When Bethesda unveiled Fallout 4 at E3 of last year, they also announced a season pass for DLC. Importantly, they sidestepped the stigma of doing this by quite clearly stating that they didn’t know what the season pass would entail, and were focussing purely on the main game at that time. With time to shift their focus since release, Bethesda have announced the first wave of DLC to come as part of this.
Starting in March, Automatron will release for £7.99, as Mechanist unleashes evil robots into the Commonwealth. You’ll be able to hunt them down and then build your own robot companions from the parts left over, some of whch could be new weapons like the lightning chain gun.
That’s followed by Wasteland Workshop in April – priced at £3.99 – which lets you set traps to capture live creatures, before taming them or setting them to fight against one another or against other settlers. It will also feature a bunch of new design options for your settlement.
May brings the biggest of the three announced expansions, with Far Harbor setting you back £19.99, as a new case for Valentine’s Detective Agency takes you to the mysterious new island of Far Harbor. There’s more radiation here, and so it’s a much wilder environment, but it’s also the largest new landmass that Bethesda have created in an add-on. It’s got new faction quests, settlements, creatures and dungeons for you to fight through.
However, these three are just the beginning, and Bethesda say they have more than £45 worth of adventures and expansions planned for 2016 – my simple maths tells me that there’s at least £13 currently unaccounted for. It’s because of this ballooning scope that Bethesda are raising the price of the season pass, similar to how Techland hiked up the price for Dying Light’s season pass when they realised how big The Following would be.
You can currently buy the Fallout 4 season pass for £24.99, but that price will rise on March 1st to £39.99. Regardless of when you buy it and for how much, you will recieve all of the £45 worth of DLC, so you have two week’s grace to get it for cheaper.
Beyond that, you can also sign up to closed beta tests for the DLC by registering for a Bethesda.net account and applying, and they’re also still hard at work on the Creation Kit, which will bring mods to consoles. There’s also more patches in the pipeline, for things like weapon debris on PC and increased draw distances on console, and a complete overhaul of Survival Mode that forces you to worry about food, sleep, diseases and more.
Source: press release, Bethesda