Sheltered Receives New Combat and Quests in Update

By Marc Caccamise, 2 years ago
Post-apocalyptic strategy game Sheltered has received a new update via the Xbox One's Game Preview program. After surviving a nuclear holocaust, a family of four continues to survive in an underground bomb shelter, venturing out only to retrieve valuable resources to make it through another day. In the newest update, Sheltered's combat UI has received an overhaul, and useful abilities like using items and disarming enemies have been added. Furthermore, Quests and Scenarios now confront the player with interactions from other survivors in the wasteland.

Here's a video rundown of the update as part of a new series entitled, "Sheltered: Beneath The Surface."

For the full details of the update, here's the entire list of what to expect:
New Features:

- New Quest Feature - 6 Quests have been added to the game
- New Scenario Feature - 3 Scenarios have been added to the game
- Quest tab added to Journal. Player can use this to track active quests
- First Aid Kits can now be crafted
- New look for the in-game UI
- Bandages added to the game. Bandages are used to remove the ‘Bleeding’ status effect
- Able to automate characters by using the H key as well as the HOME key
- Junk items have been added to the game
- Improvements made to encounter user interface to bring it in line with new combat UI
- UI style and colouring has been changed. Menus are now brown with white text
- Flashbangs can now be crafted at the workbench
- Pipe Bombs can now be crafted at the workbench

Combat Updates:

- New Combat UI
- Ability to disarm enemies in combat
- Ability to steal from enemies in combat
- Ability to use items in combat to damage enemies and heal your characters
- Ability to defend in combat to reduce incoming damage
- Bleeding is now a status effect in combat causing those inflicted with it to lose 5 health at the beginning of their turn
- New status icons in combat (dazed and bleeding)
- Able to loot enemy’s weapon if they were killed or subdued in combat

General Changes:

- New encounters UI
- Grenades can now be found at locations
- Snares and Rat Traps can now be harvested multiple times per use
- New background image for Airport location
- New background image for Barracks location
- Fog of War has been removed from the map. Locations now appear as question marks and change icons when they have been discovered
- New information overlay for solar panels
- New image for Luxury Toilet
- Changes to upgrade cost of Level 3 and 4 Work Bench
- Changes to crafting cost of various tiers of Water Butt
- Changes to crafting cost of various tiers of Pantry
- Changes to crafting cost of various tiers of Storage Crate
- Reduced crafting cost of leather

Bug Fixes and Changes:

- Recycling plant now correctly stops functioning at 0% integrity
- Recycling plant cannot be put into a continuous loop by recycling nothing
- Pantry descriptions have been updated
- Spelling correct for the Auto Pantry
- Fixed graphical error with women cargo pants in combat
- Combat will now end immediately if an NPC is killed by a counter attack
- Reduced the rate of encounters in wasteland
- Trauma is now correctly applied to character after killing enemy in combat
- Combat resolved UI has been changed
- Luxury beds description has been updated to include the fact it removes the food poisoning status when used
- Grammar changed in the description of the painting item
- Spelling correction in the description of homemade medicines
- Snare traps will no longer collide with objects when being moved
- Avatar image for girl no longer shows 2 heads when a certain head was selected
- Arrows in the expedition setup menu have been changed to green

The following objects now use the correct icons in the workbench menu:

- Arrows in the expedition setup menu have been changed to green
- Small Water Butt
- Toilet
- Bed
- Medium water Butt
- Medium crate
- Bunk Bed
- Efficient Shower
- Efficient Toilet
There are also some new screenshots from the game:
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Sheltered is currently available to download through the Xbox One's Game Preview program. The full game will also be coming to Windows 10.
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.