Fallout Shelter's big new update adds a new mode, new tools, and a new way to get gear.
One of the biggest surprises to come out of E3 this year was the announcement of Fallout Shelter, a free-to-play mobile title that originally released as an iOS exclusive. The game raked in over $5 million in two weeks because of in game purchases, and in August Fallout Shelter finally became available for Android.
A new update is now available for both iOS and Android versions of the game, and adds new features, saving options, a new gameplay mode, and more. The game's new Survival Mode promises to refresh the game if you no longer feel challenged, and you can now collect loot from any raiders you kill after they attempt to raid your vault. In addition, a statistics page has been added to the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide to help you run your vault more efficiently.
Bethesda also teased a "mysterious individual" lurking around, with a bottle cap reward if you can positively identify them. You can skip tutorials, save your vault to the cloud, and play the game in Russian. And, if you're one of the lucky many who are playing on iOS, you will also receive Piper, from the upcoming Fallout 4, along with five free lunchboxes.
In other Fallout news, Bethesda released a new live action trailer for Fallout 4 earlier today, and it's a beauty.