Fallout 4 DLC Adds Creature Cages, Robot Hunters, and a Creepy Island

By Julian Benson on at

Bethesda has announced that it's working on three chunks of DLC to expand the wasteland: Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor.

Far Harbor is the largest of the DLCs; it adds a new area off the coast of Maine that you will travel to at the behest of Valentine's Detective Agency. According to Bethesda:

 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.

Far Harbor is due out in May and it's going to cost £19.99. That's quite a price tag for a DLC, hopefully it will be properly stuffed with things to do and see.

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The second largest DLC is Automatron. Coming out this March, it releases a horde of robots on the Commonwealth. It's on you to hunt down these mini bosses and kill them. It's basically Blade Runner, though with less philosophical soul-searching and more carving dead robots into parts to craft your own robot companions. Bethesda says you can "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 DLC is going to set you back £7.99.

It does have this nifty poster, mind:

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The second DLC is smaller, it's basically a new feature that lets you build cages to capture live animals, from deathclaws to bandits. Once you've caught monsters you can tame them and take them into battle. If you buy Wasteland Workshop you also get a load of new items to customise your settlements with. Wasteland Workshop will be out in April.

It, too, has an ace poster:

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Bethesda has also decided to increase its run of DLC. Everything above is what was promised in the original season pass, the new things which are being developed (Bethesda doesn't say what these are) means the studio is raising the price of the season pass from £24.99 to £39.99. If you already own a season pass then you will automatically get upgraded to the new one but if you've not bought it yet then you'll have to buy it at the new rate. The new rate doesn't come into effect until March 1st.

Oh, and here's Far Harbour's poster.

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Ok, they were all great.