Fallout 4 teaser site updates with new morse code message

Fallout - Oscar Zulu

The “Oscar Zulu” transmission, as seen in Fallout 3.

Update 22/11/13: More codes have appeared with more messages

The mystery continues on the is-it/isn’t-it teaser site for an apparent Fallout 4 announcement, with the addition of a new morse code signal. This was spotted (and already decoded) by the sharp-eyed people on the Fallout subreddit.

According to their deductions, the message says “CQ CQ CQ DE OZ PSE AS.” Happily, this isn’t just meaningless gibberish, and means (roughly) “Calling Any Station, Calling Any Station, Calling Any Station, This is/From OZ (Oscar Zulu), Please Wait.” This may or may not relate to the ‘Oscar Zulu’ station present in Fallout 3.

Whether this adds more or less credence to the idea that this site is counting down to a Fallout 4 reveal is open to debate. A Fallout 3 reference might add weight to the theory that Bethesda will be developing this one (as the most recent Bethesda Fallout project was 3,) or it may suggest that there’s nothing much behind this except an impish mind hoping to mess with Fallout fans.

A Vault-Tec logo has appeared on the countdown too, which you’d imagine would make Bethesda a bit upset if the site was not legitimate.

Bethesda has refused to comment on the rumours, which does mark a slight change from their usual approach of flat-out denying Fallout 4 stories. However, they also obfuscated the information around Arkane working on Prey 2, so who knows. Over the weekend, it emerged that Fallout 4 had been trademarked in Europe.

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  • sorudo

    all we can do is wait for the date, they practically already gave you a date to wait for so in this case it’s a fight.
    patience VS haste, which one wins.

  • Fallover 26

    well like i have said in other comments Don’t rush them we want the game to be good have patience it is true that if you rush something it doesn’t come out as you would expect it but if you give them time it could be the best selling game EVERRRR

    • That guy

      great speech dude but still i would want the game NOW

    • mrmexicano

      Like he said give them time

    • Feannag

      Seriously. No rushing to meet gimmicky release dates (glaring at you, Skyrim), just tell us that they’re working on it and it’ll be done when it’s done.

      More bug testing would be nice, too. Time for Bethesda to stop relying on the modders to fix their games.

  • Jay18001

    I whois.net the website domain and it is owned by ZeniMax Media Inc. http://whois.net/whois/thesurvivor2299.com

  • Yuri

    On the teaser site, black writing (so that you can only see if you 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?

  • Feannag

    That’d be an interesting choice of tie in. Oscar Zulu in FO3 was a radio message playing from a pre-war family in a shelter with a sick kid. When you find the shelter, the parents’ bodies are there, but the son is nowhere to be found. He could certainly still be around, if his illness was turning him into a ghoul.