Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2018
Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2018

While I can’t speak for all 2018, 2018 was
a great year in terms of finding discoveries in video games. This is why
I’m hugely honored to be presenting the top 10 craziest video game discoveries
mysteries and easter eggs of 2018. Warframe. Earlier this year the
free-to-play multiplayer game Warframe received a new hub for the game’s second
open-world map. However, for some unexplained reason players entering this
hub encountered an unbelievably enormous bug… literally. And this is supposed to be
a peaceful hub zone in the game where no game enemies were ever supposed to show
up. The mechanical monstrosity is actually known as an Orb and they’re
only known to appear in the event that a player is going around creating too much
chaos in the Orb Valis world. On top of this they’re completely indestructible,
being that they’re designed to instantly end a player’s anarchic free-for-all.
How this metal beast managed to make its way in here is still a complete mystery,
but being that it seems to be interacting with the environment pretty
well I have to ask: how does something like that happen by mistake? Fortnite. Fortnite, love it or hate it
has contained some of the strangest videogame mysteries in recent years, but
none are more perplexing than the discovery made back in August regarding
the mystery of the secret bunker. The mystery began when a completely random
bunker was added into the game in this random spot in Wailing Woods, and
although players have managed to grab a peek inside, there’s been absolutely
nothing found except an empty hole of dirt that extends several feet below the
ground. Even more confusing, there was a marking on the back side of the bunker
that no one had any clue what the hell it was about. This changed a couple of
months ago when JustHereForABitMan pointed out on reddit that the image on
the back of the bunker is actually a texture lifted from Half-Life 2, as this
same exact marking appears as a random graffiti on what are the levels. Not sure
how that’s connected to this bunker but wait a second, is Half-Life 3 in there?
Qbert. In March of this year, researchers at the University of Freiburg in Germany
performed a study using artificial intelligence to see how effectively AI
could complete old-school Atari games. Remarkably, the AI found an exploit in
the game Qbert that shocked all the researchers at the University. At first
the non-human artificial intelligence purposely killed itself, perhaps to get
the enemy towards the bottom of the screen for its the next step of action.
From there it went full course on a completely random pattern, completely
baffling researchers, when suddenly… it managed to enter itself into this never-seen, infinite point spree, where it continued to rack up points endlessly
into the millions. This exploit had never been witnessed before by a human being,
even confusing the original creator of the game. It took this AI only five hours
to learn Qbert and discover an exploit inside that’s been sitting there for
over 35 years. This is sort of one of those things that makes you lie awake at
night thinking about the future of man versus machine. Donkey Kong Country:
Tropical Freeze. On August 2nd of this year a new Easter Egg was found in the
original version of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, four years after its
initial release in 2014. player Shane Marchis posted a video on
Twitter revealing the discovery in the level of Amiss Abyss.
Shane shows us you have to progress to the point of clearing this underwater
cavern, then 180 backward and backtrack your way through the cave. He noticed
that the cavern suddenly became filled with random jellyfish that he had to
avoid that weren’t there before. At the bottom is a barrier of electric sea
vegetation that can only be passed through with a mechanism from before.
Shane figured out that by taking damage he could use Donkey Kong’s temporary
recovery invincibility to pass through the electrical wall and get to the other
side without issue. Now the payoff for this is a little hard to notice but only
if you wait in this exact spot for an extended period of time,
you can spot a tiny Metroid from the Metroid series floating by in the
background. While data miners did manage to dig up a Metroid in the game file
shortly after release in 2014, nobody knew what it had to do at the actual
game until Shaun found it this year as an actual easter egg four years after
release. Making Shaun a definite Oddie winner for keeping real egg hunting
alive. Doom 2. In every map of Doom 2 there’s hidden triggers which need to be
collected in order to gather a hundred percent completion at the end of the
level. However, secret number four on map 15 had
never been solved and the Doom wiki even stated it was broken because of the way
the trigger was placed under a teleporter. All that changed on August
30th of this year when youtuber Zero Master finally figured out there was a
legitimate way of solving it. Zero Master figured out all you had to do was
get this enemy to chase you into this area and then stand in position so that
the teleporter was just behind you. You simply wait for this enemy to come over
and give you a little shove, and boom. He pushes you right underneath the
teleporter and the secret triggers. Now you may reasonably assume that this is
actually an exploit or glitch, but game creator John Romero himself revealed on
Twitter that this is actually the way he always intended it, making Zero Master
this year the first person to ever legitimately 100% Doom 2, only nearly
taking 25 years. Hitman. On October of this year, a Reddit user named – yeah I’m
