In a surprising announcement made by Bethesda Softworks today, the number of downloadable content packs has been increased, and as such, the game’s season pass will also raise in price. This statement was issued today on Bethesda’s official website, along with details on the downloadable content packs which will be available this spring. Here are the DLC packs which were unveiled today:
The first DLC pack for Fallout 4 is titled Automatron, and it will have players fighting robots in order to harvest different parts and create their own custom robot companions. This DLC will let players “choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun”, and will even let players customize small details in their robotic companions, such as paint jobs and voice.
This DLC pack will release in March 2016, and will cost $9.99 USD | £7.99 GBP | $16.95 AUD.
Coming in April 2016 for a small price, this second DLC pack is more of a small addition which should keep you busy for an hour or two at most. This pack is similar to Skyrim’s Hearthfire DLC pack, in the way that it only adds a small premium feature, with even smaller bits on the side. Costing $4.99 USD | £3.99 GBP | $7.95 AUD, Wasteland Workshop lets you design and set cages to trap live creatures, “from raiders to Deathclaws!”, and then lets you either tame them or let them battle against each other or against other NPCs. This kind of sounds like a Fallout-based Pokemon, and we’ll have to see how it turns out. This 5 dollar mark also gives you some new settlement decorations, such as nixie tube lighting and letter kits.
The third add-on for Fallout 4 is also the first major expansion pack for it. Releasing in May 2016, Far Harbor will set you back an insane $24.99 USD | £19.99 GBP | $39.95 AUD, which means it’ll probably pack up a lot of content, or fail miserably. Apparently, this pack will include a new location for the game: “Far Harbor”, where there are new, feral creatures. The synths and the Children of Atom will be two of the factions of this pack. Here is the official DLC description from Bethesda Softworks:
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 Increase
Along with this reveal, Bethesda has also announced that the DLC season for Fallout 4 has been extended, and that this means that the Season Pass price will be raised from $29.99 to $49.99 USD (£24.99 to £39.99 GBP; $49.95 to $79.95 AUD). This price change will happen on March 1, 2016, but if you previously purchased the Season Pass or if you will purchase it until then, Bethesda will let you have all DLCs for that price as a token of thanks for believing in them.
Players will be able to beta-test these DLC packs in the future as long as you enter their beta program on Bethesda.net. Applicants will be chosen randomly for closed betas, so don’t get your hopes up. Bethesda has also promised to continue adding free content to the game, such as a complete overhaul to Survival Mode, which “changes how you play the whole game: food, sleep, diseases, danger and more.” In the same statement, they briefly mentioned that they are currently testing the Creation Kit, which will allow users to create and publish mods for the game.