While maybe not the most popular installment of the Fallout franchise, Fallout 4 still did phenomenally well in generating Bethesda over $750 million in revenue on its first day alone. The title would continue to dominate the news cycle for the following weeks as players explored and discussed the game’s contents – for better or worse. DLC packs would later be released that introduced even more over the following months, with the final expansion, Nuka-World, arriving in late August of 2016.
Despite this success, it would be nearly a year before the studio would release details about the inevitable Fallout 4: Game of the Year (GOTY) Edition. The announcement, which arrived on August 10, revealed that the GOTY would include all six DLC packs, survival mode, a number of graphical improvements, and mod support.
The previously-released DLC packs include:
Automatron – A robot-themed expansion in which the player must venture forth and stop the antagonistic Mechanist from destroying the Commonwealth with a horde of evil robots. The DLC allowed players to create a wealth of new tools, from powerful modifications to armor and weapons to functional, defensive robots for the player’s settlements.
Wasteland Workshop – Unlike the former expansion, Wasteland Workshop forewent adding another new quest line and instead introduced a system of craftable cages and concrete structures that, among other things, granted players the ability to create their own gladiatorial arenas.
Far Harbor – This DLC added a brand new quest that would lead the player all the way to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where conflict had begun to brew between a colony of synthetics and the local residents. Far Harbor also came with new gear, including unique weapons and armor, as well as new, monstrous creatures.
Contraptions Workshop – Similarly to Wasteland Workshop, Contraptions added a number of new buildable objects to Fallout 4. Players who purchased this DLC pack could craft conveyor belts, scaffolding kits, elevators, and a whole lot more.
Vault-Tec Workshop – As if nostalgic for the frequently-horrific confines of the Vault, this expansion allowed players the ability to craft their own, complete with all the classic furniture, sealed doors, and unethical experiments of the original Vaults.
Nuka-World – The second expansion to introduce a new region to explore, Nuka-World opened the gates of the once-popular theme park to the player, who would encounter (and eventually lead) new occupants in the form of violent gangs of raiders.
Also available today is the considerably-more-expensive Fallout 4: GOTY Pip-Boy Collector’s Edition, which comes with a pocket guide, a Vault-Tec Perk Poster, and a wearable PipBoy – all for only $99.99. Otherwise, the standard GOTY Edition is available for $59.99 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.