‘Fallout Shelter’ Release Date, News & Update: 1.6 Mobile Update, PC Version Out This Week? New Game Details, Features Revealed

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Jul 11, 2016 09:27 AM EDT

Bethesda Game Studios has caused quite a stir thanks to a recent tweet announcing that “Fallout Shelter” gamers will get update 1.6 and the PC version for the free-to-play mobile game in the next couple of days.

Bethesda made the announcement via Twitter which points to a possible July 13 release. Update 1.6 is considered one of the biggest patches yet. Among the things to expect for update 1.6 include a new combat system, new locations, enemies and characters.

Word of the “Fallout Shelter” 1.6 mobile update came out during E3. It is considered a ‘really’ big update that gamers will want to see for themselves.

For those who may not be so familiar with the game, “Fallout Shelter” was initially intended as a simple “Fallout 4” tie-in version, a tactic to see how the game can make its way into the mobile market. The result was something better, seeing the game sink in deep and offering tons of customization possibilities and optional micro-transaction earnings via app stores.

PC version finally arriving

Aside from the “Fallout Shelter” 1.6 mobile update, there is the PC version which will be released along with it. The only updates for now include quests now being part of the game, meaning players can venture out beyond their vaults.

Through quests, gamers can claim more valuable items to add to their vault though obstacles will come in the form of battles they will have to endure.

“Fallout Shelter” has become a huge success with about 50 million downloads as of this writing. Barring any changes, the numbers are expected to swell. For neophyte players, a new starter pack should help them get acclimatized to the game.

With the game soon to be played on the PC, the new platform could be more convenient for players who have a hard time navigating in-game using their mobile devices.

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