First Fallout 4 Character Comes to Fallout Shelter Today

Hope you have some lunch(box) money.


Fallout Shelter, Bethesda's new free-to-play mobile game, has added its first character from Fallout 4 today.

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Preston Garvey, the leader of the Commonwealth Minutemen in Fallout 4, is now available in Shelter. Additionally, the Laser Musket weapon he uses in Fallout 4 (pictured above) is now available in the game for your Vault dwellers to brandish.

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However, you won't find Garvey wandering around your Vault the next time you open up the game. He's categorized as a Legendary Dweller, and you'll need to open a lunchbox in order to obtain him.

Lunchboxes are special items rewarded to players from time to time that can also be purchased with real-world money. These are Bethesda's lone way of generating revenue from the game, but as it's already stated, Shelter "is not about making money."

Shelter is currently available only on iOS, though an Android version is in the works. Bethesda deliberately waited until after revealing Fallout 4 to announce it, as it worried that fans would react negatively if they assumed Shelter had been created at the expense of a proper Fallout follow-up.

Fallout 4 is due out on November 10 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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