Loot is found all over Tamriel in Elder Scrolls Online. Often, this treasure is found in locked treasure chests at random locations. Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you try to unlock chests, as well as the best way to go about unlocking them.
Finding and unlocking chests
Treasure chests are found in levels ranging from easy to impossible and theirspawn points are randomly selected. One chest found spawned in the exact same spot three times in a row, within three to five minutes of each other.
Unlike prior Elder Scrolls video games, these chests have a timer that you must beat to unlock the chest. The timer counts down from 20 seconds. If you run out of time, the lock screen will disappear and the chest will be inactive to you for approximately five seconds. Keep in mind that other players will be trying to get these chests as well and may try to get the chest while it is inactive to you following a failed attempt.
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