Calling Fallout 4 “our most successful title ever,” Bethesda announced today that the first piece of DLC, Automatron, will be released in March 2016, with Wastleland Workshop and Far Harbor following in April and May.
Here’s what you need to know about these first three Fallout 4 DLC packs:
Automatron – March 2016 ($9.99 USD/€9.99/£7.99)
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!
Wasteland Workshop – April 2016 ($4.99 USD/€4.99/£3.99)
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 nixi tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more!
Far Harbor – May 2016 ($24.99 USD/€24.99/£19.99)
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.
Throughout 2016, Bethesda has plans to release more than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and features. As a result, the Fallout 4 Season Pass will increase from $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 to $49.99/€49.99/£39.99 on March 1, 2016. They add, “If you already purchased the season pass for $29.99 [or buy it before March 1 for $29.99], nothing changes – you still get everything at no additional cost.”
Furthermore, Bethesda will be offering closed betas for each of the DLC packs on consoles and PC. You can sign up for the betas on Bethesda.net (account required), with winners getting chosen in upcoming weeks. “Players accepted into the beta will receive a code to redeem the content,” they explain. “The beta is the full version (complete with achievements) and those participating will not have to purchase the add-on.”
In addition to paid DLC, free updates to Fallout 4 in the future will further optimize the gameplay and quests, and overhaul Survival Mode. Bethesda’s also testing the Creation Kit now, which allows you to create and play mods for free, though this feature isn’t coming to PS4 until after it arrives on PC/Xbox One.
What do you think of the Fallout 4 DLC plans?