the fourth add-on for Fallout: New Vegas, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. Originally scheduled for release in July 2011,Lonesome Road was delayed and subsequently announced for an August release. It was later announced that the add-on had been delayed a second time. It was finally released simultaneously on all platforms on September 20, 2011.
Lonesome Road 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 the main storyline in Fallout: 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 Divide, a landscape torn apart by frequent earthquakes and violent storms. This is the fabled location of the battle between the Courier and Ulysses. The road to the Divide is a long and treacherous one, and of the few to ever walk the road, none have ever returned..
Like all Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, Lonesome Road raises the level cap by 5.
The player's equipment is not stripped at the beginning of the add-on, and the add-on has a linear structure. See exception below.
You can leave the Divide at any time during the add-on without having completed it, and you can return afterwards.
Lonesome Road does not extend gameplay past the game's original ending.
Lonesome Road can affect part of the Mojave Wasteland after completing the main quest.
Companions are not allowed into the add-on, similar to the other add-ons in Fallout: New Vegas.
As with each of the quest extending New Vegas add-ons, Lonesome Road features a unique snowglobe. This is also the last one in the set.
Unlike each of the add-ons so far, Lonesome Road does not feature an opening narration.
Be aware, when installing this add-on for the PlayStation, install the correct version for your game (English or French&English) both will install correctly. However, if you install the wrong add-on it will change the game version and strip out all other add-ons, leaving you with one add-on and bare of all other add-on items. Only a full uninstall and reinstall of the base game, plus all the correct add-ons will allow you to play properly. You will need to install the 1.07 patch following the second add-on, for it and the following add-ons to appear in downloadable content.
After installing Lonesome road you will also be able to convert Missiles into rockets.
It is implied through the Old World Blues ending that the events of Lonesome Road canonically take place after the three previous add-ons, as the final line spoken is "Only one road yet remained, and it was one the Courier had to walk alone," as the image onscreen is the Old World flag, a symbol often referring to Ulysses, the main focus of Lonesome Road. However, the add-ons can be completed in any order.