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Blast From The Past in Fallout Shelter

Blast From The Past361 (50)

Collect 20 Legendary Dwellers

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Achievement Guide for Blast From The Past

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Achievement won on 31 May 17
TA Score for this game: 1,413
Posted on 08 February 17 at 13:33, Edited on 02 June 17 at 07:39
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This achievement is completely luck based and as such will either come relatively quickly or be one of the last you unlock.
There are 23 legendary dwellers in the game, all of which are characters from the fallout series. While this may make the achievement seem worse, I have James twice and can confirm duplicates do add to your percentage towards this achievement!
As far as getting the legendary dwellers, it is entirely possible to have them show up at your vault door. The chances are incredibly slim, and hard numbers on chance are difficult to come by, but 3 merged radio rooms fully upgraded and staffed with high charisma dwellers will increase the odds. [EDIT] While this was possible in the early days of the mobile version, it is now confirmed that in all current versions of the game the only way to get legendary dwellers is lunchboxes.

The only way of getting legendary dwellers is through lunchboxes. I bought 40 as a test and ended up with 8 legendary dwellers. You may get more and you may get less, but either way youre looking at a fair amount of money if you intend to get this solely through purchasing lunchboxes.
(Note: it seems I got incredibly lucky with my first set of boxes, Ive since opened about 40 more and got no dwellers. While high numbers of legendary boxes are possible, the consensus from comments seems to be around 1 dweller per 20 boxes)
Luckily boxes can also be earned through quests and objectives, so keep hammering at those and hope to get lucky!

As a side note; almost all legendary dwellers come with legendary outfits, weapons or both. The weapons and outfits they carry will add to your percentage for their respective achievements.

EDIT: Sasha has mentioned in the comments that there are at least a few quests where legendary dwellers can join your vault upon completion. With this being the case and the fact you can earn lunchboxes for quests, it would seem if youre willling to spend money on the game then buying nuka cola quantum (for instant travel time) would be more beneficial than buying boxes!

As with many of the other achievements, all 20 dwellers must be in a single vault.
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Achievement won on 17 Aug 17
TA Score for this game: 2,372
Posted on 17 August 17 at 08:47, Edited on 19 August 17 at 11:50
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This guide is to compile scattered information into a more descriptive guide.
I sincerely recommend reading through the 'common questions/answers' section pronto!
This guide will be in two sections:
1) How to obtain Legendary Dwellers
- 1.1 The 'Freebie' Dweller
- 1.2 Quests: Which?
- 1.3 Lunchbox Method (Credit to British Legends)

- Update: Picture of all Legendary Dwellers + Names -

2) Common Questions/Answers
- 2.1 Do duplicates count?
- 2.2 My Lunchbox Method isn't working?
- 2.3 Have I glitched my achievement?
- 2.4 Can you get Legendary Dwellers from the Radio Station?
- 2.5 What about the Piper-Quest?

1) How to get Legendary Dwellers

1.1 - The Freebie Dweller
To begin with - http://imgur.com/a/daeix - , when you begin you may buy a 'starter pack'. It does cost real money but does include a legendary dweller for a relatively low price. It's not required, I didn't, you don't have to, but this is your time/money graph not mine.

1.2 - Quests
There are three legendary dwellers to be gotten from quests:
1) Three Dog - Horseman of the Post-Apocalypse Part 1 - Quest 3/6
Has been reported that some people have had the opportunity a bit later in the
quest-line than this, but he *will* be in this quest-line unless you turn him down.

2) Preston Garvey - A Settler Needs your Help! - Quest 5/5
Just remember to *accept* him into the vault at the end.
3) Sarah Lyons - Climbing the Ranks - Quest 4/4
Same as above.

1.3 - The Lunchbox Method (Windows 10 only)
This method is the method of the previous guide from 'British Legends', I give him full credit and recommend you read his guide for this part, but if not here's a brief summary.

Firstly, if you weren't aware you get a free Lunchbox once a week from your objectives interface (the thing that pops up when you enter the game each day).

While you're in-game: go into your time & language settings (sub-part of your general computer settings), then date & time, then turn your 'set time automatically' setting off, change the date to 7 days ahead, collect lunchbox and open the lunchbox before you change the settings back. Then, turn on the auto-update feature, turn off again and repeat. Here's a picture! http://imgur.com/a/JX0Yw

It does take a while, yet this is by far the quickest method.
It took me 492 Lunchboxes after getting the 3-quest dwellers: http://imgur.com/a/VAMbQ

Update: Here's a pic of all the Legendary Dwellers:

And their names, in alphabetical order:
Abraham Washington, Allistair Tenpenny, Amata, Bittercup, Butch, Colonel Autumn, Confessor Cromwell, Dr. Li, Elder Lyons, Eulogy Jones, Harkness, James, Jericho, Lucas Simms, Moira Brown, Mr. Burke, Preston Garvey, Sarah Lyons, Scribe Rothchild, Star-Paladin Cross & Three-Dog.
2) Common Questions/Answers

2.1 - Do Duplicate Dwellers count?
Yes. Here's a screenshot of my duplicates after getting my achievement:
Moira is highlighted to prove it's her as she got pregnant before I snapped the pic'.

2.2 - My Lunchbox method isn't working... why?
The most common problem is that you are part of the way into your week and have set it 7 days in the future, which does not equal a lunchbox.
Turn your auto-set time back on to the correct time, then go into your objectives and check your current progress into the week; then set the time ahead however many days you need to get to the lunchbox.
THEN after that FIRST 'fix', set it 7 days ahead until your done your lunchbox boosting.

2.3 - Is my achievement glitched?
If you've been opening lunchboxes on a different day than you acquired them, possibly yes.
By this I mean, opening doing the time/date trick, obtaining the lunchbox but then switching back to the correct time before you open it.
This doesn't glitch it for certain, but it has been reported to.

2.4 - Can I get Legendary Dwellers from my Radio Station?

No. This has been confirmed by developers, it was possible for a short time but not now.

2.5 - I heard about a Legendary-Quest for Piper?
Yes, you did. However, this is an exclusive for the Apple version.
I know, upsetting. But we have the time/date method and they don't.

I hope this guide has been helpful! If you have any negative critique or ways I can update this to be more helpful, feel free to inbox me!
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