It’s been a busy day for Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter. In addition to finally being released on Android devices, the free-to-play mobile game based on Bethesda’s highly popular Fallout series was updated on all devices, bringing bug fixes and changes to the game on iOS and Android.
Announced via Bethesda.net, the Android version of Fallout Shelter is rolling out to Android users today via the Google Play store, and if early user reviews can be trusted, Android users seem to be in for a smooth Fallout experience. While some are reporting getting random achievements (such as building a small four-room shelter and getting the achievement for earning 100K Caps), the user experience thus far for Fallout Shelter on Android seems to be pretty smooth.
The Android release of Fallout Shelter is completely up-to-date with the iOS version, which was also updated this morning with patch 1.1. The patch notes for Fallout Shelter are detailed below.
“To ensure your experience is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible, Vault-Tec engineers have implemented some exciting 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 is 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!
Fallout Shelter was announced during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase in June and was originally thought to be an iOS exclusive. Now that Android users have the chance to try out Fallout Shelter, all that’s left for Fallout fans is to patiently await the launch of Fallout 4 later this year.
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