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Release Date: March 22nd, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Fallout 4: Automatron

Overview -

There has been a steady stream of news surrounding 'Fallout 4's DLC since its highly successful release last fall. In what was probably an unprecedented move, Bethesda changed the price of the season pass from $30 to $50 long after the game was released, promising even more content than the first three announced pieces. This is all in addition to the free modding support (purportedly coming to the Xbox One in May) and other optimizations and updates. $50 is quite a lot for a season pass, nearly the price of a new game, so Bethesda certainly has ambitious promises to keep. 'Automatron' is the first piece of season pass DLC, or can be purchased à la carte for $9.99.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
March 22nd, 2016

Video Review


The robot workbench is impressive and all the pieces can fit together into an exhaustive variety of character models. The system has few serious bugs, even when strange upgrades are welded together. The other new assets are interesting, like The Mechanist’s armor, the intimidating Ahab, and the creepy new Robobrains. There are also a few outlandish additions like the assaultron head pistol, which does massive damage but also floods its user with radiation, and eyebot helmets.

Audio Review


No new music, but the voice acting and sound effects are of the standard 'Fallout 4' quality (that is to say, very good).

Final Thoughts

'Automatron' is on the smaller side of DLC, but still a bright beginning for what is hopefully an outstanding season of 'Fallout' DLC. The quick and somewhat forgettable mission material is buoyed by strong crafting elements and a more player-oriented approach to companions. I would recommend it even at its separate price point.