The second DLC for Fallout 4 was dated for released by Bethesda Game Studios on Tuesday. The Wasteland Workshop is coming in just one week and will let you finally live your dream of sending Preston Garvey into a death arena on the PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC.
Wasteland Workshop will hit the PC on Tuesday, April 12. The DLC costs $4.99 by itself or is included as part of the Season Pass. The PlayStation 4 just received an update to make it compatible for when the add-on launches. The Xbox One and PC are already up to date.
April 12 has quickly turned into a busy day this month. It is also the release date for Dark Souls III and Ratchet & Clank as well as free updates for The Division and Destiny.
“With Wasteland Workshop, you can 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 nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy and more.”
The accompanying trailer reveals even more than the official description of the Wasteland Workshop above. Those struggling with food in certain settlements, such as Starlight Drive, will be happy to know that garden plots are being added via the DLC. This gives Fallout 4 players more options when trying to feed their settlers beyond simply any available ground space.
The trailer also shows a decontamination arch. Although it will eat up two power when turned on, it nicely does away with any radiation poisoning players may be suffering from. New concrete floor pieces and wall pieces were also put on display.
A new set of defensive traps is also available to help defend settlements from attack. A Sawblade Trap, Spring Trap, and Spike Trap were all demonstrated.
Setting up arenas for creatures, raiders, and settlers to fight in will require cages to be built. Additionally, creatures will require the new Beta Wave Emitter to capture and put in cages. This can only be built once the Animal Friend and Wasteland Whisperer perks have been unlocked.
Finally, Bethesda has added cats. Yes, Wasteland wanderers will now have cats to compliment Dogmeat in the settlements.
Far Harbor will be the third Fallout 4 DLC and the first expansion to the campaign. It still targets a May release and will send players on a journey to the coast of Maine to navigate the conflict between the synths, the Children of the Atom, and the local townspeople. This expansion adds a huge new landmass to the game, along with new creatures, armor, weapons, and more. As such, it is the most expensive of the three announced DLC releases so far, at $24.99 when purchased individually.
Bethesda Game Studios has more planned beyond the first three Fallout 4 DLC add-ons. More expansions will be released through 2016 along with free updates to the game to make improvements. The revamped Survivor mode that is currently in beta testing on Steam is one of those planned free updates. This makes Fallout 4 an even tougher experience through the removal of fast travel, making combat more deadly and making disease and fatigue more impactful among other things.
The other planned free update is the eventual release of the Creation Kit. This is the official modding toolset for Fallout 4 from Bethesda and was last planned for an April release to the PC. It not only gives modders access to more of the game’s files but will also allow mods created for the PC to be shared with the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. This will be a curated experience, and Bethesda Game Studios has not detailed what will and what won’t be allowed when sharing mods to the consoles.
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