How to unlock the Vaults in Apex Legends

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Season 3 of Apex Legends is underway, and between testing out new Legend Crypto’s new abilities and exploring every inch of the new World’s Edge map, you might have come across some mysterious locked doors with purple and gold loot sitting temptingly inside.

But where are these doors, and how do you get through them to get your mitts on all that glorious loot?

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Season 3 of Apex Legends is underway, and between testing out new Legend Crypto’s new abilities and exploring every inch of the new World’s Edge map, you might have come across some mysterious locked doors with purple and gold loot sitting temptingly inside.

But where are these doors, and how do you get through them to get your mitts on all that glorious loot?

Relax – we’ve done all the investigating for you. Here’s everything you need to know about the secret vaults in Apex Legends.

How to find the vaults

There are currently three vaults on the World’s Edge map. You’ll find the first one near to The Train Yard, in an underground tunnel which leads to a spot near the Fuel Depot. The second vault is in a cavern at The Geyser, about halfway between Capitol City and Overlook. The last vault is located near Lava City, squirrelled away in a cliff tunnel that opens out near Sorting Factory.

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How to get inside them

For now, each vault door is locked and marked with a timer counting down to 9 October 6PM UK time. It may be that you won’t be able to open them until then.

However, one thing we do know is that the vaults were teased right at the end of the Season 3 gameplay trailer (which you can watch up at the top of the page), with a brief glimpse of Crypto shooting down a Cargo Bot and picking up a key from the wreckage. He then uses said key to unlock the vault and, presumably, hoard all its glorious contents for himself.

So when 9 October arrives, shoot down every Cargo Bot you see and keep your fingers crossed – you may well be fortunate enough to find the key. Good luck!

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