Grunt in a Barrel

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The Grunt in a Barrel is an easter egg included in the Anniversary Map Pack on the multiplayer map Penance. It causes a Grunt model inside a wooden barrel to occasionally be sent over the waterfall into the water below.[1]


At the waterfall a Grunt in a wooden barrel will spawn after a random period of time and fall over the waterfall. If it lands in the water it will sink and disappear, but one can create a structure on Forge to catch the Grunt.

The Grunt itself has no mask, no methane pack, and does not move or respond. It is in its default "T-pose" wearing untextured armor (causing it appear as solid black) and is standing inside a wooden barrel. The easter egg as a whole is a reference to adventurers who had ridden over Niagara Falls in a barrel, such as Annie Edson Taylor, or Bobby Leach.


This easter egg was featured in Rooster Teeth's Top 10 Easter Eggs of 2011. This easter egg specifically made the list at #4.[2]