|“||The company wants them; Don't ask why.|
|— Mission Control|
Alien Eggs, usually referred to simply as eggs, is the primary objective in an Egg Hunt, as well as "Collect Eggs" objective on Deep Dives. They are located hidden in the walls and a specific amount must be dug out and returned to the M.U.L.E.
Alien Eggs are heavy objects and must be picked up and carried by hand, or via Bosco. When carrying it, a dwarf cannot do anything but throw flares / throwables, ride ziplines, and move with a 25% speed penalty (Sprinting is also disabled). It can be dropped by switching weapons or using the Laser Pointer, it can also be thrown far away by holding the [FIRE] key ("Left Mouse Click" by default) before releasing it.
Extracting an egg from the membrane will cause the ground to shake, accompanied by an eerie, distant Glyphid scream. Shortly after, a horde of enemies will attack, it sometimes triggers a Swarm.
They are large olive-green ovoid eggs. A pinkish-magenta ropey membrane wraps around the egg, appearing like bulging veins.
Dull pink organic material surrounds the egg, along with Brown-orange pulsating markings doting the area they are located.
Eggs can be found in any biome, whenever they are part of an objective.
- In the quote from the Salt Pits, as well as in one of PSA messages, "Glyphid omelettes" are mentioned, possibly hinting at the alien egg's purpose. This however could simply be a nickname for the food.
- Eggs used to appear as a secondary objective on certain mission types.