Today, we get our first look at what Bethesda has in store for Fallout 4 fans. The publisher known for open-world games detailed three add-ons. Let’s take a look.
First up, there’s Automatron. You won’t have to wait too long as this add-on is coming next month for $9.99. Here’s how Bethesda describes it.
The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!
I like it!
Next, we have Wasteland Workshop. You know all those YouTube videos showing massive battles between Fallout 4’s enemies? Think that but on a smaller scale. You can capture a raider and a Deathclaw and then have them go at it in a fight to the death.
You’ll be able to throw whatever enemies you want into a gladiator pit starting in April for $4.99.
Alright, those add-ons sound cool – but what about some meaningful story-based DLC. Far Harbor has you covered. Priced at $24.99, Bethesda says it “features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created.”
Here are the details:
A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.
Season pass price increasing
All the DLC mentioned above is covered by the $30 season pass. Now, Bethesda says they are expanding their DLC plans. That also means the season pass price is increasing from $29.99 to $49.99.
Already have the season pass? You’re set. It covers the DLC above and in the future. If you didn’t buy the season pass, there’s still time. Bethesda is keeping the price at $29.99 until March 1.
“This is our way of saying thanks to all our loyal fans who have believed in us and supported us over the years,” writes Bethesda. You mean it has nothing to do with making more money by pressuring gamers to buy the season pass now? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. It’s probably a bit of both. I’m not hating on it too much since I’ll be pulling the trigger on the season pass later this week.
Bethesda is also planning closed betas for each add-on for consoles and PC. Even better? If you’re selected, you get the add-ons for free.
As for the Creation Kit? Bethesda says work continues and they will keep us posted.
Let me know what you think of these add-ons in the comments.