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How To Get More Dwellers In Fallout Shelter

Looking to increase your Vault's population? Here's how to get more Dwellers.
How To Get More Dwellers In Fallout Shelter

Getting more Dwellers in Fallout Shelter lets you farm more resources and increase the size of your Vault. However, you won't get new Dwellers very quickly if you just wait for them to show up in your Vault (although they will, eventually). Thankfully, there are numerous ways to get more Dwellers quickly. 

How To Increase Population In Fallout Shelter Quickly

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Getting new Dwellers is an important step in Fallout Shelter. (Picture: Bethesda)

There are several ways to get more Dwellers in Fallout Shelter, but some are more reliable than others.

1. Dwellers Will Arrive Over Time

You'll get more Dwellers over time as it passes; more Dwellers will find their way from the Wasteland into your Vault. However, there are much quicker ways to get more Dwellers in Fallout Shelter.

2. Make Vault Dweller Babies

The best and most optimal way to get more Dwellers is to breed them. Female Dwellers will be pregnant for three hours, at which point they'll give birth, and it'll take another three hours for the child to grow up and be able to perform activities in your Vault.

3. Unlock Dwellers As Special Rewards

You can also get Dwellers as rewards for completing various tasks, such as quests, and as Lunchbox rewards. While this isn't quite as reliable a way to get more Dwellers as breeding them, it's still a good way to get a few more Dwellers in your Vault.

As you play Fallout Shelter, you'll inevitably get more Dwellers over time. However, making the right moves in the game can help you get more Dwellers much faster, allowing you to get way more resources and reap the benefits of having a huge Vault.