At E3 2015, Bethesda announced Fallout 4 just six months before its release, which proved to be a great success. They are continuing that strategy for its DLC, as the first one will release next month.
Automatron is the first to be released, and is focused on hunting robots and building your own robot companions. Automatron will release in March at an individual price of $9.99. Bethesda writes,
“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 will release the following month in April. It looks to be a very small add-on, priced accordingly at only $4.99. According to Bethesda,
“Wasteland Workshop will allow you to create and set traps for the inhabitants of the Wasteland, “from raiders to Deathclaws.” You can tame the creatures you capture, or even have them face off against each other.”
Finally, Far Harbor will release in May and is the largest of the three updates. It will be the first venture outside of the core world of Boston. A case from the Valentine’s Detective Agency sends you to the coast of Maine in order to search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Bethesda notes that Far Harbor features the largest land mass for an add-on that they’ve ever created. Yes, that means it’s larger than Oblivion’s Shivering Isles expansion. And of course, it will be filled with new quests, weapons, armor, items, creatures, and dungeons. Far Harbor will cost an individual price of $24.99.
Bethesda has no plans of stopping after these three add-ons, and have noted this is “only the beginning”. We can expect to see over $60 worth of new content in Fallout 4. This should hold us over until The Elder Scrolls VI or whatever else Bethesda has planned for the future.
Since the DLC plan has been expanded, Bethesda is raising the price of the season pass from $29.99 to $49.99 on March 1st. However, if you already purchased the season pass you are not required to make up the difference of $20: the price stays the same. It has also been confirmed that purchasing the season pass before March 1st will still get you all of the future content for $29.99. The price increase does not take place until after March 1st. It’s a little “thank you” from Bethesda for the continuous community support over the years. There is really no reason not to do this.
The future of Fallout 4 looks to be very bright!