This easter egg was discovered by a player in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and is a reference to the hidden, illusory walls found in Elden Ring and other FromSoftware games.
The shadow of the Elden Ring seems to reach far and wide: now, the developers of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, a standalone addition to Borderlands 3, have shown just how much they love FromSoftware games.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands fully embraces the RPG genre and its tropes. Players can use various spells that can damage, heal the user, or be helpful in controlling crowds, and there’s even an overworld, complete with a random encounter system when walking through tall grass. The Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep referenced several other games, and Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is no different. Now players have found a reference to the illusory walls found in several FromSoftware games.
Mike Mahardy of Polygon has discovered an illusory wall in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands at the bottom of a cathedral, reminiscent of those found in the Elden Ring.
Next to the wall, he finds a melee prompt that causes the wall to disappear, revealing a Lucky Dice. Several Lucky Dice are scattered around the world, and they give you loot depending on the number of dice the user rolls. Players can find 20 Lucky Dice in Brighthoof alone, which acts as the game’s central hub.
It seems that the hidden walls are more obvious in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, as players can also hear a faint sound from behind the wall. In FromSoftware games, similar illusory walls usually reveal a secret passage that leads to valuable items, shortcuts or different parts of the level. Elden Ring probably has more hidden walls than any other game, and whole levels are designed around this mechanic. Elden Ring’s most famous hidden wall required players to hit it 50 times before it disappeared, but this seems to be more of a development oversight, as it doesn’t hide secrets deep enough to justify the effort.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is full of references to several other RPGs, including The Witcher series. In one such quest, known as “The Ditcher”, players embark on a journey with Gerritt of Trivia to kill the mortal body of an evil spirit. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is also a reference to Doom and Indiana Jones, and players will discover more Easter eggs in the coming weeks as they spend more time with the game.