Fallout 4 teaser site, The Survivor 2299 has been proved as fake. The website was discovered by a member of Fallout Reddit community on November 14 and the mysterious countdown running on the website was presumed to be targeting Fallout 4 release date.
The Survivor 2299 Revealed As Fake - Fallout Community Gets Trolled
Fallout 4 teaser website that had created an impulsive hype in the Fallout community has been revealed as an elaborate hoax. The website was just a well-planned troll by an unknown person. The Survivor 2299 website was registered to ZeniMax Media by GoDaddy, it also had an official looking Vault-Tech logo so the website seemed semi-legit and many Fallout 4 fans believed the countdown running on the website was for Fallout 4 reveal date. The Survivor 2299 website has shown its true colors with the latest and probably the final update. The new message on the website says, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS” with a sad violin YouTube video. The message also says that Bethesda and creator of tunnelsnakesrule.com had nothing to do with the hoax and the man behind the prank also left a special message for haters. Complete The Survivor 2299 website post can be read below. “Special thanks to /r/Fallout the most amazing community on reddit. PSA: YT User ‘Elevated Level’, Butch, Pitor, Liam Neeson and creator of tunnelsnakesrule.com are not responsible for this ‘hoax/rickroll’. Ah, and thepropheteer.com is a fake too (Still thumbs up for this guy it looks great!). Don’t hate Bethesda, hate me. That’s all. I really hope you’ll get a real Fallout 4 soon, guys. PPS To real haters: if you really wish me dead IRL, go here. Otherwise, if you’re pissed off/hate me, then see you and remember to watch VGX!.” It is not sure who the man behind The Survivor 2299 hoax is but according to messages sent by a fan to Inc Games, the man behind the Survivor 2299 hoax website was bored running a Fallout Facebook page and so he made Survivor 2299 website to troll the Fallout fans just for fun. Bethesda remained quite about the website and did not confirm any statements about the Fallout 4 development and reveal but the developer recently made a statement on Twitter saying, “PSA: If you don’t hear it through an official channel like this, assume all rumors and speculation are false.” https://twitter.com/Bethblog/status/409085013397733376 Many Fallout fans believed The Survivor 2299 website to be true and were expecting an official news from Bethesda or ZeniMax regarding Fallout 4 while others were already sure that the website was fake. Eventually the website ended up as a prank fooling many people.