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Fallout 4 “Survivor 2299” teaser website adds new countdown

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Fallout 4 “Survivor 2299” teaser website adds new countdown

Update: There's a new countdown timer on the Fallout 4 teaser website, announcing the arrival of "Nuclear Winter".

The "Survivor 2299" website now carries a new countdown banner that asks Fallout fans to wait patiently for the arrival of Nuclear Winter at the end of the week.

With the countdown timer currently scheduling Nuclear Winter for around 8.30pm BST on Sunday, December 1, which is obviously done deliberately to coincide with the start of the new winter month.

We expect that the Survivor 2299 teaser site will be given a rather large update on this date ahead of the larger reveal teaser by the other countdown timer for December 11.

There have been myriad taunts on the site so far, including audio teasers, Morse code snippets and links to past Fallout games including Fallout 3 and its unmarked Oscar Zulu radio station quest.

Find out more below:

Update 22/11/2013: The Survivor 2299 Fallout 4 teaser website continues to taunt us with new codes to decipher ahead of a potential VGX announcement.

It now bares the rather complex code of: "ZL/QRNE/FVFGRE./V'Z/URNQVAT/GB/GUR/VAFGVGHGR./TBQ/XABJF/JUNG/UNCCRARQ/GB/GUVF/CYNPR/ABJ./GUVF/BYQ/ONFGNEQ/JVYY/URYC/HF./UR/ZHFG/URYC/HF./--0321--"

This translates to:

"MY DEAR SISTER. I’M HEADING TO THE INSTITUTE. GOD KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE NOW. THIS OLD BASTARD WILL HELP US. HE MUST HELP US. –0321–"

At one point if you highlighted the text on the page, before the new code appeared, the site said: “Nuclear winter is coming. Reserve your future home today! 877-260-2299″. If you called this American number you were met with a recorded message that plays the Tranquility Lane music from Fallout 3.

However, this phone number is now inactive.

The site then offered the phrase "###PERMISSION DENIED BY OVERSEER (15334) ###" when you hovered over the text, but this has gone too now.

You have to admit, Bethesda is doing a really good job of teasing Fallout 4 and has certainly riled up the Fallout fans ahead of an official announcement.

The Oscar Zulu transmission from Fallout 3

Original Story:

The Fallout 4 “Survivor 2299” teaser website has been updated with a new Morse code signal and an official Bethesda Vault-Tec logo.

The Survivor 2299 Fall out 4 teaser site is still a mystery, but it has now been updated with a rather cryptic audio Morse code signal.

Of course, eagle-eared Fallout fans have already decoded the message to say “CQ CQ CQ DE OZ SE AS”. Now that may not mean much to the average reader, and certainly not us, but it roughly translates to:

“Call Any Station, Calling Any Station, Calling Any Station, This is From OZ (Oscar Zulu), Please Wait.”

This may well be in relation to the Oscar Zulu radio station in an unmarked quest from Fallout 3, and that’s pretty much the only connection to Fallout 4 the teaser site is giving us so far.

However, the site has also been updated with the official Vault-Tec logo from the Fallout series, which makes the Fallout 4 teaser site seem much more legitimate.

A Fallout 4 trademark was filed by Bethesda for Europe earlier in the week, which incorporated merchandise and digital media as well as the game itself, suggesting Bethesda is gearing up for a big launch.

An official Fallout 4 game announcement is tipped for December 7 at VGX, previously known as the Spike VGA Awards.

Other blockbuster titles have been announced there in recent years, including Elder Scroll V: Skyrim and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Square Enix is also allegedly poised to launch the Xbox One and PS4 Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, a next-generation port of its successful 2013 Tomb Raider reboot.

What’s interesting is that the timer on the Survivor 2299 page is counting down to December 11, rather than the VGX awards date.

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Via: Incgamers

Guest

November 21, 2013, 10:08 pm

I hope fallout 4 on Xbox One takes advantage of Tiled Resources.

Will

November 21, 2013, 10:31 pm

It states on the wiki that the little boy that is part of the oscar zulu sidequest was not found. His skeleton wasn't in the area. Could you be "The Survivor" who would be the little boy grown up?

