PSA: Last Chance to Get Fallout 4's Season Pass Before Price Hike

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PSA: Last Chance to Get Fallout 4's Season Pass Before Price Hike

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After this weekend, the cost of Fallout 4's season pass will go up $20.

Hey folks, got a quick PSA for all you Fallout fans: this weekend is your last chance to pick up Fallout 4's season pass can buy the pass for $29.99 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/166441-Fallout-4-Season-Pass-Price-Increase-and-DLC-Details#&gid=gallery_5716&pid=1], which guarantees all future content that will be released for the game.

On March 1, that price will jump up an extra $20 to $49.99. The reasoning behind this jump is apparently, Bethesda's DLC plans are a lot more grandiose than originally projected, and the developer claims that it now has $60 worth of DLC [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/166441-Fallout-4-Season-Pass-Price-Increase-and-DLC-Details#&gid=gallery_5716&pid=1] in development for the game.

We've only got details on the first three pieces so far: Automatron, arriving in March, introduces robot building and "a horde of evil robots" to the game. Robots will be built by combining collected parts, including limbs, weapons, and armor. Wasteland Workshop follows in April with new construction options for settlements, including traps to capture enemies for later use in gladiatorial combat.

Finally, May's Far Harbor will take players out of the Commonwealth and off the coast of Maine to look for a secret colony of synths. Boasting what Bethesda says is the largest landmass the company has yet created for an add-on, it will feature new settlements and creatures, along with faction quests in a story which puts a town in the middle of a conflict between the synths and the Children of Atom.

Source: Steam [http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/404090/]

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Josh123914

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Question: I've had a PS4 for about 2 months now but don't pay for the PSN. Can I buy DLC and this season pass without having to pay for the online subscription?
 

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Josh123914 said:
Question: I've had a PS4 for about 2 months now but don't pay for the PSN. Can I buy DLC and this season pass without having to pay for the online subscription?
yes you just need a psn account and you can make it and buy it on your computer
 

Souplex

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I have high hopes, but I don't really care about Wasteland Workshop.
Please don't have anyone mess with brain in Far Harbor. People have already messed with my brain in Point Lookout and Old World Blues.
Leave my brain alone!
Why do they bother with the option to spare the guy who messed with my brain? Tobar, Benny, and the Think Tank all get what's coming to them.
 

Canadamus Prime

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Season Passes can go die in a fire as well as every Publisher that uses them.

Edit: As well as anyone who actually BUYS the season passes, thus encouraging this shit.
 

Lightspeaker

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Yeah...no. Waiting for the GOTY edition.

For one I already have an ENORMOUS backlog of stuff to watch/read/play.

For two this is a pretty obscene extension of the abuse that is the whole season pass thing, an awful practice in the first place.
 

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canadamus_prime said:
Season Passes can go die in a fire as well as every Publisher that uses them.

Edit: As well as anyone who actually BUYS the season passes, thus encouraging this shit.
normally i would agree but in this case i absolutely adore the base game and already know i will be purchasing all the dlc for it so its value for money for me

im looking forward to the robot expansion and extra construction options but yeah a fighting arena doesnt really fit how i normally build settlements.. hmm maybe a zoo?

the first story dlc looks interesting and big so thats good
 

TheSapphireKnight

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Or I can just wait for a Steam sale like I did for the Skyrim DLC and get it for that same price or less without having to buy a season pass.
 

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TheSapphireKnight said:
Or I can just wait for a Steam sale like I did for the Skyrim DLC and get it for that same price or less without having to buy a season pass.
All while avoiding the lame DLC.
 

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I do appreciate the warning on your end. But I don't like being strong-armed into buying something I'm still not sold on nor have barely any info on because it suddenly became more valuable.
 

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I bought it the other day because my two other options were to either buy all the DLC as it came out or do what I did for New Vegas and wait three years for there to be a sale on the DLC on the XBL marketplace. Neither of those two options appealed to me I I figure I'm going ahead and saving myself some money now instead of later. I can at least take some pride in the fact that I waited to get in until I actually knew at least what some of the DLC was going to be before getting it as opposed to getting the season pass as soon as it was availible.
 

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Why so serious? I this thread reeks of being a paid advertisement. This wouldn't be the first.
 

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008Zulu said:
TheSapphireKnight said:
Or I can just wait for a Steam sale like I did for the Skyrim DLC and get it for that same price or less without having to buy a season pass.
All while avoiding the lame DLC.
the best part about the skyrim dlc is that the people who bought it vanilla still get charged more for the dlc on sale than just buying the legendary edition on sale

pretty much punishing the early adopters until the end of time
 

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Well, I just bought it, since I was going to get all the DLC anyway. $43 in Aussie currency. Doesn't seem like much of a deal, but it's better than being $US20 higher.
Why can't Steam fucking show us the prices in local amounts?
 

RicoADF

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Meh, was going to wait for the steam sale to get the DLC anyway, DLC is not worth $30 let alone $50.
 

Nazulu

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The developer says they have $60 worth of DLC coming up? Fuck Off! How about actually showing everything so people can decide it's worth before throwing money into it.

Well, I guess Bethesda wants to be thrown on the shit heap with the rest of the scum. The big developers always seem to get worse and worse.
 

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OH CRAP thank you Steve! I totally forgot. Going to go buy now.

