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Fallout 4 teaser site gets Morse code update for 25 November

26 Nov 2013  by   Peter Parrish
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Vault Boy remains cheerful, no matter how bad the radiation gets.

Even during a nuclear winter there’s no rest for the Morse code operator at thesurvivor2299.com. If you’ve been following along with this story, you’ll know the site is likely all a big ARG (alternate reality game) teaser for Fallout 4 (or Fallout: Subtitle, whatever it ends up being called.) Of course if it ends up being a hoax or a teaser for a bloody iOS game, you have our sincere apologies. We’d be just as upset as you.

Anyway, today’s little update is a change to the Morse code message. The hard working and Morse-savvy chaps on the r/Fallout have translated this as follows:

NCRA UNIT BST 314 7 EMRG MSG NEW YORK STAGE 7 WASHINGTON STAGE 7 LOS ANGELES STAGE 7 AUSTIN STAGE 7 CHICAGO STAGE 7 NEW ORLEAN STAGE 7 LAS VEGAS UNKNOWN MIAMI STAGE 7 DALLAS STAGE 7 DENVER STAGE 7 SAN DIEGO STAGE 7 SAN FRANCISCO STAGE 7 BOSTO

Story updated based on slight alteration to Morse translation:

“Stage 7″ probably refers to the International Nuclear Event Scale, under which 7 is classed as a “major accident.” A couple of interesting things to note here; Las Vegas is classified as ‘Unknown’ (due to the actions of Mr. House in Fallout: New Vegas.) Information about Boston, where this game is rumoured to be based, gets cut off before transmission.

In other Fallout events today, New Vegas received a small update on Steam. It was claimed yesterday that Fallout 3 received a similar update, but this hasn’t been verified and now appears to be false. The Fallout twitter feed states this was just to add support for cloud saves, but the timing is … quite a coincidence. Especially as neither game has received an update in several years. However, it does now appear as if the update really was just adding cloud saves. Nobody digging around the update files has been able to find much of anything else, so no hidden extra clues there.

So here’s the run-down of events so far:

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  1. Chad
    +2

    From what I have seen on the /r/Fallout the message did not say “Boston Stage 7″ it actually said “San Fransico Stage 7 Bosto”. According to all of the morse code translators I have seen on /r/Fallout Boston is not confirmed as stage 7 but shown as if Boston or the location of the sender of the message has been nuked.

    November 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  2. 13thGeneral

    I still have been unable to find any official patch list or push update notice for either game. I have FO3 installed through Steam, and did not get any receive updates. I just can’t believe there was any update until I see proof from the source.

    November 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm
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    Peter Parrish

    Thanks guys – I wrote this yesterday when the translation was fresh, so the Boston cut-off hadn’t been figured out yet. Updated accordingly!

    Same goes for the Fallout 3 aspect. New Vegas was definitely updated (I have it installed,) but those people saying FO3 received a similar one appear to have been wrong.

    November 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

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