Bioshock Infinite: Easter Eggs Guide
Get your references and in-jokes right here on the Easter eggs guide for Bioshock Infinite. The flying city of Columbia features more than hyper-patriotic diatribes and racist epithets, its also got a variety show’s worth of Easter eggs. Here we endeavor to collect all the latest and greatest eggs and list them out, so keep checking back as we provide fresh Easter updates.
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Easter Eggs Guide
Have A Good Snight
- If you check out the cemetery containing Lady Comstock’s mausoleum, explore the gravestones to the left of the entrance to her body.
- One of the graves, the only grave with legible hand-writing, says “SNIGHT” in bold letters. Who or what is Snight?
- This is the personal signature of Mike Snight, one of the environment designers for Bioshock Infinite.
Party Like It’s 1999 Mode
- A special hardcore mode can be unlocked in Bioshock Infinite by either completing the game, or using the infamous Konami Code.
- The mode’s title is a reference to System Shock 2, one of the precursors that inspired Bioshock. It’s no surprise that System Shock 2 was released in 1999.
- PC: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Cancel Key, Confirm Key
- X-box 360: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
- PS3: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, O, X
The Wrench Returns
- The deadly wrench from Bioshock makes a return appearance in Bioshock Infinite.
- The wrench can be found on the ground near a broken vending machine, right after collecting the Murder of Crows Vigor and next to another piece of gear.
Arrow to Yet Another Knee
- Right at the start, you’ll see Booker handle a box with his name emblazoned on the front. Where was he stationed with the 7th Cavalry? Wounded Knee.
- Historically, this is more likely a reference to Booker’s checkered past. Wounded Knee was the site of a massacre perpetrated by the 7th Cavalry against the Lakota Sioux in 1890 during the last days of the American Indian Wars.
Singing with Elizabeth
- In the bar at Shantytown, check the backroom for a guitar in the basement. Interact and Elizabeth will sing while Booker plays. Nothing too spectacular here, but it’s a sweet little moment that’s easy to miss.
Delayed THREE Times
- Entering the arcade, Elizabeth will approach one of the games called “Flintlock”, stating that it’s the “latest in the series” and that its been “delayed three times” — a coy reference to the hype and publicized delays of Bioshock Infinite.
- Throughout the campaign, players can stumble upon various strange anachronisms.
- At the opening of Battleship Bay, players can listen to a version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.
- “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys can be heard very early in the campaign.
- In Finkton, there’s a tear in the world where Booker and Elizabeth can hear “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. The tear can’t be interacted with, the music can be heard when you get near.
- The first time Elizabeth uses a rift, you’ll appear outside a theater that reads “Revenge of the Jedi” — an early working title for “Return of the Jedi”.
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