It really doesn’t seem like all that long ago that I was writing fervently about the commencement of Bethesda’s Fallout 4 DLC season. I mean heck, the game has dominated my keyboard (and indeed console) for what seems like an age, and I feel that it is no under-exaggeration to say that I have shamelessly lost sight of both the gaming world and the real one underneath a substantial pile of bottle caps and broken Ghoul bodies. Luckily, however, it has actually been just under a month since my addiction worsened, and yet already Automatron seems like a distant memory as I turn my hungry gaze toward the latest release from the studio behind the Fallout series, Wasteland Workshop, which marks the second installment in what will be a very long season of add-on content. And although I will admit I was a little put out by the lack of huge, armor-clad robots with anger issues, Wasteland Workshop is certainly set to keep the creative types – myself included – happy for another month or so.
Ah good. Finding arable land had been SUCH a trial up until now…
So what’s it all about?
The latest DLC pack includes an expansive variety of new settlement customization options, including tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy, concrete construction materials, farmable plots of land, new fencing, and so on and so forth. The pack also features the ability to capture and cage the inhabitants of the Commonwealth, from creatures to humans, and have them face off in arenas of your own creation or simply hang around as a souvenir of your travels, and even a few nasty traps to ensure that those damn Greenskins stay away. Do not expect any new missions, characters, or even inventory items; this add-on is dedicated solely to the workshop function, and as a result is somewhat less intricate than its neighbors (call it a filler, rather than a killer). That’s not to say that it doesn’t look fun though. Take a look:
Wasteland Workshop is certainly not the most ambitious of Bethesda’s planned DLC for Fallout 4, and for that reason you’ll be glad to hear that it isn’t as pricey, falling at USD $4.99 (GBP £3.99) compared to Automatron‘s USD $9.99 (GBP £7.99). Of course, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have bought the season pass, in which case it’ll be yours already. Actually, scrap that: if you’re anything like me, you won’t be reading this. You’ll be stuck in, attempting to lure a Deathclaw into a cage or writing your name in neon lights.
Fallout 4‘s second DLC, Wasteland Workshop, is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.