As big fans we are of Fallout 4, we also loved Fallout Shelter from the start. And while Fallout Shelter players on Android phones have been disadvantaged early on, with Fallout Shelter arriving on the Google Play Store later than its arrival on iTunes, it seems we have not been betrayed just yet.
Fallout Shelter is Fallout 4’s free-to-play mobile simulation game, with the player given the task of building and managing their own Vault. The Fallout game arrived worldwide on iOS devices in June 2015, and then later on Android devices in August 2015. While the gap wasn’t too much significant, it left a lot of Android users disappointed at first. Now, it seems Bethesda is making it up to our friends on the Android platform by giving free access to the legendary dweller Old Longfellow.
— Fallout (@Fallout) May 12, 2016
For a limited time only, Android users can get Old Longfellow to drop by their vaults and get five free lunchboxes to boot. That’s a pretty sweet deal!
First spotted by Fallout Shelter players on Reddit, it seems Old Longfellow visits only Android devices. He comes in different levels, dons quite a cool-looking tattered long coat (which everyone is hoping they can craft or collect in Fallout 4, too), and gives the player five free lunchboxes.
Are you on Android and are you not getting a visit from good ol’ Longfellow? It seems the legendary dweller was already lying dormant from Fallout Shelter’s update 1.5. If you haven’t yet updated your Fallout Shelter (shame on you!), do so and you might just get a pop up informing you of his visit.
— Fallout (@Fallout) May 12, 2016
Who exactly is Old Longfellow, and why is everyone hyped about him (other than the fact that, of course, he gives you five free lunchboxes)? Based loosely on American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, he is a legendary vault dweller who comes with a tattered long coat, which bestows upon the character 2 Strength, 2 Endurance, 2 Charisma, and 2 Luck SPECIAL boosts and is equipped with a Henrietta rifle with 13-16 damage. A lot of Fallout Shelter players believe that Old Longfellow is Fallout’s promo for the upcoming Far Harbor DLC on Fallout 4, which is set to come out this May.
— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) May 4, 2016
The Far Harbor DLC description for Fallout 4 reads as follows.
“In Far Harbor, a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?
“Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that Bethesda Game Studios has ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.”
The Far Harbor DLC features one of the biggest landmass to ever hit Fallout 4 as a DLC. If you weren’t one of the people who received beta invites for the DLC, no need to wait any longer because the Far Harbor DLC is docking on our shores come May 19. This Fallout 4 DLC will be available on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
If you weren’t able to get your hands on a season pass for Fallout 4 and you’re aching to try the Far Harbor DLC, you can still purchase the DLC for $24.99 from Bethesda.
[Image via BethesdaGameStudios on Twitter]