New Fallout Shelter Update Adds Photo Mode, Fixes Pregnancy Problems

Funny patch notes are the best patch notes.


Bethesda has released a new update for popular mobile game Fallout Shelter, which introduces a new Photo mode and makes a few changes.

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The new photo feature lets you snap a shot of your vault and then share it with friends if you want.

You tap a button in the bottom-left corner of the screen and it takes a capture of whatever is on the screen, with the HUD stripped out.

Also included in today's Fallout Shelter patch is a fix for a pregnancy problem, along with general maintenance to clear up crashing problems.

The patch notes, which Bethesda wants you to think are written by engineers at Vault-Tec, are below.

  • Overseers are encouraged to record any bizarre dweller behavior with the new Photo Feature. Sharing with those outside your Vault is optional, and will not result in your replacement or termination.
  • Vault air filters have been causing some mothers to not deliver babies and we understand this is causing long term discomfort. We have solved this (not the discomfort, the baby coming out part).
  • We've also done general maintenance to improve sudden Vault shut down and removed some other pesky issues with the capacitors inside various aspects of the simulation.

Fallout Shelter was announced during Bethesda's E3 briefing last month and was released later that evening. The free game immediately raced to the top of the charts, generating a great deal of revenue through microtransactions even though Bethesda claims the game is not necessarily about making money.

Earlier this month, Fallout Shelter added its first Fallout 4 character, Commonwealth Minutemen leader Preston Garvey, along with his Laser Musket. Fallout Shelter is currently available only for iOS, but it's coming to Android in August.

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

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