In this article, we will show you where to find a Dark Souls 3 easter egg reference hidden in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. This easter egg is found on the Seeds of Time map, and any Dark Souls fan will easily recognize this reference.
Dark Souls is a beloved series with a strong following, so it’s not surprising when other games decide to incorporate hidden references to Dark Souls as subtle nods to the series. It turns out that even the fun and quirky Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has hidden their own references to Dark Souls within both of their games. We’ll help you track down these Dark Souls easter eggs in just a few steps, so that you can see these references for yourself.
We’ll start off by showing you how to find the Dark Souls easter egg in the most recent PopCap sequel, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. This easter egg is found on the final stage of the Seeds of Time multiplayer map. Although you can find the reference during an actual multiplayer match, it is much easier to start up a Solo Play or Private match if you simply wish to explore the map without interruption from other players.
Resting Knight at a Bonfire
Access the multiplayer terminal in the Backyard Battleground, to the right of the multiplayer portal. Select either Private or Solo Play, and begin setting up your match parameters.
Under Team Setup, be sure to set both Plant and Zombie teams to "None" in order to freely roam the map without other AI players getting in the way. Select the Seeds of Time map under Gardens and Graveyards. Check the box for Speed Boost Craziness under Crazy Settings for quick maneuvering through the map.
Activate the multiplayer portal with the mentioned settings, then enter the portal to join your custom match. When you load into Seeds of Time, play as a zombie so that you can capture each garden and progress through the map. Continue capturing bases until you reach the final Midevil map section at the end of Seeds of Time.
Starting at the portal entrance to the Midevil area, walk up the hill toward the large boot-shaped battering ram. Continue up the hill past the first checkpoint. Keep to the right, and walk toward the blacksmith shop along the edge of the cliff. Go around the left side of the blacksmith building and circle around to the back, where you will find a small Knight kneeling beside a familiar bonfire. Unlike the other bonfires in the map, this bonfire has a sword sticking up in its center, in true Dark Souls fashion.
Praise the Sunflower
This is not the first Dark Souls reference made in the Garden Warfare series. In the first PvZ: Garden Warfare game, another Dark Souls easter egg can be found on the final stage of the map Driftwood Shores. Reaching this easter egg can be tricky, since you can’t access this map during private matches. Instead, you will have to play Gardens and Graveyards in multiplayer and wait for this map to show up in the rotation.
Once you are on Driftwood Shores, the Zombie team must capture every base in order to reach the final stage. If you are able to reach the final stage with the large sunflower lighthouse, you must then make your way to the right side of lighthouse island itself.
Play as a character with a drone, such as the Cactus or Engineer, and use the drone to fly toward the right side of the island when facing the lighthouse. Look for a tall cliff to the right of the footbridge. If you are in the correct area, you will see a message on the upper part of the cliff that says "Praise the Sunflower", written in the style of the orange floor messages in Dark Souls.
PopCap’s love for Dark Souls doesn’t get much more obvious than with these two easter egg references. Now all they have to do is incorporate some sort of onion-knight into Garden Warfare 2 to fully complete their fandom.
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