Fallout-themed DLC is coming to Minecraft as the “Fallout Mash-Up Pack” gives the blocky building game a Wasteland makeover, also adding new character skins and enemies.
One of the biggest features of Bethesda’s latest post-apocalyptic RPG, Fallout 4, is its crafting. Not only can players build their own homes using junk materials that they’ve collected from across the Wasteland, but they can also put together infrastructure to aid their survival, such as water pumps and base defenses too. It seems only fitting then that Fallout-themed DLC will soon be added to world’s most popular game about crafting, Minecraft.
Announced today, the Fallout Mash-Up pack will be available for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U. The DLC turns Minecraft‘s “glorious overworld” into an “irradiated wasteland,” according to a press release, with “mutants, ghouls, madmen and the like” set to be added to the hugely popular block-building game.
Additionally, the DLC will include 44 skins based on “beloved” Fallout characters, including Vault Boy, Nick Valentine, and Jangles The Moon Monkey, while the Minecraft user interface (UI) will even get a “retro-futuristic” new look that resembles the Pip-Boy. No, it’s not quite the same as getting to own a real Pip-Boy replica, but it’s a nice touch that many Fallout fans will no doubt appreciate.
Unfortunately, the Fallout Mash-Up pack won’t come for free, like the Fallout DLC added to vehicle-sports game Rocket League and the Fallout outfits added to Rock Band 4. Instead, it will cost $5.99. The DLC doesn’t have a specific release date either, though it is set to launch at some point this month.
While it’s disappointing that this new DLC won’t be free, many players welcome the new content as its just one of several significant updates to hit the game in the last few months. The Minecraft Exploration Update, for example, recently introduced a variety of new features, including llamas, new maps, new locations and new challenges for players to face as well. Minecraft even got Oculus Rift support, allowing players to build the world (and form entirely new ones) in virtual reality.
At this point, it’s unclear what developer Mojang Studios will add to the game next. Given that Minecraft allows players to recreate entire countries, as well as working computers than can hold data, it’s hard to imagine how else the developer can bolster players’ toolsets and improve upon what’s already there. That said, with so many Minecraft players out there, Mojang has millions of examples of player feedback to mine for new ideas – whether that be brand new gameplay features or just another partnership with a popular franchise.
Minecraft‘s Fallout DLC comes out “soon” for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.