Get ready for even more fun with the newly updated Fallout Shelter. The popular free-to-play game from Bethesda has just moved to version 1.1 with a number of new features and improvements.
Originally landing earlier this summer, the game ties in with the Fallout console game series and blends a number of genres into an interesting package.
Gamers are in charge of creating their own underground vault to help keep their residents safe, happy, and healthy even with a nuclear wasteland outside. As the overseer, you’ll have to select what rooms to build and assign residents to different workstations.
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And if gamers didn’t have enough work to do anyway, the new update brings some nasty new enemies. Burrowing Mole Rats and angry Deathclaws are attracted by the sound of new construction and can wreak havoc on your dwellers.
But there is some good news. Thanks to a new feature that can be unlocked with an in-app purchase, overseers can now take advantage of their own robot butlers named Mister Handy. He’ll automatically do the tapping that’s required to collect some resources. One will cost $0.99 while a bundle of five is $3.99.
Here are the rest of the changes in the update:
- 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!
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Fallout Shelter can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
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