Fallout 4 speculation is still going strong after the Survivor 2299 website–which many believe is a viral site intended to promote the game–posted new code on Wednesday evening.
The site has been continually offering updates since last month, posting cryptic messages including items about “nuclear winter” as well as text and morse code that have been deciphered by fans at the Fallout sub-Reddit.
A new cipher on the frontpage was added at around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
“ZYX 5625478+7878 – HVCD AYX XOTF LFG IVL EGIBDYU CD RZWVI? UJY’H VOSC FW SFP’GS POCVK KYVI L UWX IVYGLV. XZAG YU, DHNY PJFF CCZ! ZM’K NZHP HQ QV. NAWLV OSS HEJB RGO TVXS HBVD?” it reads.
Redditors translated it to say: “WHAT THE [expletive] ARE YOU LOOKING AT KIDDO? DON’T TELL ME YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A GUN BEFORE. COME ON, MOVE YOUR ASS! IT’S TIME TO GO. WHERE THE [expletive] YOU CAME FROM?”
An hour earlier, new morse code–the beeping sound–was placed in the background.
“CLG BR CLG BR RPT DY SEV ON HVB PPL AR SCRD LST NGHT WE HRD STR NES FM TI ATM WE SE STR HUM DX Ø2 MIL N SMTH INT RGTH WID TH PL K,” it reads, and was translated to: “Calling Black Row, Calling Black Row. Report: day seven, on Harvard Bridge. People are scared; last night we heard strange noises from The Institute. At the moment we see strange humans distance 2 miles north. Something isn’t right with that place, over.”
The message above makes reference to The Institute, which is an entity mentioned in the Fallout 3 games, but not much context was given about it. It has been described as a mysterious group that is placed inside The Commonwealth known to have high technology, and is said to be the remnants of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT.
The Survivor 2299 website, which prominently features the Fallout Vault-Tec symbol, was apparently registered by Bethesda company parent ZeniMax.
There’s been speculation that the whole thing is a hoax, as neither Bethesda or ZeniMax have commented on the matter.
This week, a new sub-website was found and has a different format and different text.
“REV FEAR – MGSS LHM’H EVHV KBIM’R QIUBMU. B’L Z YYG MN HBM ZQSUB ZZAY,” it reads and was translated to read: “THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT’S COMING. IT’S A KEY TO THE GREAT GAME.”
Redditors speculated that the “great game” bit was in reference to a line by Fallout 3 NPC Desmond Lockheart.