First Wave of Fallout 4 DLC Announced

Bethesda Game Studios finally broke the silence for Fallout 4 DLC today with an astounding amount of planned future content, as well opportunities...
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    Since the release of Fallout 4 in November of 2015, developer Bethesda Games Studios has been suspiciously quiet regarding the release of future content for the game. This concerns those who purchased the Season Pass that accompanied the game at release, as no major details have been listed as to what would entail from the Season Pass. Earlier today, Bethesda finally broke that silence on their developer blog to regale fans of the franchise with what they've been working on since the game was publicly released. Included in this first wave of DLC for Fallout 4 are two smaller add-ons - "Automatron" and "Wasteland Workshop" - as well as a third, major add-on titled Far Harbor.

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    The first of this trio of content additions is Automatron, which will pit the player against the Mechanist: a highly proficient robot mechanic with a grudge against the Commonwealth. The Mechanist has commanded his armor of custom and deadly robots to wreak havoc across the Commonwealth. In hunting them down, the player can scavenge the robots for parts and assemble their own customizable robot from their armor and weapons to limbs and even voices. Automatron will be released in March for the price of $9.99 USD (£7.99 GBP and $16.95 AUD).

    Wasteland Workshop is the second add-on Bethesda will be releasing. It features additions to the settlement system, including new design options such as "Nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more." Most notably being added with this DLC is the ability to construct cages for the sole purpose of capturing the most dangerous of enemies encountered in the Wasteland. Expanding on this, players will be able to tame the creatures they capture, or set them lose within their settlements to face off against their settlers in gladiatorial combat. Wasteland Workshop is set to release in April - one month after the first DLC - at the price of $4.99 USD (£3.99 GBP and $7.95 AUD).

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    Though these are sizable additions in their own right, they are comparatively small when compared to Bethesda's third DLC: Far Harbor. Fallout 4 players scoured the waters of the game and didn't find much, but they weren't too far off from what would end up being a major expansion featuring the island of Far Harbor off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Maine. It begins by hearing about a case that made its way to Nick Valentine's Detective Agency regarding a search for a woman and a supposed Synth colony. This expansion claims to feature "the largest landmass for an add-on" and will come with a vast amount of high level content as the heightened levels of radiation in Far Harbor have destabilized the usual mutated creatures and made them more dangerous than ever. Far Harbor will offer new settlements, enemies, faction quests, and gear intended for high level players.

    The fate of Far Harbor will be in the hands of the player as factions will also be staking their claim in the island. The player will also have to work out conflicts between Synths, Far Harbor locals, and the Children of Atom. Far Harbor is slated for release in May, at a price of $24.99 USD.

    As a result of these confirmed DLC additions, as well as the confirmation that there will be more coming up in the near future, Bethesda is bumping up the price of the Season Pass as of March 1. Those who have purchased it already will not need to do anything and their purchase will still be valid and the same extends to those who purchase the Season Pass before the price is raised. The Season Pass is currently $29.99, but will be bumped up to $49.99 once the calendars flip to March.

    If any of these add-ons really strike your fancy, Bethesda has a closed beta application to test out these upcoming expansions which you can apply for here.

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  1. SGTR0CK117
    cant wait to be able to construct own companion form various robot parts:smile:
    They need to add robot wars after this:smile: that would be awesome
  2. Ghost
    thank god , i was starting to loose interest in this game. ill be glad to have another reason to play now :smile:
  3. 3xTiNcT
    Good idea to get the season pass before it's raised.
    1. Feyfolken
      That's how they get ya.
    2. 3xTiNcT
      Yeah there's always some way...
  4. Kixzee
    I can't wait for this dlc, so excited!
  5. Rextars
    Crap, I fully invested in the lone wanderer perk.
  6. zlReborn
    Yay Fallout 4 is gonna have DLC's
  7. K _
    Yet us Call of Duty players are waiting years for Bo3 DLC.
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    2. K _
      They announced Bo3 DLC a while ago, but XB1 gets it in March. It's only annoying because PS4 got it a month before us.
    3. Feyfolken
      Well then you're not really waiting months for BO3 DLC :tongue:
    4. Mater MFC
      Coming from someone who has always played Xbox, now the community knows what PlayStation community has felt for years waiting an extra month for DLC.
  8. ZacOnCrac
    Don't get me wrong, Fallout 4 is a great game but my major problem with it is the diversity of the enemies we all face. Personally I feel as if there are fewer enemies and enemy models to what I was expecting and was hoping the DLC would fix this. Lets let time tell though
  9. denz
    "set them lose within their settlements to face off against their settlers in gladiatorial combat".

    So £4 to do something I can do with console commands anyway?

    This set of DLCS seems really mediocre imo.
    1. Feyfolken
      I don't agree that the first two should cost money. You are right in that players on PC are able to do this without any DLC. Fortunately, they have time to reconsider charging for these add-ons. I see it as when they released Hearthfire for Skyrim, which was almost directly taken from a popular mod shown at a GamesJam event yet the DLC costed money.
    2. denz
      I understand it's a smaller dlc but they're also raising the price of season pass by like 20$ which imo is no small amount.
  10. Dead
    Automatron and far harbor sound good, may get me back into the game.