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The latest Fallout Shelter update for Android adds cloud saves and Survival Mode

Bethesda Softworks is getting ready to release its huge post-apocalypse RPG Fallout 4 for the PC and consoles on November 10. However, before that happens it has a new update for its free-to-play sim game Fallout Shelter for Android. Among other things, it adds cloud saves to the game, and a new Survival Mode.

Here's the breakdown of what's new in this 1.2 update:

  • New Vault-Tec network protocols are finally in place. Now you can save your Vault to the "cloud," (no moisture condenser necessary!) and continue any Vault experiment on all of your devices.
  • Some Dwellers are reporting sightings of a mysterious individual in Vaults around the Wasteland. Vault-Tec is offering a bottle cap reward for any positive identification!
  • Faced all the challenges the "normal" Vault simulation can provide? Introducing Survival Mode! More danger, More glory. Make Vault-Tec proud!
  • New Vault-Tec directive – Dwellers have been given authorization to scavenge equipment from dead Raiders. Gear up!
  • Are you an experienced Overseer who has already undergone Vault operational training? Now you can skip the tutorial!
  • In an effort to assist Overseers in running their Vaults more efficiently, Vault-Tec has added a statistics page to the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide (VDSG).
  • Support added for Russian-speaking Overseers.
  • Continued general maintenance to the Vault simulation. Because when you speak, Vault-Tec listens!

You can download the new Fallout Shelter update right now from the Google Play Store.

  • Still shuts down when you try to check the objectives....the one and only thing I was hoping they'd fix.
  • Not having that problem. Sorry about your luck.
  • Did you try reinstalling the game?
  • Yep, just did. Same problem. Bummer.
  • I had that happen too .. the fix is to patch your saved game file to remove the guilty objective .. this fixed it:
  • Holy crap that worked awesome. And easy too. Thanks a ton!
  • About Freakin' time! That games don't support this from day 1 is so frustrating.
  • I've already deleted it from my iPad. Have unlocked all rooms and had about 5,000 or so people. A bit to easy for my liking and tedious and boring Posted via the Android Central App From my Blackberry Priv where I am out of toilet paper
  • I'm pretty sure it's not possible to have even close to that many dwellers. I believe the max is 200. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 200 Max, don't know where you are getting 5k from lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • 5k dwellers? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Geez, if you're going to lie, at least make the lie possible to happen in the game.
  • It's nice that they're updating... But the game is still incredibly shallow. Worth playing for a day or two maybe. But after that there's little to be had. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1
    By the time I get resources straightened out I'm usually bored of the babysitting.
  • I was wondering when they were gonna allow the dwellers to scavenge stuff from dead raiders Posted via the Android Central App
  • My phone (M8) starts to hang at 200max and 10 dwellers waiting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too little too late. I had over 100 dwellers and a nice vault going before I had to trade my M9 in for one that worked properly. Lost everything. Not starting over. Posted via the Android Central App
  • BTW.... This new material design on the updated Android Central app is amazing. Great job!!! Dam It's Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster