Bethesda reveals the first three DLC expansions for Fallout 4, which will add robot building, creature taming, better weapons, and a new landmass to explore.
At this point, most gamers that picked up Fallout 4 on day one have probably had their fill of post-apocalyptic Boston. Many are likely ready to dive into Bethesda’s planned post-launch DLC support for the game, and now we know when those gamers can finally get their hands on Fallout 4‘s DLC expansions.
The first expansion will be available at some point in March. Called Automatron, it will be a part of Fallout 4‘s season pass, or can be purchased separately for $10. The Automatron DLC for Fallout 4 features a new antagonist called The Mechanist, who has unleashed hordes of evil robots on the unsuspecting Commonwealth. The goal of the DLC will be to discover the identity of the Mechanist, while also destroying his robots. Players will also be able to create their own robots, and outfit them with hundreds of different mods.
Following Automatron, the second DLC pack for Fallout 4 will be coming in April, and will be of a smaller scale. Costing only $5, April’s Fallout 4 DLC is called Wasteland Workshop. Instead of adding new story content, it instead adds an intriguing new gameplay mechanic that allows players to build traps, capture enemies in the wasteland, and then either tame them or have them fight to the death – think Pokemon with a Fallout-inspired twist.
Finally, the largest expansion for Fallout 4 will be available in May. Priced at $25, the Far Harbor expansion adds a brand new area for players to explore, which Bethesda is describing as the largest landmass for an add-on that the company has ever created. Far Harbor will add new quests, enemies, dungeons, settlements, characters, and equipment to the game, as well as a new case to complete for Nick Valentine.
Besides these three expansions, even more content is planned for Fallout 4 throughout the rest of 2016. This will include free content updates, like the recent one that improved Fallout 4‘s graphics on consoles, in addition to more paid DLC. To reflect this, Bethesda has also announced plans to increase the price of the game’s season pass.
Currently, Fallout 4‘s season pass costs $30. Starting March 1st, the price will be increased to $50. However, anyone that currently owns the season pass or purchases it before March 1st will be able to enjoy all the additional content Bethesda has in store for Fallout 4 at no extra charge.
With Fallout 4‘s DLC right around the corner, fans of the game will soon have plenty more to do in the wasteland. The three add-ons announced so far appear to be adding significant content to the base game, and hopefully they prove to be worthwhile experiences. In the meantime, those interested in testing out this add-on content in advance can sign up for their closed betas across PC and consoles on Bethesda’s website.
Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.