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11 Things to Know About the Fallout 4 Automatron DLC



Now that the Automatron Fallout 4 DLC release has come and gone, we want to take a look at the important things Xbox One, PS4 and PC users need to know about deals, potential problems, and what’s next for Fallout 4.

As we push into the new year, Bethesda is busy updating Fallout 4 with bug fixes, enhancements and brand new content. The company recently rolled out a new Fallout 1.5 patch that brings additional fixes and support for the game.

The developer is also releasing paid content for Fallout 4 in the form of DLC expansion packs. Bethesda’s released three expansions including the $25 Far Harbor that takes games to a brand new piece of land off the coast of Maine.

Today we want to take a look at a few of the most important things to know, right now, about Bethesda’s Fallout 4 Automatron DLC.

Automatron was the developer’s first piece of Fallout 4 DLC add-on and it delivers new customizable robot companions and more to the Lone Wanderer and the wasteland.

We continue to see new Automatron DLC details emerge and today we want to outline all of those, and more for those of you looking to expand on your adventures in the Commonwealth. Here’s what you need to know.

Automatron Problems

Automatron Problems

The Automatron beta and 1.5 update wiped out a ton of Automatron problems but gamers are still running into an assortment of issues with the add-on.

Over the past few weeks, Bethesda's Automatron forums have been filling up with complaints about various issues ranging from problems with the quests to issues with robot customization to crashes and freezes. 

We ran into issues with sound, frame rate issues inside Automatron's final dungeon on Xbox One, and robots falling through the ground. To name a few.

Bethesda's initial 1.5 patch addressed some of the glaring Automatron issues but problems persist on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. 

While the developer has released new versions of the 1.5 update, none of them have been focused on fixing Automatron issues. Instead, they've been focused on mods. 

We expect Bethesda to roll out additional fixes for DLC in the future but for now, take a look at our list of fixes for common Fallout 4 problems for a potential remedy. 

You'll also want to continue to look for and report Automatron problems so Bethesda's engineers can tackle them in future updates. 



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    • Black Mesa Scientist

      02/20/2016 at 1:34 pm

      Why do you scam?

      • Joshua Ruiz

        03/03/2016 at 11:36 am

        Because he works for the institute

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          03/18/2016 at 11:51 am


        • Space urta

          03/20/2016 at 10:03 am

          God damn synths

        • Brian Rommel

          03/20/2016 at 8:18 pm

          Sounds like something a synth would say.

      • Johan Marais

        03/22/2016 at 12:16 am

        Can anyone perhaps inform when the mods will be coming out for console, can’t wait for that, wtf lol?????

        • Dave

          03/27/2016 at 12:00 pm

          I’ve seen tweets that say the Creation Kit should drop in April for PC around the same time Wasteland Workshop is released, then they’ll port mods to Xbox around a month after that. PS4 users should get it a month after Xbox. There is no exclusive deal for any platform but PS4 gets it last because Xbox is based on Win10 so it’ll be easier to make the modding system work for Xbox. They generally release new info on the Bethesda twitter account so keep an eye out if you’re a twitter user. :)

    • Jody Meadus

      03/20/2016 at 10:32 am

      I can bet she doesn’t

  2. Benjamin Isaacs

    02/20/2016 at 11:26 am

    so now mission based DLCs?

    • Brian Rommel

      03/20/2016 at 8:20 pm

      They are doing different types. Automatron does have a story attached but its mostly a gameplay pack. Far Harbor sounds like it will be more Story based.

  3. fatmankiller177

    02/25/2016 at 4:06 am

    Okay yeah thanks, but the season pass works for all the dlcs not just the ones coming out this it says it on the description of the pass.

    • LordxNoctis

      02/26/2016 at 9:10 pm

      Dude, it said “It will also get you all of the unannounced DLC that Bethesda plans to release later this year.” It’s a season pass, so if they do release DLC in 2017, I’m sure you’ll have to pay for it or a new season pass will be released.

      • The Man 123

        02/29/2016 at 4:18 pm

        here is the description from steam, “Winner of Best of Show E3 2015, get the Fallout 4 season pass and get all Fallout 4 DLC for one S.P.E.C.I.A.L. price.”

