In the mission “I became Death” you will look for a way to decipher nuclear codes and read about the method in the description in the terminal. However, in practice, ciphers turn out to be quite a challenge.
So, we have prepared a short and clear explanation of the encryption system used by the creators of Bethesda. The process is not as complicated as it may seem, and certainly does not take as much time as the search for the codes itself.
Deciphering codes in Fallout 76
To launch an atomic bomb, you must find eight pieces of code. What to do with them when you find them? First, write them all down on a piece of paper, one by one, just as they are located in inventory. In our case, these are C9, D7, H4, J5, L5, S1, U9, X2.
Then go to the command room in the Whitespring bunker. Here letters are displayed on screens. Pay attention to the letters on the screen corresponding to the bunker you have codes for (Alpha, Beta or Delta). You need to wait for the full keyword, which usually appears on Sunday (and resets on Tuesdays).
In our case, the key is: QUEASY.
To start deciphering the code, you must build all the letters of this key from the alphabet. Write the alphabet on the card: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W , X, Y, Z. Then cross out the letters that are in your key (we crossed out Q, U, E, A, S, Y).
Now connect the key with the remaining letters of the alphabet. We have created a series of letters Q, U, E, A, S, Y , B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, T, V , W, X, Z.
Next, you will create a decoder – next to the received string, write the usual alphabet again. Now take the first password from the fragments (ours is CDHJLSUX) and type in the letters that actually match the letters in that password. For example, the letter Q in our case is A, and the letter U is B, the letter E is C, and so on.
We have created a password HILNPEBY. This is an anagram. Visit WordUnscrambler to resolve this issue. Now all you have to do is select the code numbers (in the case of HILNPEBY they are in order, like in the inventory, but then you have to change them after the word from the anagram) to the correct letters, that’s it. Our code is 97591524. Alternatively, you can enter the anagram and other details on the NukaCrypt website and you will also receive your code – it is worth checking it to check the capabilities of your cipher.
We use the code at the very end of the bunker exploration process. It is important to note that each code entry (even the wrong one!) uses one nuclear access card. So there will be no error here.