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Wasteland Workshop, Far Harbor, Automatron DLC Announced for Fallout 4

Bethesda Softworks has announced a bevy of downloadable content for Fallout 4, their open-world survival game.

The new add-ons run the gamut of content, including the Wasteland Workshop, the Far Harbor, and the Automatron. The $60+ worth DLC is going to be available for $49.99 via the season pass, a price hike from its original $29.99 (due to the extra amount of content). If you purchase the season pass prior to this, you won’t be forced to pay more. If you buy the season pass prior to March 1st, you’ll get the old price too.

If you want to get in on the action early, you can sign up for a closed beta over on the official Bethesda websiteIf you get selected to participate in the closed beta, you’ll get the DLC for free.

Bethesda is also adding free updates to Fallout 4, like the weapon debris for PC, and increased draw distances on consoles, among others.

Due to the amount of information, we’ve just copied the press release below:


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Automatron – Price: $9.99 USD | £7.99 GBP | $16.95 AUD – 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.

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Wasteland Workshop – Price: $4.99 USD | £3.99 GBP | $7.95 AUD – 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.

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Far Harbor – Price: $24.99 USD | £19.99 GBP | $39.95 AUD – 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.

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26 comments
  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    February 16, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Is it just me, or does the “build your own robot” and “build your own coliseum” sound like something modders can just add in the game?

  2. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    February 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

    That’s because it is.
    Shit I had a Deathclaw companion before.

  3. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    February 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Well remember that Bethesda tried to introduce paid mods to Skyrim. Since that didn’t go over well guess they said, FUCK IT, let’s just do it ourselves and charge for it!!!

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    February 16, 2016 at 11:19 am

    $50 season passes.

    And people wonder why most PC users don’t buy anything unless it’s dirt cheap in a steam sale, if not outright pirating it.

  5. JBeauregard
    JBeauregard
    February 16, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’m almost certain that some of the DLC was given the idea from modders. The price jump is sort of ridiculous, imo.

  6. Ste V B
    Ste V B
    February 16, 2016 at 11:22 am

    This sounds quite good!
    I always prefer new content to introduce a mechanic rather than locations or quests, though they’re always welcome too.

    One step closer to the GOTY . . . when I will actually buy the game :P

  7. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    February 16, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Wow, am I SO glad I didn’t buy this game…

  8. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 16, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Oh God dammit. I was sitting on the season pass waiting for an announcement and a price cut and the fucking pass goes up!? At least I can get it for the $30 price before March 1st.

  9. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    February 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Wasteland Workshop sounds awesome. “Now Fight…FOR MY AMUSEMENT!!!”

  10. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    February 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

    And so it begins, and I love every minute of it. There’s always gonna be whining about something, but for crying out loud, it’s cheap enough. I pay more at McDonald’s for lunch than this costs. And the sea adventure is gonna be awesome and totally worth it.

  11. OSad
    OSad
    February 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

    …you spend 50 dollars for lunch at McDonald’s?

    Holy fook mate how many big macs can you possibly shove down your gullet?

  12. John Smith
    John Smith
    February 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    When are they releasing mod tools for this game? fan mods are way better than this corporate cash grab

  13. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    February 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    The only decent thing here is the addition of an actual survival mod.

    Everything else looks like gimmicky garbage or addes content to the a base game thats awful.

  14. Jack
    Jack
    February 16, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Oy fucking vey
    These are just mods from NV and 3 that they are making you pay for, besides far harbor

  15. TophatKiyaki
    TophatKiyaki
    February 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Much as I’d love to jump on the corporate hate train for this one, we’ve already seen it back in 2012.
    It’s the exact same kind of thing as Hearthfire for Skyrim. They’re DLC “mods” to allow consoles the ability to do a little bit of the same shit PC people can do for free. They were trying to push that whole “Bethesda-net” thing that would allow modders to make their mods available for consoles back at E3, but it became rather quickly apparent that few modders would bother taking the time or effort to scale their shit downward to make it viable on inferior tech, coupled with the fact that lacking FO4SE would inevitably make it so that the “best” shit could never ever go to consoles.
    So this is what we get instead, a repeat of Hearthfire’s “a mod-DLC for console” scheme.
    Realistically, shit’ll end up being worth buying for PC users anyway, because modders will utilize the assets given in them to better their free additions, just like they did with Hearthfire.
    As for the price jump, I get the impression that the only one of these DLCs that was actually planned from the start was Far Harbor, as it’s the only one that resembles Bethesda’s usual DLC stylings. Hense, the price goes up because the Season Pass is actually offering more shit now than it was before.

  16. dathip
    dathip
    February 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Wasteland 2 workshop?? Lets GO. #PCMASTERRACE

  17. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Okay, just for shits and giggles, if anyone here still wants to get in on the Season Pass before it goes up any MORE, the cheapest place I can currently find is funstockdigital, who has it for $28.85:

    http://www.funstockdigital.co.uk/fallout-4—season-pass-steam-key-pc-download

    Add the promo code FEB-COUPAWP-20 at checkout to cut it to $23.08.

    If anyone finds a better deal, please enlighten us.

  18. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Hm… something doesn’t add up here.
    Automatron: 9.99
    Wasteland Workshop: 4.99
    Far Harbor: 24.99
    Total: 39.97

    Season pass? 49.99
    I hope this is just the “first round” of DLC offerings. If this is ALL the Season Pass offers, something greasy is definitely going on.

  19. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    February 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    That’s how Bethsoft has always done it. The best mod content ideas always coincidentally end up in the next game. Weapon Mod Kits? Sprinting? Robco Certified?

  20. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    February 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    “MacReady’s Killshot perk now calculates headshot percentages properly” NOOOOOOO!

  21. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    February 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    What about the G.E.C.K?

  22. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    February 16, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    They shouldn’t have increased the Season Pass price….

  23. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Guess I’ll wait to get the inevitable completed game for 20 bucks or less then.

  24. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    February 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    lmao that’s what you get for buying beth games on day one

  25. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    February 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    At least they played to the game’s ‘strengths’ and made a Valentine-centric expansion pack and missions. Can’t get enough of that clockwork dick.

  26. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    February 17, 2016 at 8:22 am

    1. $39.99 $50. The three addons cost $24.99, 4.99, and 9.99. Not sure where $50 comes from, unless that’s implying the season pass which should contain more, presumably…

    2. March, April, May is 3 months. A meal at McDonald’s costing on average $6.99 = 5.7x Eating at a McDonald’s or other fast food establishment 5-6 times in 3 months isn’t exactly continuity-shattering.

    3. I realize I didn’t actually clarify, but I was actually originally referring to the $4.99 Wasteland Workshop if referring to any one dlc.

    Either way, ‘Murica and all that.