not pronouncing that – decided to replay Hitman from 2016 when he noticed a
portrait on the wall that he never saw before. Turns out no one noticed it
before, or at least acknowledged it. Developer Martin Elgaard explained on
Twitter he patched it in after the game’s release and it went
completely unnoticed for two years. The picture is a reference to a story in
2012 of a failed repair a Spanish woman did to a centuries-old portrait, which
received international attention for looking like… well. You might think it’s a
little crazy something so obvious like this would go unnoticed for so long, but
then again, look at this one. Player Unknowns Battlegrounds. Player Unknowns
Battlegrounds is an online battle royale game where a deadly electrical field
slowly closes in on players forcing them to get closer and closer in battle as
the circle shrinks and close quarter combat intensifies. However, many players
were annoyed this year as the circle would come to a close and certain
players who were still in the match never showed up inside the circle
towards the end. “Where is this guy? What is this bull [bleep].” To add to their irritation, when
the match ended the missing players who never showed up in the circle were
declared winner. “There was nobody else!” “Bro…” “Wow, bro.” The reason for this it turns out
was actually because a player this year discovered a huge oversight in the game
apparently sitting there since release in 2017. All they had to do was simply
stand there without moving for the match and the circle would close in on them
without doing any damage to them at all, allowing them to hide out of bounds in
the play field completely unscathed while other players fought inside of the
closing circle. While the exploit was instantly patched once word quickly got
out, the discovery goes hands down as the most obvious discovery of the year that
doesn’t make any sense that it took so long to find. “Wow, bro.” Nintendo Golf. In April of
this year, game collector Julian Turner found a mysterious discovery inside the
game of Nintendo Golf, and by found inside I mean literally inside. After
Julian bought a copy a Nintendo Golf & Roller Games at a local flea market,
he noticed both copies were noticeably heavier than his own copies at home.
Julian didn’t venture much further to see what was inside the packages as he
figured that would be tampering with evidence. The packages were turned into
the police, and the discovery is still part of an ongoing investigation. Halo
Reach. Earlier this year the Halo trick clan Termacious Trickocity made their way
into a room in Halo Reach that’s been inaccessible since release eight years
ago. It started in 2010 when the team discovered that the room used for this
cutscene was sitting out of bounds on the level of The Package. When they moved
the free cam into the room they would instantly be booted out, which made it
clear to them it wasn’t going to be easy. The plan began with Termacious Trickocity setting up a line of ghosts in the courtyard towards the beginning of the
level. After getting further through the level,
they used an impressive number of glitches and sequence breaking to get
their way back to the ghosts from earlier in the level, which we’re now floating
out of bounds as the part of the level that they were in had deloaded in order
to load the later parts of the level. They used the line of ghosts as if Halo
was suddenly Mario 64 and coordinated some carefully timed jumps across the
ghosts before they fell into the abyss on touch, and managed to land on a subway
track floating of the out of the bounds. By shooting down a ghost they left earlier
in the level onto the tracks they were able to set themselves up underneath
where the cutscene room sat and launched themselves right into the room.
Considering it took them eight years to figure that out and pull it off I can
only imagine how satisfying it was to finally get in that room, making for one
of the most elaborate out-of-bounds accomplishments of the year, if not of
all time. Monster Max. Number one goes to the strangest mystery of the year that I
found out about from Lerakko of the site who personally came
to me with this discovery on my discord server. Monster Max is a really cool
isometric puzzle platformer from 1994 released by Rare in the UK that never
made it out of the country. It didn’t sell well and it quickly faded into
obscurity. However when Lerakko tried playing it he noticed that each level
was prefaced with a bit of a rhyme that gives you a hint as to what to do in the
level. For instance in level 1-2, you’re looking for an object called the anchor
routine crown, so you finished a level by grabbing the crown and walking
through the exit. Lerakko started to notice nonsensical
words on every level. Fo. Rheert. Acurtine. What did it mean? All
these nonsense words were actually anagrams. And when the nonsense words
were unscrambled in chronological order it spelled out a message that said: Alpha
Centaur Jewel of the Galaxy will soon be destroyed by attack from intergalactic
warships there is only one chance to save our solar system.
According to Lerakko, the message appears to have absolutely nothing to do at the
game as there isn’t mention about space in the slightest.
It appears to be a completely random, extremely obscure hidden message hidden
by Rare over two decades ago, only uncovered this year. What the hell were
they talking about? Is a developer trying to warn us something? Has an
intergalactic-being hijacked this 94 gameboy game to warn us about the future?
Or is it the most likely answer and Rares trolling us again. If you enjoyed
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Video Game Discoveries & Mysteries 2018”

