Sasser posted a Twitter thread recently, detailing a secret that almost nobody knows about. The thread breaks down how to find a hidden game cartridge called Forest 64, an homage to the late 90s game console by Nintendo. If you bring it to an altar, you activate a hidden mini-game inspired by that same era.
Here's a secret that almost nobody knows about.
In the Nintendo Switch only! version of Firewatch, when in Free Roam mode, you may come across this post-it note. Look at it
And you will notice a new location on your map
Which has a special cache box that contains something truly important
And if that something important is Put Back at the foot of a even more important altar
Then, surprise!!!!! You get, well, this. I mean, just look at it.
And if you collect 'em all? You then get this.
And finally, well maybe you can try the third mode for yourself.
Well-designed, 100% ridiculous, pushing the limits of an already limit-pushing Switch port, and created just for fun, "Forrest 64" is imho the spirit of the Firewatch rolled into one Easter egg.
Each tweet is accompanied by a small video clip, taken from a video by Nintendad, you can see the same video here.
Firewatch originally released on PC in 2016, with a Nintendo Switch port releasing two years later. The Easter Egg has been present in the game since launch, flying under the radar for a good two years.
Were a little surprised to not have heard about this sooner, to be honest. As far as secrets go, this one isnt the most hidden. Giant ducks in Bloodbornes game code were discovered before this. Regardless, were happy to know about it now. Its a fun, lighthearted little bonus that we werent expecting. And we could use more things like that nowadays.