Bethesda Softworks is getting ready to release its huge post-apocalypse RPG Fallout 4 for the PC and consoles on November 10. However, before that happens it has a new update for its free-to-play sim game Fallout Shelter for the iPhone and iPad. It includes a new character, Piper, that will also appear in Fallout 4.

Here's the breakdown of what's new in this 1.2 update:

  • New Vault-Tec network protocols are finally in place. Now you can save your Vault to the "cloud," (no moisture condenser necessary!) and continue any Vault experiment on all of your devices.
  • Some Dwellers are reporting sightings of a mysterious individual in Vaults around the Wasteland. Vault-Tec is offering a bottle cap reward for any positive identification!
  • Faced all the challenges the "normal" Vault simulation can provide? Introducing Survival Mode! More danger, More glory. Make Vault-Tec proud!
  • New Vault-Tec directive – Dwellers have been given authorization to scavenge equipment from dead Raiders. Gear up!
  • Are you an experienced Overseer who has already undergone Vault operational training? Now you can skip the tutorial!
  • In an effort to assist Overseers in running their Vaults more efficiently, Vault-Tec has added a statistics page to the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide (VDSG).
  • Support added for Russian-speaking Overseers.
  • Continued general maintenance to the Vault simulation. Because when you speak, Vault-Tec listens!
  • Available exclusively on the App Store, all new legendary character Piper from Fallout 4 and five FREE lunchboxes!

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