Chests in The Elder Scrolls: Blades are entirely essential to your progression, and they're also incredibly frustrating.

You've likely already felt the cruel sting of chests in The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and we're here to help you through this difficult part of your life.

Chests need to be opened as often as possible, and if you want maximum rewards as fast as possible, there's a few factors to keep in mind. Just read through our tips here, and you'll be smashing out chests very quickly indeed.

Why you need chests

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When it comes to progressing in The Elder Scrolls: Blades, chests are a surprisingly big part of what will push you forward in the game.

Chests hold a variety of materials, gear and currencies that will help your progress in the game, and a bunch of them are essential.

You of course won't be saying no to chests containing bundles of Lumber and Limestone for crafting buildings, but in addition to those materials, chests contain Uncommon and Rare materials, such as Copper and Marble. These materials are harder to attain and will be incredibly valuable.

Copper especially will be essential for new buildings, or upgrading buildings, and will be important as you progress through the game. At a point, the Smithy and Enchanter's Tower will become just as important as being capable in battle.

Chests of course unlock on a timer and only unlock one at a time, which can mean you chests storage fills up quick. It's a good idea to of course open chests as often as possible, and since Wooden chests only take five seconds to unlock, those are the natural first choice.

Leave Silver chests to unlock whenever you run out of Wooden chests, and then unlock Golden and Elder chests overnight while you sleep. You do sleep, right?

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