The people at Gearbox know how to make a very polished game, and Borderlands 2 really shows it off. Borderlands 2 mixes the strategy concept with humor to make the perfect FPS/RPG. To add more to the humor side, Gearbox added some cool Easter Eggs, to get to them, follow these steps.
1. Dark Souls Easter Egg
In the Caustic Caverns, go to the far eastern area of the map. You will find the unique Cystalisk monster named Blue, run north across the corrosive green waters to the small island with a lone tree out in the distance. You must be at a high enough level to make i across, as you will take a lot of damage while running across the water. On the island, you will need to find a bonfire. Sitting nearby is a Knight named Solitaire, a reference to the Knight Solaire in Dark Souls. You an also find a phantom spirit by following this video guide.
2. Minecraft Easter Egg
Once you reach Sanctuary Hole after Chapter 9, you will find a cliff that drops off into a huge hole on your right behind a building close to the end of the town you go through immediately after entering Sanctuary Hole. Drop off the edge to reach the entrance to Caustic Caverns. You catic Caverns by progressing through Sanctuary Hole normally. Once you enter Caustic Caverns, go to the “Guardian Ruins” at the non also reach the entrance to Causrthwest corner of the map. Find the mine carts on the train tracks, and turn right just before you reach the huge door at the end of the train tracks. Then, go straight, jump over the two cube blocks, and immediately turn left to enter a cave with a bunch of Minecraft blocks. Keep smashing the blocks to enter a secret Minecraft area. There are Minecraft style enemies in this area. You can fine a special Minecraft head and skin for your character by defeating the enemies and smashing the blocks in this area. There is a different head and skin dropped in this area for each character. The enemies also drop rare loot. If you do not get the desired head and skin for a character and/or do not like the loot you got, you can choose to “Save and Quit”, and then continue your game to get different loot in this area.
3. Seven Easter Egg
Whenever you open a box in the game, there is a small chance you will get this special Easter Egg. One area it appears is in The Dust, but it is possible it will appear in other areas of the game as well. Inside the box, you will find a gun called “Neutralizing Gwen” and a female skull. Just as it is opened, Handsome Jack will exclaim; “What’s in the box? What’s in the box?” In Seven, at the climax of the film, there is a famous scene where Brad Pitt yells, “What’s in the box?’ when he is faced with a mysterious package. The gun’s name, “Neutralizing Gwen” is a reference to the actress Gwyneth Paltrow who plays Brad Pitt’s girlfriend.
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Easter Eggs
Once you reach Sanctuary, talk to Dr. Tannis in the Crimson Raiders HQ to unlock the “Splinter Group” Level 14 side-quest. The description of the mission reads: “Patricia Tannis has hired you to find and kill four dangerous mutated escapees from the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve. They’re hiding out in Bloodshot Stronghold, but be careful; they are well-armed, and color-coordinated.” If the mission is not available, try completing some more story missions, and keep checking back after completing each one until you are given the mission. To gain access to their Sewer hideout, you must pretend to be a pizza deliveryman. Use the intercom, and the sewer grate will open. After jumping down, you will enter the Rat’s Nest. Interact with the table ahead to place a pizza to attract the mutants. Once they reveal themselves, you will see their referential names: Lee, Dan, Mick, and Ralph. They are indeed color-coordinated, have shells on their backs, and use the same weapons as their corresponding turtle. Additionally, after turning the mission in, the mission debrief says “References!” This entire mission is a reference to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who are four talking turtles that starred in their own series of comics, movies, and cartoons. Each has their own ninja weapon, are color-coordinated, and named after classical Italian painters.
You can also fight an enemy named Flinter by proceeding through the Rat’s Nest in Bloodshot Stronghold. Once you reach an area with multiple objects that you can interact with, you must interact with each item a certain number of times in a specific order. Turn the wheel two times, press the button on the TV three times, pull the switch on the ground three times, and then pull the lever on the wall to the right of the switch on the ground three times. After this, watch what happens.
5. Top Gun Easter Egg
To get a side mission with a lot of Top Gun references in it, talk to Loggins at Ellie’s Garage in The Dust. Loggins is a reference to Kenny Loggins, the musician who recorded the song “Danger Zone”, which was the main theme in the Top Gun movie. In the side mission, Loggins wants revenge against his former flight squad of auto-gyro pilots. Top Gun is all about Air Force pilots. To take revenge, you will need to burn down the squad’s volleyball court with a fire-element weapon. After this, watch what happens.
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