Slender: The Arrival – Easter Eggs & Secrets Guide

Shatter the terrifying atmosphere of Slender: The Arrival with some hidden easter eggs and secrets. Here, we’ll provide screenshots, video, and explanations to show off every currently known developer joke. The previous game in the series, Slender: The Eight Pages was full of secrets and unlockables, and the sequel continues the tradition.

This is just a taste of what Game Front has in store. Find more secrets, collectibles, and guides on with our Slender: The Arrival cheats. For step-by-step instructions showing you how to survive each chapter, check out Game Front’s Slender: The Arrival walkthrough.

Secrets & Unlockables Guide

Work-In-Progress: Found something we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Secret Glitch Level

Note: As of Patch v1.3 unlocking the Secret Level requires traveling to the missing child poster in Chapter 1 three times. Find the poster, exit the game, and repeat until the level begins at the altered menu screen.

  • To find a strange secret level, load Part 1: Prologue or start a New Game. Follow these steps:
    • 1. Check out the swing set to the left of the house. A small message will appear.
    • 2. Enter the house and play the piano until a message appears.
    • 3. Turn on the radio, located in the back room behind the garage.
    • 4. Grab the flashlight.
    • 5. Walk outside and look on the post across the street to find a missing person’s flyer.
    • 6. When you get near the flyer, you’ll immediately die. It might take several tries to get this event to occur.
  • Back at the Main Menu, choose to start a New Game, and get ready for something totally different.
  • A message will appear: “I’m lost. Can you find me?”
  • You’ll be able to explore the house in this glitched state. Don’t give up, there are three iterations to the stage. And they’re all surprisingly creepy.
  • Source: [Commenter Secret Level], [ShadowOfRuki]

    Secret Developer Glitch Message

  • Think you can escape Slender Man by glitching through the barriers of the map? Think again.
  • “Not even a bug in this game will save you from me.”

    Source: [ZoTiCFaction]

    Hardcore Ending

  • Completing the campaign on the unlockable Hardcore difficulty will earn players an extended special ending, demonstrated in the video below.
  • Source: [LilnBeard]

    Secret Slide Achievement

  • In the prologue, check out the slide behind Kate’s house. Use the steps to climb onto the wooden fort, then step onto the slide. No need to crouch, you’ll walk right through the low barrier.
  • An achievement will appear — “Achievement Unlocked: Playing With a Slide in a Horror Game”
  • Don’t Give Him 20$

  • While exploring the last chapter, you’ll pass through a cave with white scrawling on the walls. Look carefully for one particular message.
  • On the right, down low, you’ll find this message: “DONT GIVE HIM TWENTY DOLLARS”
  • The line references a fan-made meme, revealing the real reason Slender Man is chasing you: he wants twenty dollars.
  • In one of the early releases of Slender: The Eight Pages, there was an unlockable extra mode making the same reference. Get more info on all the secret modes from the first in the horror series on our Slender Game Unlockables Guide.
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    8 Comments on Slender: The Arrival – Easter Eggs & Secrets Guide

    Secret Level

    On April 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    At the start of the game, you will need to go into the house and turn on the radio and take the flashlight. Then go around the front of the house to the left and you will see a photo of a boy. Walk into it, you will die, and enjoy the horror of what happens next.

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On April 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    @Secret Level,

    The simplest explanation I’ve found yet! I’ll give it a try right away.


    On April 25, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Haven’t been able to get it to work. I’ve seen three different methods, none of which do anything.
    Here it says to use piano, swings, flashlight and radio.

    On IGN it says the same as @SecretLevel’s comment here and the video above: just turn on the radio and grab the flashlight, then run to poster outside.

    On the Slender wiki, it just says pick up the poster 3 times (which you can’t really do anyway).

    Why do games bother hiding things in such obscure ways that no one could ever find them without consulting the internet?


    On April 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm


    You have to pick up the poster once in the Prologue, then complete the Prologue. Then quit to the main menu, go back, and do the same thing two more times. On the third time, you will encounter it.

    Also, if you haven’t already, you should have gotten an email about the Slender Arrival Patcher / Updater. If you haven’t, just go the forums, make an account, and ask them to resend the email. The reason you need the updater is because the game needs to be at least Version 1.2 or higher, in order for the glitch to work.


    On July 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    When i finish the easter egg , Slendy cannot kill me in the fire , just is bugged heelp please


    On January 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Found the secret level by accident and was terrified when, after thinking I had died, the game didn’t progress as normal.


    On April 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The way to unlock the secret level is not the way it is on this page, you have to go to the missing child poster and collect it 3 times. It appears 6 times throughout the game. Also, the missing person is Charles Matheson Jr., who appears as a proxy near the end of the game.


    On October 22, 2014 at 11:59 am

    All you need to do for the secret level is go to the poster in front of the house, and restart the level. (Do this 3 times, and the secret level will occur.)