The Division 2 has done it again - this time with an unexpected, web-slinging twist. Not content with the Assassin's Creed Easter egg that may well have given away the location of the next title in Ubisoft's long-standing franchise, it looks like a Division 2 Spider-Man Easter egg is also an actual thing which has been noticed by Insomniac Games, no less.
Spider-Man was a smash hit when it launched last year, selling over 9 million copies in a few short months after release. After the game's wealth of DLC and its internet popularity, there were perhaps surprisingly few crossover events with other major titles to capitalize on that. While this definitely isn't a crossover by any means, the Division 2 Spider-Man Easter egg is still a nice tribute.
The team at Insomniac Games, the minds behind Spider-Man, took to Twitter with footage of someone finding the Division 2 Spider-Man Easter egg. From the video, you can clearly see that the Easter egg is a backpack webbed to a wall. Players can shoot off the webbing and debris to free it, a callback to the way that Peter Parker interacts with these in the Spider-Man game. The backpacks are an iconic part of the web-slinging hero's arsenal, and there's a little wink and a nudge here from Ubisoft in using them as the Easter egg in The Division 2; they're the richest source of Easter eggs in Spider-Man.
The Division 2 Spider-Man Easter egg is pretty neat, and yet another example of Ubisoft paying homage to a popular title (though not necessarily one from the company's stable). Ubisoft is no stranger to these sorts of callbacks in titles in its own games, considering that it hinted at Watch Dogs 3's location in Watch Dogs 2. Since players are clearly still finding these little treats scattered throughout the game, it's highly likely that there's still more homages and Easter eggs that have yet to be discovered, potentially to do with other AAA games.
There's going to be an update to The Division 2 soon which will have some difficulty and quality of life improvements for players. So, if the end-game is looking a bit routine at the moment, then now might be the perfect time to go on a hunt for any other Easter eggs the game might have in store. With any luck, a few more Spider-Man Easter eggs may turn up as well.
Source: Insomniac Games