Fallout Shelter is Bethesda’s first mobile game, the first mobile tie-in to the Fallout franchise, and possibly the fastest growing game in iOS history. Bottle caps, or just caps, are the main form of currency in this game, and are what you spend when you need to build more rooms. Caps can be a bit slow to appear, but there are ways to significantly speed up your cap gains. Read on for some tips and tricks on how to get more caps in Fallout Shelter!
Caps tend to randomly appear when you tap on rooms to collect from them. Most of the time, you won’t get any caps when you are collecting water, power, food, stimpaks or radaways. Sometimes, you will get a cap or two, and sometimes, you will get a huge number of caps. Hundreds of caps are possible as a bonus. So have as many rooms as possible to collect from.
Rushing a room will get you caps as a bonus if the rush is successful, so if you need some quick caps, then rush rooms. The more rooms that you rush, the better the chances of getting a lot of caps; however, don’t go crazy. Try to only use the rush when the incident percentage is less than 35 percent so that you don’t start fires and cause radaroach infestations, which will all cause you to lose money.
Focus on completing quests for quick caps. Most of them will earn small amounts of caps for you, but a small amount of them will earn large amounts of caps, although these will usually be the ones that are the toughest or longest to finish. The best quests are the lunchbox quests, since unlocking lunchboxes will give you anywhere between a few caps and over 1,000 caps, usually.
Start selling rooms if you want to get some quick caps back. Of course, you’ll end up with a whole lot of unassigned dwellers if you do so and you won’t get that many caps back for the rooms, but if you need quick caps, sell rooms. Sell weapons or clothing for quick caps, but be careful that you don’t sell the rare stuff. You will probably need it later on.
Send people out into the wasteland and they will earn you caps. The longer they spend out there, the more caps that they earn, but be careful that you don’t leave them out there too long or they may be killed. If they are killed, you can spend caps to revive them, which can sometimes be worth it depending on how good the dweller is or how many caps they have already collected before death.
Every time that your dweller gains an experience level, you will gain a number of caps equal to the level that your character has just reached. So if your dweller just hit level 15, then they will gain 15 experience points.