        • NCM (@Victoryoftheppl)

          03/01/2016 at 6:45 am

          Actually, he is correct a season pass is generally a years worth of DLC. Which is why they call it a season pass because more than likely, the company is going to release during each of the seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). A perfect example of this would be Telltales TWD (note the release date of each episode) or L.A. Noire (who started the concept of Season Pass). I don’t think Bethesda is going to push beyond 4 DLC’s. But who knows.

          • Matthew J Barnes

            03/01/2016 at 8:03 am

            Nah dude, they just give you all the seasons. I got the season pass for Evolve, the only thing I didn’t get was Behemoth.

          • Cody Puckett

            03/18/2016 at 3:30 am

            They are releasing 6 dlcs

      • John Hankman

        03/01/2016 at 6:52 am

        The Seasons Pass will get you all the DLC they will ever release for Fallout 4. This is not Evolve, they are not releasing multiple season passes! Also, Noctis! can;t wait for FFXV

  4. Nick

    02/28/2016 at 4:04 pm

    Well I hope Bethesda release alot more DLCs both content add ons and new regions.

  5. Devin

    03/01/2016 at 1:41 pm

    The fact that they called your character “lone wanderer” in this article, kind of pissed me off. Your character in Fallout 3 was the lone wanderer your character in Fallout 4 is the sole survivor.

    • Ty

      03/01/2016 at 2:30 pm

      Technically not… Because, if you play the story line then you know that you aren’t the sole survivor… You’re looking for your son. Which makes you another survivor… And, there are ghouls that were alive since before the war.

      • European234

        03/03/2016 at 4:09 am

        Well maybe it means the survivor of that vault. So the ghouls don’t count. Even then though the child is another survivor. So u are right the sole survivor is not sole.(spoilers) Although the father dies in the end anyways so when you pass the game you are the sole survivor.

      • Brian Rommel

        03/20/2016 at 8:23 pm

        Fallout 4’s Player character is known as the sole survivor.

  6. Ty

    03/01/2016 at 2:26 pm

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I want your DLC all inside bmy (x)box!!!

  7. Brii

    03/02/2016 at 1:21 pm

    It’s The Sole Survivor the Lone Wanderer is a completely different person who even visited Boston while the survivor was frozen

  8. Christopher Donald

    03/19/2016 at 5:47 am

    If you don’t mind game “cheats” and exploits here’s a guide for building maxed out base characters to use for the new DLCs. Some spoilers if you haven’t played much yet but mostly spoiler lite:

  9. Drake White-Bergey

    03/19/2016 at 2:13 pm

    Where will Automatron be released? Will it be at Gamestop perhaps?

    • Justin Green

      03/19/2016 at 9:16 pm

      Of course not. Download from applicable store correct for your console/ PC.

    • Brian Rommel

      03/20/2016 at 8:24 pm

      Gamestop may have download cards available.

  10. KarlfromtheWalkingDead

    03/21/2016 at 2:13 am

    10-12 are the only important parts of this article. the rest is shit.

  11. ShawnDubya

    03/21/2016 at 12:33 pm

    Did they have season passes that came with the game when you bought it? My copy has an “all access seasons pass” card inside the case… I email Bethesda about it but got some generic response

  12. vanitylicenseplate

    03/21/2016 at 3:55 pm

    Crap article

  13. Jim Hager

    03/22/2016 at 7:11 am

    well todays the 22nd and its not there on the playstation store or with the game.. what gives

  14. Donschei

    03/22/2016 at 12:42 pm

    Just got the dlc in Norway :) found it om Xbox store

  15. Wanderer

    03/24/2016 at 7:02 pm

    As a note, Automatron has a slight bug in the XBOX One version: Taking an Automatron you create for a companion glitches the companion system, causing your previous companion to enter Limbo, while the created Automatron cannot be dismissed. This can be fixed by taking another companion, at which point the normal companion system reasserts itself and the dismissed companion returns to the game.

  16. Azryan

    03/27/2016 at 6:39 pm

    Bethesda still not explaining why there is a delay for asian regions. So irresponsible!!

  17. ThisArticleIsBullshit

    04/01/2016 at 1:27 pm

    This is just a bunch of useless shit that no one cares about

  18. Liam

    04/02/2016 at 2:21 am

    Glitch in the final quest where if you take a created companion into the mechanist lair they will disappear from the game forever. I found reloading to before the quest sometimes fixes the problem.

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