Automatron Fallout 4 DLC Release: 5 Things to Expect & 4 Not To

The first Fallout 4 DLC release date will land in March. While we wait for the Automatron release date to arrive, this is what we expect and don’t expect from the Automatron release for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

In February, Bethesda confirmed a flurry of important Fallout 4 details. The developer confirmed a brand new Survival Mode. It confirmed some specifics regarding the mod tool for PC and the Fallout 4 mod release date for Xbox One and PS4.

The company also went into detail about its first three Fallout 4 DLC releases, one of which is set to arrive later on this month.

Bethesda’s first three Fallout 4 DLC add-ons include Far Harbor (May, 2016), Wasteland Workshop (April, 2016), and Automatron. Automatron is first in line and it will be coming to Fallout 4 Season Pass owners and retailers around the country later this month.

Bethesda’s finally confirmed some concrete details regarding the Automatron release date on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The first Fallout 4 DLC release date will land on March 22nd, just a few short days from now.

With a lot of questions still swirling around the Automatron release we want to do our best to explain what to expect and what not to expect from the first Fallout 4 DLC release and release date.

This roundup takes official Automatron details into account and it will help you set your own expectations as we push toward the official release.

Expect These Automatron Achievements

Expect These Automatron Achievements

Earlier this month, Bethesda released its Fallout 4 1.4 update for the PC. The update brought bug fixes, improvements to settlement attacks, and some new items for settlements. It also delivered support for Automatron.

The Fallout 4 1.4 patch adds support for Bethesda's upcoming DLC add-ons which meant that it needed to come to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 before the Automatron release. Bethesda already confirmed that that would be the case.

Last week, Bethesda finally released the 1.4 patch for the Xbox One and PS4. The 1.4 update for console (like the PC update) delivered achievements for Automatron. Expect these to stick after the release on March 22nd:

- Headhunting: Complete Headhunting.

- Mechanical Menace: Complete Mechanical Menace.

- The Most Toys: Build 10 Robot Mods.

- Restoring Order: Complete Restoring Order.

- Robot Hunter: Unlock 10 Robot Mods.

51 Comments

  1. Fred Wilkins

    03/03/2016 at 3:35 pm

    This was one disjointed article. Were drugs involved?

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    • craig33

      03/03/2016 at 11:28 pm

      I just wish Bethesda would take their fist out of their colons and give us the dates of the dlc releases. I am getting extremely tired of searching online every day and reading the same sodding articles. An actual date. That’s all I ask. If it’s 29th of march then fine. At least that’s something concrete to look forward to. They need to know that being mysterious about everything does not make them interesting or cool. Neither does wearable technology. I’m ranting because ive read this article numerous times.

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      • Ryan

        03/04/2016 at 9:25 am

        my thoughts exactly it’s killing me not knowing

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      • Damon Smith

        03/16/2016 at 4:31 am

        Get a life and go outside . I bet you’re just some kid

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    • Charles

      03/10/2016 at 5:19 pm

      Ok so now its the 10th of March and i still don’t know if i have the season pass or not? I bought and redeemed it in April …

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      • Jason Gardner

        03/18/2016 at 11:43 am

        If you bought it in April, then wouldn’t logic dictate that you do indeed have it?

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        • Charles Walters

          03/19/2016 at 3:49 pm

          Actually logic would dictate that i meant February not April cause it’s not April 2016 yet and FO4 was not released yet in April 2015… Duhhhh

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  2. Joe

    03/03/2016 at 5:23 pm

    There is no new information here. In fact, the beta for Automaton started like a week ago, the patch was already confirmed and on the Steam beta program. Telling people to expect bugs and no deals on dlc falls in the category of duh. This was simply click bait.

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    • N8

      03/03/2016 at 8:55 pm

      I second your comments. This article was a waste of the 200ish seconds it took to read.

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    • Zack Grutza

      03/04/2016 at 5:16 am

      well the beta only started on the pc lol still havent heard anything about the consoles yet

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  3. sandrateodora

    03/03/2016 at 7:04 pm

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    • Jeb

      03/04/2016 at 6:26 pm

      Your half sister is probably selling herself online

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      • phil

        03/11/2016 at 10:14 am

  4. Douglas

    03/03/2016 at 7:35 pm

    They need to make a respawning thing so the game can be fresh all the time

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    • Confused

      03/11/2016 at 6:01 am

      What the hell does this comment even mean? A respawning thing? Npc’s already respawn.

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  5. Innocence

    03/03/2016 at 8:30 pm

    Plenty of the things on here were old news, but that doesn’t stop me from being excited.

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  6. Eric Peterson

    03/03/2016 at 9:46 pm

    considering the consoles are next GEN….and fo4 is the same old crap….but we fork-out another 50 bucks for yet another glicth-ridded old GEN game…..NOT BUYing DLC…stuff it beth!!

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    • Wallace

      03/03/2016 at 10:28 pm

      How is this old gen it’s only on ps4 Xbox one and pc ? And glitch ridden? Having 4 days into it and not finding any major glitches doesn’t seem to bad to me , just sounds like you are a Bethesda hater.

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    • Ryan

      03/04/2016 at 9:29 am

      HEy buddy everybody has their opinion of fallout but it’s not the same old crap,it’s actually quite fun there’s plenty of other games to play instead of ripping on an amazing game

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    • James Whitehall

      03/04/2016 at 2:16 pm

      The consoles aren’t next gen, they’re current gen. Fallout 4 may not have the graphical fidelity of say, Call of Duty Black Ops 3, but it has eons of gameplay, a solid, not destructive fanbase, reaonably priced DLC which promises to add worthwhile content and near limitless potential for mods and expansions. While not perfect, its unfair to call it “the same old crap” when you probably bought Call of Duty, or Fifa, or Forza and thought it was stunning.

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    • Robert

      03/05/2016 at 11:16 am

      Eric. may you find your colon impaled by the hand of a deathclaw.

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    • Ryan

      03/08/2016 at 5:13 am

      I dont want to be rude but if you think its so bad then leave it to the people who like it to play it, and dont ruin it for others with your hate towards fallout/bethesda.

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    • Old people are stupid

      03/11/2016 at 6:02 am

      Ok grandma, go back to quilting.

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    • Homer

      03/11/2016 at 7:41 am

      Ok grandma go back to quilting.

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    • Dur Hur

      03/14/2016 at 5:28 am

      F4 is the most innovative game I’ve seen in a while. It did come out on only next gen comments so your wrong about that. Of course graphically F4 doesn’t push the limits of the PS4’s hardware capabilities, but there are soooo many great game play mechanics–you can’t have both!

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  7. Rio

    03/04/2016 at 12:13 am

    Next gen FO4 certainly is not, but its not exactly glitch ridden either.

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  8. Kenneth

    03/04/2016 at 12:55 am

    Why is it so damn hard to put out a release date on Their dlc. ” the automation dlc Will release in march, more details when nearing release date” well since where in march now, it would be Nice to hear that damn info, since We cant get any closer tid the damn release date given sofar.

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  9. Tazman

    03/04/2016 at 2:45 pm

    In March, after Feb, before April. Not to hard to figure out.

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  10. Adam

    03/04/2016 at 5:06 pm

    Commonwealths at is March 14 bet that’s when we see the dlc

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    • Randy

      03/05/2016 at 6:27 pm

      After the patch a few days beta release

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  11. james

    03/04/2016 at 6:45 pm

    They do need to announce a release date because it is getting old waiting but I’m pretty sure won’t be next week because they have not even released the patch for console

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  12. VaultTec

    03/05/2016 at 7:48 am

    Suddenly pineapples…

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  13. Jeremiah Luke Smith

    03/06/2016 at 10:08 pm

    A friend of mine at Bethesda told me that Automateon will be released Friday the 11th of March. She would not say why a Friday, but yay. It’s here this week!!!!

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    • Zak

      03/14/2016 at 1:35 am

      How did that work out for you then?
      I wish it was out already!

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  14. Uruncle

    03/06/2016 at 11:00 pm

    Damn clickbait. There’s no useful information at all.

    Reply

  15. Cleaverlandsteamer

    03/07/2016 at 3:59 am

    my mother makes $1000000 dollers a day dangling her balls in tom cruises mouth.click here to find out if its clickbait

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  16. Dan

    03/07/2016 at 9:22 am

    this whole website is a load of horse shit

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  17. Philip major

    03/08/2016 at 3:21 am

    Hi every body I got the season pass on the on the day it cam out in shops I am a little desaponted that they not bring any dlc out for the season pass but I was astonished that the price of the dlc had went up on 1th March to fifty pound I paid 30 pound Gbp for 40 pound of dlc and there going to be alot of add ons this does not count the three dlc if ya don’t like the game don’t buy it my self I don’t care when the dlc come out I be happy come out people forget that all games are the somewhere are still a year to go what thing do you think be out for the game in years time I have complete fifth in that the dlc will be good as the dlc on fallout new Vegas and fallout 3 and as a person that played fallout and skyrim so much my I think was in 1000houres on my xbox 360 to the point ti t ook 30 min to load my skyrim and fallout I was level 93 on Borth games what ever they bring out I will be vary happy and Bethesda and the games they make and I hope that they continue the great job and I love there games so much

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    • Jones

      03/11/2016 at 11:02 am

      Holy F…. What?!?….. Gret job pruff reeding no punchuation…. WINNING!

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    • Justin Green

      03/14/2016 at 10:24 am

      First learn to speak. Second Fallout 3 and NV had max level of fifty so 93 is bs.

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  18. Audreyjrisner

    03/08/2016 at 6:33 am

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  19. BoomingEchoes

    03/09/2016 at 11:09 pm

    Pretty bad article, and definitely didn’t need to be a slideshow since it said next to nothing.

