Destiny: The Taken King – how to find and open the Dreadnaught’s poisonous chest

By Stephany Nunneley
17 September 2015 20:08 GMT

There’s a chest located on the Dreadnaught in Destiny: The Taken King which is located in a room with a poisonous floor. Should you try your hand at it? Of course you should, because if you are quick enough, you can loot this particular chest without dying.

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When entering the Court of Oryx, off to the north east of the pillars which summon some of the bosses is a room. When you go in there, there is a chest without a key, so you don’t have to obtain anything to open it; however, the ground around it us poisonous and since takes a while to open chests, the floor will kill you before it’s opened.

That being said, there is a way in which to open the chest and Arekkz Gaming tells you how:

  • At some point while in the Court of Oryx, you will a message on the left bottom of the screen that says “The Ritual Has Begun.” At this point, you want to try and find out where the Ritual is happening. There are quite a few rooms in this area, and since the message is random, you will have to look for where this Ritual is taking place.
  • When you find the room, it will be full of Taken and will trigger a small event. Take them out, along with any other mobs which pop up as you go through the room. At the end, you will jump up a level toward a giant spire in the middle. Jump up and grab this green glowing orb floating in the air. This will keep you alive in the poisonous room.
  • Enter the poisonous room, and run to where the chest is located. This can take place in a number of different rooms but depending on the direction you are facing the Court of Oryx you will be able to see it in the north eastern direction. Find a door, go through and entryway, turn left, go through a crack in the wall, continue forward, go through the next crack in the wall and hold the green orb you acquired.
  • As long as you hold the orb, you will be safe from death and able to open the chest. As long as one player is holding the orb, the other players in the group standing close by will be safe from the poison as well. There is a time limit on t he orb’s effectiveness, so don’t dilly dally when equipping it upon entering the room. Get to the chest, loot it, and get the hell out.

There you have it. A chest full of loot and you didn’t die opening it. Good luck!

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