If you need a minute to yourself while on the USS Ishimura in the Dead Space Remake, check out the Break Room Easter egg on the Bridge Deck. You can drink a cup of coffee, do a little meditation, join a horrible cult dedicated to turning the human race into zombies and/or raw material for a voracious god, and maybe get a quick snack.
Where to Find the Break Room Secrets in the Dead Space Remake
You can first access the Break Room on the Bridge Deck while you’re on the way to the Ishimura’s Admin Systems in Chapter 4. On your first visit, it triggers a conversation between Isaac and Kendra that provides some context on Isaac’s history with Unitology. There’s also a Marker Fragment here on New Game+ runs.
There’s a red circle on the floor of the Break Room that hides three separate secrets. You could be completely forgiven for not realizing they’re there. There’s a lot of random Marker graffiti throughout the Ishimura.
Some of that graffiti can be decoded into a set of instructions. If you stand in the red circle in the center of the Break Room and input a specific sequence of commands, as revealed by that graffiti, it triggers three specific events. One is just creepy, one is valuable, and the third is downright silly.
All three of the Break Room command sequences use Isaac’s melee and stomp attacks, as represented by handprints and footprints respectively. You need to input each sequence while Isaac is standing in the center of the circle, without leaving it, so keep an eye on your position.
Isaac’s melee swing with some weapons can move him a step forward, so you may end up setting foot outside the circle and breaking your sequence. If that happens, simply start over.
Break Room Easter Egg Sequence 1
- Sequence 1: Melee, Stomp (x3), Melee, Stomp, Melee, Stomp (x3), Melee, Stomp.
This sequence corresponds to the hand and footprints around the edges of the Break Room circle (pictured above).
Input the sequence in order to trigger the appearance of a text log on the floor by Isaac’s feet, which will get filed under Side Missions in your inventory. This log, titled “Unknown,” is a Unitologist prayer that contains an oblique reference to Dead Space 3.
Break Room Easter Egg Sequence 2
- Sequence 2: Melee, Melee, Stomp, Melee, Melee, Stomp, Stomp, Melee (x3), Stomp, Stomp.
The second code is on the wall of Second Officer J. Chic’s room in the Executive Quarters on the Crew Deck, which isn’t accessible until relatively late in Chapter 10. Perform this sequence in the Break Room, and two Power Nodes will spawn inside the circle with you.
After some testing, it doesn’t seem that you have to make it to Chapter 10 for this code to work.
Break Room Easter Egg Sequence 3 (Dead Space Sea Shanty)
- Sequence 3: Melee, Stomp, Melee, Melee, Stomp, Melee, Stomp, Melee (x4), Stomp.
This Easter egg was apparently first discovered by Jester on YouTube. A third and final sequence of commands for the Break Room can be found by interpreting six pieces of unique graffiti that are found throughout the game.
This sequence seems to work at any point in the game once you have access to the Break Room, but if you were going to do this “honestly,” you can’t find the last piece of the code until you reach the Hangar Control Room in Chapter 11 (pictured above), which is the last inaccessible room on the Ishimura.
All six pieces of graffiti are marked with a particular set of three curved lines, which helps to differentiate them from all the random Marker language and blood spray. They also catch light differently than other wall writings, so they’re a little easier to see.
Inputting the sequence successfully in the Break Room causes an audio log to appear at Isaac’s feet, which plays a Dead Space-themed sea shanty. Honestly, it’s a little out of step (no pun intended?) with the amount of effort it requires.
That’s how you find the Dead Space Remake Break Room Easter eggs. Man, remember back in 2020 when we were all nuts about sea shanties for some reason? Doesn’t that seem like it was 30 years ago? For more Easter eggs, we’ve collected five you may have missed. For more tips and guides on Motive Studios’ survival-horror remake, head here.