Bethesda has revealed details about the first three Fallout 4 add-ons, which will be released in March, April and May, 2016. The publisher also announced that the price of the Fallout 4 season pass is rising from $29.99 US to $49.99 US because the downloadable content plan has been expanded.
While the details don’t provide too much detail on the add-on content, here’s what Bethesda says about them.
Automatron, March 2016, $9.99 USD
“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!”
Wasteland Workshop, April 2016, $4.99 USD
“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!”
Far Harbor, May 2016, $24.99 USD
“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 has decided to offer more add-on content than originally planned for Fallout 4, so the price of the season pass will increase from $29.99 US to $49.99 US on March 1, 2016. Players who have already purchased the season pass for $29.99, or purchase it prior to March 1, will still get everything at no additional cost.
Finally, Bethesda has announced that it will be running closed betas for each of the add-ons for consoles and PC. Players can sign up at Bethesda.net using a Bethesda.net account, and if they are accepted into the beta they will receive a code to redeem the content. Bethesda notes that “the beta is the full version (complete with achievements) and those participating will not have to purchase the add-on.”
Fallout 4 was released in November, 2015, with Analog Addiction scoring it 9.2 in our review.