Do You See The Penguin?

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I found something unexpected in a random cave in Outriders. It’s a formation of rocks and shells that looks a lot like a penguin. Or at least, I think it does. Perhaps I’m just losing my mind after a year of pandemic-induced lockdown.

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You can find this formation of rocks in the “Wreckage Zone” area in Outriders. Specifically in a cave located towards the start of “Clearwater Springs”. This is a cave you run through for a few quests and the first time I ran by I stopped and noticed this penguin.

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Screenshot: People Can Fly / Kotaku

When I played co-op a few days later with fellow Kotaku writer Ari Notis, I pointed out the rock formation and he agreed. It looked a lot like a penguin. When I shared an image of this with others, they agreed that this looks like a penguin.

Looking around the cave, I can’t spot a similar collection of shells and rocks. It seems deliberately placed. If you created this cave or penguin, please contact me. Regardless, it seems clear to me that this is a penguin.

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Screenshot: People Can Fly / Kotaku

But searching around the internet I can’t find anyone else who seems to see the penguin that I see. Have I discovered some super-secret Easter egg hidden by a bored level designer or artist? Or am I just overanalyzing a collection of stone and shells?

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So I come to you, dear Kotaku readers, and ask a simple question: Do you see the penguin? Be honest.

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Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

DISCUSSION

No, I see a Furby.