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Starfield Best Easter Eggs and Secrets

Updated: Sep 15, 2023 1:34 pm
Starfield Best Easter Eggs and Secrets

Starfield is filled with Easter Eggs, secrets, and references. Everything from Lord of the Rings and Aliens exists. You can also find references to other Bethesda Game Studios titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout hidden within some of the game’s many planets.

If you didn’t know, the Adoring Fan is a reference to Bethesda’s game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion that you get if you choose the Hero-Worhipped Trait. There are even secrets hidden within the Lodge on New Atlantis that you can find after meeting the Constellation Faction.

Throughout the game’s many quests, you will discover everything from NASA research to the great Pyramids of Giza. Here are a few of our favorite Easter Eggs that we have come across in Starfield.

The Best Starfield Easter Eggs and Secrets

If you have ever wanted to see references to Gollum or visit an ancient relic of modern Earth, then you should check out the easter eggs hidden within Starfield.

  1. Diamond City
  2. Arrow in the Knee
  3. Potato
  4. Apollo 11 Moon Landing
  5. The Mantis Cave

Here is where you can find all of these great references and secrets.

Diamond City

Those who have played Fallout 4 know that Diamond City was one of the main cities that you could frequent throughout the game. Home to many vendors and quests, it was hard not to go back to this city.

In Starfield, once you get your hands on the Frontier Ship, you can spot a small statue of a baseball on top of a pyramid. This baseball statue is on a shelf above your bed. Looking at it will tell you that the ball is from Boston, the exact location where Fallout 4 takes place.

Arrow in the Knee

Provided you weren’t born yesterday, you have probably heard of Skyrim. After all, it has been Bethesda’s greatest title over the past decade. In the game, you can hear guards tell you that they “used to be an adventurer like you until they took an arrow in the knee.” A sad tale that sparked many memes.

The meme continues in Starfield. If you take a look at the crippling skill under the combat tree, you will see a badge with a rather familiar image; an arrow piercing straight through someone’s knee.


Even something as simple as a potato can be a reference if done correctly. If you pick up a potato in Starfield, the description of the item reads, “can be prepared in many ways. Boiled, mashed, used in a stew – the recipes are nearly limitless.”

This is a paraphrasing of the famous quote from Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Specifically, it is the scene where he describes the starchy vegetable to Frodo and Gollum.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

This one is a bit more difficult to find than a spud. If you want to view the Apollo Moon Landing site in Starfield, you first need to go to the Lodge on Jemison. Once there, go through the different rooms upstairs until you find a room with pink pillows.

Check the desk to find Sir Livingstone’s Second Journal. This will give you a quest to visit the Apollo 11 Moon Landing landmark on Luna which is what Earth’s Moon is called now.

The Mantis Cave

The Mantis is one of the legendary ships that you can get in Starfield. To obtain it, you must solve the Mantis puzzle. Doing so will take you into a secret outpost which is really just a giant cavern that is similar to the Batcave.

Once you solve the puzzle, you will gain access to the Mantis ship and get to see a cool easter egg to boot.

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