Fallout Shelter Now on PC

Posted on 14 Jul 2016 by
Lee Braden

Almost a year since it was launched, Fallout Shelter is now on PC, along with a big update for iOS and Android. The good little time waster is bringing the ownership of a vault to the PC market, though the game is more of a “open up, click buttons and close to wait” game. However it comes with limitations, you have to use Bethesda.net to download and install and there is no word on Steam release yet. Furthermore you will need to use a credit card as PayPal seems to be unsupported at this time if you want to buy the starter pack or lunchboxes which are the random bonuses of the game.

The new update gives us player controlled missions rather than just leaving your device alone while doing other things. These missions allows you to explore special environments that we have seen in previous Fallout games. You can’t at the moment transfer your vault from phone to PC which hopefully will be fixed as some people have spent a fair bit of money on lunchboxes and want to use the same vault on the PC as they did on their phone.

As someone who has played the game on the phone for a grand total of 40 hours (not including waiting for things to load) I find the game as a great time waster. I have not tried out the latest patch as several patches ago the game bloated to a point where my phone wouldn’t play it. This game would be a great thing for playing on the laptop while on a train to London, or on a plane going to the south of Spain. It’s going to be a hit, but for something to do with a cup of tea and play for a few hours, eh not so much.

Official Press Release

Today Bethesda Softworks released Fallout Shelter Update 1.6, the biggest update yet for the smash hit mobile game by Bethesda Game Studios that has thrust more than 50 million players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault, manage dwellers, and adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland. Update 1.6 introduces an exciting new Quest system with a new combat mechanic, as well as two new items for Overseers in a hurry: the Starter Pack allows players to jump-start a new Vault, and Nuka-Cola Quantum speeds up Dwellers returning from the Wasteland and certain Vault tasks.

In addition, Fallout Shelter launched today on PC, bringing the game to an all-new platform, and can be downloaded now, for free, via the Bethesda.net launcher.


Across more than 5 billion game sessions, Overseers have sent more than 715 million Dwellers into the Wasteland to explore, battle enemies, gather resources and items, and discover new recipes for crafting weapons and armor. In Update 1.6, players now have more substantive Quests to conquer and can take control of their Dwellers while they travel to abandoned buildings and decrepit Vaults, as well as locations familiar to Fallout 4 fans like the Red Rocket Fuel Stop and the Super Duper Mart. Players can assemble a group of Dwellers to take on challenges outside of the Vault, uncover legendary loot, and face off against new enemies like Radscorpions, Ghouls, and powerful bosses.

While in the new Quests, Overseers can use the new combat system to gain control over Dwellers in a fight, allowing players to select opponents and direct attacks and even play a quick mini-game for a critical hit. Impatient Overseers who would like to instantly return Dwellers after a quest or complete Barbershop customizations or crafting, can now use a refreshing Nuka-Cola Quantum.

Update 1.6 can be downloaded by visiting the App Store or the Google Play store.


Fallout Shelter also launched today for PC, bringing the action to larger screens and an even wider audience. The PC version of the game offers the full Fallout Shelter experience that fans have come to love on mobile, complete with all of the updates added over the last year – Pets, Crafting, Scrapping and Junk, additional rooms, Fallout 4 characters, and special Dweller customization options – as well as all of the new content in Update 1.6.

The game is now available for free, only via the Bethesda.net launcher. To download and install Fallout Shelter for PC, please download the Bethesda.net Launcher at the following link: http://download.cdp.bethesda.net/BethesdaNetLauncher_Setup.exe.

For more information on Fallout Shelter, please visit www.FalloutShelter.com.

Comments (4)

Posts: 349
L Coulsen
Posted 16 Jul 2016, 03:18
I have several games that are Uplay only. It doesn't bother me all that much. But three clients is about my limit. Any more than that and I think we might as well go back to separate installers for everything

Posts: 133
Simon Sirmenis
Posted 15 Jul 2016, 19:51
Well its a free game so I guess there's that but IMO Ubi nailed it by having Steam but still using Uplay. I'd rather have that than not on Steam.

Posts: 349
L Coulsen
Posted 15 Jul 2016, 16:44
The lack of Steam is weird. Everyone seems to be insisting they can go toe to toe these days. Which, well, I suppose they can, but people are already getting sick of it

Posts: 133
Simon Sirmenis
Posted 15 Jul 2016, 14:28
Steam and shared account with my mobile please!