With the launch of Fallout 3 – not Fallout 4 – Bethesda launched a hotline as an Easter egg hidden in their game: 1-888-4-VAULT-TEC.
For Fallout 4, though, it looks like Bethesda resurrected it. Or maybe, like a vault that continued to function despite the world changing above, it never went away.
Either way, this number is your best hope of getting a spot in one of Vault-Tec’s coveted vaults before the bombs drop. The only problem is, you might be on hold for a while. Polygon gave the mysterious fallout shelter manufacturer (that definitely doesn’t do mysterious social experiments on its customers) a call and the hold time was pretty egregious.
If you’re willing to wait on hold long enough, maybe you’ll get a real person. No, probably not.