In A Plague Tale: Requiem, there are 10 hidden chests scattered in different locations. Not only will collecting all of these chests give you great loot, but it will also unlock the Explorer trophy. However, before going on a journey to find these chests, you need to get a knife—otherwise, you won’t be able to open them. In this guide, we’ll tell you all of the secret chest locations.
A Plague Tale Requiem Secret Chest Locations
Secret Chest #1: A Burden of Blood (Chapter 3)
You will find your first secret chest in chapter 3. During the subchapter “The Warehouse,” you will be given the task “Escape the fort.” The chest is located at the top right of the warehouse, near where you get your sling and knife. You’ll need a breakable knife to unlock it, but don’t worry, it’s in a plain area, so you won’t miss it.
Secret Chest #2: Protector’s Duty (Chapter 4)
You will find your second secret chest in chapter 4. During the subchapter “Risky Itinerary,” you will be given the task “Reach the order’s boat.” After you finish your first encounter in chapter 4, you’ll be in an area full of rats. Now, push the cart containing a burning brazier on the left until you see a ladder. Use the ladder to climb up and get to the workbench chest. You’ll need a knife again to open this chest.
Secret Chest #3: In Our Wake(Chapter 5)
You will find your third chest in chapter 5. During the subchapter “Reaction ferry,” you will be given the task “Find a way to reach the boat.” To progress, you must first cross the river. However, the path is blocked by a rip-off chain. Therefore, you need to use the counterweight nearby to clear the way. Doing so will also break down the fence blocking your access to the beach house. Upstairs in this house, you will find a treasure chest. The key to this locked box can be found earlier in chapter 5.
Secret Chest #4: Leaving all Behind (Chapter 6)
You will find your fourth secret chest in chapter 6. During the subchapter “Call of the rats,” you will be given the task “Find a way out of the building.” Leaving the quarry, you’ll find yourself in a desert-like area where a giant monster awaits you. Take it down and enter the building. Crouch behind the shelves on the right side, but beware of traps that may be hidden there. Once you reach the chest, use the knife from your last encounter to open it.
Secret Chest #5: Felons (Chapter 7)
You will find your fifth secret chest in chapter 7. During the subchapter “More Rats,” you will be given the task “Find the smuggler’s hideout.” You must defeat the enemies you encounter as you explore the cave. If you notice that rats are no longer present, it is time to crouch into the boat and search for a chest. The knife given to you at the beginning of Chapter Herbarium can be used open the chest.
Secret Chest #6: Tales and Revelations (Chapter 9)
You will find your sixth secret chest in chapter 9. During the subchapter “Exploration,” you will be given the task “Follow the bird statues.”From the starting point, go towards the mountain that has two peaks. On your left side, there will be a ruined tower. Hit the door lock from the window. After entering the tower behind the door, you will find a knife. Now use the ladder to climb up and find the chest. Open it using the knife.
Secret Chest #7: Tales and Revelations (Chapter 9)
You will find your seventh secret chest in chapter 9. During the subchapter “On the mountain,” you will be given the task “Find a way around the checkpoint.” Walk towards the mountains until you find the road blocked by goats. Take a left, and climb up the ledge at the end of the path. You will see a new path half-right; follow it and climb up on its left side. Eventually, you come across a chest that can be opened using a knife found in an earlier tower.
Secret Chest #8: Bloodline (Chapter 10)
You will find your eighth secret chest in chapter 10. During the subchapter “In the courtyard,” you will be given the task “Use Sophia’s prism.” The way to the rat-infested area is murky, so Sophia will light the way with her crystal. When you reach the tower at the right corner of this dismal place, tell Sophia to use her crystal from the 2nd brazier. Now enter the tower and go upstairs to find a chest along your journey.
Secret Chest #9: The Cradle of Centuries (Chapter 11)
You will find your ninth secret chest in chapter 11. During the subchapter “Rat tank,” you will be given the task “Explore the rest of the underground area.” Once you’re done with the puzzle, open the giant gate, which is locked by four metal bars, you need to walk through the rat-infested room to get to the ledges. Climb up and use your slingshot to break through the chains. To pass through 2nd chain set, squeeze left, and you’ll find a chest.
Secret Chest #10: Nothing Left (Chapter 13)
You will find your ninth secret chest in chapter 11. During the subchapter “Ruined village,” you will be given the task “Reach the port.” After you finish the second encounter with the enemy, stand the cart up, so it’s easier to push, and then find the stairs going up to the chest.
That’s everything you need to know about all secret chest locations. However, before you go, check out some more A Plague Tale Requiem guides you may find helpful: