Hackers have already ruined the Fallout Shelter leaderboards
Fallout Shelter, the addictive vault-building game from Bethesda, finally arrived on Android on Thursday — and hackers have ruined its online leaderboards already.
If you were progressing well and looking to reach the top, you can think again.
Within just a few hours of Fallout Shelter’s release, hacker Jake Poile was sat at the top of the game’s leaderboard with a crazy 1 million points. A short while later he had 2 billion. It’s unlikely one of them was genuine, but he’s now preventing anyone from taking the number one spot genuinely.
As you can see in the screenshot below, the players in second and third appear to be Fallout Shelter testers — one is called “TestUser” and the other “Bethesda QA” — who likely had early access to the game, and even they are yet to hit 16,000 points.
Unfortunately, this is a common problem on Android; hackers have been topping the leaderboards inside every popular games with crazy scores, and actual players have no chance of catching them. But Google is yet to do anything to prevent it.
But don’t let this put you off Fallout Shelter; it’s a wonderful game that we highly recommend.