Nov. 14 this year a redditor spotted the domain registration http://thesurvivor2299.com
from zenimax. It had a timers counting down (and still has) and a morse code audio files in the background.
Sunday, the first timer reached 0 and the morse codes were changing every couple of hours and they are presenting text phrases encrypted with different cyphers.
Some users were able to decrypt them and keep track of all the changes
to the site in a chronological order. The messages in the morse code and cyphers appear to be a prelude to the actual game:
"Calling any station. Calling any station. Calling any station. This is OZ. Please stand by."
"Nuclear winter is coming. Reserve your future home today! ###PERMISSION DENIED BY OVERSEER (15334) ###"
"MY DEAR SISTER. I’M HEADING TO THE INSTITUTE. GOD KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE NOW. THIS OLD BASTARD WILL HELP US. HE MUST HELP US. –0321–"
"Bridgeport, this is Concord (MA), message: Quabbin Reservoir is hit, repeat, Quabbin Reservoir is hit, over."
"Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations, this is Vault Technician 2510730 one six emergency Vault-Tec shelter for survivors in Quabbin, number 119, repeat, emergency Vault-Tec shelter for survivors in Quabbin, number 119, over"
"Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations. Boston is gone, I repeat, Boston is gone. No Hope. Frequency 3450 Return Transmission. God Bless America."
"THE INSTITUTE IS SEALED. THEY WON'T HELP US. I'M HEADING TO BLACK ROW. -NGQHT 5120-"
"Calling all stations, this is overseer 119 emergency enemy unknown, SOS. Vault 119 Quabbin 7667, repeat, SOS, Vault 119 Quabbin 7667 enemy unknown."
"Calling all stations, this is Vault Overseer 119, anybody near Quabbin? SOS Vault door breach, repeat, SOS Vault door breach, enemy unknown, level 1, 2, and 3 gone, survivors on (service lift? sealed? secure location?) level 4"
"Calling all stations, this is Vault 119, SOS, Level 4 is under attack, Overseer is dead, repeat, SOS, Level 4 is under attack, Overseer is dead. (We want Mark I? We won’t make it?)"
"Calling (BR = Black Row?). (OTST = On the site? ); ground is safe. Too late, level 4 breach. No survivors, 899 corpses. We are leaving Vault 119. Over, back to you."
A number of the translations are speculations, because the morse code is heavily abbreviated, but they seem to have a promising story. Hopefully something more interesting than a lost dad or a virtual casino owner.
They update the messages on the site regularily it seems, so i will post updates as i see them.