Since Hollow Knight came out in 2017, it has been tinkered with almost constantly by a dedicated community that still enjoys playing the game to this day (we had to do something while we waited for Silksong). Most of its hidden secrets and development quirks have been uncovered in the six years since its release, but a new discovery involving a telescope found in the Watcher’s Spire in the City of Tears makes the game’s subreddit even clearer.
Some of the plans of the game are very important, so it is important to forgive you that you may forget to forget or not even know that it it is there. For the sake of memory you you you you you you. Doing so will give you a full understanding of the City of Tears, but that’s about it, but it’s a clever way to see the whole area while adding some knowledge to the whole game.
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However, a fan who visits Pingu212 on the Hollow Knight subreddit recently discovered that the telescope is actually a disguised video clip, as the game just plays a video while you examine the telescope, rather than having your character actually look through it. It was also discovered that this video can be replaced with any other video clip the player wants, and if you’ve been online for more than five minutes, you can probably guess what I’m going to do with this.
Pingu212 showed this in their initial post, having the main character look through a telescope to watch a harrowing 80s Freddie Freaker TV commercial in which you can dial a phone number for the character to tell you a joke. You can also judge Hollow Knight by the fact that it’s legal to watch, because you can hear the game’s raindrops in the background of the commercials. Curious about how long the video clip actually is, one user suggested replacing the clip with the entire Shrek.
A little over 24 hours later, Pingu212 made another post that crammed all 90 minutes of the Shrek movie into the telescope. Just like the Freddie Freaker commercial, you can hear the raindrops in the background of the movie without speeding it up, as Pingu212 is a little surprised you can replace the original video with a 1.2GB file.
They also revealed that the telescope isn’t the only place you can swap out artifacted video files. You can do this every time you kill a dreamer, when you fast travel on a stag beetle, every time you see a blacksmith upgrade animation, every time you learn about nail art. That’s a whole lot of Shrek.