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Fallout 4 DLC revealed, season pass price hike announced

Far Harbor stands out in first series of add-ons.

Bethesda has revealed the first wave of add-ons for Fallout 4 and confirmed a price hike for the season pass.

In a post on Bethesda.net, Bethesda announced add-ons Automatron, Wasteland Workshop and Far Harbor.

Automatron, out in March 2016 for £7.99, revolves around the Mechanist, who releases evil robots into the Commonwealth. The Robobrain, last seen in New Vegas, returns. Also, you can build and mod your own custom robot companion. There are hundreds of mods, Bethesda said, as well as the new lightning chain gun.

Wasteland Workshop is out in April and costs £3.99. This lets you design and set cages to capture live creatures, from raiders to Deathclaws. You can tame them and have them fight each other, as well as against your settlers. This add-on also includes new options for your settlements.

Far Harbor, which costs £19.99 and is out in May, sounds like the most substantial add-on. It's a new case from Valentine's Detective Agency, and involves searching for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. You travel to the island of Far Harbor which suffers from higher levels of radiation and, as a result, is "a more feral world". There is a conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom and the locals.

Bethesda said Far Harbor is the largest landmass for an add-on it's ever created, and has new faction quests, settlements, creatures and dungeons. There's also new higher level armour and weapons.

Meanwhile, Bethesda said it has plans for even more DLC to be released in 2016, and so it's increasing the price of the season pass from £24.99 to £39.99 on 1st March 2016. If you've already bought the season pass nothing changes. You get everything at no additional cost. It's worth noting you have until 1st March to get the season pass at the current price, and you'll still get all the DLC.

Bethesda plans to run closed betas for each of the add-ons for consoles and PC. If you're accepted you'll get a code to redeem the content. The beta is the full version, and if you're selected you don't have to buy the add-on.

More patches are coming, too (hopefully one fixes the quest bug that's preventing me from finishing the game), as well as an overhaul of Survival Mode. And what about the Creation Kit? It's in testing, Bethesda said.