Fallout 4 is one of the biggest games of last year, and it caused a big stir when the teaser for the upcoming expansions came out this past week. Thankfully Bethesda has given us some more details on what we can expect in the coming months. 3 DLC have been announced so far that we have details on; Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor.
Automatron is first up with a March release and a $10 price tag. This expansion will bring the Mechanist back, who first appeared in Fallout 3. The robotic villain intends to unleash a “horde of evil robots” into the Boston wasteland. It’s been hinted that the “devious robo-brains” will play a big part of the Mechanist’s plans. By destroying robots, the Automatron expansion will allow you to build your own mechanical companion as well by taking the parts you find from the fallen bots.
Next up in April is Wasteland Workshop, priced at $5. Wasteland Workshop lets you build cages to capture live creatures – Mirelurks, Deathclaws, Raiders; whatever you please. You can then tame the creatures or set them loose against each other a la death battle. Wasteland Workshop should also see an overall upgrade to the workshop feature already in the game with new items to use for your settlements.
The last expansion – and most expensive at $25 – is Far Harbor, set to launch in May. The Valentine Detective Agency has a mission for you; to find a woman and a group of synths in the far reaches of Far Harbor off the coast of Maine. Expect higher levels of radiation and a growing conflict between the townspeople, the Children of Atom and the synths. Far Harbor is said to be the biggest landmass in an add on to date for a Bethesda game, so it will be well worth the price. We’ve been assured that there will be new factions, creatures, armor, weapons and surprises found around every corner in Far Harbor.
There will be more content down the road too, so don’t expect this to be the end of Fallout 4 quite yet. Bethesda themselves have said that this is simply the “first series of add ons” and that they plan to deliver “more than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and features.” Which is good thing, because starting March 1st the Season pass price will jump up to $50; if you haven’t got your pass yet, now is a good time.
In addition to the expansions Bethesda has assured us that they will add more features and updates in the coming months. This will include what they call a “complete overhaul” to the survival Mode. Expect the Wasteland to get bigger, better and presumably more terrifying in 2016.