Letters from Vault-Tec are letters that can be found randomly in the mailboxes of ruined houses across the Capital Wasteland.


There are two versions of the letter. One informs the recipients that their application to secure residency in a Vault has been denied and Vault-Tec will retain their deposit in case of an opening. Another version is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Gomez, found in a mailbox in Springvale, informing them that their application for entrance to Vault 101 was accepted.


The "accepted" version can be found in a mailbox in Springvale. The "rejected" version may spawn randomly in various mailboxes across the Capital Wasteland.




Dear Mr & Mrs. Gomez:
Congratulations on your family's recent inclusion in the Vault 101 community!

You will find outlined in your application materials a full review of rules and procedures related to preparing for shelter in a Vault-Tec facility, but we will outline a few key points here:

  • Vault-Tec provides all clothing, bedding, and accommodations for residents. Personal belongings must be reviewed and approved of by an authorized Vault-Tec hermetics technician before such belongings can be delivered to your reserved quarters within the Vault. In the event of an emergency entrance to the Vault, no personal belongings will be permitted beyond the main door of the facility.
  • All Vault residents must attend an orientation seminar. If you did not attend such a seminar as part of the application process, you must make an appointment with your Vault-Tec representative.
  • In the event of a Vault activation, whether actual or drill, Vault-Tec will sound a siren audible in the immediate vicinity of the Vault facility entrance, and residents will be contacted via holotape message at the phone number provided in their resident profile records. Please report promptly to Vault 101 to await admittance and processing upon such a notification.

Vault-Tec looks forward to having you and your family as valued residents! Be sure to present this letter to your Vault-Tec representative to receive your special, commemorative Vault Boy bobble-head toy! Sincerely;
Dept of Public Relations
Washington, DC



Dear Safety-Conscious Citizen -
We are writing to inform you that your family was not selected for inclusion in your chosen Vault-Tec facility. Your deposit has been retained, and your application added to a waiting list for your preferred Vault. In the interest of your family's security in the event of a minor nuclear event, please consider relocating to one of these areas, where Vault-Tec facilities are available without a waiting list:

For a full list of Vault-Tec facilities with available accommodations, in exciting locales such as Oklahoma and newly-annexed Canada, contact your local Vault-Tec representative!
Vault-Tec wishes you and your family the best of luck in the uncertain future. Best regards;
Public Relations Dept
Washington, DC

Behind the scenesEdit

The notes were written by Joel Burgess, lead level designer of Fallout 3.[1]


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