  1. GavTheCat10 says:

    Lmao its funny because even now season upon season later nothing has ever been done with the bunker in fortnite haha. Also those halo guys were epic

  2. Holy Doggo says:

    the secret bunk (though i dont know if this has already lead to something) is probably just a simple reference to lost, and also poking fun at half life 3

  3. Epic group Games and stuff says:


  4. lonelyPorterCH says:

    An AI finds an exploit in a videogame? okay, that'scool 😀

  5. Lee Lavastone says:

    Me jumping from ghost to ghost in halo: Yahoo

  6. Toyota Destrolla says:

    In 3 years nobody noticed cristiano ronaldo's portrait in Hitman?!

  7. Giorno Giovanna says:

    people may have took years to find it,


  8. Brandon White says:

    @9:53 this is from Men in Black

  9. Deniz Paul Heidmann says:

    Wait is there HL3 inside?
    We have a Bunker to raid


  10. Rakerooo 1 says:

    The reason no one got the stupid fortnite bunker is because no one who played that knew what lost was

  11. Freelancer says:

    In regards to the Warframe one, since this video was released there were some boss fights added that allow you to fight and kill the Orbs. The exploits orb fight is set in a location called Deck 12 which is nearly identical in geometry and layout to the hub area. This is most likely the reason an orb appeared in the hub. It's just a glitch for an unreleased boss fight.

  12. J o l l y G r a p e f r u i t says:

    Half-Life 3, an Epic exclusive

  13. ElijahaBlue says:

    Fortnite has a half life easter egg. Theyve finally won my repsect

  14. TrophPlayz says:

    for the monster max one, if rare is trolling then atleast they did their homework. Alpha Centauri (one letter off from Alpha Centaur) is the closest star system to the solar system and is probably where humanity will try to head after the solar system is explored. It has 3 stars Alpha Centaur A and B (Which can be seen from earth) and Proxima Centauri a red dwarf star and is not visible to the naked eye. Proxima Centauri B is the only confirmed planet in the Alpha Centauri system, it also orbits in the habitable zone- where liquid water is possible, also where Earth and Mars are. So good on rare.

    also: paraphrasing wikipedia for the win

  15. Cornelia Castro says:

    59:59:59 10:51

  16. Valra Valra says:

    Alpha centauri or centaur is a star. Idk what the game developer was talking about when he said intergalactic star ships or some shit like that..

  17. the killer sandvich says:

    when is rare NOT trolling

  18. LilBean says:

    I need to know what was inside the Nintendo golf cartridges.

