Bethesda reveals first official Fallout 4 add-ons
Bethesda Game Studios released details about their first three add-ons to Fallout 4 - called Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor - as well as plans for more in the future.
The add-ons range in price from $4.99 USD to $24.99 USD, and the season pass for DLC will rise from $29.99 USD to $49.99 USD on March 1. However, everyone who purchases the season pass before March 1 will still get access to all the DLC for $29.99.
Bethesda will also be running closed betas for all the add-ons for consoles and PC; participants will be selected from registered users on Bethesda.net in the upcoming weeks. Reportedly, the betas will be "the full version (complete with achievements) and those participating will not have to purchase the add-on."
The studio also assured players that they will continue to offer free updates to the game, such as the recent additions of weapon debris for PC and increased draw distances for consoles, "as well as more optimizations to gameplay and quests" and a "complete overhaul of Survival Mode." Bethesda is also continuing work on a Creation Kit which will allow players to create and play mods for free.
Details on the three announced add-ons, including prices, are quoted below.
Price: $9.99 USD | £7.99 GBP | $16.95 AUD
Release: March 2016
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!
Price: $4.99 USD | £3.99 GBP | $7.95 AUD
Release: April 2016
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!
Price: $24.99 USD | £19.99 GBP | $39.95 AUD
Release: May 2016
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.