Blood Ties Easter Eggs

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There are a lot of Easter Eggs in the Blood Ties DLC of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Unlike the Easter Eggs found in the previous games these are mostly references to the earlier games.

List of Easter Eggs

  • Manor Address
The address of Croft Manor found on the eviction notice Lara receives - as well as some of the other letters found in the manor - does not exist in reality; the zip code (AL9 5NQ) however is that of Hatfield House.
In the document Little Angel Winston mentions young Lara pulling a prank on him, locking him in the walk-in freezer.
  • Venice Music
When turned on the Old Record Player in the Library plays a tune familiar to those who played Tomb Raider II: when Lara climbs the bookshelves while the music is playing it's very reminiscent of those Venice levels where she also visited a Library. Also, there was a similar Phonograph on Yamatai that played an eerie Japanese tune.
An Ankh, that looks a lot like it came from The Last Revelation, can be found in the basement of Croft Manor.
This is the text that can be found in a Note from Winston, one of the Relics in the Library. It can be considered a double Easter egg: William Blake was a famous artist and author mentioned in the first movie - a vital clue was hidden in one of his works - while the Jaffa cakes were mentioned in one of the Dark Horse Comics.
Stuffed T-Rex and Tiger Drawing
  • Tiger
In Lara's Childhood Drawing a tiger - probably a reference to the Tigers in Tomb Raider II, III, and Underworld - can be seen laying on a rock that looks suspiciously like a giant Easter egg. Note the birds (chickens?) on the left. Combined with the mention of William Blake (see above) this brings his famous poem The Tyger to mind.
A stuffed T-Rex is located behind the desk in the manor's library; Lara had several run-ins with this type of dinosaur (only not stuffed), e.g. in Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and most recently in Lara Croft: Relic Run and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.
Title of a side-scroller Tomb Raider game for Mobile Phones.
In Tomb Raider Legend Lara finds Lancelot's Shield and the tomb of the other Knights of the Round Table.
The statue is missing its head which Lara took as a child in the Reboot Comic Lost and Found, Issue #9, centre pages; although she definitely replaced it afterwards, it now is nowhere to be seen in the Library.
The Secrets in Croft Manor of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend also depicted the Croft Family Crest, although they were only similar in shape and not identical.
A Relic that can be found in Lord Croft's Secret Vault that is linked to the Temple of Xian, a Tomb Raider II location. In this game Stone Dragons of a different shape served as secrets, among them a jade one.
One of the door codes that opens Lord Croft's Secret Vault; 14 February is Lara's Birthday.
  • Ticking Clocks
Throughout the manor there are quite a few clocks ticking away, which is a little reminiscent of the first movie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, where Lara wakes up to the ticking of a clock hidden under the stairs.
When Lara turns on the black-light, symbols appear all over the walls; the largest one is reminiscent the symbol found in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.
Not necessarily an Easter Egg, but the Crowbar was a common Gear item in the Classic Tomb Raider games and made its last appearance in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness over 10 years ago.
Another relic, this time located in the Family Crypt; the secrets in Tomb Raider Chronicles were roses.
Relic that can be found in Lord Croft's Study after completing the main game, a nod to Lara's classic weapons; also these seem to be the two weapons she acquired after Roth's death.
Another Relic in the study after completing the game; this is actually the artefact found in the Rise of the Tomb Raider base game.
Once again, a Relic located in the study after completing the game; this one seems like a relic from Yamatai.