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Fallout 4 DLC Plans Unveiled
Since Fallout 4’s launch, countless players have combed the Commonwealth to its end, and are eagerly awaiting the planned DLC from Bethesda, well, the wait is over.
News come via the official Bethesda blog, that outlines the planned DLC for Fallout 4, with the first piece of content set to launch in March.
Price: $9.99 USD | £7.99 GBP | $16.95 AUD
Release: March 2016
“Automatron” has a launch window of March 2016, and comes packed with robotic goodness. The accompanying details are as follow:
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!
2) Wasteland Workshop
Price: $4.99 USD | £3.99 GBP | $7.95 AUD
Release: April 2016
The second piece of DLC comes in April, “Wasteland Workshop”, allows players to finally interact with the wildlife of the Commonwealth, other than killing them of course:
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 nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more!
3) Far Harbor
Price: $24.99 USD | £19.99 GBP | $39.95 AUD
Release: May 2016
Finally, the biggest DLC content announced so far is “Far Harbor”, which gives players a new case to investigate along with the wonderful Nick Valentine, and will come out sometime in May.
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.
It would appear that the pricing of each piece of DLC is directly in relation to the amount of content. Far Harbor appears to have the most story and content at first glance, is the most expensive one, and fairly so.
Bethesda also announced some changes to the existing Season Pass pricing:
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.
The Fallout 4 creators are also looking for interested players to try out these add-ons early, with closed betas set to run in the near future for both consoles and PCs. You can sign up for them here. The beta will be the full version of the add-on, and participants need not have to purchase the content separately.
Free updates will still continue to be provided to the base game, including new features like increased draw distances and weapon debris, and of course, more optimization to both gameplay and quests. Bethesda also mentioned a complete overhaul fo the Survival Mode, “that changes how you play the whole game: food, sleep, diseases, danger and more.”
The Creation Kit,which allows for the creation and playing of mods, will also be coming and is absolutely free, with more details coming soon.