Speculation has been rife about when the inevitable Fallout 4 DLC/expansions would be announced and we finally have some info. The first piece of DLC will hit digital stores as early as March. Moreover, two more are due in the following months of April and May.
First up in March we’ve got Automatron, which will cost £7.99 and is described by Bethesda as:
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!
Then there’s the £3.99 Wasteland Workshop:
With the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers. The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixi tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more!
And in May comes Far Harbor for £19.99:
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.
Furthermore, according to Bethesda these are just a few of the many DLC packs coming to Fallout 4 in 2016. Because of this, Bethesda are also going to be changing the price of the Fallout 4 Season Pass:
Given the expanded DLC plan, the price of the season pass will increase from the current $29.99 to $49.99 USD (£24.99 to £39.99 GBP; $49.95 to $79.95 AUD) on March 1, 2016. However, if you already purchased the season pass for $29.99, nothing changes – you still get everything at no additional cost— the full $60 offering of add-on content for the original price of $29.99. In addition, if you didn’t buy the season pass yet, there is still time: anyone who buys the Season Pass for $29.99 before March 1st will get all $60 worth of content. This is our way of saying thanks to all our loyal fans who have believed in us and supported us over the years.
Can’t wait for these add-ons to come out? Well they’ll also be closed beta tests for them, which you can sign up for here.
Of course Bethesda have also said they will continue updating the game with improvements and optimizations, and even gameplay additions.
Indeed the wasteland is very much beckoning again.