Fallout Shelter: the complete beginner's guide | Android / iPhone / iPad Guide



Quite the Pip-Boy himself, Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) reveals all the tips, tricks, and secrets to getting ahead in Fallout Shelter early in the game.

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  1. I learn that when you first play, your dwellers may have something below they're pic and it called SPECIAL. When you are first play the Fallout Shelter you must understand what is SPECIAL
    S : Strength
    P : Prediction
    E : Endurance
    C : Charisma
    I : Intelligent
    A : Agility
    L : Luck

    Also, this tips maybe can help you

    If you have many building just make sure it not empty because
    – if the building is on fire and no one are extinguish it, the fire will move to another building
    – if you have a monster ( forgot they're name ) attack and no one fight them, the monster may attack another building

    If you have a great armor, good weapon and any pet, make one or two dwellers use it and drag them to the fault door, there may be sometime the Raiders attack us

    Make sure that the dwellers SPECIAL are match with where they gonna work on, because it will make the produce time faster
    If there are something wrong, feel free to comment down below and I will repair it

  2. How do you pause game when I leave phone to go do things I come back and there is no food or Power etc

  3. this game is not good, takes 3-4 days to make a vault and it is suddenly destroyed by ever increasing attacks. what is the point of a valut when everything is going to sneak in and kill the people? also the guns are so weak and the people just run around from one end to end when attack happens. they dont shoot, their hp decreases so fast, the game is designed to let you play for only this much and then you have to buy lunchboxes to keep your vault going. nothing wrong with that but its annoying still. i had a 70 plus vault and thwarting waves of invaders and death claws but then suddenly 100 plus mole rats popped out from the basement and killed all the people. i deleted the game and disabled the app in my nvidia shield tablet, i cant remove it without rooting the device but just to uninstall this game i would risk it. i hated this game so much and i want to remove it from my tablet, shit came preinstalled. this could be fun if your valut is not attacked from all sides, but is just an annoying headache this gam really. i have never hated any game as much as i have hated this because it takes so much time to build the valut .and then the game decides to end it and you cant do anything about that

  4. I dont play this game cuz when i dont play the game. The game still on process making my supply runs out when im not playing it

  5. wow death claws i had not had that yet I have had a super mutant and if you want more people get your most charisma girl and boy put them both in living room then they will do a dance then make a baby you could get a chance of makeing two i have had it before

  6. not really helpful new all this. i just dont know how to stop my vault from starving off to fast or w/e i find my self after 3 deathclaws attack i cant keep my vault going and everyone dies off. or again for no risen at times the hunger goes out of control and i have no way to keep up with the hunger.. nor enough peeps in the vault to cover more dinners.

  7. Do the people that are scavenging get hurt or encounter enemies on the way back to the vault?

  8. Had to quit on this game. Been playing on ipad, it crashes a pretty frequent but every time I hit 15 rooms I get locked out permanently

  9. I had a good start, but eventually I couldn't keep up with the recources.
    I made to many children :/

  10. Good news everybody who will see this. The developers have said that the game will be released on AUGUST 13, 2015. Here's the proven link:
    http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/585752/Fallout-Shelter-Android-release-date-When-is-Bethesda-coming-to-Android-Apple-App-Store

    Please be advise that make sure your devices have enough space

    WARNING:
    BECAUSE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. USERS ARE ADVISE TO CONTROL THEMSELVES. THE GAME WILL LITERALLY COME TO ANDROID NEXT WEEK SO JUST DOWNLOAD IT AND ENJOY THE GAME. NO BASHES ARE NECESSARY

  11. When it come for android ?? I cant wait i wanna play :((((

  12. My tip is merge rooms and always have a vault guard, one other important tip is don't get angry when the game crashes all the time.

  13. i have the game on iphone 4 and the startup takes AGES and when i get to the actual game it lags fallout shelter is slowly becoming a real dissapointment because of this and not out on android yet? bugthesda need to stop being so lazy and get on with it

  14. Anyone know how the Radio Studio works? I've gotten people to come but lately I can't seem to get anyone. The countdown timer comes and goes. I'm guessing there is a chance that someone will come. How do you improve this chance? I'm currently experimenting with it. I'm trying to level up 1 room to max. I just upgraded it to level 2. My theory is that you need to have it full, dwellers need to have higher Charisma and upgrading the room will increase the chance of obtaining a new dweller.

