How to Unlock the DOOM Terminator 2 Easter Egg

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Publisher Bethesda’s and developer id Software’s brutal first-person shooter, DOOM, contains a Terminator 2 Easter egg that references a particular point in the film.

Now that DOOM has officially released, fans of the gore-soaked FPS have been trawling the title’s single player campaign looking to uncover any hidden secrets put in by developers. One of the latest discoveries to come from the game’s solo mode is a snazzy reference to the final scene in James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Unlike a lot of Easter eggs that are simply placed somewhere within a game’s environment, this fun little DOOM trinket requires fans to trigger it through a specific action. It’s simple enough to unlock, but gamers are going to have to forfeit the lives of their avatars in order see it play out within the game, as the protagonist (AKA the Marine, or Doomguy) will have to die a pretty gruesome death.

As seen in the video below, once fans willingly fall into the pit of lava, the Marine will burst into flames, and as he sinks below the fiery depths, one of his hands gives a thumbs-up gesture. For those unaware, the exact same signal is made by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Model 101 T-800 robot character in Terminator 2, as he sacrifices himself in an effort to destroy the central processing unit of his own technology in order to prevent Skynet from being created.

This isn’t the first pop culture homage to be found in DOOM, and one can assume that it won’t be the last one by a long shot. Recently, a fan found a Skyrim Easter egg in id Software’s savage shooter, as it paid heed to the main character in Bethesda’s open world fantasy-RPG by teasing a potential fate for the game’s Last Dragon-Born.

As the days press on, more Easter eggs are sure to be revealed in DOOM, and it will likely be sooner than later when they are, as the length of the game’s solo mode is supposed to take roughly 13 hours to complete. However, taking into consideration the fact that id Software’s Executive Producer Marty Stratton has explained one of the development team’s main goals in creating DOOM was to give players a challenge by having an increased difficulty, it could be longer before we see any more concealed goodies.

What did you think about DOOM‘s nod to Terminator 2: Judgment Day? Have you found anything interesting or out of the ordinary within the title’s main campaign through your playthrough so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

DOOM is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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