Forager: How to Get Keys to Open Chests


When completing a quest or challenge, sometimes you will be given a large chest. When you try to open the chest, you will be told that you require a key.

Luckily, Keys are super easy to obtain, and always worth getting as opening a chest will give a unique item which will often offer bonuses. 

Below, we will show you how to quickly get Keys in Forager. If you want to check out some more guides for the game, then you can see our Forager guides section here.

Getting Keys

To get a key, you will require a forge. You can build a forge by pressing Escape, going to Build and choosing the Forge under the ‘Industrial’ tab. 

The second item in the forge is a key, which requires 4 iron ingots and 2 gold ingots. To get iron or gold ingots, mine the ores around the islands and smelt them in a furnace using coal.

Once you have a key, you can go back to the chest and open it. Opening the chest will consume it, and you have to make new keys for any future chests you find.

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