The fourth load of Fallout 4 [official site] DLC is here and it’s another small one. Following the big new hunks of story and land in Far Harbour, they’ve gone back to small mod-like stuff with the Contraptions Workshop add-on. Released last night, it adds new mechanised doodads for settlements like conveyer belts, logic gates, and so on for your architectural amusement. But if you want more quests and whatnot, the next big DLC for you will be Nuka-World in August.
Here’s the blurb from Bethesda:
“Machines that sort! Machines that build! Machines that combine! With Fallout 4 Contraptions, use conveyer belts, scaffolding kits, track kits, even logic gates to construct crazy and complex gadgets to improve your Wasteland settlements. The Contraptions Workshop also includes all-new features like elevators, greenhouse kits, warehouse kits, fireworks, armor racks and more!”
It’s not big or exciting but I do still like the idea of Bethesda making mod-like stuff at professional quality with art assets which fit right into the game’s style. Though some player reviews are griping that some of the Contraptions Workshop’s additions are buggy which, er, isn’t great. Come on, gang, do it right.
Next up is the Vault-Tec Workshop DLC in July, which will let folks design their own Vaults and run little social experiments on settlers in that cruel Vault-Tec way. Then August will bring Nuka-World, a ruined amusement park ruled by bandits. Oh, and apparently you can “Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will.” Okay, that sounds pretty cool.
Contraptions Workshop is on Steam for £3.99/4,99€/$4.99. It also comes in the DLC Season Pass which costs – lawks! – £39.99/49,99€/$49.99.
Here, you can see bits of this and the future DLC in Bethesda’s E3 presentation: