We’re likely just a week or so away from Fallout 4‘s first pack of downloadable content (DLC), Automatron.
Some details on the DLC’s achievements have leaked, so what’s coming in Automatron?
If you can’t view the video – According to Bethesda, in Automatron, “The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!” While other details remain scarce, the achievements for the DLC have leaked, and are available to view on Steam, among other sources. These achievements do shed a little light on what we’ll be doing in the new expansion pack, and it appears to be a lot of man-on-robot violence.
The new achievements include several for completing quests, and others for combat-related feats:
For “Headhunting,” players must complete the “Headhunting” quest. It’s not known exactly what this involves, but the image for the achievement depicts Vault-Boy aiming a pistol at a Robobrain, so we can safely assume many of them will die by our hand.
Players unlock “Mechanical Menace by completing the “Mechanical Menace” quest, and the achievement image features Vault-Boy pounding on an eye-bot. It seems The Mechanist will be using a lot of eye-bots to spread his or her message throughout the Wasteland. Hopefully, this also means we’ll be able to keep an eye-bot as a companion and mod it.
For “The Most Toys,” players must build ten robot mods. This is exciting, because it implies we can build the mods, not just find them as post-combat loot. Start saving your aluminum and circuitry now.
To unlock “Restoring Order,” players must do just that – which likely means eliminating The Mechanist and his or her army of robots. This is probably the end-game achievement for the DLC. Interestingly, the achievement image features Vault-Boy pointing a pistol at the supposed Mechanist, which actually bears a striking resemblance to the Fallout 3 character of the same name. Is Scott Wollinski the real Mechanist? Is Fallout 4‘s Mechanist inspired by the Silver Shroud radio broadcast?
Lastly, there is “Robot Hunter.” To unlock this achievement, players must unlock ten mods for robots. It’s not known what unlocks robot mods, but in the achievement image, Vault-Boy is examining part of a destroyed robot with a magnifying glass.
Bethesda’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, Pete Hines, revealed via Twitter earlier this week that we’ll see a trailer launch for Automatron sometime close to the game’s release, which will probably provide more details on the plot of the DLC.
We’ll keep you updated on Automatron as we near the DLC’s release sometime next month.