'Fallout 4' DLC News: Details of first paid expansion 'Automatron' revealed

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Bethesda had previously announced that “Fallout 4’s” first paid expansion would be arriving later this month, without any further details on what it would be, except that it would be about robots. A report in Game Informer recently outed that the DLC may be arriving soon after it noticed a 100-point boost in the game’s achievements, from the previous 1,000 points to 1,100 points. According to the report, the 100 points will involve five different achievements which players must reach in order to get the points.

The first paid DLC of the game is called “Automatron” and the report asserts that it may be arriving soon. The names of the five achievements were earlier leaked but no other details were included, according to another report in GameSpot, aside from the tag: “Robots, robots and more robots.”

In the DLC, a new villain character is introduced. He is called the “Mechanist” and is said to control a whole army of evil robots. One of the robots created by the Mechanist is called Robobrain, a menacing-looking robot with a huge brain. Players, on the other hand, can make use of the robot parts to make their own robots to defeat the Mechanist.

According to GameSpot, the DLC’s official description reads: “Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun.” Players can also customize their robot’s color scheme and even add a voice for it.

Players need to finish five achievements, three of which are linked to story missions (yet unidentified). According to the report, one of the achievements is “Robot Hunter” for 20 points which requires the player to unlock 10 Robot mods. Another one is “Restoring Order” for 20 points, which is linked to the “Restoring Order” story mission. Other story missions are “Mechanical Menace” for 20 points and “Headhunting” for another 20 points. “The Most Toys” achievement for 20 points will be achieved by building 10 Robot mods. The report also showed the accompanying artwork for the achievements.

“Automatron” will sell for $9.99 for the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 and the PC. It will be the game’s first paid DLC, which will be followed by two others: “Wasteland Workshop” in April and “Far Harbor” in May.