Loot Caches are treasure chests that can be found in patrol zones. Their visual designs are based on the various enemy factions in the game. They can be opened without restriction; once opened, anyone can come by and claim their own chest rewards until the chest disappears.
Loot caches can be found in any patrol zone, usually only in public areas where other players can be encountered. Caches spawn in specific locations within sectors. However, the game randomly chooses between these locations when chests are spawned.
Equipping a Tracking Ghost Mod can help find caches by displaying a waypoint when a chest is nearby. These ghost mods include:
- Loot Seeker: Detects caches within a 20-meter range.
- Prize Pursuant: Detects caches within a 30-meter range.
- Cache Finder: Detects caches within a 40-meter range.
- Combo Detector: Detect caches or resources within a 40-meter range.
- Treasure Hunter: Detects caches within a 50-meter range.
- Wombo Detector: Detect caches or resources within a 50-meter range.
- Expert Tracker: Detects caches within a 75-meter range.
Opening a loot cache will reward the following:
- Planetary Materials; The resource that is rewarded depends on the destination. Some locations give reputation instead of a resource.
The term Loot Caches refers specifically to faction-specific chests which are scattered about the public Sectors of patrol zones.
- Though the models for Loot Caches are reused as end-of-Strike reward chests, these chests do not offer the same rewards.
- Though the Cabal Loot Cache model is reused for Calus's Gift chests in the Leviathan Raid, these chests are locked and can only be opened using keys obtained from the first three challenges (Gauntlet, Royal Pools, Pleasure Gardens).
- While Public Event chests are also found in public Sectors, they only have a single model, and only players that participated in the events that spawned the chest can claim their rewards.
- Chests spawned by Secret Public Events have different rules concerning who can claim rewards.
A Fallen themed Loot Cache in the EDZ, Earth
A Public Event Loot Cache on Nessus (All Public Event Loot Caches look the same.)
A Lucent Hive-themed Loot Cache in Savathûn's Throne World.
An opened Lucent Hive-themed Loot Cache in Savathûn's Throne World.
A Pyramid-themed Loot Cache in Savathûn's Throne World.
An opened Pyramid-themed Loot Cache in Savathûn's Throne World.