Three months after the release of Fallout 4, the team at Bethesda Game Studios is ready to give you three new batches of content so that you can continue to survive in post-apocalyptic New England.
One of the latest add-ons is called “Far Harbor,” and it opens up a mysterious island of the same name off the coast of Maine. You arrive on the island on the premise of an ongoing case from Valentine’s Detective Agency, and your objective is to find a young woman. However, Far Harbor contains a secret colony of robots, or synths, that could pose a threat. On top of that, there’s a conflict brewing between the Children of Atom cult and the local residents. You’ll have to decide whether to help resolve the various issues among the groups or bring about more chaos to the unstable island.
The isolated area also contains high levels of radiation, which means more dangerous mutants to encounter on your journey. Aside from the story, “Far Harbor” also includes new quests, creatures, weapons and armor. According to the developers, the island is “the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created.”
Make New Friends, Capture Old Enemies
Fallout 4 already provides a few characters you can choose as a companion. These people help out in various ways, such as providing support in combat, finding new items or simply carrying extra loot for you. With the new “Automatron” content, the companion list increases with the addition of a robotic ally.
A surge of robots are unleashed on the wasteland by a figure called the Machinist. As you continue to hunt down these robots, you can scavenge their parts and use them to create your own robot companion. Just like the many suits of power armor, you can combine various limbs, armor and weapons (such the new lightning chain gun) to create your own unique robot. You can further customize it by painting it a specific color, and even give it a certain voice.
Once you’re done taking your robot out for a spin, you can focus on growing your own collection of exotic enemies with the “Wasteland Workshop” pack. With this add-on, you can create cages to capture live enemies that you can either tame or have them fight other creatures in a gladiator-style match. We’re not exactly sure how many cages you can create at one time, but there’s a potential opportunity for you to even make your own post-apocalyptic Jurassic Park. (Just make sure nothing escapes.)
If you’re still keen on designing your custom settlements, the “Wasteland Workshop” also offers new customization items such as tube lighting, various letter kits and a series of taxidermy animals.
Just The Start
The “Automatron” DLC will come out sometime in March for $9.99, and the “Wasteland Workshop” comes out the following month in April for $4.99. “For Harbor” is the most expensive of the three DLC packs at $24.99, and it comes out in May.
Bethesda Game Studios said that it will have more content for the upcoming year, which it said is a total value of more than $60. The price for the game’s season pass is currently at $29.99, but with the recent announcement of more than $60 of DLC on the way, the developers will increase the season pass price to $49.99 on March 1. If you still want to get all the DLC for $29.99, you can still buy the season pass at the lower price before it changes at the beginning of March.
In addition to paid content, the team is still hard at work to provide free updates to the game. One upcoming patch will include an improvement to the game’s highest difficulty, called “Survival,” which requires the in-game character to get more sleep, eat food, drink water, avoid diseases and take less damage in order to survive the harsher enemies and elements of the wasteland.
Work also continues on the Creation Kit, a tool that allows you to create and share various mods within the game. However, the developers didn’t provide a specific release date for the Survival mode improvement or Creation Kit update, but they did assure fans that more news is coming soon.