March 5, 2021

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Firewatch on Switch has a secret N64 tribute game

Developer Campo Santo’s acclaimed forestry adventure Firewatch is five years old this month – and, as part of its birthday celebrations, word of a nifty N64 tribute squirrelled away within the game’s Switch port is once again doing the rounds.

Firewatch’s N64 tribute isn’t exactly a new discovery – it first surfaced in video form back in 2018 – but it seems to be one that’s passed many people by. And that’s a shame, because it’s a delightful little addition, cunningly concealed behind an elaborate optional quest chain, as recently detailed on Twitter by Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Firewatch publisher Panic.

The chain begins in Firewatch’s Free Roam mode, where eagle-eyed players might spot a Post-It note plopped unceremoniously on a sign pointing to Beartooth. Reading it will add a mysterious “1964?” marker to the map, in turn leading to an abandoned cache box.

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