"Blue Screen of Death"
So... hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your system's pretty hosed. Maybe if you'd downloaded less of that illegal Truxican porn, your machine wouldn't be all jacked up. You should probably be embarrassed.
If this is the first time you're seeing this, then it's only because no one else has caught you yet. Tell you what's gonna happen here... you're going to put a new graphisc (sic) card in me and scrap (sic) that gunk off my keyboard, and then maybe your search history won't accidentally be mailed to your grandma - you pickin up what I'm layin down?
********STOP****PLEASE GOD STOP******"
In the eastern part of Caustic Caverns, there is a small island. This island can be spotted from the mission "Safe and Sound" just behind the giant crystalisk, Blue. The island is separated from the mainland by a caustic pool and reaching it requires an adequate amount of shields and health. The island consists of a lone tree and a camp with a lone figure named Solitaire, who is a reference to Solaire of Astora from the video game Dark Souls. Around the campfire, in which rests a sword which is occasionally lit brightly from below, are three stones. The soul of a knight can periodically be seen sitting on any one of these stones.
On an isolated cliff in the The Highlands at Hyperion Bridge, there is a small camping area with a tent. Reaching this area will cause the "Double Rainbow" Easter egg to appear, granting the player the "What Does It Mean?" achievement. A video of the egg can be seen here. It is most likely a Reference to the famous Youtube-Video, "Yosemitebear Mountain Double Rainbow 1-8-10". Reaching this area will cause either Handsome Jack or Claptrap to quote lines from the video as the double rainbow appears over Overlook.
Find the Secret Claptrap... Again
When visiting Arid Nexus - Badlands, formerly Fyrestone, the hidden Claptrap from Borderlands can be found for 5 Badass Rank, along with a Red Chest you can interact with. A video of the egg can be seen here.
Johnny Waffles in Sanctuary, standing near the Sanctuary bounty board, is considered an Easter egg, as the character was added as a reward for an actual Easter egg hunt at PAX East 2011. He will sometimes have conversations with Claptrap, often showing his disgust towards him and throwing various insults at the robot. He can not be interacted with.
The Lord of the Rings
When the location Eridium Blight is found during True Vault Hunter Mode, Claptrap's Place will have a gear in the fireplace. Picking up the gear starts a series of events beginning with a walk to the Eridium Blight and ascent of the volcano there. Geary, an enemy psycho based on a character from The Lord of the Rings, Gollum, will attack and then jump into the lava. Presently, rakk will drop several chests from the sky with loot. This is all a great reference to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
In the northwestern area of the Caustic Caverns, at the top and to the right of the train tracks, there is a hidden cave containing an easter egg referencing Minecraft, a popular independent video game. Inside the cave are several Creepers and a Badass Creeper (that can drop the Longbow sniper rifle or the Blockhead shotgun), all of which are references to famous enemies in Minecraft. The creepers will sometimes even drop Minecraft-themed skins and heads. There are also Minecraft blocks in the cave, including dirt, stone, coal ore, gold ore, and a block unique to Borderlands, Eridium ore. When broken, coal ore will drop ammunition, gold ore will drop money, and Eridium ore will randomly drop either Eridium or a Minecraft-themed class customization.
There are three unique QR codes to find in the game, all of which are found in Sanctuary. In Dr. Zed's clinic, one is in the top, left-most body freezer. Another is found in a pizza box inside Moxxxi's, and on the invitations to Claptrap's Birthday Bash! and various postcards throughout Sanctuary.
In both the Crimson Raiders HQ and the Firehawk's Lair, there are several monitors, one of which contains Roland's Facebook profile, revealing he was in a relationship with Lilith at some point in time. Her three messages to him read:
- "Hey, i love you call me"
- "was just thinking about you again"
- "was just thinking about you :)"
Roland lists his occupation as "Hired Gun" and the year he graduated high school as 2854 (this is the only mention of the general time period of the Borderlands universe in either game). Mordecai and Brick are visible on his Facebook friend's list.
Tannis Rides Again
Giant Teddy Bear
In the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, there is a teddy bear in two parts. If the parts are collected and placed, the crane at the docks that goes back and forth taking crates from the ship to the building will instead pick up a giant teddy bear.
Tiny Tina Quotes
In Tundra Express if a Vault Hunter uses the incinerator 3 times in a row, Tiny Tina will pass the following quote "Why you usin' all my fuel, girl? I need that stuff to heat up my bath water. Mushy Snugglebites LOVES herself a warm bath, if-you-know-what-I'm-sayin-oh-I-know-you-do-that's-right-up-TOP".