Today Bethesda outlined the first partition of their DLC schedule for Fallout 4 with 3 exciting new additional content packs. After the sustained success of the game since release, and the continued wave of support from the fans, they have released preview packages for content that’s coming in the next few month to support the game beyond release
The first package is Automatron, priced at $9.99 USD/£7.99 GBP, and releasing in March of this year, this package follows the player as he discovers the work of the ‘Mysterious Mechanist’ who has unleashed evil robots in the commonwealth, including the fan favourite Robobrain, missing from the base game.
The player will be tasked with hunting down these motorised terrors and harvesting their parts to create a unique mechanical companion. The modding capability is near limitless, and you can change limbs, Armor, abilities, weapons, and even alter their paint schemes and voices.
The second pack is the wasteland workshop, priced at $4.99 USD/£3.99 GBP and set to release in April 2016. This expansion allows the player to replicate Pokémon in the dystopia of the Commonwealth, as they can design and set cages to capture the mutated creatures of the Fallout world.
The buck doesn’t stop with animals though, as you can also capture raiders and synths too, with the end goal being either taming your new companion or sending them into battle to face off in an arena style setting, with your fellow settlers acting as ‘trainers’. This pack also brings with it a host of new design options for your settlements, including tube lighting, letter kits and taxidermy!
The third and final content pack Bethesda announced today is Far Harbor, which is more to the taste of other Fallout DLC packs like Point Lookout and Lonesome Road. Far Harbor will be priced at $24.99 USD/£19.99 GBP and will release in May 2016. Far Harbor stems from a new case through Nick Valentine’s detective agency, which leads you on a search for a lost colony of synths and a missing woman.
It will add a large expanded island off the coast of Maine, where higher levels of radiation have created a feral world. A growing conflict looms on the island between the locals, Synths and the Children of Atom, and looks to pose many moral conflicts in the storyline as you juggle the clashing ideals of the different factions.
The expansion will add new faction quests, settlements, creatures and dungeons. It will also add more high level Armor and weapons, allowing your developed characters to grow stronger.
Bethesda have reinforced the idea that this is only the start of the DLC schedule, and there are plans for a lot more content coming throughout 2016. The expanded DLC plan is bumping the season pass price up from $29.99 USD to $49.99 USD/£24.99 to £39.99 GBP after March 1, 2016.
But, if you already purchased the pass prior to this you will still receive everything with no additional cost. Bethesda are also running closed betas for the add-ons for consoles and PC. Both of which you can sign up for at Bethesda.net. They have also confirmed their stance on keeping the game updated with further bug fixes and optimisations.
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