One of the biggest games of last year, Fallout 4
, is set to get even bigger this year as Bethesda have revealed the first three add-ons coming to the game - "Automatron", "Wasteland Workshop" and "Far Harbor" - as well as some details about each of them.
Price: $9.99 USD/£7.99 GBP/$16.95 AUD
Release: March 2016
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!
Price: $4.99 USD/£3.99 GBP/$7.95 AUD
Release: April 2016
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!
Price: $24.99 USD/£19.99 GBP/$39.95 AUD
Release: May 2016
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.
Bethesda have promised that this is just the beginning for Fallout 4
and that more than $60 worth of new content will be on the way in 2016 - which is $20USD more than they promised when they first announced
the game's season pass. However, to compensate for the more expansive DLC plan, Bethesda have announced that the season pass shall be getting a price increase from March 1st. Currently costing $29.99 USD/£24.99 GBP/$49.95 AUD, the price shall be changing to $49.99 USD/£39.99 GBP/$79.95 AUD. No need to worry if you purchase it before the price change, you'll still get everything Bethesda plans for the season pass. That's not all as Bethesda have also announced that there will be a beta test for each of the add-ons that you can sign-up for here
(Bethesda account is needed).
Finally, in addition to the DLC, Bethesda shall be continuing to provide a variety of free updates that range from increased draw distance to a complete overhaul of Survival Mode.
Looks like there'll be plenty of reasons to stay - or return - to the Wasteland before long.