Fallout 4‘s DLC plans have been announced by Bethesda Game Studios today, which revealed exactly what players who purchased the DLC season pass will receive over the course of 2016. Each of these DLCs can also be purchased separately.
Bethesda calls the announced DLCs the “first” series of add-ons, with even more in store beyond that. The developer says it has plans to release more than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and content throughout the year. Some of the upcoming DLC indeed ties into the scrapped content found in the game files, which was speculated to be related to the eventual digital content. Here’s what’s on the menu:
Price: $9.99 USD
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
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
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.
Due to the expanded DLC plan, Bethesda is going to raise the price of the DLC content pass, currently priced at $29.99, to $49.99 on March 1st, 2016. If you already purchased the DLC season pass or buy it before the date, nothing will change and you will get all the planned DLC as part of the low cost–which is valued at $60. Bethesda says it’s their way of saying thank you to the fans.
Additionally, if you want a chance to play these add-ons early, the studio will be running closed betas for each of the add-ons for consoles and PC. And you can sign up right now on Bethesda.net. In order to apply, you’ll need to create a registered Bethesda.net account. The company will be selecting applicants in the upcoming weeks. Players accepted into the beta will receive a code to redeem the content. The beta is the full version (complete with achievements) and those participating will not have to purchase the add-on.
In addition to the add-ons, Bethesda plans to release free updates for the game, including a new Survival Mode that changes the way the whole game is played. Food, sleep, disease and other dangers will be a part of the game in this mode.
The studio ended its announcement to reveal that the Creation Kit will be released for free in the near future and is currently being tested with the Survival Mode. Details are forthcoming.