Easter Egg: The Secret Cow Bounty?

news-secret-cow-bountyOne of the best of the new bounties in Patch 2.2 is The Queen’s Dessert, which appears in the DiabloWikiCaverns of Araneae in Act One. Prior to this patch that was everyone’s least favorite area, since the bounty there was usually to kill DiabloWikiQueen Araneae, and it could take a long time to find her boss area. I haven’t seen the Queen Araneae bounty yet in S3, and I’ve done a fair number of Act One runs in search of a good roll on an RoRG.

The Queen’s Dessert requires you to find six large cocoons, each protected by a dozen or so large spiders. Once you kill all the protectors you can click the cocoon and after a second it pops open, allowing you to finish that sixth of the bounty. Once you clear all six cocoons the bounty is completed, and since they show up on the map from a fair distance away, they’re pretty easy to track down quickly.

The surprise part is when the cocoons open to reveal odd things. Usually it’s just a scrawny shirtless male human (looks like the mad hermit) who stands up and stretches and then vanishes, but not uncommonly you’ll get an Elite ghoul type monster, or a Treasure Goblin. (All humanoids, as apparently that’s what the Queen enjoys for her Dessert) Which is cool, but apparently, she also enjoys beef?

Just this morning I got something I hadn’t seen before, when the last of the six cocoons… had a cow. Man. You see it in the screens below, and it was just a normal-sized cow. Unclickable, silent (no mooos!), unarmed (no halberd), and after standing still for a moment, it started to amble along through the dungeon, looking pretty calm about the whole thing.

Yes, it’s an Easter Egg: The Secret Cow Bounty. Let the new secret cow level rumors begin!

Here’s a rumor to start with… I hit level 70 (was leveling up an Alt DH) exactly as the cow appeared. Literally! I was about level 69.9 when I killed off the last of the spiders, and when I opened the cocoon I hit level 70 thanks to the exp bonus for completing the bounty. Imagine if there are numerous DiabloWikiEaster Eggs that no one knows about, since they can only appear in a few special locations, and only if you trigger them simultaneous to hitting max level?

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  1. I saw secret bovine the other day, on a L70/nonseason character; I hereby declare that level-up rumor *debunked*!

    • Yes! This! Me too! it was amazing. So much mooing! Before S3 began, I found it farming in a public game and was so surprised.

  2. I've seen goatmen in the cocoons, bats in the cocoons, and I've had multiple runs where 3-5 of the cocoons would contain the same type of thing (whether that be person, elite, goblin or cow) and definitely did not find the cow being particularly rare. Moreso than the others, perhaps, but at least one cow in a good percentage of the runs and up to 3 in a single run makes it tough for me to buy it as something special.

    Seems more likely to me the cow is just to spice up the monotony a bit while achieving the same "the Spider Queen is terrorized the country-side!" feel as with the humans. Still cool, though. Mooooo.

  3. Yep I get the cow quite often

  4. All boss bounties which trigger a cut scene screen are gone. From Leoric to Malthiel, they're all gone.

  5. Second post in a row where Flux is “amazing new thing you guys!1!one!!!” and everyone else is like “yawn”.

    • Welcome to the Internet! We're all assholes here.

      Seriously though, it's human nature. People who don't know just stay quiet, instead of saying, "Oh, that's useful new info, thanks." While anyone who does know or just wants to act like they do is going to whip out their epeen and be like, "OMG, everyone knows that!11!"

      • This IS news to me so thanks for posting.

      • I second the statement above and wish to add that I have excite to find a cow myself and click on it a million times to find out if there is a cow level 😉

        • I've heard rumors that you need to click it 2 million times + the launch date of D1 x release date of ROS – paragon of Wyatt @ 1-1-2015 to get the game to instantaniously drop *all* the legendary and set items in the game at once.

          When I find the cow I'm so going to try this out!

          • Actually, you need to spawn it right as you hit level 70, and then remove all your gear and run around it, widdershins, 666 times. Then secrets will appear!

      • We could use a downvote button 😉

      • Good comment. You Do know people! I applaud you!

  6. I did that bounty yesterday and on the first cocoon a blue portal opened for about 1 second and then disappeared. I didn't know what happened and didn't notice an odd creature/enemy. Anyone else have that happen?

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