Oh boo hoo season pass such ripoff. It costs as much now as the first DLC will cost later.

You're still going to get the DLC pack 2-3 years down the line and think it's a great deal at 60% off on Steam sale! Wow, aren't we a savvy consumer. Meanwhile getting it now before March 1 is almost as good.

It's good if I know for a fact I'm going to end up getting every piece of DLC the game makes. It's a gamble sure, but there's a lot of potential savings in this case.
 

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I was thinking of possibly buying it before they announced the price hike, now they can go fuck right off.
You can't make your practices even worse when CD Projekt Red showed you up in EVERY SINGLE ASPECT of game design.
 

Remus

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So Fallout 4 will have X-Men DOFP style? Oh my stars and garters, color me blue with intrigue.
 

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No. No. No. Being told that if you don't gamble now, then you will pay at least twice the amount later on for waiting to see if it's worth it... so therefore you should totally put your money down on this something you have absolutely no idea on...reeks of a fool's game. I can be pretty foolish, however, i'd sooner spend my money on a heavy night out that may end in any manner of ways, at least then i would have an interesting story and a clue on how to prepare for the after effects.
 

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Just an FYI: Green Man Gaming has a 20% off voucher code you can use to purchase the Season Pass from their site. I got mine for $24--uploaded the code to Steam and everything.

Anyone who wants all the DLC will buy a Season Pass so they don't miss any additonal content, or wait for a Game of the Year Edition. I'm one of those people who usually waits for a GOTYE so I am glad I was able to find the Season Pass even cheaper before the price hike.
 

Zydrate

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canadamus_prime said:
Season Passes can go die in a fire as well as every Publisher that uses them.

Edit: As well as anyone who actually BUYS the season passes, thus encouraging this shit.
What if I like the product and want access to more later down the line? I like FO4 and with 122 hours played, I'm ready for more content. No complaints here.
I don't buy Season Passes for every game I get. Call of Duty comes to mind, I don't really need every weapon skin under the sun.
 

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Zydrate said:
canadamus_prime said:
Season Passes can go die in a fire as well as every Publisher that uses them.

Edit: As well as anyone who actually BUYS the season passes, thus encouraging this shit.
What if I like the product and want access to more later down the line? I like FO4 and with 122 hours played, I'm ready for more content. No complaints here.
I don't buy Season Passes for every game I get. Call of Duty comes to mind, I don't really need every weapon skin under the sun.
It's the principle of the thing. Season Passes are a trend that needs to stop! However it's not going to stop unless people stop buying them. Besides what other product would you buy sight unseen? I can't think of one.
 

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Well,

Unless Obsidian gets another shot at making a FO game Bethesda wont be getting a single dime from me.
 

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This is such a good marketing tactic that I wouldn't be surprised if it become common place in the future.

People will scramble to buy the season pass at what is now considered to be a bargain price even though it's essentially the cost of another game still. The decision to do this brings Fallout 4 to the top of people's list of buying games again if only for a short time. Brilliant.

Personally I'm just waiting for the inevitable game of the year edition that include everything for 20 dollars since I'm okay with waiting 2-3 years to play this game.

I fully expect the bump in sales from this to prompt other AAA to do the same thing in the future though. Even if this was genuinely a happy accident from the start it's sure to have made them a bundle from impulse buyers and people on the fence.
 

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canadamus_prime said:
Zydrate said:
canadamus_prime said:
Season Passes can go die in a fire as well as every Publisher that uses them.

Edit: As well as anyone who actually BUYS the season passes, thus encouraging this shit.
What if I like the product and want access to more later down the line? I like FO4 and with 122 hours played, I'm ready for more content. No complaints here.
I don't buy Season Passes for every game I get. Call of Duty comes to mind, I don't really need every weapon skin under the sun.
It's the principle of the thing. Season Passes are a trend that needs to stop! However it's not going to stop unless people stop buying them. Besides what other product would you buy sight unseen? I can't think of one.
I've only really been let down by one season pass so far, Shadow of Mordor. Great game, very very weak DLC. That wasn't Bethesda however.
 

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The problem I find with DLC is that it isn't even really worth the $10 a piece anyway.
I played the FO3 DLC about once each. Aside from the story elements, you basically rush through it and all you end up with is a bunch of over powered unique weapons and armor to take back into the real game you never really needed to feel over powered to begin with. I don't even think I played all of the New Vegas DLC and I doubt I'm missing much anyway. Yay for Game of the Year 'free dlc included' edition.
The same is with other games too. Unless it has some high quality interesting costumes you want specifically for roleplaying purposes or alters the existing perk and leveling system significantly to warrant the price, I just don't care for the content DLC offers.

Things I do like spending money on have been League of Legend skins. Those are nice.
 

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Robot building and improved settlements are the core of 2 of the prospective DLC? Consider me massively underwhelmed - there isn't even a full set of modding tools available yet and the modders already have stuff like this that can be built in settlements:



Besides, a season pass for rumoured content from the company that brought us horse armour DLC? I'm gonna wait for the Game of the Year/legendary edition thanks!
 

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Disgusting. A rotten tactic to squeeze twice the mount of money for a game. I will not be buying season passes at any point. It is just milking customers. You cannot even see what you are paying for. More fool those who are pressured into buying, used car salesmen show more subtlety.

This "news story" smacks of paid advertising too.