Bethesda wasn’t kidding about being busy with crafting Fallout 4’s DLC. Announced moments ago from Bethesda’s blog, Fallout 4’s first found of DLC — titled Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor — will be coming in the next following months, hitting PC players first. Notably, due to an expanded DLC plan, the Fallout 4 season pass will be getting a price hike beginning March 1, 2016 from $29.99 to $49.99.
First in Bethesda’s Fallout 4 DLC catalog is “Automatron” coming March 2016 for $9.99. Automatron unleashes a mysterious Mechanist into the Wasteland, along with his following of evil robots. Your vault dweller is given the Mega Man-esque mission to hunt down the evil robots, harvest their parts, and bring your own set of robots to life. Your robot will be able to spot modifications, armor, weapons, and customization paint schemes and voices.
In April, “Wasteland Workshop” will be coming to Fallout 4 for $4.99 allowing your Vault Dwller to capture Wasteland critters — including Deathclaws — through designable cages and traps. The DLC will include extra settlement features like nixi tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy, and more.
The following month, “Far Harbor” will be released, taking you away from the coast of Maine to an island known as Far Harbor. Working for Valentine’s Detective Agency, you are tasked with finding a young woman and discovering a secret colony of synths. Far Harbor — due to heavy radiation — is known to house far more feral creatures, and hostile locals. According to Bethesda, Far Harbor is the largest landmass for an add-on they have ever created, so expect to see new dungeons, creatures, quests, settlements, and gear.
As I noted earlier, Bethesda has dubbed this the first round of DLC, with more coming through 2016. Because of this, they have decided to raise the Season Pass price from $29.99 to $49.99 beginning March 1, 2016. If you already have purchased the Season Pass, or manage to grab it before the change, you will be able to secure it at the $29.99 price.
PC players have the option of trying these new add-ons early, thanks to a round of closed betas that Bethesda is running. If you want to sign up, you can do so via Bethesda’s site.
Last but not least, Bethesda has reaffirmed that they will continue to update base came for free with new features and content — including an overhaul of Survival Mode. Additionally, the Creation Kit allowing mod support is still in development, with more details incoming.