Fallout Shelter is one of the most famous strategy games for PC and mobile . It is a spin-off of Bethesda 's renowned Fallout franchise , and allows players to manage a nuclear shelter. Similar to Hustle Castle and even SimCity BuildIt , this game is perfect for those who like building games and resource management.
With simple but pleasant components, Fallout Shelter can be a challenge for those who are not used to this type of game. So we are going to teach you in this article some tricks to not make mistakes in the administration of your bunker !
1. Don't fill the survivors' shelter
During much of the gameplay
you will be focused on building and expanding your nuclear shelter. That is the premise of the game, so far so good. The mistake is in doing this without care. Increasing the bunker's
spaces in disarray will cause more survivors to come knocking on your door. And overcrowding can come with them.
Of course, the game will not allow you to have more survivors than the shelter holds. However, it is quite possible that you do not have the resources to keep your residents fully satisfied with your administration. So it's okay to leave some out for a while. If you don't put them inside, they will stay there until you do.
2. Respect the attributes of the survivors
Every survivor in your shelter is good at something specific. To know the attributes of the residents of your bunker
, it is enough for each person. You will be able to see various basic information, such as the clothes you are wearing, if you have a weapon and the level of happiness. The most important thing at the beginning is to see the levels of each of the 7 attributes. Are they:
||Determines the production speed in power generators and nuclear reactors
||Survivors evolve this attribute in Weight Room
|Determines the creation speed of 46 of the 175 weapons in the game
|Has more damage resistance in Wasteland
|More likely to open locks in Wasteland
||Determines the production speed in water treatment rooms and in water purification rooms
||Survivors evolve this attribute in Armory
|Determines the creation speed of 55 of the 175 weapons in the game
|Determines the speed of the critical damage indicator in quests
|More likely to find hidden places in Wasteland
||Increases production speed at Nuka-Cola Bottler
||Survivors evolve this attribute in the Fitness Room
|This attribute is ideal for storage rooms
|Interferes with the total amount of hit points
||It improves the effectiveness of radio studios in attracting survivors and accelerates the reproduction and birth of babies in rooms
||Survivors evolve this attribute in the Lounge
|Reduces waiting time after using the barbershop
|Helps to find civilized groups and people in Wasteland
||Determines efficiency in the production of stimpacks and RadAway
||Survivors evolve this attribute in Classroom
|Increases the chance of encounters with civilized and wounded people in Wasteland
|Also in Wasteland there is a greater chance of finding stimpacks and RadWay
||Determines the speed and efficiency of food production
||Survivors evolve this attribute in the Athletics Room
|Determines the number of shots a survivor can take before the enemy in Wasteland and in quests
|Determines how much damage survivors can avoid in quests and in Wasteland
||Determines whether a room will give caps in addition to the normal reward and increase the chances of finding caps in Wasteland
||Survivors evolve this attribute in the Game Room
|Positively affects the chances of a room rush attempt being successful
|Allows you to find items and locations in quests and in Wasteland , the higher the attribute, the better the items
|In combat it increases the speed that the critical damage bar fills
Each working room requires a specific type of attribute. Whoever produces energy, for example, needs to have more Strength
. Those with more Agility
should produce food. Those who have more Perception
will take care of producing water. When a survivor does not work at what is best, it makes him frustrated.
Frustrated residents are unhappy. As a result, they produce less resources and earn you less money. In addition, they take much longer to level up if they are in the wrong role.
3. Always keep an eye on your resources
In no other strategy game are resources as important as in Fallout Shelter
. First of all, nothing works in your shelter without power. So getting your survivors to produce it right away is critical. If you can increase the number of rooms and merge them, even better, since the amount of the resource will be doubled.
Water, in turn, is important to keep its residents healthy. Without this feature, they will ingest water with radiation, which will decrease their hit points and eventually cause them to die. The same can be said of food, since without food the survivors will also become ill and will gradually be close to death.
Here is the tip to keep the game notifications on. They will tell you when the production of a given resource is finished, so that you can collect it and allow more to be produced. In this particular game, staying away can make your shelter have problems.
4. Do everything the game says
is entirely free. Although there is an option to perform microtransactions, they are not necessary for your experience in the game to
be complete. But for that to happen, you'll need to do whatever the game says. Quests
, daily missions, small challenges, everything.
That way you can get the caps
, the caps that are the money of the game. The caps
are used to improve rooms and to build new rooms.
But more important than them are the lunch boxes. Lunch boxes are like random prize chests. Money, armor, weapons, inhabitants: almost anything can come from a lunch box. It is a way to store precious items that will be of great help in all the challenges of the game
5. Don't use the rush all the time
is the possibility to accelerate the production of a given resource. This can be both wonderful and can bring you big problems. It is easy to become "addicted" to clicking on the clock so that your water, food and energy stores will quickly fill up again.
However, there will be times when doing this will bring more problems than solutions. It may be that the room in question collapses and catches fire or that an infestation of disgusting cockroaches dominates the shelter. At the beginning of the game, with fewer survivors in the vault
, you may not be able to handle it.
So hold your little finger nervous and use the rush
only when the game indicates it is really necessary.
6. Arm yourself to the teeth
The post-apocalyptic world of Fallout Shelter
is anything but peaceful. The game is not just about taking shelter in a vault
and hoping that bad things don't happen. They will happen. Almost all the time. And getting armed is the least you can do to survive.
The problem is that there are not many ways to find weapons and armor for your survivors. You can't just create them in a vault
room . So be on the lookout for lunch boxes first. The lunchboxes
are the fastest way to get this kind of item.
The second way is to explore Wasteland
. Here you will need a little luck, as well as strategy, as you will have to choose the most prepared and equipped survivor for this mission. The good thing is that you can follow your journey through a diary. If you want, you can send it to the shelter again without it suffering any extra damage.
Keep in mind, however, that in Fallout Shelter
there are looters. When you least expect it they will be able to invade your shelter. If you are well armed, this shouldn't be much of a problem. However, don't be surprised if at least one of your residents dies. This is easily circumvented, since in this game
the survivors are replaceable.
7. Leave the shelter and seek resources
The experience would not be complete if you couldn’t step out of the vault
once in a while to explore the world outside. This can be done when you already have enough residents in your shelter. It is necessary to ensure that all services continue to function perfectly. Besides, it is useless to send just one person to explore. Send two or three.
To ensure that they are successful, they must have armor and weaponry. So only send to Wasteland
who is really prepared for it. And remember: it is still possible that you will end up losing some brave soldiers.