  19. Solider Wolf says:

    The number one easter egg is from a game

  20. OreoMac says:

    "the future of man vs machine" they're going to beat all my highscores!

  21. Vectro666 says:

    Fortnite: hate it.

    I had to quit the vid there haha

  22. ammar nasser says:

    The alpha centaur jewel is a planets (A and b) which might be in habatabel by humans in a nearby solar systen

  23. Epiquerty says:

    Looking back, that Warframe bug was probably a prototype of the Exploiter Orb boss fight we got later on that a dev forgot to remove.

  24. bnerd1 says:

    the rare thing is nothing we all know rare love to fuck with us

  25. TheCaptain says:

    I mean for fortnite now has borderlands so I guess it’s possible for half like to make an appearance now

  26. raz0r says:

    I thought the bunker was in reference to the one in Deltarune tbh

  27. Zappy978 says:


  28. Fernando Gonzale says:

    0:40 every time i went ther that happened

  29. Tonii Lopez says:

    If all 100 players on Fortnite gather and dance at the same time when the final circle forms you unlock all skins lol

  30. SmallManJeff 1 says:

    HAHAHAHA Someone really broke Fortuna and got the Exploiter Orb

  31. Frostpick says:

    I really wanna know more about the message in the last game

  32. MasterDoggy07 says:

    Right, you put fortnite in, I’m leaving

  33. R B says:

    The dk tf easter egg is kind of a double reference because theres a metroid reference in dkcr in the background in a stage (i forgot) but theres a ship in entangled in vines which looks exactly like samus'

  34. Sleepy says:

    The Q-bert one made me think of how far artificial intelligence has gone. Like even the creator didn’t know what the A.I did. Its like the A.I created the code itself. Still, kinda interesting

  35. Soninkling says:

    The future of Man vs machine? Just look at team Fortress 2

  36. zar athustra says:

    5:18 – not a Heinlein fan then..?
    The moon sure is a harsh mistress…
    Read more

  37. Justin R says:

    I know the meaning behind a few of these here is the link:

  38. Ethan Soto says:

    Doom 2 100% speed runners are sweating nervously now lol

  39. Bellini says:

    remember when the bunker was a mystery now its ancient

  40. Communist In Action says:

    AI: finds exploit in an old game

  41. Andrew Singleton says:

    With the Deck13 fight the Orb Bug in warframe got solved. Genuinely fun fight.

  42. DarkSky says:

    Us…. If we find Aliens we will study them and try to communicate

    Also us……. The aliens will attack us for no reason, aliens don't wanna communicate they don't think.

  43. Marios Bairaktarhs says:

    We still dont know the truth to disc 13 and 11 in minecraft

  44. Nguyenkhoi 243 says:

    Mann vs machine baby, we're coming there

  45. 7echLife says:

    5:50 That's Martin Luther, creator of the protestant church in the Rennaisance Era

  46. Mr. Owl Gaming says:

    I remember playing gat outta of hell for some weird ass reason my game made a very low deep growl and completely turned my PS3 off I haven't been able to find clips anywhere on YouTube of people having this happen to them so I don't know if my ps3 overheated or wtf thought I'd share that

  47. Ryl Jackdaw says:

    was that the painting fixed by mr. Bean?

  48. Devon Morehead says:

    I'm listening to the Ghost House Orchestral cover and the beat and 9:57 totally just synced with it wtf

  49. KoolGuardrailBoy says:

    i think the PUBG thing went like this
    1: the controller's battery dies
    2: goes to store
    3: buy's battery
    4: comes home
    5: realises he won without doing anything

  50. BH Swifftz says:


  51. Logan green says:

    hey i think the orb in the hub is because maybe the player was messing with the civilians or peaceful npcs and the devs put it there on purpose

  52. Riker Watts says:

    The Warframe easter egg is related to Exploiter orb's fight that was made later, which took place in an environment that had the same data-code as Fortuna, Deck 12, which was later revealed to be Exploiter orb's boss fight introduction.

