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First Fallout 4 DLC coming in March 2016, Season Pass price to increase

Bethesda officially detailed the first DLC offerings for “Fallout 4” today, offering new quests, characters and locations for players to explore in 2016. The DLC was confirmed by Matt Grandstaff, Global Community Lead at Bethesda Softworks who took to the Playstation Blog to outline the upcoming content.

“Since the game’s November release, we’ve been blown away by your support of Fallout 4. You’ve been an instrumental part of making the game our most successful title ever,” Grandstaff said in the post. “The stories, streams, images, and experiences that you’ve created… and we’re excited to see what you do next as we begin to release even more content for Fallout 4.”

Some of the first Fallout 4 DLC will be the Automatron ($9.99) set to release in March 2016. According to the announcement, “The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain.” The description went on to say, “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!”

The game will also add Wasteland Workshop ($4.99) in April, which will allow players to, “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.

As for locations and missions, players can look forward to Far Harbor ($24.99). the official description reads:

“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.”

Grandstaff went to add, “More importantly: this is only the beginning. We have plans for more. More than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and features throughout 2016.”

That’s the good news, the bad news is that the season pass will increase from the current $29.99 to $49.99 on March 1st, 2016.” That being said, if you already purchased the season pass for $29.99, nothing changes — “you still get everything at no additional cost — the full $60 offering of add-on content for the original price of $29.99,” Grandstaff confirmed.

The post went to add, “In addition, if you didn’t buy the season pass yet, there is still time: Anyone who buys the Season Pass for $29.99 before March 1stt will get all $60 worth of content. This is our way of saying thanks to all our loyal fans who have believed in us and supported us over the years.”

So you might want to buy that Season Pass now for $29.99 at Amazon before the price goes up.

The company will be adding a closed betas for each of the add-ons on PS4. And you can sign up right now on Bethesda.net. In order to apply, you’ll need to create a registered Bethesda.net account. We’ll 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 and those participating will not have to purchase the add-on.

“Beyond add-ons, we’ll continue to offer free updates to the game, including new features like the increased draw distances for PS4 players, as well as more optimizations to gameplay and quests,” Grandstaff stated. “And something that we’re really excited about, a complete overhaul of Survival Mode that changes how you play the whole game. Food, sleep, diseases, danger, and more. We’re also hard at work on the Creation Kit, the PC creation tools that will ultimately lead to playing user-created mods on PS4.”

“We’re currently testing both Survival Mode and the Creation Kit now, and more details will be forthcoming,” Grandstaff concluded in the announcement.