Torchlight 2: Easter Eggs & References

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Taking a page from Diablo’s pop-culture loving developers Blizzard, Torchlight 2 is stuffed with clever, cute, and completely gross easter eggs. Buyer beware, because we’re going into spoiler territory here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. If you’re eager to hear about all the goofy secrets Torchlight 2 has to offer, check out the expanding list below. And if you’ve found something new, let us know and we’ll add it.

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Easter Eggs & References


  • Wait until you reach Act 3. When there, continue doing quests as normal until you’re told to go to the Sundered Battlefield.
  • In the battlefields, run up to the very northern edge of the map. All the way up to the top. Near the tip, you should find the entrance into a dungeon called “Notch’s Mine”. Notch is the handle of Markus Persson, a co-founder of Mojang and one of the original developers of Minecraft.
  • Inside this very small dungeon you’ll find a handful of evil Creepers — infamous Minecraft enemies that hide in the shadows and explode when they get close.
  • At the end of the dungeon, you’ll also find a treasure chest. Inside, you’ll find a very unique weapon called the Iron Sword.

Resident Evil 4

  • An early vendor resembles the stranger from Resident Evil 4, opening his jacket to reveal his wares in a similar manner.

The Goonies

  • Early in Torchlight 2, you can find a dungeon called Plunder Cove. You can access the area after finding a Lantern in the Temple Steppes.
  • It’s clearly a reference, as inside you can find the body of “Chester Cobblepot” who will drop a unique item called “One Eyed Willy’s Other Eye”.

Silence of the Lambs

  • In the Frosted Hills, you can find a special dungeon full of Bandits.
  • Inside you can find a bucket attached to a rope near the hole. Clicking it will prompt you to “Put the lotion in the bucket.”
  • If you can find the lotion nearby and click on the bucket again, you’ll discover “Buffalo Bill’s Hide Mask” a reference to the serial killer in the movie who would cut off women’s skin to wear.

John Carpenter’s The Thing

  • Again, in the Frosted Hills you can find this special dungeon homage to The Thing. Inside, you’ll find a book with notes from Blair, a character in the film.
  • Later, you’ll find a boss in the form of a transforming Netherfiend, a reference to the movie where the alien would take the shape of the humans it killed.
  • Later, you’ll get a key to the Kennel, with more wolves inside that also turn into Netherfiends, a reference to the transforming monster dog in the movie.
  • Finally, you can find a special weapon at the end called “Macready’s Shotgun,” a reference to Kurt Russell’s character.

Borderlands 2 [Via Claymore in the comments.]

  • Claptrap, the one-wheeled and one-eyed robot from Borderlands 2, can be found while completing the quest in the Scrapworks.

Army of Darkness [Via Kevin in the comments.]

  • There’s a unique shotgun titled the “Boomstick” with the text description exclaiming, “Listen up you primitive screwheads!”
  • This is a reference to B-movie legend Bruce Campbell’s character ash in the horror-comedy sequel to Evil Dead 2 “Army of Darkness” in which Ash is sent back in time with his signature shotgun.

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18 Comments on Torchlight 2: Easter Eggs & References


On September 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

Claptrap from Borderlands:


Thomas S

On September 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

There is a enemy called “Blood Monkey” with the quote The plague begins (or something like that sorry I cant provide a screencap I killed it paying it no mind at all) But it is a reference to the movie Blood Monkey

Ray H

On September 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Noticed Thomas forgot the location it is in watchweald temple floor 1 near the first Nemesis you run into.

Thomas S

On September 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

=w= derped without saying the location, its in the watchweald temple floor 1 near the first nemesis you run into the monkey itself has a purple name health bar so you will easily know

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Awesome find, thanks Claymore!


On September 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Borderlands 2 [Via Thomas S. in the comments.]

Ahm… please correct it :) . Was my easteregg ;) .


On September 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

@Game Front Staff: It was my easteregg, not from Thomas. Please correct :) .


On September 23, 2012 at 7:04 am

A quest called “Bring out your dead” is obviously a nod to Python as well.


On September 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

There is a ring called “Ring of the Lords” with a description of “The Brotherhood of Lords formed to protect this one ring”

I wonder, could that be from Lord of the Rings?

(i actually have no idea, i never read the books :( im sorry )

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm


Sorry about that, Claymore. Thanks for letting us know, and fixed.


On September 26, 2012 at 7:02 am

There is a symbol from Blair Witch Project in front of Cacklespit’s house:


On September 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Pockech of the tennant, its item description reads “It’s full of wibbly-wobbly stuff.” which is obviously a reference to Dr. Who (David Tennant having been one of the doctor’s i forget which one)


The belt of captain castle description reads ‘It belonged to a famous scribe who solved mysteries in his free time.’ which to me sounds like its a reference to the TV show Castle.


On October 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

Theres a tribute to Portal 2 in the same area. if you go to the top of the battlefield map (east) there is a door leading to the Emberworks with an eye that looks and sounds just like GlaDOS.


On October 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I found a pistol called ‘My Little Friend’. I can’t remember where exactly, but I got a screenshot of it


On October 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

The Faceless King boss seems to be a reference to No Face from Spirited Away.


On October 26, 2012 at 6:00 am

There is a crossbow in the game (found it in Vyrax’s Tower) that’s called Bolt-Thrower, likelynamed after the british metal band of the same name.


On November 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

You forgot to mention the best one! A unique shotgunne called ‘Boomstick’ and the inscription reads ‘Listen up, you primitive screwheads!’


On November 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

In the Watchweald Temple, (Frosted HIlls) there’s a monkey called “The blood monkey”. It has a bit of flavor text reading, “The plague starts now”. Sounds to me like they’re referencing Outbreak.