    Other tips:
    – Max 3 room resources to start before making any significant expansions. As you expand and create more rooms and also as you upgrade those rooms, there is a greater demand placed upon your power generating room. As you gain more dwellers, there is a greater demand placed upon your food resource generator. I'm not sure about the water but just pay attention to it and make sure the cuttoff line stays below half.
    – Pay attention to your resources and you go to make sure the cutoff lines are staying below half and/ or that as your gather the resources that you can easily keep up. If not, make sure you upgrade or create a new resource gathering room pertaining to that resource.
    – Clear The Dead: Make sure you clear any dead dwellers from your resource generating rooms ASAP. They will cause your dwellers to be sick and lose happiness which will cause them to lower production of the resource of that room.
    – DO NOT SEND OUT YOUR BEST DWELLER TO EXPLORE. This is a big mistake when beginning the game. If you happen to get a rare or legendary dweller, that dweller should be used to A: supplement resource gathering when and where needed, B: kill raiders, C: Kill radaroaches.
    – If you have only one gun, do not send it out with an explorer. Sending out explorers is a luxury. If you have the weapons to do it then great, if you only have 1 or 2 weapons, hold on to them because raiders and roaches can kill your game very easily.
    – Luck and Endurance are what matters for explorers. The more luck, the more likely they are to get items. The greater the endurance the better fighter and more durable. So when sending out explorers, send out ones that have at least 3 luck/ endurance and equip them with armor that boosts their stats. Obviously putting them in rooms that help them to gain these stats is also going to be beneficial.
    – The best way to deal with raiders is to make a 3 room living quarter at the top just after the vault entrance. The raiders attack from left to right and that will be the first room they go to. You can have gunmen stationed there and they could also be creating babies as well. An other option is to just keep it empty and send your gunmen to the vault entrance. They should kill some, most or all of the raiders there. If not, send them to the next room which should be your living quarters to finish them off.

  15. A couple things I noticed. First rooms need to be the same level in order to merge. That is a level 2 generator will not merge with a level one generator.

    Babies take time to come out so be patient but initially after becoming pregnant the female dweller seems to stay assigned to the living quarters if you wait a bit you can then assign them to work as needed.

    Children in the dweller page reached by tapping the cog with your population count will show a time till they reach adulthood instead of a level bar

  16. Anyone else expeirence a laggy problem when i play the game (Im using ipod 5 btw) sooner or later the game will crash also it takes forever to load stuff  this happens everytime i play and it is really annoying

  17. If anyone is wondering ,took some goddam time to figure out, if you maximize the training rooms (the ones you increase special) you will be able to see how long it will take for your dwellers to learn that room`s specific stat.

  18. Very nice video. I'm still working on improving my videos. Would love to get your feedback.

  19. Hey men, that's a good tips you got there
    And can i add baby system tips?
    Yea this one really important cause sometime your resource work need more people and that's baby system in this game quite important i think.

    Have fun every one

  20. Isn't there some point in the game when raiders attack your shelter? What would you do then?
    Personally, I'm not interested in these type of games. But I'm sort of curious at the same time.

  21. Here are some tips I've learned over playing FOS.

    When starting build one of everything as soon as it becomes available.

    When building a room, it will tell you what kind of stats are used in that room, for example Power Generators use STR and Diner's use AGI and so on, once you have your initial influx of dwellers, try to optimize their output by placing them in jobs that are suited to their stats.

    Further, you will most likely get special dwellers in your lunchboxes, they usually have higher stats and comes equipped with items as soon as you get them, make sure you assign them to an area where they are most useful.

    As you progress and gain more dwellers, you will need further resources and the best way to obtain them is to ensure you have at least 2 of each main resource building (Power Generator, Diner and Water Treament). Try to plan out your base accordingly so that you can link at least 2 of these rooms side by side. As you upgrade them they will merge into larger single rooms which will allow you to place more dwellers as workers in those rooms.

    If you are planning on being AFK from the game for awhile, make sure to recall your wasteland dweller as it appears they will continue to explore even while the game is not running and may die while you are away. As it usually takes some time to return, this is a good practice anyways as you will likely have your loot ready when you come back to play.

    When a dweller dies, don't worry, they can be revived for typically a couple hundred caps, this is why it is a good idea to keep a couple hundred caps in reserve in case of emergency.

    Hope that helps.

  22. Also, always have at least one person with a weapon guarding the vault door at all times. I got my whole first floor killed cuz i had no guards

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