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Bethesda releases ‘Fallout 4’ DLC details

Bethesda Game Studios delivered a gift to “Fallout 4” fans today with the FINAL_AUTOMATRONfirst look at the initial downloadable content planned for the epic role-playing game.

The first piece of DLC, “Automatron,” is set for release in March for $9.99. Here’s a description, courtesy of Bethesda:

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!

 

 

FINAL_WASTELANDIn April, the “Wasteland Workshop” arrives for $4.99.

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!

 

 

 

The final piece of DLC announced also happens to be the largest. “Far Harbor” is scheduled to be released in May and will retail for $24.99.FINAL_FARHARBOR

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.

In addition to announcing the first wave of DLC, Bethesda also announced a price increase for the “Fallout 4” season pass. Beginning March 1, the season pass will cost $49.99 — $20 more than the current pricepoint.  Those who have already purchased the season pass will still receive all of the announced DLC, as well as any future content, at no additional cost.

Fans looking to get an early look at the DLC can head over to Bethesda.net and sign up to join the beta testing program. Those accepted into the beta program will receive a code to download the new content and will not need to purchase the add-on.

To read the full release, which includes information about planned updates and mods, click here.