Let's start off with the bad news first. For another two weeks, the Fallout 4 Season Pass will stay at $29.99. After March 1st, it'll jump to $49.99. Yeah. it's rare you hear DLC prices increasing afterwards, but here's another case. At least we have a two week window to purchase the Season Pass at its initial price, but it's still disappointing to hear Bethesda is raising the price.
The reason for the price raise? Bethesda is planning about $60 or more worth of DLC coming this year. They sent out details on the first first items and what they call their largest land mass added to one of their games to date.
Automatron, coming next month for $9.99, has you hunting down robots in the Commonwealth and allowing you to use their parts to build your own robot companion. Mix and match items as well as outfit it with custom paint jobs and designate the voice you want it to use. New weapons will also be introduced with this DLC.
Wasteland Workshop will be available in April for $4.99 and will let you capture the wild life of the Commonwealth, both human and non-human. You'll be able to pit them with each other or settlers in battle and there will be new options for settlement upgrades.
The big one will be Far Harbor coming in May. This one will retail for $24.99 and it's being billed as Bethesda's largest DLC to date. Go to the island of Far Harbor in this DLC, off the coast of Main. You'll be on the hunt in a new Nick Valentine case that will take you to the land as you search for a young women and encounter a secret society of Synths. Of course, new items and weapons will be available with Far Harbor.
There three aren't all that will be available, but just the beginning. Bethesda has said there will be more than $60 worth of DLC coming in 2016, hence their justification for increasing the price of the Season Pass. Let's hope that the majority of the DLC will be worth the new price increase.
Since Fallout 4 launched, we've been blown away by your support for the game. It stands as our most successful title ever and that couldn't have happened without you. It's been truly inspiring, the stories, images and experiences that you've created. And now it's time to share with you some of what we've been creating—our first series of add-ons: Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor.
Price: $9.99 USD
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!
Price: $4.99 USD
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!
Price: $24.99 USD
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.
And more important, this is only the beginning. We have plans for more. More than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and features throughout 2016.
Given the expanded DLC plan, the price of the season pass will increase from the current $29.99 to $49.99 USD on March 1, 2016. However, 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. 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 1st 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.
Want a chance to play these add-ons early? We'll be running closed betas for each of the add-ons for consoles and PC. 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 (complete with achievements) 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 recent weapon debris for PC, and increased draw distances for consoles, as well as more optimizations to gameplay and quests. 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, which will allow you to create and play mods absolutely free. We're currently testing both Survival Mode and the Creation Kit now, and more details will be forthcoming.
Thanks again for your continued support of Fallout 4. We can't wait for you to play more!