Guest

November 21, 2013, 11:00 pm

I really hope Bethesda take their time and release a working product for once :)

Yuri

November 21, 2013, 11:14 pm

On the teaser site, black writing (so that you can only see if highlight the text by dragging a clicked cursor over it) says "Nuclear winter is coming. Reserve your future home today! 877-260-2299". Any ideas?

therealbuttpunisher

November 22, 2013, 12:13 am

877-260-2299

Margurka

November 22, 2013, 1:56 am

The fact that the name of the site is The Survivor makes me think it's the child from station oscar zulu who was sick. Some new disease from them or maybe the new protagonist? Theories still in the ai

Bret Leback

November 22, 2013, 2:07 am

This is the new code on the website.

"My dear sister. I'm heading to the institute. god knows what
happened to this place. Now this old

bastard will help us. He must help us. -0321-"

becool22

November 22, 2013, 5:49 am

How did you figure that out? I would like to know.

Ryan

November 22, 2013, 6:19 am

This could very well be referring to the "Institute" as in the commonwealth, which might actually confirm the rumors of the setting being in Boston

TehTub

November 22, 2013, 11:05 am

I must have caught the morse code before it changed. The original was .---- ..--- .-.-.- .---- .---- .-.-.- .---- ...-- [break] .--- .--- .-.-.- .---- ..--- .-.-.- .---- ...-- or 12.11.13 [break] 11.12.13... Date and Time I assume. See if I still have the audio file around somewhere.

latro990

November 22, 2013, 12:14 pm

Every letter is 13 letters along in the alphabet, its a common programming technique to make text unreadable to humans but super easy to decode by machines

A = N as N is 13 letters along from A.

Nick

November 22, 2013, 12:45 pm

God damnit! Remember the android Harkness from Rivet City? His code name was A3-21. See any connections? As for the ''old bastard'' he must be Zimmer, can't be anyone else.

The Tower

November 22, 2013, 4:24 pm

The number 15334 is an are code for Greene County, PA. Is there a vault in Pennsylvania? There must be a reason for this 5 digit code.

thedude

November 22, 2013, 4:51 pm

you are missing a letter from the morse translation it should be
CQ CQ CQ DE OZ PSE AS

Bret Leback

November 22, 2013, 5:25 pm

I shifted every letter over 13. ROT-13 :D There are tons of programs online to help solve these codes. I think its really a lot of fun.

Richtofen

November 22, 2013, 6:57 pm

idk if it is true or not but i heard that Bethesda was scoping out Boston for Fallout 4. but it does not matter as long as there will be another fallout :)

jonathan

November 22, 2013, 7:31 pm

I really hope they move this out of the the U.S. Or at least out of a well known, big city and into a region more so. Not just Vegas and it's desert (I know different company) or Washington and it's surrounding but an area like The West Coast or the Bayou or something like that. I know it's suppose to be set in America but I'd really love to see it set back in the WW3 era in maybe China or Russia when we were fighting them in the Resource war.

whodat1

November 22, 2013, 7:44 pm

It uses a classic form of encryption that is usually used when you want someone to break your code in 30 minutes or less.

whodat1

November 22, 2013, 7:46 pm

Well it's either a fallout teaser or a message from a leaker in the Iranian government.

fallout4Y0

November 22, 2013, 8:28 pm

It has the FALLOUT SIGN ITS FALLOUT!!!! IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR YEARS!! YEARS!! JUST FOR A TRAILER OR A TEASRE!!! ITS FINNALLY HEEEEEREEE YO!!!!

Nookanoob

November 22, 2013, 11:23 pm

This looks pretty solid

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming...

caleb

November 23, 2013, 7:32 am

It's set in boston thats where the institute is

Matt Weston

November 23, 2013, 10:55 am

Theres a new code on the site, VGNR [CAP] - ***? - LET- GRZ XJG XRS FWZZR GOS UIEG SII GZVZI || GRZ SAW XRS SAZZ XJG DZVB GRZ XUJIZ

chris bradshaw

November 23, 2013, 2:07 pm

THE VAULT-TEC LOGO!!! YOU NOTICED TOO!!! I CAN'T EVEN BREATH/.

jimmy saville

November 23, 2013, 3:41 pm

It has the number 0321 , one of these numbers is a 3, half-life 3 confirmed

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