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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For a full compendium of extras, browse our list of Bioshock Infinite cheats, where you’ll find secrets, collectibles, easter eggs and more. Or get tips for taking down the heavy-hitters and rescuing Elizabeth on the Bioshock Infinite walkthrough.


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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.

Source: [1]

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.
  • As a refresher, the Konami Code is listed below. Input this code at the Main Menu:
    • 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.

    Source: [1]

    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.

    Source: [1]

    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.

    Source: [1]

    Alternate History…

    • 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”.

    Source: [Nick]


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    9 Comments on Bioshock Infinite: Easter Eggs Guide

    Nick

    On March 26, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Hey! I found a musical easter egg!

    Despite a Barbershop Quartet’s version of God Only Knows, and a sing along of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I found that United States of Eurasia, by Muse plays in the courtyard of Finkton. It’s instrumental, and uses an older, more tuned piano than the one heard it it’s original 2009 iteration.

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On March 27, 2013 at 1:38 am

    @Nick,

    Awesome finds, Nick! I’ve added your contribution to the list, with thanks.

    Austin T. Barnes

    On March 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Wounded Knee was a massacre that happened in December of 1890 -.- …. Why do you all assume that they would recycle something that has been done to death, I mean, come ON have a little faith in the franchise…

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On March 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    @Austin T. Barnes,

    You might want to actually read the entry, Mr. Barnes.

    Carlos

    On March 27, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Hello there, you guys have 1 thing wrong about 1 easter egg, is not Muse but Frédéric Chopin’s ‘Nocturne in E Flat Major’ that is played in the end of Muse song.

    Christopher

    On March 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I can vouch for Carlos, it is Chopin’s Nocturne over the PA system.

    marley

    On April 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

    When you first see Elizabeth open a tear to Paris in the tower you see a cinema, the movie showing is “Return of the Jedi” worded in french naturally.

    Stephan

    On August 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” can be heard in Fink’s (?) music shop, around the market district. Each of these songs can be collected in the DLC “Clash In The Clouds”

    Joey

    On March 30, 2014 at 4:52 am

    For anachronisms: you can find Albert Fink’s studio, Magical Melodies, in Downtown Emporia. Inside is a tear playing Cindi Lauper’s original “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”. After it closes, you can hear a ragtime cover of Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on the radio!