Encrypted message holotape is a holotape in Fallout 4. It can be used at any Institute terminal to make contact with the Railroad's guardian angel, Patriot.

Location[edit | edit source]

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This header is displayed when the voice recording is downloaded to any terminal of the Institute.


Transmitting $TTomKey...
Symmetric key found...
Handshake successful.

This header is displayed when the voice recording is downloaded to any non-Institute terminal



Message from Tom[edit | edit source]


The Big D demanded a tutorial be included, so here it is.

Short version: Plug this into any Institute terminal and copy the message.

Long version: PATRIOT's been sending us short coded messages for years using an evil little encryption scheme. It was a bitch and a half to reverse-engineer (PATRIOT's got skill!), but I nailed it. Put this holotape on any Institute terminal and it'll deliver a gift-wrapped message straight to PATRIOT. You're going into the belly of the beast, friend, don't trust anything.

TT out

Copy encrypted message[edit | edit source]

This entry is only available after copying the encrypted message to the Institute's terminal. Access to this command activates an emergency response for the quest Underground Undercover.


Copying Message001.
Copy comple%*)!XJ*@($BREAK$BREAK
%Detected foreign program "!HolotapeHijack"
Copying UrgentReply001 from terminal.
Copy complete.

Read "UrgentReply001"[edit | edit source]

This entry is available after the encrypted message has been copied to the Institute's terminal.


Acknowledged. Meet at the Advanced Systems maintenance room.

Related quest[edit | edit source]

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