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Fallout 4's Nuka-World teaser proves that you can’t have fun without a little pain

Poor, poor Bottle

Fallout 4 has been out long enough now that players know full well just how hard it is to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland. But with the reveal of its sixth expansion pack, the theme park-set Nuka-World, it sounded like Bethesda Softworks was going to add some good ol’ family fun to the game.

Well, turns out that even amusement parks exist to hurt you in Fallout 4, according to the downloadable content’s latest trailer. This one takes the form of a park safety rules guide hosted by the adorable team of Bottle and Cappy, who are an anthropomorphized, dissected Nuka-Cola bottle. (See where this is going?) What begins as an upbeat, happy-go-lucky video dedicated to proving how much of a good time the Nuka-World park is instead becomes a public record of Bottle’s worst day ever.

Low ceilings, errant bullets and nauseating bumper cars are among the hazards Nuka-World contains within its walls — and that’s before any kids on summer vacation show up to the wasteland’s most family-friendly recreational facility. For older or klutzier players who have been in Bottle’s shoes before, it’s a sympathetic watch.

Nuka-World opens its doors to the rest of us on Aug. 30, when it arrives as the last piece of Fallout 4’s season pass. Season pass holders will get it automatically, while those who have yet to grab it can buy Nuka-World for $19.99 on its own. In Bethesda's defense, the publisher did warn us previously that the amusement park expansion would bring new quests, way more raider factions and plenty of new creatures along with the rollercoaster rides.