How To Get Copper Keys In Palworld
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How to get Copper Keys in Palworld

A key for a special lock.

Copper Keys are mysterious items you may be looking for in Palworld, so we’ll tell you how to get them. If you want to unlock locked chests, these are required.

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I found a locked chest before I had found my first Copper Key, and was confused as to where you could get them. If you’re in the same boat, we can help you out.

Where to find Copper Keys in Palworld

Since I’m still near the beginning of my playthrough, there may be more undiscovered ways of finding these keys. But for now, you can get Copper Keys in Palworld by raiding enemy Pals. Occasionally, while you’re relaxing at your home base, you’ll get a warning notification that enemy Pals are raiding your base.

How To Get Copper Keys In Palworld Raid
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It’s now up to you and your Pals to defend yourselves. Make sure you’ve built yourself an Alarm Bell to tell the Pals at your base to get into combat mode. You can unlock this recipe in your Technology menu at level four. One of the few items raiding Pals can drop after you defeat them is Copper Keys. By the end of my first raid, I had accumulated around three Copper Keys.

Defeating Syndicate members while exploring the Palpagos Islands is another great way to stock up on Copper Keys. Some chests that you find throughout the world can also reward you with Copper Keys, and you have a good chance of getting them as rewards from dungeons as well.

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Where to Use Copper Keys in Palworld

With a Copper Key, head up to any chest you see glowing red. It’ll tell you that you need a Copper Key to open it. Once opened, I received a few nice rewards, such as Gold Coins, a few Pal Spheres, and an Old Bow Schematic.

How To Get Copper Keys In Palworld Rewards
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There are also other chests that glow yellow you can find that don’t require keys at all. These will include similar rewards, but probably not ones as good as a new crafting recipe. Locked chests can even contain higher-level Schematics that let you craft more powerful versions of standard recipes that you can unlock with Technology Points. You can get weapons that deal huge amounts of damage, for example, or armor that greatly increases your defense.

With better equipment, you’ll be able to defend your base from incoming raids and delve even deeper into the Palpagos Islands to challenge bosses and take down Syndicate Towers. The best Pals in the game are located in higher-level areas, so you’ll want to stock up on good gear before heading to more challenging zones.


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