If you go inside of the three-story dormitory and up to the second story of it, there is some graffiti written above the archway into the kitchen which says "Sorry Mario, the princess is in another castle". This reference refers to all fights with the antagonist Bowser before the final world, where the character Toad exclaims, "Thank You Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Castle".
Located in room 212 of the three-story dormitory, there is an idle computer which shows an error message for the Unity Editor, which claims that it has stopped working. This is in reference to the issues faced when working with the engine that Escape From Tarkov is built on.
Within the three-story dormitory, graffiti in the form of the words "Metalika", "Ramstain" and "Limpin Kar" can be seen scribbled on the ceiling. This is a reference to the musical groups "Metallica", "Rammstein" and "Linkin Park".
At the extraction point "Old Road Gate" there is a toilet seat.
An image of the lead animator of BSG can be seen on a billboard near the UN checkpoint.
The inscription "не покупай меч" found on a wall near the main bridge translates to "Don't buy sword". This easter egg is linked to the RPG "Candy Box" in which buying a sword starts the quests.
Some fuel tanks sports the inscription "Wassup" and a linked website. This is the short form for "What's up" and refer, with the logo, to the instant messaging app "Whatsapp".
The URL of the Battlestate Games website can be found on a blue panel near the factory shacks.
A green screen can be found in one of the buildings with bloodstains, a camera, and a dinosaur toy. It refers to the fictional execution of "Jonathan Miller", a protagonist in the game "Battlefield 3", developed by "DICE".
On a bench near the village, There is a small book with the picture of a dinosaur with the title "All my Friends are Still Dead". This is a book written by Avery Monsen and Jory John. The same book can be found in the on the second story of the unlocked villa
In a concert room in the health resort you can find an electric guitar modeled on the Fender Stratocaster, with "Bender" printed on the headstock in the style of its real-life counterpart.
Inside one of the compounds there is an upside-down chair on the ceiling. It is believed that this is a reference to the film "The Conjuring".
Near the scav guard tower there is a grave with "Ivan Ivano Ivanovitch" in Russian written on it. Ivan Ivanovitch Ivano (11 August 1862 – 17 December 1939) is a mathematician who worked in the field of number theory. This could be also a reference to a pilot of the Red Army, Ivanov Ivan Ivanovitch (8 October 1901 - 22 June 1941)
At the North of the map, behind the Resort and near the crashed drone, you can hear a barking dog near the wall.
In the ritual spot, a Dead Scav wears severed pig head, this could be considered a reference to the film series "Saw", in which the killer capture his victims by wearing a pig head mask.
In a bus, there is a poster with the character "Totoro" that is affixed to the back of the driver cabin. This a reference to the film "My Neighbor Totoro".
The abandoned sanatorium "Strelna", which is located near St. Petersburg, was a model for the health resort.
Some stickers are sticked on a radiator. They represent characters like "Steven", "Pearl", "Garnet" and "Amethyst" from the series "Steven Universe" and a "Pikachu" with a soviet hat from the series "Pokemon".
In the furniture store, a "TP4's" with a game "Call of Call" can be found. The original source is the game console "PlayStation 4", shortened to "PS4", produced by Sony. The game is a reference to the videogame series "Call of Duty".
A shoebox with written "FAKE" on the top can be found in one the store in the shopping mall. This is a reference to the shoes trademark "NIKE".
A HornPub DVD can be found on the map.
A book named "Unity for Absolute Beginner" can be found in the Shopping Mall. Unity is the game engine of EFT.
A real book called "How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog", written by Chad Orzel, can be found on the floor in th Shopping Mall.
A graffiti of two "Pacman" can be found on a wall. These are characters from the eponymous game.
A drawing similar to the "DickButt" 2019 meme can be found in one of the picture hanged on the wall in the coffee shop .
A board with the sentence "Yesterday you said tomorrow, nothing is impossible, just do it" can be found in the fitness center. It is linked to this video of actor Shia LaBeouf posing in front of a green screen saying motivational quote.
The shopping mall is very similar to the MEGA-Dybenko Mall located near St. Petersburg.
Many elements of the rest space refers to the "Playstation 4", a gaming console produced by Sony.
A blue "TP4" package can be found on top of a shelf in the rest space.
