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Bethesda's finally opened the vault door on its downloadable content plans for Fallout 4, and to be honest, they sound pretty interesting. The open world adventure will be getting three confirmed slices of DLC in the relatively near future, with more coming further down the road.

However, we should start by pointing out that the publisher's taking a different approach to additional content this time around. As it stands, the plan seems to revolve around supporting Fallout 4 with both traditional expansions and smaller bits and pieces: the former will add new locations and storylines, while the latter will bring various changes to the Commonwealth that we know and love.

The first DLC, Automatron, will launch in March. Priced at £7.99/$9.99, this will bring the Mechanist to the wasteland along with his horde of horrible robots. Apparently, you'll be able to kill these troublesome 'bots and take their parts, which you can then use to craft your own fully customisable mechanical 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!" the official site states somewhat enthusiastically.

Next up is The Wasteland Workshop, which will be going cheap at £3.99/$4.99 in April. Reading the official description, we'll admit that we're not entirely sure what this actually is. At a glance, it seems to be DLC that expands the existing workshop system, allowing you to set cages and capture wild wasteland beasties. "Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers," the post states. Intriguing.

Last but not least, the game's first main expansion will release in May. Named Far Harbor, you'll be travelling to a an island off the coast of Maine that's doused in radiation. There, something big is brewing between synths, the Children of Atom, and the locals - hopefully this means plenty of player choice. Of course, there's also mention of powerful new armour, weapons, and mods in an attempt to get your lust for loot pumping. Far Harbor is unsurprisingly the most expensive add-on of the bunch, priced at £19.99/$24.99.

Obviously, it goes without saying that all of this is included in the title's season pass. Speaking of which, be sure to check out this article if you plan on buying it, as the current price is about to jump.

What do you make of all this? Do the smaller bits of DLC sound like little more than glorified mods, or are you desperate for an excuse to jump back into the Commonwealth? Take some hype readings in the comments section below.

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[source bethesda.net]