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Vaults of the Ancients

Golden Retriever achievement in Sea of Thieves

Golden Retriever

Open three Treasure Vaults with gold vault keys.

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How to unlock the Golden Retriever achievement

  • ZelinkTheOneZelinkTheOne751,295
    09 Sep 2020 09 Sep 2020 09 Mar 2021
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    **3/9/21 Update** ~ Requirement went from level 25 to 45 in the Gold Hoarders Faction.

    This achievement is, for the most part, very straightforward. You do the 'new' Treasure Vault voyages 3 times.

    However, there are 2 different types and only 1 of them provides Gold Vault Keys which are what you desire. These are obtained from the Vault Voyages given by the Gold Hoarder guy in the tent. Larinna, the newer NPC standing outside the tavern, gives the same type of voyage, but it ends up with Stone Vault Keys (iirc).

    The Gold Hoarder variant also gives better loot and cooler vaults as I've seen so far.

    **** Note: You must be level 45 in the Gold Hoarders Faction to be able to buy the correct voyages.
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    Friggin GreaseIf you recognize the map, and it has the X on it, you won't need to finish all 4 compass missions. Just go straight to the island and dig that key up.
    Posted by Friggin Grease on 17 Sep 20 at 22:37
    ScoobyWRX555Does this mean the outer door when you place the gold key in place or is the vault the inner door with the puzzle?
    Posted by ScoobyWRX555 on 23 Sep 20 at 18:22
    ZelinkTheOneIt should be upon opening the vault with the key.
    Posted by ZelinkTheOne on 24 Sep 20 at 03:49
    HighT3chR3dn3ckI'm not getting the achievement for placing the gold key? The explanation is confusing. Do you have to place just 1 gold key, 3 gold keys all together, or 3 gold keys in one play session?
    Posted by HighT3chR3dn3ck on 14 Nov 20 at 21:02
    ZelinkTheOne3 gold keys total across anytime of playing.
    Posted by ZelinkTheOne on 15 Nov 20 at 02:49
    appare13I`ve opened 5 of those vaults and still no achievement, you`ll probably have to solve the "riddle" for it to count. For that you have to find the three medaillons an put them in the shrine in the middle of the room. It will show you three icon, which you then have to "transfer" to the three pillars from left to right. On the last pillar you have to change the icon to a combination of all three symbols, the press the button on the shrine.
    Will try that now and see if it works that way.
    Posted by appare13 on 30 Nov 20 at 09:44
    dancrozierYou don't need to solve the riddle, if you've opened 5 and not got it your issue maybe that your not using a gold key. Get the mission from the actual gold hoarder rather then the lady outside the tavern
    Posted by dancrozier on 04 Jan at 01:45
    VaPeZyYou now have to be level 45 to receive gold vault key quests from the gold hoarders otherwise the quests you receive will be stone key ones
    Posted by VaPeZy on 09 Mar at 16:47
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