Greetings, vault hunters! After two months of hearing iOS owners obsess over Bethesda’s free-to-play Fallout Shelter, it is now available for Android.
When Bethesda announced Fallout Shelter during E3 in June, stating that it would be available that very day, fans were more then excited. However, to many fans dismay, they later found out that it was only available at that time for iOS. Recently however, at a Fallout panel at QuakeCon last month, Bethesda officially announced the Android release, and detailed improvements coming to Android as well as the iOS version. Here’s a breakdown of that update from the iOS App Store:
What’s New in Version 1.1
- To ensure your experience is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, Vault-Tec engineers have implemented some exiting new features!
- Overseers should be on the lookout for new threats to their Vault Dwellers. Some Vaults have reported attacks by burrowing Mole Rats and enraged Deathclaws – likely attracted by the sound of new construction.
- Vault-Tec has partnered with General Atomics International in order to offer Overseers their very own robot butler – the Mister Handy! Now you lazier Overseers have a friendly, entertaining alternative to tapping and collecting resources. (Crumpets not included.)
- Our engineers clearly underestimated the, *ahem*, usefulness of living quarters to stimulate Vault growth, resulting in gross overpopulation and decreased Vault efficiency. Rest assured, the simulation has been adjusted, and Vaults of all shapes and sizes should now run more smoothly.
- Not content with stealing your Vault’s resources, some rather enterprising Raiders have now resorted to stealing Caps as well. (If you haven’t armed your Vault Dwellers yet, now’s the time!)
- As Vault-Tec does not approve of the use of unsanctioned levitation technology, all Vault Dwellers that were found floating through the air have been grounded. Permanently.
- Some of the more difficult daily objective requirements have been adjusted to more obtainable levels. You’re welcome.
- Continued general maintenance to the Vault simulation. Because an efficient machine is a happy machine
In the first two weeks of the iOS release, players spent over $5 million on Lunchboxes, which hold cards for weapons, unique Dwellers, and more. With the release on another platform Bethesda stands to cash in all over again.
With the increase of mobile games from many major game studios, it will be interesting to see what new games are released, and which ones retain long term success. As for Fallout Shelter, it seems to be getting mixed reviews.
Let us know what you think about the news in the comments below!
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