7 Days to Die is an open-world survival horror that combines gameplay elements of FPS, survival horror, tower defence, and role-playing games. The game takes place after the events of the fictional World War 3 where players must survive in the fictional county of Navezgane by finding shelter, food and supplies.
As you explore different parts of the open world, you will come across buried treasures underneath the ground that contain valuable resources to help you survive out there. Finding these chests will allow you to obtain better loot and survive longer.
This guide will tell you how to find treasures in the game.
How To Find Treasure in 7 Days To Die
One of the best ways to earn some money during the early parts of the game is to find buried treasure chests.
You can get a buried treasure chest by looting a treasure map that can be found in places such as trash bags, dumpsters and cardboard boxes while sometimes you will find them in loot bags from zombies.
Once you find the treasure map, you will be able to read it and you need to be careful about the location where you decide to read it as it can spawn anywhere between 500 meters and 1.25 kilometres away from your current location.
So it’s best that you read it once you are near your base.
Next, you need to check your quest tab as well as the inventory to make sure that it is active.
You will also notice a blinking yellow marker that indicates the location of the treasure.
Once you reach that location, you will find a large yellow circle marked on the ground.
The treasure chest can be found somewhere in the 18 blocks wide circle roughly 3 blocks down.
For every 10 blocks that you dig from the circle, the radius will shrink further by 1 meter making it easier to find the treasure.
You can also use the Rank 3 of the Treasure Hunter perception skill to bring that radius down to 1 meter shrink every 3 blocks that you dig and you reduce it even further by using Lucky Goggles meaning that every 2 blocks that you dig, the circle shrinks by 1 meter.
Once you found the treasure chest, you will need to open it by either picking the lock or breaking it.
Picking the lock requires a lock pick and to activate the lock picking mechanic, you need to hold the E button near the chest and select pick lock to start the timer.
Each pick has a chance of opening the lock and if it doesn’t work then you can try again.The lock will be reset to a nearby checkpoint to when picking the lock so you don’t have to start the process all over again.
Breaking the lock, on the other hand, is really simple as you just need to hit the chest until it loses 7000 of its health then it will start making a smashing sound meaning that it has been unlocked.
The Pickaxe, Auger and Sledgehammer are the best tools to get the job done quick and easy.
As for the rewards, you will get 3000 Dukes minimum with the maximum being 800 Dukes as well as some other loot including rare ores from these chests such as silver, gold or diamond.
The special thing about these ores is that the Silver ore can be sold for 50 Dukes each, Gold for 140 Dukes each and Diamond for 300 Duke each. You can also use the Diamond ores for blade modification.
There are also skilled weapons and armour from buried treasures such as an Iron Sledgehammer after you reach game stage 12 or higher and you will get a small bit of ammo.
If you use the Treasure Hunter perk in the perception skill tree, it will increase the number of items that you get from buried treasure by 30%. This doesn’t affect Dukes but you will receive more Ores, Old Cash and Ammo from the chests.
The names attributed to the treasure chest do not matter and they are functionally identical for each treasure map. These maps are completely repeatable so you can do them more than once if you like.
Another thing worth noting is that zombies won’t spawn as they do in Beard’s supplies mission when you are looting the buried chest. If you exit the chest without taking the loot then it will drop a bag on the floor and you will be able to loot this bag later. However, it might despawn in 5 minutes if you leave it for a long period of time.
That’s it, now go ahead and loot these treasures to get grab some valuable loot!