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Fallout 4's first DLC pack, Automatron, launches next week (update)

Build your own robots out of parts from evil machines

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Automatron, the first paid add-on for Fallout 4, will be released March 22 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today.

The DLC pack will cost $9.99 in North America and £7.99 in the U.K. on its own, and it is included in Fallout 4's season pass. If you didn't purchase the season pass before March 1 and you're still interested in buying it, you'll have to pay the new, higher price of $49.99 instead of the original $29.99 price.

Here's the full description for Automatron from Bethesda; you can watch a trailer above:

In Automatron, the mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons such as the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!

Automatron is designed for characters that are at level 15 or higher. It will be followed by the "Wasteland Workshop" DLC pack in April and the story-based expansion Far Harbor in May. Bethesda said last month that it will be running closed betas for all three add-ons on all platforms, but did not provide any details today on a beta for Automatron. We've reached out to the publisher for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive.

For more on Fallout 4read our review.

Update: Pete Hines, vice president of public relations for Bethesda, said on Twitter that the company has not sent out emails with beta invitations yet, and "will let everyone [know they're] going out." He added that he will not be saying when those emails will go out.

Update 2: Beta invites for Automatron went out around 12:30 PM ET, according to the official Fallout Twitter account.