Hail wasteland wanderers! Ye have cried out for more Fallout 4 and Bethesda has answered, announcing an upcoming set of three very distinct DLC add-ons launching in March, April and May respectively, promising even more to follow.
From the 1st of March this year, the cost of the season pass will increase from $49.95 to $79.95 AUD to account for the expanded DLC slate. Players who aren’t willing to commit to a season pass may still purchase and enjoy each one individually. Without any further ado, gird your loins!
First up, for those of you in need of way more robots in your Commonwealth, is Automatron:
“The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!”
Automatron will launch in March of 2016, and will retail at $16.95 AUD.
Next up is Wasteland Workshop, catering to those craving Deathclaw-flavoured bloodsports:
“With the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures — from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers.
The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy, and more!”
Wasteland Workshop will launch in April of 2016, and will retail at $7.95 AUD.
Far Harbor satisfactorily rounds off the first series of DLC, and appears to most resemble a proper expansion pack:
“A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.”
Far Harbor will launch in May of 2016, and will retail at $39.95 AUD.
Bethesda will be selecting players over the next few weeks to test the upcoming DLC with a closed beta program, which you can sign up for at Bethesda.net. Additionally, development is still being done on an overhauled version of the highly immersive Survival Mode, as well as the greatly anticipated Creation Kit – the official Fallout 4 modkit – the release of which will likely see the amount of player-created content surge ever upward.
If, however, you’re late to the Fallout 4 party and feel like getting acquainted (forfeiting hundreds of hours of your life in the process), you can read our full review here.