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The Division 2: How to obtain Dark Zone Keys

Published: 19/Mar/2019 0:18 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 1:11

by Alan Bernal

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The Division 2 has tons of high-tier loot for players to find and grind, but the real prizes come in the Dark Zone Chests that require a corresponding key to open.

Ubisoft’s major title released on March 15, and players have been rushing through the game’s campaign to build up their player’s loadout in the dangerous Dark Zone.

Players who are already exploring the Division 2’s endgame offerings in the Dark Zone will be hard-pressed to find Dark Zone Keys, which is why it’s a good thing there’s more than one way to come across them.

UbisoftPlayers should be ready for anything when scavenging for Dark Zone Keys in the endgame.

Killing Elite Enemies

Lower-level players will probably want to avoid the enemies equipped with yellow health bars and strange names. But those in the higher levels will be farming them up, since they’ll be the most reliable way of getting a Dark Zone Key.

Though Elite squads typically hang out around compounds, they can routinely be seen patrolling areas of the Dark Zone. It should go without saying that even with some of the best gear, Elite enemies can still be tough to take down.

Killing Players

Those looking for a more challenging way of grinding Dark Zone Keys will set their sights on other players roaming around the endgame zone. By using the Division 2’s PVP component, players can farm up other users in hopes they’re carrying a key.

Though the risk is high, chances are other players are roaming the Dark Zone for high tier loot, too. If players want to avoid most of the penalties of killing another player, then Manhunts can give you a chance of tracking down Rogue players who could be stashing major loot from commiting misdeeds in-game.

UbisoftRandom players can be a great source of friendly firepower, or a treasure trove for loot waiting to be stolen.

Pick the Locks

First off, this method is for those who don’t mind dipping their toe into Rogue actions. But Dark Zone chests don’t necessarily need a key to open.

If a someone manages to pick the chest’s lock, they’ll want to make their exit pretty fast since players around them will be able to hunt them down. Just remember, there’s a major penalty to your Dark Zone experience points for dying as a Rogue, so use this method with caution.

The Division 2’s Dark Zone is filled with cutthroats who’ll be looking at every way of collecting Dark Zone loot, so be sure to do whatever possible to be the first to equip the hard to find loot.

Assassin's Creed

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Where to find Nickel Ingots & Gold Tungsten Ingots

Published: 24/Nov/2020 9:53

by Alex Garton

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Nickel and Gold Tungsten ingots can be used to upgrade your gear in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, making them among the most valuable items. 

Gear upgrades in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are essential for keeping up with the game’s difficulty curve as you progress. Heading into a high-level area without the necessary upgrades could result in you dying multiple times.

In order to upgrade your gear in Valhalla, you’ll need to collect ingots. These ingots are marked as wealth on the map in various locations across the world. The rarest of these ingots are Nickel and Tungsten. Nickel will raise your item to Flawless rarity and Tungsten will upgrade an item to Mythical rarity, the highest tier of gear.

The question is, where do people find these ingots in Valhalla’s huge open word? Well, let’s check out where you can get hold of these resources and start upgrading your gear.

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Each piece of gear in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is unique.

Where to find Nickel and Tungsten Ingots in Valhalla

Ubisoft has designed the game so that ingot rarity is correlated with the power level of a certain area. Therefore, Nickel ingots can be found in med-power level areas and Tungsten ingots can be found in high-power level areas.

This means as players progress through the game and onto the harder content, their weapons and gear upgrade to match the difficulty. Don’t forget, you can add runes to your weapons and as they upgrade, more rune slots are unlocked.

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Runes can be added to your weapons in the inventory menu.

The best way to farm these ingots is to raid as many towns and monasteries as possible. The ingots will be located in massive chests in the main buildings of these settlements or hidden underground in some cases.

Keep in mind they can also be dropped by enemies with yellow health bars. Don’t underestimate these foes as they’re often significantly stronger than normal enemies. The type of ingot they drop will depend on the power level of the area they’re located.

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Players can farm unlimited silver using the drinking mini-event.

It’s worth noting that it’s possible to buy ingots with silver from the merchant in your settlement. You’ll need to have collected at least one of each type of ingot before they become available to purchase. This means you can use the drinking mini-event to farm silver and simply purchase the ingots you need from the merchant.

Overall, just make sure you’re exploring the world and collecting all the wealth located on the map. This will guarantee you’ll have all the ingots you’ll ever need and you’ll experience everything the game has to offer.