A DualShock 4 controller can be found of the sofa
The console itself can be seen just next to the TV
A "Call of Call" disk case can be found next to the TV when rest space is upgraded to LL3. This is in reference to the popular FPS game "Call of Duty", produced by Activision Blizzard.
The call of call disk case
When the Intelligence Center is upgraded to Level 2 it contains a laptop running Kali Linux with the program Armitage having just been opened from the terminal. Kali is a Linux distribution designed for penetration testing and digital forensics, Armitage is a graphical management tool for the Metasploit Framework.
A book called "How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog", written by Chad Orzel, can be found behind the sofa, near the bookcase.
Two others book called "Unity for Dummies and "All my friends are still dead" by Avery Monsen and Jory Johncan can also be found in the bookcase. Unity is the game engine of Escape From Tarkov.
The radio on the shelf can be turned on and the song heard is "Wings", by geneburn .
A chess piece with a plug stuck to the bottom can be found in the bottom of one of the bunkers and is related to Resident Evil 2 Classic/Remastered.
The train station has a graffiti pallet on one of the metal balconies inside which says: "Train hard 715". It is a reference to a channel called "715 TEAM" on Youtube where the main content is military tactics and gear.
Black bishop building has a graffiti on one of the wall which reads "Fruit_cake малаца!" (roughly translates Fruit_cake good job) apparently for sewer hatch models located across the map which fruit_cake gifted to the developers.
A hole similar to the Batman logo, from the DC Universe, can be found on the white dome on the top of the mountain.
Scavs sometimes says "А ну чики брики и в дамки !" which phonetically translate to " A nu cheeki breeki I ve damke !". Its meaning is "One, Two, You're on top!". The most known reference is the video game series "S.T.A.L.K.E.R." where the NPC said this. But it is also a catchphrase used in chess and nursery universe in Russia.
The inspiration for this boss came from an image of cosplayer wearing an Adidas tracksuit and a Maska-1SCh with three white stripes on it. The cosplay is about the character "Tachanka" from the Ubisoft videogame "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege".
The "Space Trooper" variant of the M4A1 refers to the "Stormtroopers", the soldiers of the "Empire" in the "Star Wars" lore.
The "Nerfgun" variant of the Saiga 12ga references Nerf dart blasters, a popular toy gun series.
The "CWDG" variant of the FN P90 is the acronym of "Contract Wars DevGru". It refers to the "P90 Devgru" in the game "Contract Wars". It also trade for GP coins.
The Freeman crowbar refers to the crowbar wielded by "Gordon Freeman", the main protagonist in the videogame series "Half-Life", by Valve.
The Red Rebel Ice pick is the same as the one used by Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider game series. Both models are based on the discontinued 'Rebel' line of ice tools produced by DMM Wales in the early 2000's.
TOZ-106's mosin stock is a joke about "Napiling" which is russian for filing. It's a half-reference for a famous russian saying "Dorabotat' napilnikom" which means to modify something so that it works properly.
The sentence "DA RED GOEZ FASTA" in the description of the Hexagon handguard for AK is a reference to the "Warhammer 40,000" lore.
The yellow banana version of the PMAG 30 AK/AKM GEN M3 7.62x39 magazine has a QR code on the side that reads "Тебе делать совсем нехуй ?". This roughly translates to "Do you seriously have nothing fucking better to do?"
The Santa's hat and Fake white beard refer to the Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas. This is a legendary figure, originating in Western Christian culture, who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on Christmas Eve.
The Ded Moroz hat refers to a fictional character by the same name who brings presents to well-mannered children on New Year's Eve
The "Door Kicker" Boonie hat refers to the strategy game "Door Kickers", developed by KillHouse Games and also to the game Character "Captain Price" from the CoD Modern Warfare series in which Price wears the same hat.
The Tac-Kek Heavy Trooper mask refer to the helmet of "Heavy Trooper", a "Clone" type in the "Star Wars" lore. The description has a quote from the show "The Mandalorian" which is set in the same universe.
The Baseball cap feature the logo of Superman, the superhero from DC Universe.
The Blue beret refers in the description to the Russian Airborn Forces known as the VDV.
The Bomber Beanie refers to Edd's beanie from the cartoon show "Ed,Edd, n Eddy".