The Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 beta kicked off recently, and players have already discovered a few secrets hidden throughout the game. For this guide, we will show you how to find a secret passageway that has aptly been called the Indiana Jones Easter Egg. If you’re looking to flank your opponents, it’s worth checking out.
The Indiana Jones Easter Egg consists of a secret passage leading to a high vantage point just behind one of the objective bases, above the defending team’s spawn. What makes this an Indiana Jones reference is the large bowling ball that comes barreling through this passage, mercilessly squashing any plant or zombie in its path. This Easter Egg offers a flanking opportunity and height advantage to those willing to take a risk.
This secret passage can be found on the gorgeously detailed multiplayer map called Seeds of Time. This is one of the maps available for the Turf Takeover multiplayer playlist, which includes Herbal Assault and Gardens & Graveyards. Both modes are basically the equivalent of the Rush game mode in Battlefield, where an attacking team gradually captures objective points in an attempt to push forward through the map.
The Seeds of Time map takes players through a time-travel themed amusement park, where each section of the park represents different time periods. Considering this secret Easter Egg is inspired by Indiana Jones (specifically Raiders of the Lost Ark), it seems appropriate that it would be found on the Egyptian section of the map, called “Zgypt”.
Look for the Camels in Zgypt
The secret passage can be accessed by either team, regardless of whether they are attacking or defending. However, since Zgypt is the third capture point, players looking to find this Easter Egg must ensure the game progresses past the first two sections. The attacking team should play as they usually would to try and capture the first two objective bases. However, those on the defending team would need to simply allow the attackers to push forward if they want to reach this secret passage as well.
The secret passage is marked with a sign on the wall that says “Ten Pea Bowling”, with a small hatch on the floor beneath it. To open the hatch, someone must first flip the switch. Locate a set of camel decorations on a nearby wall, diagonal from the floor hatch. While facing the camels, approach the camel on the left. An “Interact” button prompt will appear on the screen. Press the button to interact with the figure. The camel’s head will tilt back, and the hatch will open.
While you may be tempted to hop down the hole right away, don’t forget the “Indiana Jones” part of this secret passage. There are huge bowling balls that slowly roll through the passage one at a time, instantly vanquishing anyone in the way. After safely dropping down the hatch, scoot into the small alcoves along the sides of the passage to avoid the bowling balls, until you eventually reach the small platform at the top of the tunnel. From here, you have a perfect view overlooking the back of the capture point, as well as the defending team’s spawn.
Congratulations, you now have access to the secret Indiana Jones inspired passageway found in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Long range characters such as Captain Deadbeard and the Cactus are great for posting up and sniping from the platform in the passage. Try to plan ahead and take advantage of this secret area to gain the upper hand on your opponent.