After installing the first patch, followers sent to the wasteland have yet to return any legendary (yellow) items.

Previously my followers would return 1-3 items on each run.

Can anyone else confirm this behavior, or better yet explain what I need to do to get my explorers finding legendary items again.


It is still possible to get legendary items, however, the chance is low. You wil most likely hit the 100 item limit before getting a legendary item. Looking at the game code for Android:

num = (timeForCertainSuccess * 60 * Random) / TimeExplored;
ItemRarity itemRarity = Normal;
if (num < 0.1)
  itemRarity = Legendary;
else if (num < 0.2)
  eitemRarity = EItemRarity.Rare;

The item chance is based on some modifier * 60 * random value, all divided by the total time the dweller has explored. If the chance value is less than 0.1, then the item will be legendary.

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  • +1 for the source code, but could you provide a link to the source? – user106385 Sep 6 '15 at 3:50
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    It's not hosted online, I decompiled the apk and had a look at the code using JetBrains' dotPeek. – Adrian Sep 6 '15 at 3:59
  • This has been my experience as well. I always hit the item cap way before the odds turn in my favor. I'm thinking about dropping some stats on my explorers to keep them out longer. – msg45f Oct 4 '15 at 3:19

Well the game's wiki specifies that the longer your dweller explores the Wasteland, the greater the chance to find special and legendary items.

I haven't played the game before the patch (1.1) so I don't know how it was before and now it's a small chance, yeah, but not impossible... in the last 5-6 days I found 4 legendary items... I have a dweller exploring the Wasteland for 2 and half days, he found 2 items and 2 other dwellers exploring it for 1 day and a bit and they found 1 each. So it's not impossible but as I see it, it only happens when your dweller is out there for more than a full day.

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  • I'm currently at 4 and 5 days continuous searching with no legendary items (yellow quality). Blue quality items are easily found after about a day and a half. – Orion Adrian Aug 20 '15 at 14:12
  • It may be that my dwellers are hitting 100 items (seems to be the maximum) in the wasteland very quickly because they have max stats. – Orion Adrian Aug 20 '15 at 17:37

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