Bethesda announced the first "Fallout 4" downloadable content (DLC) Tuesday in a blog post. The DLC will be available beginning in March, with new content rolling out in April and May. Bethesda promises there will be more "Fallout 4" in 2016, but fans may want to commit to spending more time in the Wasteland before March 1.
The "Fallout 4" DLC kicks off in March with "Automatron" for $9.99. The new content introduces players to the Mechanist, a mad scientist of sorts who has released plenty of destructive robots across the Wasteland. The Survivor can kill off the Mechanist's robot horde to collect parts to create a new robot companion. The "Automatron" DLC gives players the ability to customize limbs, abilities, weapons and even the voice of the robot.
For April, Bethesda will introduce a fighting arena to "Fallout 4." "Wasteland Workshop," available for $4.99, will not include a new story, but it will add new design elements that can be used in settlements. The main appeal for "Wasteland Workshop" is the ability to create cages to capture enemies. The captured Mirelurks, Deathclaws, Raiders, Radroaches and more can be pitted against one another for spectacle. If a player is feeling particularly cruel, they can turn the captured creatures loose on settlers.
While the "Fallout 4" DLC for March and April add some fun elements, including a lightning chain gun, the biggest expansion to date is coming in May. "Far Harbor," $24.99, is a new adventure set in the island of Far Harbor. Nick Valentine's detective agency has a new case for the Survivor involving a missing girl. "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," Bethesda wrote. The expansion includes new armor and weapons as an added bonus.
The company announced there will be more DLC released later in 2016 with a value exceeding $60. Individually, the three pieces of "Fallout 4" DLC costs more than the $29.99 season pass currently available for the game. Because of the size of the new content, Bethesda said it would raise the price of the season pass to $49.99 after March 1. For those looking to get a heavy discount on "Fallout 4" content, players must get their season pass before the end of March 1. Bethesda is offering a free beta for those who want to get early access to the new DLC.