Fallout 4 Survivor2299 Hoax Cost $1000

The hoaxer behind the Fallout 4 Survivor2299.com hoax has surfaced and given details of how and why the site came about.

Speaking over Reddit on the Fallout forms he opened up an AMA titled “Uhm, Hello? I’m the prick behind thesurvivour2299”

The answers revealed that the campaign was created in hope that Bethesda would reveal Fallout 4 at the VGX Awards that finished this weekend. The plan was to release a CGI trailer when the count-down hit zero but the prankster pulled out when Bethesda sent a Tweet confirming that they were not associated with the site and there would be no announcement.

“I was Drunk when Pete Hines said TS2299 is fake and then i gave up. That was stupid move.”

The hoax didn’t come cheap however, it cost almost $1000 to be pulled off: “Hosting: 30$ Traffic (15TB) 60$ Phone number: Approximately 900$…That’s nothing for me, it was explained. “I’m one of these ‘selfish bastards with a lot of money’ so I wanted to release a CGI Trailer. But Pete Killed my plans. Maybe I’ll release it later along with the script, so somebody else can use it!”

The individual set up servers in Germany, Poland, America, Spain and Italy to help send fans off his trail. They wanted the IP to look as if it came from Bethesda headquarters but the site was “discovered way too early.”

It was confirmed that Bethesda had contacted the individual, but no details were given on what was said “my lips are sealed.” Do you feel this was a late move from Bethesda? How do you feel knowing it was all a bit of a joke? Let us know in the comments.