Eight years later, players find a hidden weapon in Guild Wars
Players in Guild wars found an eight-year-old Easter Egg this week after a former game developer offered tips and teases to help get people moving in the right direction.
Earlier this month, Vlambeer developer Jan Willem Nijman asked others to share Easter eggs and secrets hidden in their games on Twitter. Hundreds of developers responded the tweet, sharing lots of secrets. Matthew Moore, former ArenaNet developer, explained that hidden in Guild wars was a secret weapon who could only be found after talking to NPCs known as Xulani Archivists. But he admitted that maybe he was too well hidden, because no one has ever found him.
This tweet, plus a little note left by Moore on the GW wiki and more hints and teases, helped point the community in the right direction. Previously, no one had made the connection that the dialogue spoken by the Xulani archivists was a hint of a hidden weapon. With this new information, the players began to try to find a solution to this puzzle. It was not easy, as documented in this Reddit thread. Meanwhile, Moore warned Easter egg hunters that there is a real chance this nearly ten-year-old Easter egg will no longer work.
“It was designed like an Easter egg,” Moore explained. in a follow-up wiki note. “Which means we haven’t tested it as rigorously as the main content (or even outside of our development environment), and it was never designed to be main content. This is eight years old, unmonitored and unmaintained content. Will it work? Probably.”
Yesterday someone finally found the hidden weapon. Reddit user Evaziel posted a screenshot of Silver Edge stats with the headline “Found iiiiiiiiiit yeahhhhhh.“
“There is a place where Kilroy spawns in Drakkar near Sinhala, you have to go solo, luck of fortune, favors from the gods, drop a cupcake or eat a cupcake (I did both so not sure) in front of Kilroy, in light of Deldrimor, a silvery Vaettir will appear, killing him.
Use this information Guild wars YouTuber GWReborn uploaded a video showing how to get it secret weapon, which bears the name of a prolific GW Wiki editor. It sounds complicated, and Guild wars players don’t seem impressed with the sword itself. But with these things, it’s the hunting that’s often the best part. The sword was added to the game in 2013 during a special event involving the Xulani archivists.
Earlier this month, a series of very similar events occurred Halo 5. As in this situation, it took some more clues from the developers before players finally found the hidden race of Mongoose. I now assume that every old game I play has at least one super hidden secret.