Well, I finally did it (TVHM Mode):
Which means it’s time for me to start the easter egg and secret hunting! As we all know, Gearbox looooves to stuff their game full of secrets and easter eggs galore and I looooove to look for them all (even if they don’t exist coughCrystaloferousTheInvinciblecough). So Ima go ahead and use this thread as my hub for shooting ■■■■ and throwing out ideas for various secrets, potential secrets, and red herrings (which, it turns out, isn’t the correct password to accessing a vault key).
So, without further ado, time to throw idea out and see what we come up with. I apologize in advance for the poor picture quality. I am a PC player, but I’m lazy and like to access this site only from my phone.
1. The Ascension Bluff Eridian Door
This first one is likely the most famous of the unknowns in this game. This eridian door:
And this eridian door:
Appear to house an area that looks like a boss arena:
I’ve looked up other peoples’ quests to find the answer to this area and found some people were able to access the arena. By the looks of it, the first door (which is at a higher elevation) is the entrance.
This is most definitely a boss room. Hopefully for an Invincible (I really wanna fight new raid bosses already). There appears to be no known way to access the area and trigger this boss. I’ve looked around and found no lever, no button, no nothing. I’ve played all the eridian writings in front of the door and still nothing. I’m wondering if the answer is external to this area. It seems such a weird place to put an eridian secret: the Ascension bluff. Any ideas?
Youtuber Glitching Queen posted the following video showing what boss may lurk behind the door and a potential step to summoning it/opening the door.
I’m using this as a stepping stone right now. It looks to me like this varkid animation isn’t supposed to trigger until the door is opened and it may fly in there and turn into vermivorous. We’ll see.
2. The Tannis Buttons
I’m sure we all encountered these when trying to progress the story in Tannis’ lab. If you press a green button, the pattern changes. Below are the 10 possible combinations:
Additionally, there is occasionally a noise that accompanies it, a double beep that can be in one of two tones. This does not appear to be associated with anything in the area and may very well be a red herring. I doubt it (or at least, I hope not), but as far as everything I’ve tested goes, that isn’t off the table.
3. The Sanctuary Interactables
Around Sanctuary, there are several button and stuff you can press. I’ve counted 4 so far.
One at the back of the engines:
One at the upstairs pipes between the mayhem pedestals and the hallway to the bridge:
One at the circulation unit downstairs from the previous one:
And lastly, one in the engine control room:
These ones are likely just easter eggs on their own as they cause BALEX to react in one way or another. Still, this IS Gearbox we’re talking about, so there may be more buttons and there may be an order that leads to an easter egg.
EDIT: Aight Vault Hunters. Figured i’d add more to this Sanctuary stuff to see if we can throw out some ideas. Here’s the blueprint for sanctuary:
And on said map, we have letters. A through E. Could be a sequence of some sort to trigger something? I haven’t got it worked out yet.
Additionally, there are two known cameras on the map. One outside Marcus’s room and one outside Moxxi’s room. They break if you slide in front of them.
If you notice anything more on Sanctuary, please point it out and @princeofnight117 and we’ll look into it with you.
That’s about everything I’ve found that I’m looking into. Feel free to add thoughts on them or even bring up more, as I’m sure I missed A LOT!