Attack of the Fanboy

Bethesda’s Fallout 4 Teaser has a hidden Masterbrain Easter Egg

by William Schwartz


Earlier today Bethesda began a countdown for something Fallout related. is currently hosting a timer for what many believe to be the official announcement of Fallout 4, and Bethesda has included a little Easter Egg in the source code of the site.

Near the bottom of the source code for the countdown timer a page error div references Masterbrain. Here’s what it reads:

“PA system failure has occurred.
Shutdown of the Masterbrain has been authorized and all sensitive materials have been removed for security purposes.
Please attempt to re-access. Have a pleasant day.”

Most odd about the countdown is that Bethesda is hosting a press conference at E3 2015.  Something they don’t regularly do.  Why they are choosing to announce something Fallout related ahead of this major event is a little weird.  Perhaps they’re afraid of information leaking early.

Regardless, people have been pouring over the site’s source code and have found a couple of smoking guns that have this looking like it will indeed be Fallout 4.  This includes javascripting that references and the site with countdown timer currently in place.

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