Return to the Commonwealth with today’s reveal trailer for Automatron, the first Fallout 4 DLC pack launching across consoles and PC on Tuesday, March 22.
Priced at $9.99 as a standalone download, Automatron is part of the RPG’s three-part Season Pass – a post-launch story that has grew in the telling, judging by the recent price hike. Before Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor touch down in April and May, respectively, players will be on the hunt of a devious and indeed mysterious Mechanist, who is plotting a robot uprising on the irradiated plains of the Commonwealth.
Bethesda pitched the add-on content as so:
In Automatron, 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 such as the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices! (For characters level 15 or higher.)
Late last month, those pricing changes will revealed as part of the studio’s strategy for an “expanded DLC plan, meaning that the price of the season pass increased “from the current $29.99 to $49.99 USD (£24.99 to £39.99 GBP; $49.95 to $79.95 AUD).”
Whether that pricing jump is justified will ultimately be told across the release of Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor, but fans will be able to sample the first chapter in Fallout 4‘s post-launch content rollout on March 22.