Fallout 4 DLC
This week Bethesda announced 3 new DLC packs for Fallout 4 arriving in March, April and May. Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor compromise roughly half of the content of the ‘season pass’ (a collection of all DLC in a one-off purchase) or can be purchased individually. Each DLC varies in content, depth, and of course, price.
Let’s see what’s on offer and review whether if it’s for you or not.
DLC Name: Automatron
Due: March, 2016
Price: $9.99 USD | £7.99 GBP | $14.95 AUD
Contains: Custom modelling for your robot companions, e.g. Codsworth and Curie, via hunting down the Mechanist and his growing army of ‘evil robots’. This modelling extends to upgradeable limbs (read: weapons, offensive and defensive), armour, paint schemes and voices. It is explicitly suggested although currently unconfirmed whether you can build and mod your own companions from the workshop up.
- You hate robots and/or synths and enjoy participating in their destruction.
- Are a proud member of the Brotherhood of Steel and cannot allow this aberration to take place.
- Are intrigued by the idea of custom modelling your very own Terminator-style companion.
- You don’t want more sidequests related to robots.
- Rarely travel with Codsworth and/or Curie and do not value robot companions comparative with humans.
- You just bought Fallout 4 and now there’s another quest to purchase so soon after the core games release.
DLC Name: Wasteland Workshop
Due: April, 2016
Price: $4.99 USD | £3.99 GBP | $6.95 AUD
Contains: Ability to design and set cages for capturing enemies (e.g., humans, animals, robots) to either tame or have them fight gladiator-style against one another. Includes your settlers too! Additionally, there’s also options to upgrade your settlement in terms of lighting, ‘letter kits’ (mailboxes?) and taxidermy (stuffed animal trophies).
- Preston foolishly asks you to help another settlement and respond by pushing him into a caged match with a Deathclaw.
- You spend more time decorating your settlements than questing.
- You tire of leading the benevolent Minutemen and thirst for power with an empire like that of ‘a post-nuclear Ancient Rome’, dictating bloodthirsty combat games with cruel discipline.
- You role-play a ‘good’ character. Building traps and cages and organising fighting matches are either morally wrong or of little interest to you.
- Building settlements and making the decorating the perfect fortification reminds you of housework chores and shopping at Ikea.
DLC Name: Far Harbor
Due: May, 2016
Price: $24.99 USD | £19.99 GBP | $29.95 AUD
Contains: The largest DLC landmass created by Bethesda – an island off the coast of Maine. Following a missing persons case from Nick Valentine’s Detective Agency; the player will uncover new settlements, creatures, quests, dungeons, armour and weapons. Searching the new island of ‘Far Harbor” will also require navigating the ‘harbouring’ tensions between its inhabitants. The parties include a secret colony of synths, the Children of Atom and the townspeople. And somewhere a missing young woman.
- Finished the main quest and/or want more meaty and story-driven sidequests.
- There’s some room to possibly reconcile the forced decisions Fallout 4 made in favour of some groups.
- You feel the detective angle of Nick and the journalist perspective of Piper was under-utilised.
- You look at the price.
- Moreover considering purchasing this as a single item.
**Season Pass price increases after March**
The season pass containing all the above DLC (and future Fallout 4 DLC) is currently priced at the cost of $29.99 USD, £24.99 GBP, $49.95 AUD.
However on March 1st the season cost increases substantially from..
- $29.99 to $49.99 USD
- £24.99 to £39.99 GBP
- $49.95 to $79.95 AUD
So if you lean more towards the “desirable” column, best get it before March 1st when the prices become undesirable!