Bethesda's Pete Hines has answered a handful community questions regarding Fallout 3's next DLC pack, The Pitt, in a new interview with MTV Multiplayer. Hines confirms that the next adventure will give gamers a much different experience than the combat-intensive Operation Anchorage DLC that was released last month.

Unlike Anchorage, Hines notes, The Pitt is not a simulation, therefore all collected weapons and items can be kept. He also explains that The Pitt will take gamers on a four- to five-hour journey, and we are assured that the gameplay "is going to go back to more of the Fallout-type gameplay where you can make choices" and avoid combat. That isn't to say that there won't be any quarrels to face -- and face them with The Pitt's new, terrifying (-ly fun) looking Auto Axe you must. That's a Joystiq mandate, soldier.

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