Fallout Shelter Launches on Android With Mr. Handy Update

The simulation game has been updated with a premium robotic helper, which can be used to explore the wasteland, collect resources and defend the Vault from danger.

Bethesda Softworks has announced the release of its popular strategy simulation game, Fallout Shelter, on Android devices. The game was originally released on iOS after Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase event in June, and is the first mobile game set in the popular Fallout universe.

Fallout Shelter challenges players to build their own Vault by constructing individual rooms and recruiting and assigning Vault dwellers to jobs. The Android launch comes with new features, which iOS players can also experience via a content update.

Players now have access to Mr. Handy, a robotic butler which can be used to collect resources inside the Vault, or can be sent into the wasteland to collect currency. Mr. Handy can also help defend the Vault from creatures and disasters, including new Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations.

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Mr. Handy is available to purchase in the game’s store in two packs: one for $0.99 and five for $3.99. Each Mr. Handy will collect resources on the floor it’s assigned to, with a limit of one Mr. Handy per Vault floor. When sending Mr. Handy to the wasteland, he will only collect Caps (the game’s currency), and won’t face any encounters. Finally, Mr. Handy can be damaged and destroyed, but can also be repaired.

The game has received additional tweaks, including adjustments to ‘some of the more difficult’ daily objective requirements to make them more easily obtainable. Vault Raiders have also been upgraded, and can now steal Caps, as well as resources.

Fallout Shelter is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Following its release on iOS, the game became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries.