Within the Diablo IV game, you’ll come across some quite random encounters and find some random treasures, one of which are the Silent Chests.
These types of chests are locked and you won’t be able to open them as you would the usual chests, as these instead prompt you to locate a Whispering Key when you attempt to interact with them. Within this article, you’ll find information to help you find Silent Chests, then open them and also where to find these Whispering Keys in the first place.
The Silent Chest Locations
In the Diablo IV game, things such as enemies, events and treasures will shift and change all the time, and this is no exception for the Silent Chests. Usually you’ll be able to find Silent Chests being guarded by enemy camps. When you’re near these camps try and look for the Silent Chest against the wall of a particular alcove of camp off to the side, instead of looking for it in the middle of the road.
When you’re near a Silent Chest, you’ll be able to spot them quite easily from a distance as they’ll have glowing gold chains encasing them, whereas the regular chest you may find won’t give off any glow at all.
To get the best chance at finding a Silent Chest will be to just keep exploring as they are always found in new places. If you do manage to find one of these types of chests but find that you are unable to open it, then don’t worry too much because there is still quite a good chance that you’ll be able to leave it and find a Whispering Key and still return to it before it disappears or is opened by another player.
The Whispering Keys
As you may already have experienced in Diablo IV, when you try to interact with Silent Chests, it will give you a prompt that you need a Whispering Key in order to open it. These keys can be quite challenging to find as there have been no indications of a key hiding in a nearby spot to the chest, and they’re also not at all tied to any of the random events that happen in the regions.
In order for you to obtain these Whispering Keys, you’ll need to purchase them from the Purveyor Curiosities Vendor. This specific vendor is a sort of classic Diablo Gambling merchant, as you’ll have to trade in currency for an item that is unidentified in hopes that you may get something rare in return.
However, if you are someone who doesn’t think it is worth trying to gamble for these keys, if you instead scroll down you’ll be able to find a Whispering Key for sale for 20 Murmuring Obols. These vendors have unlimited stock of these keys so you can keep coming back for more and more or just stockpile them for when you find a Silent Chest.
The Murmuring Obols are quite a unique type of currency and you’ll be able to find them mostly from participating in World Events that you can find spawn all throughout the open world regions. All you’ll need to do to find them is simply look for the orange circular marks on your map whilst you’re exploring, and then the better you perform in these events the more Murmuring Obols you’ll be rewarded with.
Rewards From The Silent Chests
Just like the other chests you’ll find in Diablo IV, the loot that you’ll receive from a Silent Chest is quite random, however there seems to be a higher chance of you finding Rare or Unique loot when you open them, and also Gold as a bonus.
Silent chests in Diablo 4 FAQ
Silent Chests in Diablo 4 are chests that spawn randomly in Sanctuary and need a Whispering Key to unlock them. The loot in the silent chests are random but may contain more Rare or Unique loot.
You need a Whispering Key to unlock a silent chest. Whispering Keys can be purchased from the Purveyor Curiosities Vendor.
Silent Chests randomly spawn across Sanctuary and vanish after a short period of time, they may not, however, respawn in the same location.
You can purchase Whispering Keys (to open silent chests) from the Purveyor Curiosities Vendor for 20 Murmuring Obols each.
So, there you have a quick guide to everything you’ll need to know about Silent Chests and the Whispering Keys you’ll need to open them up. It is important to realise that opening these chests is always a little bit of a gamble because there is still a chance that even these chests could simply just contain Common loot and may not even be with the 20 Murmuring Obols you may have spent on purchasing a Whispering Key.