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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.

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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.

  • +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
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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.

  • 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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