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ilkman
4th Nov 2009, 12:22 PM
A few chests will be out in the open and easily seen but this isn't the complete picture.

Gearbox saw fit to put a lot of chests in completely out of the way places.

Always check your surroundings. Explore! Explore!

Most chests I've found were on top of buildings, or behind some structure which requires some inventive means of getting there. If you only find one chest during a mission, chances are you're not exploring enough. Dig around a bit, try jumping onto random objects and see where it takes you.

Don't be afraid of making a leap of faith.

Go ahead and jump to some random ledge as you never know what you'll find. I jumped from a cliff ledge, on a whim none the less, onto a small outcropping of a buildings roof. I followed it around and there was a chest all by itself in a small alcove. It was impossible to see from the ground. There was no way of knowing it was there unless someone randomly decided to jump onto that roof like I did.

In New Haven alone me and a friend have found 3 or 4 chests way up on top of buildings and completely hidden, some better than others.

Types of chests:

There are random small containers here and there. Mailboxes, small cash boxes, lockers, dumpsters, etc. These will always contain either ammo, cash, or lesser weapons, with the rare colored weapon.
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Next up is the medium sized green boxes. These always contain ammo.

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After that is the large white square boxes. These always contain weapons or shields, but no ammo.
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The last, and best chance of something good is the large red chest. These always contain weapons, shields, mods, and ammo. These large red chests are the ones that are hidden the most and require a bit of searching.

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shoptroll
4th Nov 2009, 12:34 PM
Chests are the huge cooler looking things that have two shelves right?

ilkman
4th Nov 2009, 12:44 PM
Chests are the huge cooler looking things that have two shelves right?

Yeah, those are the big red ones.

Everything else only has one shelf.

Sir_Brizz
4th Nov 2009, 01:00 PM
There are white one that have weapons later in the game. Also, the green dumpsters won't always have something in them.

MachDelta
4th Nov 2009, 01:12 PM
Most people don't even know that the very first big red chest in the game is available before you even fire a shot. Once you're free to run around (HUD is up, etc), the very first building on the left (hint: it has a big flashing arrow pointing at it) has a red chest on the roof. Around the backside there's a dumpster you can jump on to get up there. Hehe. :)

shoptroll
4th Nov 2009, 01:18 PM
Yeah, those are the big red ones.

Everything else only has one shelf.

Yeah, there are smaller green versions of it too I've noticed. Those seem more common than the giant white rectangular boxes.

Dark Pulse
4th Nov 2009, 04:53 PM
There are white one that have weapons later in the game. Also, the green dumpsters won't always have something in them.And they sometimes (but rarely) hold weapons. I just grabbed a Rare Orange weapon out of one earlier today.

Darkdrium
4th Nov 2009, 04:57 PM
I got an epic sniper out of a skag pile. At level 20 something. Behind Crazy Earl's place.

WATCHU WANT

Epic sniper pl0x

Tyty :D

shadow_dragon
6th Nov 2009, 09:10 AM
Most people don't even know that the very first big red chest in the game is available before you even fire a shot. Once you're free to run around (HUD is up, etc), the very first building on the left (hint: it has a big flashing arrow pointing at it) has a red chest on the roof. Around the backside there's a dumpster you can jump on to get up there. Hehe. :)

Yeah I found that on my second go on a new character, quite handy.

I like the way this game rewards exploration though I never fail to appreciate finding one of those White or red chests after having scaled a few otherwise innocent looking ledges.

Never have enough inventory for all the swag though.

There are white one that have weapons later in the game. Also, the green dumpsters won't always have something in them.

I think he mentioned the White ones whilst there are green chests that aren't dumpsters. They only contain ammo though like illman says.

ilkman
7th Nov 2009, 01:55 AM
Added pics. They're horrible quality cause I just used my phone and took pictures of my monitor.

Dark Pulse
7th Nov 2009, 03:51 AM
Added pics. They're horrible quality cause I just used my phone and took pictures of my monitor.WANTED: [screenshot] tags.

-Jes-
7th Nov 2009, 06:27 AM
Dirty console user! :p

ilkman
7th Nov 2009, 10:42 AM
WANTED: [screenshot] tags.

I didn't think they were big enough to warrant such. :p