It isn’t unusual for a game to take the time to pay tribute to another entry in its series or a sister franchise that came before it. Whether it’s a crossover outfit for a game like Dead Rising or an inclusion of the tried-and-true Konami Code, there are many ways for a game to host secrets for only its most dedicated fans to find.
The Evil Within 2 does just that, paying homage to many of its publisher Bethesda’s finest franchises through several Easter eggs that are sure to challenge the completionist in you. Though the game has yet to arrive, we’ve had some time to sit down and sift through its various chapters.
In each chapter of the semi-open world horror game, The Evil Within 2 includes several collectibles for you to collect such as the obligatory files and memories that provide more insight into the lore and backstory. Besides those, however, are eight “mysterious objects” that you can collect.
These mysterious objects are essentially Easter eggs that are spread throughout The Evil Within 2, each paying homage to several of Bethesda’s other core franchises. Because there’s only being eight of them in total, it can be a significant challenge attempting to find all of them.
Each Easter egg has a short description that alludes to its origins and can be displayed in your safe room. This allows you to go and look back at them anytime you want like a museum of sorts. Below, you’ll find all eight franchises that are represented in these Easter eggs.
Of course, this means slight spoilers for some of the secrets hidden in The Evil Within 2, so continue reading at your own discretion. We won’t spoil what all of the items are, but you will find mysterious objects from these various Bethesda titles:
- The Elder Scrolls
- The Evil Within