How to get all of Riptide GP Renegade's 'Easter eggs'
Riptide GP: Renegade is the latest in Vector Unit's series of arcade-style water racing games. Not only does it feature lengthy career and multiplayer modes, it also has nine collectible "Easter eggs" to find throughout the game. This guide details the locations of all the Easter eggs, complete with screenshots.
If you're an Xbox One or Windows 10 gamer, you're in luck. Riptide GP: Renegade is an Xbox Play Anywhere title with cross-platform multiplayer and cross-buy support. Buy the game on either platform and you have access to both versions, with progress transferring seamlessly between them.
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Easter egg hunt
This guide applies to all versions of Riptide GP: Renegade, not just the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions.
Riptide GP: Renegade features nine tracks in total. Each of these tracks has one hidden Easter egg collectible to find. They look just like giant Easter eggs, and you need to drive through them to collect and break them. When you hit one, a cute bird head appears on screen. Collect all nine eggs and you'll receive the Easter Bunny Achievement or Trophy.
Easter eggs can be collected in any mode, even multiplayer. The best way to go after them is via standard Race events in Career mode, because you can choose events on the track you want to target. After collecting an egg, you can choose to exit the race, and you'll still keep the egg. To check your progress towards collecting all the eggs, simply choose the Stats option from the main menu and scroll down to the Easter egg section at the bottom.
Next up, the egg locations!
About halfway into the track, you'll drop down into a large warehouse with rockets and aircraft all around it. There are ramps on the right and left sides of the warehouse, and a large raised platform in the center.
Instead of taking the side ramps as you'd normally do, head under the raised platform (it has openings on the front left and right sides). The egg lies at the back center of the platform, behind a series of pillars and pipes. You can go for it during either lap of the race.
This track consists of three basic phases. During the second phase, you go through a flooded subway. From there, you'll drop down into an area filled with ruined buildings, homeless people and debris. The place has seen better days.
Immediately after dropping down into the ruined city, you'll approach a building with turn signs directing you to the right. Instead of turning. Use the debris in front of the building as a ramp. Jump into the hole in the building and you'll find the egg at the end of the hole.
This track features a series of drops towards the beginning. After the third drop, you'll land in a wide open area with an exit on the right. This is just before the first flaming tree falls over.
Instead of leaving the area, look for a small stone ramp just left of the exit pathway. The egg floats just past the ramp. To get it, you'll need to boost and take the ramp at a high speed. You might not initially have a fast enough craft to get it. I returned to series 2.2 late in the game with a fully upgraded Striker vehicle and easily got it.
At the very end of this one-lap track, you'll break through the windows of a museum, smash through some objects, head past a holographic globe, and reach the finish line. The egg sits inside of a case on the left-hand side, just beyond the windows and before the globe.
When you see the museum building approaching, slow down. Take the ramp that leads into the museum windows from the left-hand side. Hold the break/reverse button so that you can steer a bit across the floor of the museum. You'll break through a statue and hopefully smash the egg in its case.
Near the start of this race, you'll see a series of raised platforms jutting out from the center of the track. On the second lap, the first platform opens to reveal a ramp. When the third lap comes around, a ramp opens up at the end of that first platform.
At the start of the third lap, take the first ramp in the center and jump to the second platform. If you drop off the second platform very slowly, you can pick the egg up on the way down. Should you miss it on the way down, just turn around and grab it right after the drop.
Early in this track, you'll have to make a few hard-right turns. The second of two similar turns in a row comes right after the track's second ramp. You'll know the one because it has a big rock in front of a derelict building that looks like a dead end.
When you reach this turn, don't turn right. Instead, slow down and head past the left side of the rock. You'll see an opening in the building.
Just after the opening, you'll find the egg on the left. You can get it during either lap, and you'll also want to use the shortcut to reduce your times.
Just before the end of this one-lap track, you'll drop down into an area in which a mining laser creates a whirlpool in the water. Normally you'd want to avoid getting too close to the laser, as the screen turns a bright white when you approach it. The egg is hiding just behind the laser and slightly underwater.
Approach the laser from the right-hand side and steer towards the egg. If you miss it, you can swing around and try again. If you don't press the button that resets your position on the track, you'll be able to try as many times as it takes.
Halfway through this course, you'll go through a tunnel and come out in a huge drainage tunnel. There's a shortcut right at the start of the tunnel: a hole in the fence on the left. More importantly, the egg floats above the fence during the final straight section of the tunnel, just before the pipe opens up at the very end.
As you approach the turn that leads to the final straight section in question, boost and angle your Hydrojet forward and upward at approximately a 140-degree angle. If you reach the proper height and maintain it long enough, you should fall and hit the egg about halfway between the corner and the wider section of the pipe.
This is the hardest egg to get, but it can be done on either lap. Good luck!
Early on this track, just after the section with the radar dishes that you can drive through for the 'Spy Master' Achievement, you'll enter a wide area with a couple of red warships on the left and some oil platforms on the right.
The egg is floating above the left-most red ship. Gaining enough height to reach it can be tricky. Instead of using the striped ramp of the ship, approach from the red right side. If you angle it correctly, you'll grab the egg. You can go for it during either lap of the race.
Go fast, get wet
Riptide GP: Renegade is a futuristic arcade racer in which teams of racers compete in Hydrojet races while avoiding the cops. The console versions feature a lengthy Career Mode, six-player split-screen, and eight-player online races. Check out our full review for more details.
Remember, Riptide GP: Renegade is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. If you buy it on Xbox One or Windows 10, you get both versions with your purchase. Ready to race?
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Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!
Its great you make this but you take away from the fun of finding it on your own. Paul did you have to find these first to creat this list?
I can see your POV, but for someone like me who otherwise wouldn't be bothered to seek these out, it's great. I'm actually kind of embarrassed to realize that I didn't even know there are Easter eggs to find before reading this article. Also, I like the fact that Paul's guides are kind of old school text+pictures, which still requires a little bit of interpretation and searching for the treasures, rather than just blindly following a YouTube video.
Thanks Paul. Most of these are tough to find. Think I only have two so far
Good guide. I remember tracking these all down when the game came to PS4.
I like that they have a sense of humor about these "Easter Eggs", making them actual eggs. Nice write-up, as always.
Those eggs looks big alright, just wondering does the egg still shows up after you have collected it? just a way to remember which track we have not done yet?
You can pick eggs up again in future races. But the stats screen tracks exactly which ones you have.
I had trouble with Tropico too, until i was racing Krex, then i easily got it as i had found it earlier in the game but couldnt reach it with my underpowered craft
Paul, Thank you for the guide.
Hey Paul, thanks for another great guide! I've grabbed a couple of Easter Eggs tonight. Normally I'd be playing this on my Xbox, but since this is play anywhere enabled, I was able to seek these out on my PC while having the article visible on the side
Thanks for the kind words! I'm happy this will help you. :)