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The Elder Scrolls: Blades is Bethesda’s second straight chart-topping mobile game

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is second straight #1 mobile game after Fallout Shelter

The Elder Scrolls: Blades is Bethesda’s second game in a row to top mobile charts. The achievement, which was revealed during the publisher’s E3 conference, was reached following the release of Fallout Shelter in 2015.

While Blades has had its fair share of issues following its early access release earlier this year, but that didn’t stop it from rising to the top of the charts. That’s probably a feat that’s been helped along by its association with one of the most recognisable RPG franchises out there (something it has in common with Fallout Shelter), but I’m not here to rain on Bethesda’s parade.

The conference ended up being quite a big deal for blades, which is getting a host of new content in an update that should be live at time of writing. That brings in new jobs and custom jewelry, but most notable is the game’s new dragon-themed quest line, as well as news that the game will be following big brother Skyrim onto the Nintendo Switch later this year.


Not to be left behind, there was also news for Fallout Shelter. Bethesda’s original mobile smash-hit now boasts a player count of more than 150 million – but there’s still no sign of a western release for its sequel, Fallout Shelter Online, which reports suggest will be limited to a China-only release.