Whether it’s in its logo or a user’s search results page, Google is known for adding Easter eggs to pay homage to famous movies, people, and more.
One of its latest additions is related to the popular video game turned TV series, “The Last of Us”. The title is set in a post-apocalyptic world where most people have turned into zombie-like creatures due to the spread of the mutated Cordyceps fungus.
What Is the Google’s “The Last of Us” Easter Egg?
There has been numerous video game-related Google Easter eggs over the years. For “The Last of Us,” its Easter egg will result in an infestation of the game’s Cordyceps fungus on your search results page.
Don’t worry, the Easter egg doesn’t end with a jump scare. Still, the spread doesn’t stop, either. On a desktop browser, clicking the Easter egg trigger repeatedly will cause the fungi to grow and multiply endlessly around the page. On mobile, it will even obscure your entire browser page.
How to Access “The Last of Us” Google Easter Egg
To view this Easter egg, all you need to do is Google The Last of Us in your web browser. Then, click on the red mushroom icon that pops up at the bottom of the page.
Besides using “The Last of Us” as your search keyword, you can also access the Easter egg by Googling Cordyceps or Cordyceps fungus.
If you don’t see the red mushroom immediately, you can try to scroll to the end of the page, then scroll back up again. The pop-up sometimes takes a while to appear. If it still doesn’t work, you may need to refresh the page or restart your web browser altogether.
Why Did Google Add an Easter Egg for “The Last of Us”?
The Easter egg was added around the same time as the release of the live-action “The Last of Us” HBO TV series. “The Last of Us” is one of the best cinematic video games of all time, so it goes without saying that the show is a highly anticipated one.
The Google Easter egg definitely adds more fun and hype for new and old fans alike. Naturally, it serves as another source of publicity for the series and the franchise in general as well.
Endure and Survive the Cordyceps Outbreak With Google
Google’s Easter egg for “The Last of Us”is an interactive, cartoon-like glimpse into the video game. If you haven’t played it before, prepare for a far more immersive, darker experience of how the Cordyceps outbreak looks like.
Want to put your stealth and survival skills to the test? Try out the game and experience the original story that has propelled its popularity to where it is today. If you don’t already own the title, there are plenty of discount sites for games.