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Fallout 4's free updates, $30 season pass and upcoming mod support detailed

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Fallout 4 is mere months away, and Bethesda has announced what to expect after launch. The good news? Free updates and mod support. The bad news? I don't know. You don't have enough sick days, maybe.

"We'll be doing regular free updates to the game, and like Skyrim, these will come with not just fixes, but new features," today's blog post announced. "For Skyrim we added things like mounted combat, legendary mode, kill cams, visual enhancements and more. We'll work with all of you to figure out what new things you'd love to see added to Fallout 4, whether they are small tweaks or new features."

Fallout 4's mod support for both the PC version and the Xbox One was a pleasant surprise at E3, and that feature will be coming next year, and then later to the PlayStation 4. "Early next year we’ll release for free the new Creation Kit for the PC. This is the same tool we use in the studio," Bethesda explained. "You'll be able to create your own mods and share them with others. We're especially excited these same mods will then be coming to Xbox One, and then PlayStation 4."

If you want to make sure you don't miss any of the for-pay content, the company also announced that a season pass will get you every single bit of content that will be released for Fallout 4, and it will cost $30. We don't know yet what that $30 will buy you, however.

"Since we're still hard at work on the game, we don't know what the actual DLC will be yet, but it will start coming early next year," Bethesda said. "Based on what we did for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim, we know that it will be worth at least $40, and if we do more, you'll get it all with the Season Pass."

So they promise it will be good, but we don't know exactly what it will be. The promise of new features and free content is certainly welcome, however. Fallout 4 will be released Nov. 10 of this year.