  53. Bad Dragonite says:

    Halo Reach has so many fun things to find.
    Like if you go out of bounds in forgeworld for a bit you'll come across a huge valley and you can find random Spartans out in the void that are the game storing memory of recent players who left the game lobby. That one was weird when I found it.

  54. HelloSirIamOof says:

    I find this kind of thing really cool

  55. E Mcclellan says:

    What's wrong with tanstaafl's name? I mean they are right; there ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but that shouldn't stop you from pronouncing it

  56. The BattleRoyaler says:

    Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

    The name that defied the very aspects of our existence

    To the Comment section FBI, this is a joke

  57. ZeArc Justice says:

    1:05 just DE being DE

  58. x Ludicrous x says:

    Disliked because fortnite

  59. oojoo says:

    damn. 7:25 Big brother forgot where he hid his stash 😀

  60. Pooits bird says:

    Mann vs machine

  61. jens puttiger says:

    where is infra?!

  62. Jimmy Boyle says:

    #1 sounds like it came from the original Men in Black. Definitely sounds familiar lol can't be sure. Alpha Centauri is the closest star system, binary, and 4.3ish lightyears away, btw.

  63. RelaxRelapse720 says:

    I swear that last one is a reference to a movie or tv show. It definitely sounds familiar, but I can't put my finger on exactly what it is.

  64. PotatoGeming says:

    10:16 i have a theory i might have been for a game they were gonna make but never to finish it so now it just remains an eater egg instead of a mini spoiler for an upcoming game

  65. Camille Cunningham says:

    Wy u 2019 we have the bunker nice and coverd

  66. Chico Grooms says:

    After 8 years I was really hoping they’d find something in the secret room

  67. denlix cutix says:

    Im spooled about the last number :~(

  68. Elaine Cummings says:

    Rip wailing

  69. casey chapman says:

    if anyone is wondering about the nintendo golf one that's is fairly popular strategy for sending drugs bought on the dark web

  70. pyro boi445 says:

    So ur telling me that it took 2 years to walk into a church turn left and look up

  71. Jack _ says:

    Does this mean that Half-Life 3 is going to be Epic store exclusive? What a twist!

  72. Norhan heavydamon says:

    So morsecode and all isn´t hard for them to beat and get a secret thats so secret nott even game developers knew of but no one found out for tried for 25 years to get pushed by an enemy into the switch in doom like for real

  73. Greek Gamer says:

    Anyone remember the random terminator robots lying in pieces or half buried around the map

  74. dennis bryan says:

    God of War ps4 has a hidden out of bounds map no idea how to get to it

  75. 19 Minutes With The Nobody's says:

    the writing at 1:45 looks similar to @asspizza's signature. He's a clothing designer. Tell me if i'm tripping!

  76. allooutrick says:

    The drawing on the bunker for Fortnite and Half Life look like the symbols used for a circuit schematic

  77. Simon Scott says:

    that last game looked like Head over Heels. Miss those days.

  78. william mathewson says:


  79. Charlie Ross says:

    That Monster Max message sounds like the plot of the first Men in Black movie. But the game came out 3 years earlier… Spoopy.

  80. Geraldo's nose says:

    John Romero is so full of shit.

  81. John Gabriel Mago says:

    Top 10 craziest video game discoveries msteries and easter eggs
    OF ALMOST 2019

  82. John Gabriel Mago says:


  83. Hijack TwoSevenNine says:

    As for the Warframe bug. A new area was added to the game that mirrors the hub area. It probably was used to test the animations where the orb interacts with the environment and somehow ended up in the hub before the new area was released.

  84. JustPringly says:

    I was downloading Warframe when i heard Warframe and i was honestly surprised that he said it

  85. Alica says:

    I live near Freiburg

  86. Novaburn says:

    The reference from the last game is a line in the Original Men In Black Movie.

  87. Niko _ says:

    We didn't heed the warning.

