Although Pokemon GO recently broke the records and became the most popular mobile game in the United States, ever, exactly one year ago the mobile gaming community was focusing its attention on the release of another game that would soon prove to be a hit, namely Bethesda Softworks’ “Fallout Shelter”. It managed to record $5.1 million in microtransactions in the first couple of weeks after release and was considered the best mobile game of 2015 by many critics in the industry. The good news for Fallout Shelter enthusiasts is that Bethesda Softworks has now released a new major update to commemorate the game’s one-year anniversary, which includes a brand new “Quest” system, and give Overseers the ability to control their Dwellers in new, iconic locations.
Fallout Shelter Update 1.6 is now available for download on Android devices via the Google Play Store. It is described as the developer’s “biggest update EVER”, and it is brought to us by Vault-Tec engineers who “have been working overtime” to make it a reality. Sure enough, the update is indeed very generous, and one of the biggest highlights is the new Quests system, which allows players to travel outside their Vaults and explore new locations with their Dwellers. This includes abandoned buildings and Vaults, as well as other, iconic points of interests such as the Super Duper Mart and the Red Rocket Fuel Stop from Fallout 4. The system allows players to assemble a group of Dwellers and pick up new challenges outside the vault, encounter new enemies like Ghouls, Radscorpions, and “powerful bosses”, and uncover “legendary loot”. Update 1.6 also introduces a new combat system which gives more control over the Dwellers’ attacks in combat, and Overseers can even play a quick mini-game to try and score a critical hit. Last but not least, the changelog mentions the addition of new items to the store.
On the face of it, Fallout Shelter Update 1.6 is bound to keep Overseers busy for a while, or give players a new reason to reinstall the game on their mobile devices. However, perhaps one of the most exciting things about Update 1.6 is that it introduces the game to PC users! According to Bethesda Softworks, more than 50 million people have downloaded Fallout Shelter in the past year, and thus it’s time for the game to reach a brand new audience beyond mobile. Sure enough, larger displays provide a more enjoyable experience given all the rooms that have to be managed, and the release of a PC version should come as great news to Android users who may have avoided the game because they don’t own a tablet or a large-screen smartphone. Feel free to hit the Google Play banner below for the Android version, and head down to the source link for the PC build.