Fallout 4
Fallout 4's protagonist with his canine companion, DogmeatBethesda

Bethesda has teased that it will soon announce the first details of Fallout 4's DLC, telling fans of the post-apocalyptic RPG that news is "not far off". The gaming giant also announced that there will be a "complete overhaul" of the game's survival mode, which makes the game more challenging.

Bethesda's official Twitter account stated: "We know you're ready to learn what's coming for Fallout 4 DLC. We're not far off, and we think you'll be excited." A follow-up tweet said: "We're also doing a complete overhaul of Fallout 4 Survival mode. Food, sleep, diseases, danger and more. Stay tuned."

Fallout 4's DLC plan has been vague, but Bethesda has been selling Season Passes on the promise of DLC starting in early 2016. "Based on what we did for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim, we know that it will be worth at least $40 [£27.50], and if we do more, you'll get it all with the Season Pass," it said in a blog post last September.

In that same post Bethesda committed to releasing regular free updates as well, including the 1.3 patch that launched this week – which gave the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game a notable visual overhaul.

Bethesda has always been great at supporting its major Fallout and Elder Scrolls releases. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim received three major expansions, whereas Fallout 3 received five – it's the reason why players have been happy to purchase a season pass despite not knowing the details.

Fallout 4 was released in November 2015, mere months after its announcement at Bethesda's E3 press conference in June. It has been a huge success, but weren't overly enamoured with the game – our reviewer said: "For a near-20-year-old series to take two huge steps forward in 2008 and 2010, only to hardly make any progress in 2015, is galling. Go in with that in mind and you'll have a lot of fun. Expect a nuclear revolution and you'll be left wanting."

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