Update 28/11/2013: EU trademark filing was a fake
Yes, this is still very much happening. Got to hand it to whoever is behind this survivor2299.com site, they’re regular with their updates (unless it’s an automated process, I guess.) As usual I’m going to toss out a disclaimer about the thoroughly unconfirmed nature of this teaser campaign. There’s evidence either way for whether it’s legitimate, but it’s very obvious that it does relate to a Fallout 4 – real or imagined.
Today’s update is yet another Morse code change, already decoded by a team of what must by now be Morse code experts over at r/Fallout. Maybe this is the true purpose behind the site; to bring back Morse code in popular culture. The code reads as follows:
CQ CQ CQ BST IS GONE II BST IS GONE N HPE FREQ 3450 RT GB AMERICA
Which translates as something close to:
Calling any station, Calling any station, Calling any station. Boston is gone, repeat, Boston is gone. No Hope. Frequency 3450 Return Transmission. Goodbye America.
Doesn’t sound great for Boston, in other words. If you’ve missed what’s gone on prior to this series of Fallout 4 updates, here’s a round-up.
- Back in August an anonymous tipster pops up saying the game will be set in Boston.
- The Survivor2299.com site appears on 14 November
- European tradmark discovered on 17 November
- 20 November – Morse code changes
- 22 November Nuclear Winter is coming message appears
- 22-24 November – New code with two dates and reference to the Quabbin Reservoir
- 25 November – New Morse code, Fallout: New Vegas updated on Steam (apparently unrelated)
- 26 November – New Morse code.
We discuss the Fallout teasers in today’s Podcast so feel free to check it out.