    1. It says expect the patch on consoles first, then says in later slides that -since there is no exclusivity- there everything should be released on the same days… which is it? Make up your mind…

    2. No crap expect a beta for new content, if they didn’t do one then we’d certainly need to expect huge bugs (more on this later). What’s disturbing is that the beta is going to take place so close to release for a game that’s base components still have big bugs they’ve yet to fix. Doesn’t promote a lot of confidence in me. (I’ve beta’d a lot of games/software, this short window is troubling).

    3. Welcome to the world of tomorrow, where dlc is sold everwhere. Seriously, why is this a slide? Even if it wasn’t going to be sold through many outlets, what does it matter really when later you say not to expect discounts? The whole point of the competition is to promote better prices, but that won’t happen here; Bethesda made that a slim chance when they set pretty fair prices for the standalone dlc even before the pass price hike. Don’t like the pass price? Buy all 3 announced dlc standalone and save $10, but don’t come crying when more dlc comes and you and up paying more. Frankly the stand alone prices, as long as the big $25 dlc is worth it, are fair enough that the pass almost doesn’t need to be a thing (if you didn’t get it for its original $30)

    4. Don’t know why “expect bugs” is such a surprise that needs to be told for a game that still has so many in its base experience. Hell even the last patch didn’t fix what it was supposed to (just today I ran into disappearing text in early conversations with Preston.. which should have been fixed) so why expect dlc to be any better, even with a beta behind it? So many people have different experiences even though the game -as said in one of the slides- is practically the same across the board that it’s hard to say it is the same across the board. (Just looking at bug reports made on the fallout wiki, PC still seems to have the most, but that’s my rough tally). If you know Bethesda, then you know there will be bugs.. it’s common knowledge.

    5. Thanks for telling us that in the internet age we should expect a trailer. Welcome to the world of tomorrow.

    6. See my 1st point… all you’re doing is contradicting yourself

    7. See my 3rd point.

    8. Aside from what I already said about the subtle differences because of the bugs people experience, why would the versions be different? It’s not really that common of a practice any more to make different experiences (its also not cost effective) unless some big exclusivity deal is struck. There wasn’t one, so… again why are we here?

    9. Also well known is the fact that dlc doesn’t get sold physically. When it was, it was only because the digital distribution model was new and unproven. Don’t know why anyone would expect to see a physical dlc outting here. That shirt sure is nice though.

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  20. Angelatphoenix

    03/10/2016 at 6:10 pm

    Yes yess Raelly…!m­­­­­­­­­y f­­­­­­­­­r­­­­­­­­­i­­­­­­­­­e­­­­­­­­­n­­­­­­­­­d’s s­­­­­­­­­t­­­­­­­­­e­­­­­­­­­p-s­­­­­­­­­i­­­­­­­­­s­­­­­­­­­t­­­­­­­­­e­­­­­­­­­r m­­­­­­­­­a­­­­­­­­­k­­­­­­­­­e­­­­­­­­­s $85 /h­­­­­­­­­r o­­­­­­­­­n t­­­­­­­­­he co­­­­­­­­­mpu­­­­­­­­­ter . Sh­­­­­­­­­e ha­­­­­­­­­s be­­­­­­­­­en une­­­­­­­­­mplo­­­­­­­­­yed fo­­­­­­­­­r 8 mo­­­­­­­­­nt­­­­­­­­­hs bu­­­­­­­­­t las­­­­­­­­­t mo­­­­­­­­­nth he­­­­­­­­­r inco­­­­­­­­­me wa­­­­­­­­­s $20978 jus­­­­­­­­­t wo­­­­­­­­­rkin­­­­­­­­­g o­­­­­­­­­n th­­­­­­­­­e comp­­­­­­­­­ut­­­­­­­­­er fo­­­­­­­­­r a fe­­­­­­­­­w hour­­­­­­­­­s.
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  21. Kay

    03/10/2016 at 9:08 pm

    this article is WORTHLESS. Here is a quick little summary for you: guys don’t expect the sky to be red, oh did you know that trees… are GREEN?? WOOOOW

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  22. phil

    03/11/2016 at 10:16 am

    Some people who are just complaining just need to relax WE ARE GETTING DLC THIS MONTH WOOHOO

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  23. increasingthepace

    03/11/2016 at 10:58 am

    I’m also sick of checking every day to read the same stories too.

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  24. Zak

    03/14/2016 at 1:40 am

    So much Click-Bait on these so called ‘news’ sites,

    Basically –

    There is DLC coming
    The Beta testers will find bugs that will be fixed.
    The price of $10 isn’t likely to be slashed for any ‘deals’
    All platforms will have the same quests etc (like the whole game)

    Jeebus….

    I bet you call yourself a ‘Gaming Industry Journalist’ too.

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  25. Erin Tork

    03/14/2016 at 7:54 am

    Everyone it comes out on the 22nd of march it’s now posted on the Bethesda website. Yay!

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  26. dicks

    03/14/2016 at 9:11 am

    at $90 i will def not buy that rip off shit, reason is its only a few bucks off the price of the fallout 4 game ($98 -$99)

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  27. Jeffrey

    03/15/2016 at 6:13 am

    I am only at level 94 but I cannot work out how to staggle.
    Can someone help please?

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