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Bethesda has held to their promise and have updated gamers on what the season pass will contain for its initial three DLC packs. And yes, the “initial” is not a mistake. Bethesda plans on expanding the season pass with additional DLC later in the year leading up to the end of 2016.
Game Informer does a breakdown of the new DLC, each offering something wildly unique to the gameplay and coming in at different prices. The cheapest Fallout 4 DLC is called Wasteland Workshop and it's priced at $4.99 if you decide to buy it outside of the season pass. It arrives in April.
The Wasteland Workshop adds an all new trap feature that allows you to capture NPC monsters and then pit them against each other in a deathmatch arena. Think of it as Pokemon meets Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome. The description also notes that there will be new settlement upgrades and customization features available as well.
The next item on the list is the Automatron DLC pack for $9.99. This adds slightly more content to Fallout 4 than what you get in the Wasteland Workshop. A brand new enemy is introduced who uses modular robots as his minions. He's called The Mechanist and it's up to you, the player, to hunt him down and deal with him. Along the way it's possible to kill the robots, dismantle them, grab some of their parts and then put together your own robot. This is likely going to be a very popular feature amongst robotics enthusiasts. It's like Medabots in the wasteland. This DLC will be made available in March.
The final of the first three big DLC packs is not only the most expensive, but it's also going to launch the latest. It's called Far Harbor. According to Game Informer, this drastically changes how you experience Fallout 4 due to the all new story-oriented content that will have you traveling to Maine as part of a Valentine's Detective Agency quest. Players venture along the coastline to examine what's happening further up north as they contend with radiation, synths and a new group that poses a potential threat called the Children of Atom. To deal with the new threats there will be new weapons, items and armor to help players along the way. This DLC is scheduled to go live in May and will cost $24.99 if you decide to get it outside of the season pass pack.
Speaking of buying season pass... according to the article, the pass will see a price hike from $29.99 to $49.99 starting March 1. This is a real bummer because the season pass is actually a righteous steal priced at $29.99 considering that it's just $5 more than Fallout 4: Far Harbor, plus you get the other two DLC packs included. Bethesda has decided that they would rather bump up the price and make it $49.99 because they actually have plans on including more DLC in the season pass leading up to the end of the year.
This is dangerous ground their treading on because I can easily see Electronic Arts and Ubisoft copying this tactic for their games as well, hiking up the price of the season pass while including things like decals, sticks and skin swaps.
I imagine Fallout 4's new DLC that hasn't been detailed for the season pass will get the spotlight at Bethesda's E3 conference on June 12 in Los Angeles, California. I guess we'll find out in June.