Skyrim Special Edition features hidden surprises for all their Fans who have tested the original game back in 2011. Skyrim has a large number of Easter Eggs differ from in-game references which the developers have been intentionally hidden from the player and are unusual with regards to their surroundings. So from all the secrets we have sorted 9 Best Easter Eggs you must locate and find in the Special Edition of Skyrim.
9 Best Easter Eggs and Secrets
Pac-Man Easter Egg
In Endon’s house in Markarth, there is a shelf where garlic, glow dust, sliced goat cheese, and a slaughter fish egg are arranged to resemble Pac-Man eating several Pac-dots. If you see carefully, then you will recognize the Goat Cheese and the Garlic are arranged in a shape of Pac-Man.
King Arthur Easter Egg
There are two references made to King Arthur and the first one can be located northeast of Bleakwind Basin, protruding from an unmarked small pool is a skeletal arm holding a sword. The Lady Stone is also located on a small island in the middle of a lake. These are references to The Lady of the Lake in Arthurian lore. The second reference can be found outside of Rebel’s Cairn, northwest of Rorikstead, you will find a sword in a stone, a well-known icon in Arthurian lore.
Poltergeist Easter Egg
In the quest The House of Horrors, when you become locked in the abandoned house in Markarth and the poltergeist activity starts, there is a load of chairs stacked in a precarious manner on a table. This is probably a reference to the famous scene in the 1982 movie Poltergeist, where the entities haunting the family’s house do exactly the same thing.
Star Wars Easter Eggs
If you venture into Bleakcoast Cave, you will find some interesting things. The first is a frost troll. Once you have found and killed the frost troll, nearby will be a skeleton hanging upside down from the ceiling with a sword on the ground. This is a reference to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, in which Luke Skywalker finds himself trapped by a Wampa in a cave and uses the Force to reach for his lightsaber.
300 Easter Egg
Head south of the Shrine to Peryite, then make your way west of Karthwasten, North-North-East of the Lover Stone, you will come across a skeleton. If you look just to the side of the skeleton you will see a saber cat stuck between two rocks with a glass sword through its mouth and head. This is a reference to the scene in 300 where Leonidas leads a wolf to a narrow passage then stabs it through the mouth with a spear.
Three Billy Goats Gruff Easter Egg
On your way to Hag Rock Redoubt, there is a bridge with a dead Troll underneath. If it’s your first time visiting, you will witness two goats meeting a third at the end of the bridge then running off together. This is a reference to the child’s tale, “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” where a troll is defeated by a trio of goats. A similar reference was made in Oblivion.
Frozen Mammoth Easter Egg
A mammoth can be found directly east of Frostflow Lighthouse, frozen into the side of a glacier with arrows and what appear to be prehistoric spears embedded in its hide. The arrows in the mammoth appear to be Dwarven, hinting that the Dwemer may have killed this beast.This a Reference to a Mammoth is frozen in ice and recovered in the 1990’s.
Minecraft Pickaxe Easter Egg
At the top of the Throat of the World, you can find a Notched Pickaxe that provides a bonus to Smithing. The name of the tool the pickaxe is a commonly used tool in Minecraft and the bonus a major part of Minecraft is to create your own equipment are all references to Minecraft.
Rocky IV Easter Egg
A generic piece of dialogue sometimes uttered by male drunks and bandits during a fight is “Remember… hit the one in the middle!” This is the advice given by Paulie in Rocky IV to help Rocky overcome double vision, which can be caused by both drunkenness and head trauma.