Mass Effect 3: All Easter Eggs & Locations

The trilogy-topping Mass Effect 3 might be the most somber in the series — Earth is burning, aliens are bickering, and deaths are in the millions. Despite all that, it isn’t all doom and gloom for the Normandy crew. Throughout the game there are silly call-backs, funny moments, or hidden dialogue, all for you to discover. Keep scrolling below for a taste of all the Easter Eggs we can find for ME3.

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Boo the Space Hamster Easter Egg

[Video by IGN]

  1. Take the elevator, in the Normandy, to the Engineering Deck.
  2. Use the door to your right just as you exit the elevator and get down the steps into a red-light spot. This tucked away location is where Jack once stayed back in Mass Effect 2.
  3. Watch the floor for the Space Hamster, he’ll scurry about on the ground. He’s hard to spot, but you can see the interaction parentheses around Boo as he runs about on the floor.
  4. Chase the parentheses and get close to grab Boo. If he escapes into the pipes, don’t worry, keep searching the room and Boo will pop out again.
  5. If you’re able to grab Boo, return to your Cabin and interact with your new cage. Congratulations, you now have your Space Hamster pet!

Garrus & James Compete for Being the Biggest Badass

Hungover Ashley

Javik Trolls James

Mordin Sings Again!

Garrus and Joker Have A Joke-Off

Annoyed Salarian Easter Egg

[Video by Rooster Teeth]

  1. During your mission to save the Krogan Females, you’ll land at the Salarian Research Facility and meet with an unfriendly security captain.
  2. Take a look around, you’ll find a scientist working at a computer console to the right. Interact with his computer, and don’t stop. He’ll provide some laughs as he continuously gets angrier and angrier at Shepard.
  3. Check out the video above to get the full exchange. Enjoy!

Prejak Paddle Fish Easter Egg

  1. Before looking to find this fish in Mass Effect 3, load up Mass Effect 2. This is going to take awhile.
  2. First of all, you’re going to need to romance Kelly Chambers, your helpful red-headed aid. She’ll offer to talk to you about your crew between missions, but you’ll need to stop and ask how she’s doing every once in awhile. Eventually, you’ll get to the point where you can ask her to take care of your fish.
  3. Up in Shepard’s cabin, there’s a fish-tank. The fish inside will be fed by Kelly Chambers once she agrees, but there’s one problem — you don’t start with any fish in the aquarium. The rest of the fish don’t carry-over into ME3, you only need the Prejak Paddle Fish.
  4. To get a Prejak Paddle Fish, go to Ilium and purchase it from a store called Memories of Ilium for 8000, or 6666 at an earned discount. Remember, Kelly Chambers needs to promise to take care of your fish. Otherwise, the fish will die between missions if you don’t feed it yourself.
  5. With the fish still living, eventually you’ll reach a point where your ship is attacked by the Collectors and your crew kidnapped — including Kelly Chambers. You’ll need to feed your fish and take off for the Collector Base right-away. If you wait too long to attack the Collectors, Kelly Chambers will die with the rest of your crew.
  6. Attack the Collector base, save Kelly, make sure the Prejak Paddle Fish is bought, and make sure she’s romanced enough to promise to take care of your aquatic friends. With all that done, you can jump into Mass Effect 3.
  7. NOTE: Romancing Kelly Chambers will not negatively impact any other relationships in Mass Effect 2. Even when she (Erotically!) dances for Shepard.
  8. Carry-over your Mass Effect 2 save into Mass Effect 3. After a mission, you’ll be able to speak with Kelly Chambers with other refugees on the Citadel. Be patient, she’ll show up eventually.
  9. Talk to Kelly and she’ll give you the fish. Finishing ME3 with New Game Plus will unlock special secret intel for getting your precious fish back. Goodluck!

Blasto 6 Movie Poster

  1. To find this silly billboard, get yourself to the Presidium Commons. Use the stairs on the left side of the apartment area and you won’t be able to miss the huge poster.
  2. Interact to hear some choice lines from the film featuring Elcor and Hanar buddy cops.

Normandy Memorial

  1. After the first two missions and your return to the Citadel, Shepard will be able to get back to the Normandy.
  2. Enter the Crew Deck, and just across from the elevator is a new memorial documenting every character death from the previous two games.
  3. The names that appear on the memorial are completely dependent on your Character Transfer (Or lack thereof!) to determine who’s names appear.
  4. All the names of your previous crew from the SR-1 will always show up on the memorial.

Tali & Garrus Interruption

  1. After bringing Tali and Garrus aboard the Normandy, and not attempting to connect with either of them romantically, you just might stumble into a private meeting between the two alien love-birds on the Crew Deck, in Garrus’ room.
  2. Once you’ve completed the missions on Tali’s homeworld and moved on, you might just be able to catch this scene.
  3. Entering the forward battery, you’ll find the two close in embrace. As Shepard shows up, they’ll quickly split and offer some alternative explanations for their behavior. They’re not fooling anyone.

Hidden Kinect Voice Command

  1. With the X-box 360 Kinect version of Mass Effect 3, if you say the words “Boom Stick” you’ll switch to your shotgun.
  2. Groovy!

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9 Comments on Mass Effect 3: All Easter Eggs & Locations


On March 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

What about the “pissing contest” between James and Garrus? Easier to come across than other scenes with Garrus, but it runs in a similar vein to the others.


On March 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thanks Dyne,

Video of the argument w/ James and Garrus is now added!


On March 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I found a planted called Loki in system Asgard.


On March 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Garrus repeatedly mentions how the main battery is still not calibrated, a reference to the line he said in Mass Effect 2 whenever he did not have anything important to say to Shepard.


On March 15, 2012 at 2:17 am

I forgot the mission name but after a mission which inclueds Miranda, her sister and dad, when you go back on the Normady you can find a drunk Tali.


On March 16, 2012 at 12:22 am

There is hidden dialogue during the Geth Dreadnought mission if you are romancing Tali and you bring Javik with you. Tali makes a sexual innuendo comment as they travel up through the Dreadnought, in which Javik responds saying he doesn’t understand what it meant. EDI then responds from the Normandy explaining how Shepard and Tali have had sexual intercourse. Javik tells them why he believes cross-species intercourse is useless, and an annoyed Shepard sarcastically thanks EDI for explaining the innuendo to Javik. I thought that exchange was hilarious


On March 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

One small in joke i found was in the scene where tali is drunk, she tells shepard not to “Awwww” her as he sounds like a vorcha. This could be a reference to the fact that the man who voiced shepard also voices the vorcha


On March 27, 2012 at 3:56 am

If you go to the top bar in Purgatory (next to the dancefloor) and repeatedly order drinks, Sheperd will eventually pass out and wake up on a sofa next to Aria (who’s glaring at Sheperd). Go back to the bar, do it again, and Sheperd will pass out and wake up in the elevator outside Purgatory. From then on you can’t buy drinks in Purgatory.


On January 5, 2014 at 8:10 am

In the citidal dlc i ran across a starwars scene