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First DLC of Fallout 4 "Automatron" arrives next month

By now there's a good chance you've already explored much of Fallout 4's vast post-apocalyptic wasteland, and you might be looking for more. Well, there's good news: Bethesda has finally outlined the first batch of downloadable content for the game, and it kicks off next month.


The first add-on comes in the form of "Automatron," which launches in March for $9.99 and is described thusly:
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!
Following that, April will see the launch of a new feature called the "Wasteland Workshop" for $4.99. The add-on lets you capture live creatures, that you can either tame or pit against each other in battle. The DLC also includes new options for creating your wasteland settlements.


The big one, though, is "Far Harbor." Set to launch in May for $24.99, it looks to be the first proper expansion for the game, coming in the form of a new case for synthetic detective Nick Valentine. The expansion has you travelling to a new island off the coast of Maine, where you'll have to deal with both the local residents and traditional Fallout factions like the Children of the Atom and the synths. "‘Far Harbor' features the largest landmass for an add-on that we've ever created," Bethesda says.

If you purchased the DLC season pass for the game for $29.99, you'll be able to get all of this plus upcoming content as well. However, starting March 1st Bethesda is bumping the price up to $49.99 for new buyers — so if you want to check out everything that's coming, you'll want to act fast. "That this is only the beginning," Bethesda says of its DLC plans. "We have plans for more. More than $60 worth of new Fallout adventures and features throughout 2016."

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