For those unaware, Bethesda’s expanded DLC plan for perennial Game of the Year winner Fallout 4 means things will start getting a little more expensive soon.
To any gamers who have meant to purchase the Fallout 4 season pass and forgotten to get around to it: be thankful that this year, February has 29 days in it. As of March 1 (tomorrow), the price of the Fallout 4 season pass will increase from $30 to $50, so if fans were interested in purchasing guaranteed access to all of the content Bethesda currently has planned this year, today is the last day they can do so at a discount. We posted a detailed breakdown on how to save money on the Fallout 4 season pass here.
The price increase is a result of Bethesda’s commitment to an “expanded DLC plan”, which the studio says will provide gamers with over $60 worth of new Fallout content in 2016. Fallout 4‘s DLC will also be released for all platforms simultaneously, meaning every Vault Dweller will have access to the newest content at the same time. It’s a nice bit of solidarity between gamers on each platform while console owners still await the chance to use the many incredible Fallout 4 mods the PC community has been working on since release.
While it remains to be seen what the expanded DLC plan will entail, gamers know what to expect from the first 3 Fallout 4 DLC packs. They will be called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor, and they will cost $10, $5, and $25 respectively. Bethesda will release one DLC pack a month starting in March with Automatron before Wasteland Workshop follows in April, with the largest update, Far Harbor, coming in May. Those looking for a sneak peak into what kind of gameplay will be featured in the first DLC can check out the leaked achievements for Fallout 4 Automatron, which are relatively spoiler-light.
Wasteland Workshop, on the other hand, will let players participate in a post-apocalyptic version of Pokemon, as the DLC will allow players to design cages to capture live creatures and tame them, even giving Vault Dwellers the option to pit them against each other. Far Harbor will be the biggest narrative of the 3 currently known DLC packs, and will task players with a mission from Valentine’s Detective Agency that will embroil gamers in a feud between synths, the Children of Atom, and the folk inhabiting Far Harbor.
Of course, for most players, Fallout 4 itself is arguably too much content, but the allure of self-contained stories that only demand a fraction of the time investment is enough to make the DLC extremely appealing. After all, gamers are still digging up new Fallout 4 easter eggs months after the game’s release, and there are likely many more secrets left to uncover. For those who want to save a bit of money before they dive into even more content, committing to that exploration today via a season pass would seem to be a wise decision.
How do you feel about season pass DLC payment models? Do you think Fallout 4‘s currently announced DLC is enough to justify the price tag already? Let us know in the comments below.
Fallout 4 is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.