What are Golden Chests?
Golden Chests are secret hidden gold coloured chests that each contain a novelty gold statuette, and some end game resources, typically Aluminium and Super Alloy in the chests near the starter area. Meanwhile the chests further afield contain the much coveted “Rods of Power” which in the case of the green ones is a lot more literal than you might yet realise.
The Western Ridge First Chest (1)
This chest is located on the Western Ridge within the Lake-bed starting area, it can’t be spotted from down below from a distance, as the ridge is curved up, and chests sits in a shallow pocket.
The Shipwreck Second Chest (2)
This chest is located north-west of the Lake-bed starter area, atop the wrecked oracle class freighter which can be accessed via the sand dune to the right of the open cargo bay doors.
The Iridium Caves Third Chest (3)
Located deep within the Iridium Caves, on the second level, behind some rocks, which is best accessed via jumping down from the third level.
The Ridge Labyrinth Fourth Chest (4)
Located in a dead end nook at the back of the Ridge Labyrinth near the downed Satellite Station. If the Labyrinth proves too difficult to navigate, you can gain easy access via the back by south-east around the Ridge Labyrinth.
The Moat Fifth Chest (5)
This one can be a little hard to find early on, of course once the lakes have formed it sticks out like a soar thumb.
The Aluminium Hills Sixth Chest (6)
Located in an oval nook on the south-eastern side of the Aluminium Hills. Just walk around the southern edge, and you’ll find it sure enough.
The Field of Spiked Columns Seventh Chest (7)
The Field of Spiked Columns is a bit of a dismal location with reduced visibility. It can be accessed by going west of the Lake-bed starter area, or north-westward from the Aluminium Hills.
It’s hidden in the back corner just right and back a bit from of the rightmost shipping container, or alternatively you can go left of the mine entrance and follow cliff face until you hit the corner then turn round, and it’s there.
The Sandstorm Wall Cave Eighth Chest (8)
Located within a small rock cave near the south-west entrance, the cave at first seems empty, but keep pushing through and you’ll find it hidden behind a rock.
Cave Entrance Coordinates: 519:73:1551
Chest Coordinates: 473:65:1567