Maximum time of exploring the wasteland and possible rewards

So, my little vault was doing nice, so i decided to send my dearest Lisa Powell into the wasteland. I got a power armor and a minigun from the lunch boxes which appears to be a good starting gear since she can kill pretty much everything – at least she never looses a fight.

Now, shes on the hunt for 11 hrs and 35 minutes, and i was wondering about a few things:

  • Is there a maximum amount of time a dweller can explore the wasteland?
  • Does the level of the dweller matter? Like, can a high-level dweller find better gear than a low level dweller?
  • How much time has to pass so i can get the best stuff out of the exploration?


There seems to be no limit to the exploration time, some events occurr at 75 hours of exploration, but some player touched the 90 hours mark.

The level of the dweller does not matter for the chances at finding gear, but the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. do, because some fixed events are based on tests on the dweller S.P.E.C.I.A.L.; plus, as a rule of thumb, Luck always helps in finding gear and caps.

Generally the more your dwellers are out, the better gear they will find, even though there seems to be a cap of 1 legendary for expedition, and there is a confirmed cap of 100 items for expedition.
After getting 100 items your dwellers will come back on their own.

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