Fallout 4 is one of those games that sucks hundreds of hours of your precious time and still asks for more. Some consider that a problem and try to stay away from it but for most of us this simply means that the game has very good bang for the buck value. In the unlikely case that you’ve already experienced everything Fallout 4 has to offer you’ll be happy to know that a bunch of brand new content will be arriving in the coming months, so don’t you worry about a thing. Bethesda announced just moments ago that it is putting the finishing touches on three DLC packs called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. You can find the first details below.
Fallout 4 already has plenty of customization options but there’s always room for more, isn’t there? Apparently, this is what the folks over at Bethesda were thinking, too, when they came up with Automatron, an add-on that will allow players to scavenge robotic enemies for parts and use them to create their own friendly robot to accompany them on their journeys. According to the company, there are hundreds of mods to choose from and everything is customizable, even the voices. Automatron launches next month for $9.99 USD | £7.99 GBP | $16.95 AUD.
The second add-on goes by the name of Wasteland Workshop and will allow players to design cages used for capturing all manner of live creatures, including Deathclaws. The players will be able to tame these creatures or make them fight against each other, all for their own twisted amusement. In addition, the second DLC pack also introduces a number of new design options for settlements. Wasteland Workshop launches in April for $4.99 USD | £3.99 GBP | $7.95 AUD.
Last but not least, we have Far Harbor, a story oriented expansion to Fallout 4 that takes place off the coast of Maine on the titular island of Far Harbor, “where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world.” Aside from checking out all the new creatures and environments, players will also need to resolve an on-going conflict between synths, Children of Atom, and the locals. It sounds like you can decide whether this conflict should be resolved peacefully or not, which is always nice. According to Bethesda, “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.” Far Harbor launches in May for $24.99 USD | £19.99 GBP | $39.95 AUD.
Aside from announcing the DLCs, the company also said that the season pass will cost $50 starting with March, however, if you already bought the pass for its original cost of $30 or get it until March 1 you’re good to go because you won’t have to pay anything extra. Bethesda decided to bump up the original price because the initial DLC plan will be expanded with “more than $60” worth of new Fallout 4 content this year. Sure, 50 bucks is definitely a tidy sum for a season pass but it sounds like there will be more than enough new content to make it worth your while so I suppose it’s only fair that it should cost more. After all, developers need to put food on their tables, too.
If you have doubts about buying the season pass without knowing more about the new content, Bethesda is giving you the chance to test it out and decide for yourself. Each of the three new add-ons will have a beta testing phase and you can sign up right here for a chance to participate.