The new Fallout Shelter game has you creating a vault and managing its population. The start of the game is easy but it quickly gets much more difficult. These Fallout Shelter tips and tricks will help keep you vault going for a long time!
Fallout Shelter Tips And Tricks
Don’t Be Afraid To Rush Production – Rushing is actually a good way to get some quick cash and experience for the Dwellers in the area. If you are low on resources or about to complete an objective just rush! There isn’t really any down side to it except maybe a fire and that actually nets you more EXP after you put it out. Just be sure to stack the room with as many Dwellers as you can before you rush it, that way more of them get EXP. This is also helpful if you start a fire. The more you rush the same room the more like a disaster will occur. If the percent gets to high just lay off that room until it dies down a bit. If you are going to use rush make sure it is AFTER a area produces, the timer will reset if the rush fails!
Put Dwellers In The Right Rooms – Each room you build will have a certain stat tied to it. For instance Living Quarters is Charisma based and the Power Generator is Strength based. When you click on a Dweller you will see the SPECIAL bars filled up to a certain point. What you want to do is put the strength based Dwellers in the Power Generator Room, and the Agility based dwellers in the Diner, and so on. Each letter of special makes up a different stat. S is Strength, P is Perception, E is Endurance, C is Charisma, I is Intelligence, A is Agility and L is Luck. Use that to help you assign your new Dwellers.
Expand On Your Areas – Basically what this means is connect you rooms. You can add on to any of the areas and make them bigger and more profitable. This also means when you upgrade the area it will be that whole section inside of just one room. You need to be careful with this though because larger rooms means more power draw. Try to upgrade one at a time so you can watch the power meter.
Equip Dwellers With Extra Equipment – Even if a Dweller isn’t out exploring you can still give them some armor or a weapon. The armor will boost their stats making them more productive in their areas. The weapon is good for when you get invaded by Raiders or have a Rad Roach infestation come through. You can also sell old equipment that you will not be using. To sell equipment, go to your storage menu and click the Caps sign.
Do Your Quests! – This is the best way to get Caps and to get rare Dwellers/Equipment. You should focus on doing the Lunchbox quests as soon as possible to make you early game easier. They are few and far between but you don’t need to pay money for extras, just wait it out. Once those are cleared you can focus on the other quests. The quicker you get your other quests done the quicker you can get more lunch boxes!!
Keep An Eye On The Dwellers Exploring – You don’t have to constantly watch a Dweller when they are out in the Wasteland which is nice. You will want to check up on them every now and then to see if they need a Stimpack or if they got any loot. Remember to equip them with gear before you send them out or they could die! When they have been out there long enough, recall them to get any loot they have found. Keeping them out longer will get you better gear but, it is also more risky.
How To Have A Baby In Fallout Shelter – This isn’t so much a tip as helpful info. When I first got someone pregnant I didn’t think she’d have a baby. I kept playing and exploring with my Dwellers and after a few hours(3-4 real hours) she FINALLY had her baby. Be patient and the baby will come. I think they stop sending you extra Dwellers UNTIL you get a baby also. I kind of hit a wall for those couple of hours. As far as I can tell there is no timer to tell when the baby is coming or not.
Have Multiple Babies At Once – Getting a few of your Dwellers pregnant at once can help you increase your population quicker. Be careful if you do this because pregnant Dwellers can’t deal with disasters. You also need to watch your resource production because once all the kids come you will consume more. Normally within the 4 hours it takes to have a kid you can build up enough to sustain all of them.
Equipping Weapons In the Vault – So far every Raider that has attacked me has taken the same path. in my vault. They hit my living quarters, then take the elevator and go left to my Diner. When Raiders attack, equip the room they are going to hit with weapons instead of dragging Dwellers to them. When they leave to the next room do the same thing there. I also do this when I am rushing a questionable % in case I get attacked by Rad Roaches. Also don’t forget you can increase the defense of the Vault door!
Avoid Having Empty Rooms – Empty rooms will attract Rad Roachs that will spread if not dealt with. To avoid this, place at least one Dweller in every room. I had it happen once and they literally invaded every room before I could get a handle on it. Just avoid it by keeping people in rooms.
Tips For Sending A Dweller Into The Wasteland – When you send a Dweller out to the Wasteland make sure they have your best equipment. You also want them to have as much endurance as possible so they don’t die quickly. I normally send my Dweller with 5+ Stimpacks and 5 or so Rad packs so they can survive. IF you plan on falling asleep make it more like 8 Stimpacks so they can make it back. The time it takes for a Dweller to come back is half the time they were out. Turns out they can hold more than 9 items, they just keep going.
Babies And Resources – When a baby is finally born it will start to take up water and food. If you have 4 Dwellers pregnant you may need to prepare for this with more Diners or Treatment plants. You’d rather have extra resources when a baby comes.
Have A Gun In Each Room – I know this isn’t possible at first but later you will have alot of guns. this is really to prevent a Rad Roach infestation from breaking out. When they attack they will spread in about 10-15 seconds if you don’t engage them. Dwellers with guns can deal with this before it becomes a problem. If each room has one gun, then you don’t have to worry about it!
Raising Dweller Happiness – The best way to do this is by letting them dance together in the living quarters. After they dance you can pull them apart so they don’t have a baby OR let them have a baby and raise it even further! Make sure you have the resources for this first though.
Cancel One Objective A Day – You can cancel any objective you want by hitting the X on the left of the objective. You can only do this once so do it on something you don’t want to do. This is a good way to get to another Lunchbox objective.
Radio Studio – The Radio Studio is pretty unreliable unless it’s fully upgraded. If you stack a couple of high Charisma characters in there it will also make it work better. I kid you not, I had 0 Dwellers come from the Wasteland until I had it max level with two Charisma Dwellers in it.
Leaving Dwellers In The Wasteland – The longer your Dweller is in the Wasteland, the better the reward. I’ve had my current guy out for 18 hours and he has 18 items to bring back. Remember that it takes half the time to bring a guy back in from the Wasteland and if they die you LOSE the stuff. If you plan on having them out for awhile make sure they have alot of Stimpacks and Radaways. They do NOT take radiation damage or lose HP on the way back!
Heal When Raider/Rad Roaches Attack – You can use Stimpacks on your Dwellers in order to prevent them from dying. Zoom in on the room and click the Dweller you want to heal. Press the Stimpack button to heal them up. This will prevent them from going down. If they do go down, you can revive them for a certain amount of caps.
I am updating this as I play so check back soon for more Fallout Shelter Tips And Tricks. If you have any tips be sure to leave a comment!