You all ready for some post-apocalyptic post-launch content for Fallout 4? Bethesda certainly is, and a recent blog post from them outlines their plans for three pieces of upcoming downloadable content coming out in the next three months. Hit the jump for more details.
The first content pack is called: “Automatron”, and it adds a range of robot-related goodies to the base game. The story is that The Mechanist is terrorising The Commonwealth with a horde of robots, and it’s up to the player to dismantle this threat. By harvesting robo-parts, players can assemble a custom robotic companion, with customisation options ranging from weapons, to voices. However, if you don’t paint your robot yellow and name him Metabee, then we can’t be friends.
Automatron is available this March, for a price of $9,99 (roughly R157 locally).
The next content pack will be “Wasteland Workshop”, and it brings a load of new settlement customisation options and crafting options to the table. Players will be able to build traps to capture creatures, which can then be tamed or battled to the death. Some of the customisation options include nixie tubes and letter kits, meaning it’s theoretically possible to build eight “gyms”, each equipped with themed creatures and decorated appropriately.
Wasteland Workshop will be launching this April, at $4,99 (R78,42 locally).
The most expensive and biggest piece of content is “Far Harbour”, a side-story that takes players to the titular island off the coast of Maine. According to the blog post: “Higher levels of radiation have resulted in a more feral world.” The story leads players to Far Harbour while searching for a missing woman, where you’ll become embroiled in conflicts between Synths, Children of the Atom, and other locals. It seems that this content is for late-game players, because Bethesda is promising new, high-tier weapons and armour. They also announced that Far Harbour features: “the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created”, which is an impressive thought considering their previous DLC packs such as The Shivering Isles, or Dragonborn.
Far Harbour is coming this May, and will retail at $24,99 (R392,74).
The blog post goes on to announce that the plans for DLC have increased, and so too has the season pass price. Starting on the 1st of March, the Fallout 4 season pass increases in price from $29,99 to $49,99 (R471.32 and R785.63 respectively). Bethesda went on to assure that players who already own the pass will not pay any addition fees for the extra content, and that players who buy it now at the lower price will also have access to all the expanded season pass offering.