Bethesda are normally pretty good value, as DLC goes. Yes, they usually have to chase a release with a stack of patches to tidy up various bugs and imperfections in their gargantuan games, but that ambition of size and scope also means they can’t be timid when it comes to pushing the paid add-ons.
Fallout 4 looks like it’s going to be no different, and here’s what’s coming in the first round of DLC, straight from the Bethesda blog:
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 nixie 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.
And that’s only the beginning. There will be more to come later in the year, as part of a second round of Fallout 4 DLC. Unfortunately, all this extra content comes at a price, and there will be a Fallout 4 Season Pass price increase – from $29.99 US/£24.99 to a whopping $49.99 US/£39.99 – to compensate.
If you’ve already bought access to the bumper DLC bundle then don’t fret – your existing price will be honoured and you’ll get all the existing content and everything extra that’s planned – but if you’re planning to buy one then you might want to hurry up; the Fallout 4 Season Pass price increase is coming on March 1, 2016.