Easter Egg: Secret Basement in New Haven

Posted November 2nd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Before you turn in “Another Piece of the Puzzle” quest, why not stop by New Haven to partake in some more Gearbox weirdness inspired by A Christmas Story?  Did that last sentence sound weird?  Yeah, it was, just like this easter egg.  See the tutorial after the jump.

You must be on the “Another Piece of the Puzzle” quest.  (This is the quest where you kill the Rakk Hive).  Before you turn the quest in (doesn’t matter whether you down him or not), go to the area pictured below, open the door and ride the elevator down for the room.

Some neat references in the room:

  • The Leg Lamp sitting on the desk is a reference to an exotic leg lamp the Dad got in the movie.
  • The unique Gearbox gun the Red Rider is a reference to the Red Rider BB Gun.
  • The flavor text on the Red Rider is a reference to a line from the movie as well.  (“Careful, you might put someone’s eye out”)

8 ResponsesLeave a comment
  • Dediare
    November 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Ahaha, I still have to show my friend that place, He loves that movie.

  • Kaboobie
    November 4, 2009 at 1:12 am

    i attempted it after killing the hive and it would not open.

  • Tilbar
    November 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the info Kaboobie, I was wondering if I can just keep killing the Rakkhive for xp(since im lvl 48) but keep doing the New Haven chest farming along with these chests.

  • sinsbff
    November 5, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    when do you get this mission. (im at the janistowne missions now.

  • Biomaster J
    November 7, 2009 at 8:55 am

    You have to do it on the mission: Another Piece Of The Puzzle or it want work.

  • Nik
    January 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve heard that you have to go to the chest before you kill anything or it won’t work. Also, i love the reference.

  • luke
    October 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    do you guys no how to find the secret basment in new haven

  • luke
    October 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm


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