Every hero can collect up to ten treasure chests by damaging enemies. The crates drop randomly, so you get about 1 crate per two games depending on skill level and round time. Each hero can hold 10 chests at a time.
On the website and in game, you can watch your current amount of chests. Unlike presumed, you have to pay 499 Funds for a key in order to open them. For this reason they are very similar to the Supply Drops, but with a different content loadout and chances. It contains rare items like the colour changing dragons or limited time items. Before Alien theme started, Treasure chests gained a huge item cleanup, but these items were replaced with Robotic, Agent and Space themed items inside. This Clean-up have been announced as release-specific than, and before every release, new items are subsequently given and cleared up.
The keys are further used as reward for competitions in form of redeem codes or are even given out as Reward. During Halloween 2012 there's been a Bundle of keys on discount. Another time they landed as Deal of the Day and were announced to be part of the The Claw at some time. The Key Bundles have been since unknown time than keeped. Bundles are at 10, 25 and 50 keys, each with specific base discount.
What you can getEdit
Note! This list was updated as of February 5th 2014. In addition to the items below, the chests also contain a selection of widgets.
- Some players claimed the crate system from Team Fortress 2 was used as template for this feature, but it was stated to be planned on the long run.
- Two early bugs lead the keys to cost 999 Funds and charged 899 additional Funds again for winning an unlimited dragon. Both are fixed now and affected players were refunded.
- There was another issue, when you will get charged for 999 funds, by winning Goddard's Goon/Ruflin Rufflian pistols, for 1 day.
- Treasure chests previously costed 999 Funds