Fallout 4 DLC plans expanded; Season Pass price will go up to $50 on March 1

Fans of Bethesda Softworks's hit post-apocalypse RPG Fallout 4 for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 will be getting even more post-release DLC packs than originally announced. However, that means the game's Season Pass, which allows owners of the game to get all of its DLC packs, will get a price increase from $29.99 to $49.99 starting March 1.

That's the bad news. The good news is that there is time to get the Season Pass for the lower price and still get all of Fallout 4's DLC packs:

"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."

Bethesda has also revealed details of the first three DLC packs for Fallout 4. The first one, Automatron, will be out in March for $9.99 for non-Season Pass players:

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!

The second DLC pack, Wasteland Workshop, is scheduled for release in April for the stand-alone price of $4.99:

"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!"

Finally a big DLC pack, Far Harbor, is due out in May for the price of $24.99:

"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."

People who want to try out DLC packs before they are publicly released can sign up for closed beta testing at Bethesda.net. Finally, the Creation Kit for Fallout 4, which will allow players to create and/or play user-made mods, is still in the works, with Bethesda saying that it will have more details on these tools soon.

Check out our review of Fallout 4 for the Xbox One

Source: Bethesda Softworks

John Callaham