E3 2015: Fallout Shelter Puts You in Charge of a Vault; Releases today!

Not content with simply revealing Fallout 4 details, Bethesda goes the extra mile by releasing a Vault simulation game called Fallout Shelter, a mobile game that releases today.


Not content with giving us a look at Fallout 4 at Bethesda's pre-E3 press conference, a unique Fallout theme called Fallout Shelter will be coming out for mobile platforms. The touchscreen game lets you construct your own Vault and puts you in the role of Overseer. Your job is to make sure everyone in the Vault remains productive and happy. Then, every once in a while, you'll have to defend it or react to accidents that around bound to occur. You are rewarded with lunchboxes full of loot.

Fallout Shelter has obvious influences from games like XCOM and The Sims. The game is free, and does not have timers or pay walls, although you can purchase lunchboxes if you choose.

Fallout Shelter will be made available on the iOS App store starting tonight, so get downloading and put your Vault experiment to work!

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    June 14, 2015 8:15 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Fallout Shelter Puts You in Charge of a Vault; Releases today!

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      June 14, 2015 8:34 PM


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      June 14, 2015 8:36 PM

      Aww, iOS only. Looks cool. :(

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      June 14, 2015 8:37 PM

      keep us entertained until November 10th!

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      June 14, 2015 8:49 PM


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        June 14, 2015 8:54 PM

        Sadness. Enjoy it Applites.

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        June 14, 2015 9:51 PM

        i wouldn't let those mutant radiated people into your fallout shelter! gecko's only!

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      June 14, 2015 9:12 PM

      Is it fun?

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        June 14, 2015 10:15 PM

        Yeah, it is enjoyable. It's basically:

        Little computer people/sims + xcom(modern version) base building + tiny tower mobile games + fallout.

        Only "paid" option is you can buy extra lunch boxes with loot in them if you so choose, but you earn them along the way. It's like buying battle packs in battlefield. Otherwise no free to play hooks.

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      June 14, 2015 9:55 PM

      It's shitty that they made it Apple exclusive.

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      June 14, 2015 10:50 PM

      No android is pissing me the fuck off.

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      June 14, 2015 10:53 PM

      Fallout Shelter Android info to come:

      Pete Hines (@DCDeacon)
      "May need to give iTunes a little time for it to update. It'll be up there. We will have info later about Android version."

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      June 15, 2015 7:48 AM

      Apple only currently, yeah...pass.

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        June 15, 2015 8:59 AM

        you dont have any choice.. you have to pass

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      June 15, 2015 9:01 AM

      Well lucked out ended up with a lvl 45 brotherhood paladin decked out in power armor and carrying a laser pistol. Immediately sent into wasteland.

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      June 15, 2015 10:31 AM

      I've been playing the hell out of this since yesterday. It's addictive, but I can't pass a Rush attempt to save my life.

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      June 15, 2015 10:32 AM

      It's a good time.

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      June 15, 2015 10:39 AM

      Do the guys you send exploring recall automatically, or do you need to babysit them? Sent one guy out last night and he just ran around until he died.

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        June 15, 2015 10:48 AM

        Yeah, seems like you have to recall them or else they'll explore until they die. When they're coming back, they won't take any damage, though.

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