Diablo 3: Wirt’s Cowbell — Secret Cow Level Easter Egg
The fans have clamored for it, but has Blizzard answered our prayers? In Diablo 3, there is a hidden item called Wirt’s Cowbell that’s still shrouded in mystery. The Cowbell’s existence has lead many fans to believe there will be another secret level in Blizzard’s trilogy capping entry into the Diablo franchise.
Diablo 2 famously featured a secret cow level accessed through a special hidden portal in Act 1. Entering the portal leads enterprising heroes into a dimension filled with roving armies of deadly killer cows, armed to the teeth and ready to murder intruders. The cow level was hilarious, and a challenge for players looking to test themselves while having a few laughs with friends. Whether there will be another Cow Level, or if this Easter Egg points to something new, we can’t say. Learn more about this big Easter Egg below and offer your own theories in the comments.
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Wirt’s Cowbell — Secret Cow Level Easter Egg
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- In Diablo 1, Wirt was a peg-legged gambler that would sell you a random item, but only after paying him 50 Gold to even view the item. Sometimes it was rare, sometimes it was junk, but he was a memorable character in the town of Tristram.
- After returning to Tristram while searching for Deckard Cain, you can find Wirt’s body where he’s sadly been murdered by the dark forces that burned the town. Searching his body will produce lots of gold, as well as his leg.
- What’s so special about Wirt’s leg? After completing Diablo 2, players can use the leg to open a portal to the Secret Cow Level in Act 1.
- Is there a cow level in Diablo 3? Why ask? Because clever internet detectives have uncovered a secret item in Diablo 3 — Wirt’s Cowbell. It even comes with a corresponding achievement, Wirt’s Case Scenario.
- Where can you find Wirt’s Cowbell? Found in Act 2, you can purchase Wirt’s Bell from the NPC Squirt the Peddler in the Caldeum Bazaar. Find the item under the miscellaneous tab sold for 100,000 Gold.
- Have any more theories about Wirt’s Cowbell? Drop us a comment!