Opening a massive, glowing chest and scooping up all the colorful loot is one of the best parts of playing a Diablo title. The dopamine rush of seeing all the new gear spilling onto the ground is unmatched, even if the content isn’t exactly what you’re looking for. Diablo 4 obviously has plenty of chests to loot, but there’s one kind you can stumble upon that can’t be opened like the rest. Silent Chests require what are called Whispering Keys to be opened. That’s all well and good, except for the fact that the game doesn’t tell you what they are or where to get them. That’s where we come in, Wanderer, so here’s everything you need to know about opening Silent Chests in Diablo 4 so you can access the top loot.
Silent Chests appear in the open world of Diablo 4, but seemingly random, like World Events. They tend to spawn away from the main path, and usually somewhere near large groups of enemies. When you first see one, it will be unmistakable thanks to its large size and glow. While you could potentially find a chest and have time to get a key and return before it disappears, it’s much safer to have at least one Whispering Key on you at all times in case you get lucky.
Step 1: Visit a Purveyor of Curiosities vendor in most major cities. These sellers are marked with an icon of a sack of coins.
Step 2: These vendors trade all types of equipment, including weapons and armor in exchange for a special currency called Murmuring Obols.
Step 3: If you don’t already have at least 20, you can only collect Murmuring Obols by participating in randomly generated world events. World events appear as large orange circles on your map at random places and locations.
Step 4: With 20 or more Whispering Obols, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the seller’s items to see the inventory of Whispering Keys.
Step 5: You can apparently buy as many keys as you want, so feel free to stock up so you never miss opening a Silent Chest.
The contents of a Silent Chest, like any other, will be random. While they seem to have better odds of dropping loot at higher levels, you can still get an unlucky roll.