A complete guide for Fallout 4: Automatron DLC.
Bethesda are known for their excellent post launch support for their titles, so it should surprise no one that the first bit of DLC they prepared for Fallout 4, Automatron, is actually really damn good. Automatron is one of the smaller bits of DLC for the game (Far Harbor, which is the last bit of DLC that Fallout 4 will get under the first wave of the Season Pass, is actually the crown jewel of the bunch)- it adds robotic enemies to the game, and also lets you modify and create your own custom robotic companions.
If you got Automatron, you probably want to get a handle over everything it has to offer. In spite of everything, Automatron has a lot to keep track of, so you might need some help and direction with where you want to go. That’s what this guide is for.
Robot creation is the big selling point of Automatron– the entire idea is that you can salvage parts from enemy robots and create your own custom robotic buddies. This is actually a simpler task than you think- it’s basically integrated extremely extensive crafting mechanics.
At the beginning, you will be able to create basic robots. A basic robot needs the following components to be created:
Dismantle junk to get these parts if you don’t have them- later on, you can destroy enemy robots and harvest parts from them.
This only nets you basic robots, however- you will need mods if you want to have enhanced robotic allies and companions.
Robot creation lets you create some basic robots, but to be able to take your electronic pals to the next level, you need to be able to fit them with mods. How do you find mods?
The Tesla armor is a new kind of Power Armor added to the game. It serves as a variant of the T-60 armor from the base game, and it comes with a special weapon called the Tesla Rifle, which is basically a godsend for you if the simple act of actually aiming your weapon takes a lot out of you.
The Tesla Armor and Tesla Rifle can both be obtained during a normal playthrough of Automatron:
Fallout 4: Automatron brings with it its own Holotape game! The game is called, in an instance of meta-awareness, Automatron, and it pits you against endless waves of enemies. The longer you survive, the better! Which basically makes it better than a whole host of modern games released today:
SALVAGED ASSAULTRON HEAD
The Salvaged Assaultron Head is Legendary, rare weapon in Fallout 4: Automatron. It’s found in in Fort Hagen Hangar, during the Headhunting quest:
These Robot Hemlets can be retrieved from the bodies of Rust Devils in Fort Hagan Hangar (which you will get to naturally over a playthrough of Automatron‘s story during the Headhunting quest):
ACHIEVEMENTS AND TROPHIES
Yes, of course Fallout 4: Automatron adds its own Achievements/Trophies to the base Fallout 4 experience. There are five new Achievements/Trophies you can waste a lot of your time trying to hunt down:
Complete Mechanical Menace (Story Mission, refer here.)
Complete Headhunting (Story Mission, refer here.)
Complete Restoring Order (Story Mission, refer here.)
Unlock 10 Robot Mods
The Most Toys
Build 10 Robot Mods