The first of three announced DLC releases for Fallout 4 will be arriving on March 22, as announced by Bethesda Softworks today. A trailer was also posted on the company’s official website and YouTube channel, showcasing some of the intense mechanical action that we can expect from the new content.
This first expansion will feature a new quest line, in which the Lone Survivor will have to take on the Mechanist. He has launched an assault on the Commonwealth using his robot hordes, including the infamous Robobrain. Longtime fans of the series will be familiar with some of these names, and now they will appear in Fallout 4. Quests aside, the DLC will also give the Lone Survivor the capability to collect robot parts and build their own mechanical sidekick. Based on the trailer, it looks like there will be some interesting combat options to choose from.
Automatron is just the first in a series of three planned DLC packs to be released over the course of this spring. Fans of Fallout 4 can expect to see the other two, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor, to drop in April and May respectively. Bethesda boasts that the latter will feature the largest map they have ever built for an expansion. That would be quite an achievement, as the Shivering Isles and Solstheim were no joke. Stay tuned for more Fallout 4 coverage from the Outerhaven, and you can read our official review of the vanilla game here.