Download: Official Fallout Emoji Keyboard App Vaults Into iOS & Android Stores
Bethesda has been trying to spread Fallout influence beyond PC and gaming consoles, and quite successfully, it seems. The studio’s Fallout Shelter game for Android and iOS that was announced and released at this year’s E3 proved to be a smash hit, with players logging over 30 million hours in just the first month of its availability. Just a few days to go till the grand release of Fallout 4 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and Bethesda is back with another Fallout-themed mobile app, as if to give the hype surrounding the game a pre-release boost, not that it needs one.
Available for free today on Android and iOS devices is Fallout C.H.A.T., a keyboard app with emoji and animated GIF to help you share messages in the game’s language, which is largely dominated by Vault-Tec’s iconic mascot. As of this writing, the keyboard comes packed with 20 animated GIFs over 60 Fallout-themed emoji covering everything from Vault Boy in his trademark thumbs-up pose to Nuka-Cola bottle caps, Pip-Boys and irradiated poop.
The keyboard creates an image out of whatever text and emoji you type out, which you can then share using an app of choice. On iOS, the app installs as a keyboard replacement that you can switch to on the fly while using the keyboard within any app. You will, of course, have to enable the keyboard from Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard…, then return to the Keyboards screen, select the Fallout C.H.A.T. keyboard and toggle the Enable Full Access option on. Once that is done, you can hold down on the globe key at the bottom of the iOS keyboard to switch to Fallout C.H.A.T. and create your message. After you tap Ok, the app automatically copies the image to your clipboard, allowing you to paste it anywhere.
The Android app, on the other hand, launches as a separate app that works the exact same way as far as composing messages goes. Once you’re done with that, the app displays a menu of installed apps through which you can share the created image. It’s odd that they didn’t go the keyboard replacement route on Android, but we aren’t complaining. It’s not like you’re going to be using it all the time, right? Unless it’s to send green poop. Green poop says what words can’t.