Risk of Rain 2 Wiki
Advertisement
BgCommon.pngRusted Key.png
Rusted Key
Rusted Key.png
Gain access to a Rusty Lockbox that contains a powerful item.
A hidden cache containing an item (80%/20%) will appear in a random location on each stage. Opening the cache consumes this item.
Rarity Common
Category Utility
AIBlacklist
Unlock Keyed Up
Corrupted SotV Icon.pngSotV Icon.pngSurvivors of the Void - DLC Content
Encrusted Key is part of the Survivors of the Void DLC. It is only available if the DLC is enabled when starting a run.
Click for more info.
Encrusted Key.png Encrusted KeyBgVoid.pngEncrusted Key.pngSotV Icon.pngSotV Icon.pngSurvivors of the Void - DLC Content
This content is part of the Survivors of the Void DLC. It is only available if the DLC is enabled when starting a run.
Click for more info.
Encrusted Key
Gain access to an Encrusted Cache that contains a void item. Corrupts all Rusted Keys.

A hidden cache containing an item (60%/30%/10%) will appear in a random location on each stage. Opening the cache consumes this item. Corrupts all Rusted Keys.
ID 60

The Rusted Key is an item in Risk of Rain 2.

Each stage, a Rusty Lockbox spawns for each player holding a Rusted Key. The lockbox's contents are the same as a Large Chest, with an 80% chance to contain an uncommon item and a 20% chance to contain a legendary item. One key is consumed upon opening a lockbox.

Notes

  • Rusty Lockboxes will spawn even if the SacrificeArtifact of Sacrifice is enabled.
  • Lockboxes will only start spawning the stage after the player picks up the key; it does not modify the current stage when obtained.
  • The quantity of lockboxes per stage is only related to the number of players that have keys; the number of keys held by each individual player does not matter.
    • For this reason, players who have more keys than the rest should try to unlock lockboxes for other players, so that each player can still hold onto at least 1 key to spawn as many lockboxes as possible.

Lore

Order: Key
Tracking Number: 12******
Estimated Delivery: 01/21/2056
Shipping Method: Standard
Shipping Address: |||||||, Druid Hills, Earth
Shipping Details:

I don't trust UESC. Not one bit. Their Security Chests? Full of overrides and backdoors- I've got a cousin working in their factory, and they've got all kinds of weird things going on in those chests. I've seen so many of them in auctions - for the lost and unclaimed ones - and you just pay money, and it springs open on the spot. Are you kidding me?

Anyways, I'm sending you exactly what I said I would - but it's too important to leave the security up to the UESC. So I'm sending the key to you - and the lockbox to Margaret. Like a two-factor authentication. Let me know when you get this.

Version History

PC Patch v1.1.1.2
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed stray nodes causing lockboxes to spawn midair on the Commencement.png final stage
Anniversary Update
  • Gameplay Changes
    • 🌧 Now subtly glows and pulses
    • Now grants items at the same rarity as a Large Chest
    • Now spawns a Lockbox per player with a Rusted Key
    • Now consumes a Rusted Key when a lockbox is opened, and requires a Rusted Key to open
    • No longer scales reward chance with the number of Keys in your inventory
      Developer Notes: People have always been a bit confused about the behavior of the Rusted Key, so we made it make a bit more sense by actually consuming a key to open. 1 Key = 1 Box. Since the item no longer gives ‘infinite’ items, we can also make it a bit stronger and make the lockbox more noticeable.
  • Quality of Life
    • Update visuals to match other assets
Early Access Hidden Realms Content Update
  • Gameplay Changes
    • Increase lockbox size by 50% and make slightly shinier


Advertisement