Fallout Shelter players are experiencing nasty Save Data Corruption bug. There are many report on Reddit confirming that this Save Data Corruption bug is a wide-spread issue and is not limited to any one platform: i.e. this bug has been reported on both iOS and Android.
Reddit user Dingleberry_Jones said: “So I was enjoying Fallout Shelter on Android but today when I went to start it it just would quit before the main menu. Upon further investigation my save file is now 0KB, meaning it somehow got corrupted. But I did purchase lunchboxes so I guess just wasted my money.”
Another user named “B0B0oo7” said: “I was sending out a dweller to explore, and right as I dropped him on the wasteland a raider attack started. My game froze and shutdown. I’ve been unable to open the save since. I’ve tried closing the app/powering off the ipad but it hasnt helped.”
Going_Hamm replied to B0B0oo7: “This just happened to me actually. I was removing a dead dweller from the wasteland and my game just crashed. Tried reloading it a couple of times and it goes to the menu page and just stops working. Tried restarting my phone and that didn’t help either. Hopefully they send a bug fix update or something soon. I had 160 dwellers”
Bethesda has not yet released any press statement on this issue. We expect them that they provide a fix for Fallout Shelter Save Data Corruption Bug as soon as possible.
Thankfully, it seems like Android players can ask for a instant refund from Google Play for Fallout Shelter Save Data Corruption bug. According to details shared by Reddit user Coconuttery:
“If you’re playing it on Android and your save game got corrupted, you should be able to request refunds on all affected items and get instant refunds”
Link to request refunds:
Click the icon on the right of the affected item
Click “Report a problem”
Choose the last option in the drop down
Describe the save game corruption bug and that you want a refund