  88. Viper,s Pit says:

    Sees the video and then a fortnite Easter egg. Instant regret.

    Me: oh no hate that game. Then skip to the next Easter egg.

  89. Ayden Mountain goat says:

    I neeed to know about the Nintendo golf

  90. doggo on a chair says:

    Who's watching in yr 2340

  91. NextLevelNick says:

    Man don’t even mention FoRtNiTe 🤮

  92. NextLevelNick says:

    Damn an AI found but that nobody could find for 35 years, damn, very damn

  93. NextLevelNick says:

    That halo one would’ve made them soooooo happy

  94. The-Rabbit /Easy cooking says:

    i know this is somewhat "knowledge from the future" but, the Orbs on fortuna were never meant to be some sort of "god" to end your killing spree if you go to far. It is a story tied boss for which you need to get the correct weapons, weapon element AND high enough damage to kill his shields so you can attack the Orb directly and destroy it. However at the point where the big mommy orb somehow entered Fortuna noone in the entire game had the means to destroy this thing with the weaponry currently given…. also it didnt help the fact that where the orb entered your weapons were disabled completely since its a civillian "settlement" where you just cant access any of your weapons.

    the fact that it interacts with the environment so well is simply explained by the fact that the terrain on the actual playable map where you should fight it is very unruly, with deep crevasses and high mountains. In order to make the fight happen on pretty much any surface possible on the map the Orb was built in such a way that the creature could interact, stand and latch onto any surface it touches, which makes the legs act kinda weird sometimes but also ensures that you can basically force the fight into any area that suits the player best

  95. slugalicious Assassinator249 says:

    Is 9:51 real? Because there center of our galaxy wich is Sagatarious(not how you spell it) exploded 3.5 million years ago and did some pulsating activity lately. That's pretty eerie that this game explained almost exactly what happened. Other than the intergalactic ships.

  96. Søren Haandbæk says:

    Alright, i think i might have an answer for MonsterMax here. I want to stress that this is purely a guess, i have no clue whether it might be true, and i hadn't even known about the game before now. Anyway, the game is made in the UK, and so is Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. It is an audioplay by Douglas Adams, and was broadcasted for the first time in 1978, and is, to this day, one of the most popular sci-fi stories ever told. My guess is that it ranks not as high as star trek, but above battlestar galactica. Anyway, without spoiling too much, the book begins with the earth being destroyed by some aliens called the vogons. Only the earth however, not our entire solar system. The "save" part probably refers to another big plot point of the intro, if not the biggest, that is the protagonist, Arthur Dent, hitchhiking through time and space with his friend (and alien) Ford Prefect, that ends up saving his life. Alpha Centauri is a star system (i think) which is mentioned many times throughout the series, as a kind of major capital in the universe. Examples include roughly "[…] one of the greatest books to ever be licensed by the great publishers in Ursa Minor or Alpha Centauri […]". It doesn't specifically mention a jewel, not any that has major purpose anyway (maybe The Dark Crystal? It has no connection, but it's from the same time and heavily focuses on that), but i think that this is a joke by a nerd, afterall most gamedevelopers are nerds. (I don't wanna tread on anyones toes, i code myself and love everything from Smokey and the Bandit to Wayne's World, Zork to Day of the Tentacle and Rush to Paul Williams.) It is a collection of obscure references, that although not meant to be noticed, is most likely what this guy was basing them off. When you're coding a game, you get bored a lot, and controversial, hidden cryptic stuff really gets things going.

  97. OGTS Old Man Two Shoes says:

    8:10 this deserves to be number one

  98. Social Critics senpai says:

    The reason the orb is capable to interact with the terrain is because they are programmed to do exactly that. If they move and somethings in the way. they try to move as realistically as possible, so that they grab ledges, climb up hills and so and so. I mean. They are capable of scaling walls… so yeah. them being able to interact with the terrain even if its a hub really isnt that far fetched

  99. Deft Motion says:

    John Romero is full of shit

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