Reddit user Lehnsherr discovers a reference to both Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight hidden in Tom Clancy's The Division.
As is typical of open world games, Tom Clancy's The Division is stuffed with Easter Eggs for eagle-eyed gamers to find. The latest Easter Egg that fans have discovered in The Division is hard to spot, but those who do will find a reference to the Batman films.
A Reddit user going by the name Lehnsherr discovered the Easter Egg, which hides a playful reference in a missing person poster found in The Division's Manhattan. This specific poster is of particular interest, as the person it features is named Joker Nicholson - a reference to Jack Nicholson having played The Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film adaptation.
However, the reference goes a bit deeper than that by also making a nod to a more recent Batman flick. The missing persons poster says that Joker Nicholson was known for frequently uttering the words, "Why so serious?" Anyone that has seen Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight knows that to be the catchphrase of Heath Ledger's Joker in the film.
Check out the Batman reference in The Division right here:
Of course, this isn't the first Easter Egg players have discovered in The Division. In fact, The Division includes numerous Ubisoft Easter Eggs, including nods to the company's Grow Home and For Honor games. Considering the size of The Division, it's probably safe to say that there are even more Ubisoft-themed Easter Eggs waiting to be discovered.
The Batman Easter Egg in The Division is obviously not Ubisoft-related, and there seems to be many other general pop culture references hidden in the game as well. For example, a Shaun of the Dead Easter Egg was found in The Division during game's beta test, and there are others as well for those vigilant enough to seek them out.
Fans of Batman that are currently playing through The Division will probably enjoy this Easter Egg if they are able to catch it. Open world games in the style of The Division usually have a lot of clever Easter Eggs and pop culture references, so it will be interesting what else is hidden away in the game.
What Easter Eggs have you found in The Division so far? Which is your favorite? What other secrets have you discovered by playing through the game? Let us know your thoughts on The Division and its Easter Eggs in the comments below.
Tom Clancy's The Division is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: VG 24/7