Fallout Shelter, Bethesda's mobile spin on its popular RPG series, launches a new update that includes a "special visit" from two Fallout 4 Nuka-World characters.
Although it feels like significantly more time has passed, it has only been around a year since Fallout Shelter was the dominant mobile game in a market that had yet to be introduced to the Pokemon GO phenomenon. Fallout Shelter was a smash hit in the months leading up to Fallout 4's release not just because it teased what gamers could expect from the newest entry into the main RPG series - Fallout Shelter was an addictive mobile title in its own right, a fact that made it the most played Fallout game ever as of six months ago.
Bethesda is still supporting Fallout Shelter, as the developer has just announced the release of Update 1.7 today. In addition to a slew of other content, one of the most interesting features implemented today is a Fallout 4 Nuka-World DLC-themed quest that will, once completed, allow Nuka-World mascots Bottle and Cappy to appear in a player's Vault, showering them with Caps and Nuka-Cola Quantum when tapped on.
The Fallout 4 Nuka-World crossover in Fallout Shelter's latest update makes a lot of sense given the buzz surrounding Fallout 4's final major DLC expansion. Gamers are merely days away from Fallout 4 Nuka-World's release date, and since many fans of the main series play the mobile spin-off, gently reminding them of what they can expect while rewarding them with in-game currency is great implementation on the part of Bethesda.
Update 1.7 provides much more than just a Nuka-World quest and a couple of (still pretty amusing) mascots, though. Bethesda states in the update notes that there are more quests available to players now, including new quest types like weekly ones, special events, and holiday quests a la World of Warcraft. The game will also introduce new objectives for vault gameplay that will give players a new way to earn resources, a feature that has been requested by many of the more passionate Fallout Shelter players looking for a bit more variety in their daily experience with the game.
It's that kind of dedication to a relatively simplistic mobile game that has caused Bethesda to support Fallout Shelter so consistently. Fallout Shelter's success is also the obvious reason behind Bethesda's decision to make more mobile games, although there has been no word yet on what those titles will look like or when they will be released. Until then, though, fans of Fallout Shelter can take solace in the fact that they now have two strange mascots to prod daily for profit.
What do you think about the Fallout Shelter and Nuka-World crossover? Do you hope for more of these events in the future, or would you like Fallout Shelter to begin introducing original content instead? Let us know in the comments below.
Fallout Shelter is available now for PC and iOS and Android mobile devices.