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Developer Campo Santo’s acclaimed forestry journey Firewatch is 5 years outdated this month – and, as a part of its birthday celebrations, phrase of a nifty N64 tribute squirrelled away throughout the recreation’s Swap port is as soon as once more doing the rounds.

Firewatch’s N64 tribute is not precisely a brand new discovery – it first surfaced in video type again in 2018 – nevertheless it appears to be one which’s handed many individuals by. And that is a disgrace, as a result of it is a pleasant little addition, cunningly hid behind an elaborate elective quest chain, as not too long ago detailed on Twitter by Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Firewatch writer Panic.

The chain begins in Firewatch’s Free Roam mode, the place eagle-eyed gamers would possibly spot a Submit-It word plopped unceremoniously on an indication pointing to Beartooth. Studying it can add a mysterious “1964?” marker to the map, in flip resulting in an deserted cache field.

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Unlocking the field with the date supplied within the clue grants entry to a particular N64 cartridge that may be positioned on the foot of a close-by ranger statue. Doing so initiates Forrest 64, an lovely, ranger-themed collect-a-thon journey that is clearly impressed by Uncommon’s Banjo-Kazooie video games, full with jaunty soundtrack – which Sasser wrote himself.

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“Effectively-designed, 100% ridiculous, pushing the boundaries of an already limit-pushing Swap port, and created only for enjoyable,” says Sasser in his tweet thread detailing the mode, “Forrest 64 is imho the spirit of the Firewatch rolled into one Easter egg.”

In the event you’ve received a duplicate of Firewatch on Swap at hand, you’ll be able to respect the lesser-known Forrest 64 your self – or you’ll be able to settle again and let YouTuber Tremendous Nintendad, answerable for one of many earliest sightings of the key N64 tribute, do all of the exhausting be just right for you.

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