All Fallout Shelter music cues explained

Joaquín Frere
Fallout Shelter music cues.

If while managing your Fallout Shelter community you start hearing different music, or weird sounds, something might be happening in your Vault. So, here’s all you need to know about the music cues in Fallout Shelter.

In Fallout Shelter, many things can happen unexpectedly in your Vault, and that can harm your Dwellers, or even give rewards. These things, which aren’t always issues or troubles, are marked by music cues that can be heard besides the Vault’s music.

So, if you want to hear what all the music cues mean in Fallout Shelter, here’s all you need to know.

Fallout Shelter: All music cues explained

Besides the regular Vault sounds, Fallout Shelter has two other music cues that players must be aware of, and these are:

  • An ominous piano sound, which means The Mysterious Stranger is in the Vault, and players must find it quickly to get extra caps.
  • A Fallout-esque piano music sound, which is the cue of a Dweller arriving at the Vault from a Quest or exploring the Wasteland.
  • The Nuka Cola World Jingle, from the Fallout 4 DLC, will play when Bottle & Cappy arrive at the Vault.
Fallout Shelter Mysterious Stranger.
A piano sound cue plays when the Mysterious Stranger is in the Vault, so find him quickly for extra caps!

On top of the Vault’s music, players can see a sudden change in the game’s music cues when the above-mentioned events occur. Opening Lunchboxes, grabbing caps, or gathering resources also have their own music cues, but those are normal sounds and not related to any in-game event.

And that is everything you need to know about Fallout Shelter’s music cues! For more on Bethesda’s mobile game, check out:

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