Gears 3: Fenix Rising DLC – The Slab Easter Egg

Gears of War 3 promised big easter eggs, and it delivered with a huge assortment of random goodies for all players to find. So, it comes to no one’s surprise that the next DLC release for Gears 3 has its own hidden tricks. Keep scrolling to check out instructions for how to discover this enigmatic joke.

If you’re still hungry for more, be sure to check out our full list of Gears of War 3 Easter Eggs here. For even more information on the DLC package, stop by our Fenix Rising Multiplayer Guide. Hey, we also have an expansive Gears of War 3 text and video walkthrough, if you’re still stuck on that core Gears 3 experience. Finally, check out our Fenix Rising cheats page to get the most out of this DLC.

The Slab Easter Egg Instructions

  1. In The Slab map, search for a recreation area outside. Find one of the thrashballs and kick it around, just for practice. Prepare to do a lot more pushing.
  2. Before pushing that thrashball around too much, find the grenade / incendiary grenade spawn point. Nearby you should see gate blocking a hallway leading towards the electric chair. In the gate, there’s a circular hole, big enough for a thrashball.
  3. Get back to the thrashball, and push the ball through the circular hole in the gate. The Easter Egg will play out before your eyes.
  4. SPOILER! When the thrashball is rolled through the hole in the gate, a rat will appear in the blocked hallway. Wait for the rat to run to your side of the fence. Stepping on the rat (or shooting it) will cue a spray of blood and an evil laugh. Leave the rat alone, and it’ll just run off.

Additional Notes

  • It’s widely believed that this easter egg is only the beginning of something much bigger. This may be the first step. if you can help us figure out what’s next, post a comment below!
  • The hole in the fence, where the Thrashball is kicked into, can be accessed by a Ticker in Beast mode. There’s no known benefit known for this, yet.
  • On the floor of the map, the player can spot Wretch footprints leading around the area — including the hole in the fence discussed above.
  • In the Laundry Room, there may be another fence with a hole large enough for the thrashball, or an open laundry machine. Not confirmed.

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10 Comments on Gears 3: Fenix Rising DLC – The Slab Easter Egg


On January 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

maby the next part is to get granades that the rat goes to and put them on the red xs since the rat runs in to the dirrection of an x right over the wall


On January 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

If you leave the rat and let him hide u can shot him with the digger launcher.

KMAxMr Gears

On January 23, 2012 at 12:46 am

It could be in membrance of the boomers in gears 1 because the boomer squished the rat…… plus when the boomer laughs u can hear the laugh track with it…. plus there is a knife in the shower spawn i belive that knife is what cause marcus’s scar……. do any of the other maps have eastereggs


On January 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

its probably has somthing to do with gears book The Slab maybe if you read it youll no the easter egg


On January 29, 2012 at 3:36 am

me and my mates have been doing this all day and i found out there is lots of wretch footprints on the map and walk neer the red x doors you can her a help me voice


On January 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Me and a friend did this and found a note the says evil lies in the x I’m the showers

x BIG BLACK 78 x

On February 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

let the rat go it to the brush and the throw a nade in to the brush


On February 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I noticed incinerary grenades make odd patterns on the floor, making arrows…I don’t know what they’re pointing at…


On March 1, 2012 at 8:27 am

There is a knife just left of the door on the floor where you put the ball through the door but can’t seem to do anything with it?


On March 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Get the digger and before the rat comes out shoot. And grab the digger go to showers shoot the big door 2 times youll see a face