Grounded Minotaur Maze Key: The Definitive Guide

This guide entails the location of Minotaur Maze Key along with what is required to get it and the purpose of the Key in Grounded

The survival video game: Grounded has a number of hidden quests that you might not be aware of. Although these quests are not vital for the main storyline, you can complete these quests in order to get a chance for gaining extra items that are unique. Minotaur Maze comes under such a category in Grounded and for that, you will first need to get your hands on its Key.


Key Takeaways:

  • Although the Minotaur Maze Key is optional in the game, the rewards for it are worth it.
  • You will need to craft Bone Dagger or a Spider Fang Dagger to chop the Soggy Root.
  • If you haven’t gone up the Picnic Table yet then you will need a Bratburst along with an Insect Hammer.
  • The Minotaur Maze Key will be used to open a chest present on the Picnic Table and it will reward you with a Picnic BURG.L Chip, SCA.B, Mega Milk Molar, and more.

Minotaur Maze Key In Grounded

Grounded: Location of Minotaur Maze Key
The Minotaur Maze Key [Image Credit: eXputer]
Even though the Minotaur Maze Key is not part of the main story, you should definitely get it as soon as you can if you are looking for some powerful rewards. The journey of collecting the key and using it is worth it as you will be rewarded with the Picnic BURG.L chip towards the end of it. Apart from that, you might also be interested in Grounded: Grave Robbery BURG.L Chip.

The purpose of the Key is to open a chest present on top of the Picnic Table towards the end of the Maze. Once you reach there, you will simply be able to open it if you have collected the Key. In order to get the Minotaur Maze Key easily, we have come up with easy and simple ways that will allow you to get it done in no time.

However, we recommend you not go after the Key in the very early stages of the game. You cannot get access to the Key easily as you will see later in the guide. Moreover, even if you get the Key, you will need to go on top of the Lunchbox Table in order to open the chest. So, if you have not got on top of the Lunchbox Table yet, we recommend you have some patience.

Requirements For The Minotaur Maze Key

Before we get to the location of the Minotaur Maze Key. You first need to know what you will need to carry in your inventory in order to reach the key successfully. Since you will come across the Soggy Roots while going toward the Key, you will need to cut them down in order to clear the path.

Cut Down Soggy Roots

However, to cut down the Soggy Roots, you will need first to craft either a Spider Fang Dagger or a Bone Dagger. There is no other tool in Grounded that will let you break the Soggy Roots, so make sure you craft any of these. Since these are Tier II tools, you will also require a Workbench in order to craft them. If you have not crafted a workbench and a Spinning Wheel yet, then we recommend you wait for a while.

Use the Spider Fang Dagger to get Minotaur Maze Key in Grounded
The Spider Fang Dagger [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Spider Fang Dagger is relatively easier to craft when it comes to collecting raw items. It requires one Spider Fang, three Silk Rope, and four Spider Venom for crafting. You will need to get near the areas where Spiders are so you can get some Web Fiber from there. Then you will have to put the Web Fiber in the Spinning Wheel to craft Silk Rope. 

However, the hard part of crafting the Spider Fang Dagger is getting Spider Venom and Spider Fang. You can get a Tier II Spider Fang by killing either an Infected Wolf Spider or a simple Wolf Spider. The same wild insects will offer you the Tier II Spider Venom as well. However, since you need a higher amount of Spider Venom, you will need to kill at least two of these wild insects.

The Bone Dagger on the other hand is an underwater tool that requires two Sunken Bone, two Silk Rope, and two Diving Bell Spider Chunk. The method of getting Silk Rope has been mentioned earlier. However, for the Sunken Bone, you will need to find it from either the Buried Treasure or the Sunken Bone (Node).

You can find these sources in Pond Depths, Pond Lab, and Turbine Outpost. Apart from that, for the Diving Bell Spider Chunk, you will need to be up against a Diving Bell Spider. It will also unlock analysis of Bone Dagger and Bone Trident. Since you will be up against a number of spiders, consider reading our Grounded: How To Kill Spiders guide.

Use Bratburst On The Leaning Shovel

Another thing that you will need to keep with you is a Bratburst. It is an explosive tool that will allow you to move the Leaning Shovel toward the Picnic Table. It is the only way through which you can move the Leaning Shovel.

So, if you don’t have it in your inventory, you will not be able to use the Minotaur Maze Key in the game. To craft Bratburst, you will need two Fungal Growth, one Red Ant Egg, and four Dry Grass Chunk. The item cannot craft directly and so you will require a workbench in order to get it.

Insect Hammer For The Cooler Box

On the picnic table, you will need to get on top of the bench. To do that, you will need to discover the Cooler Box. You will only have to select the Insect Hammer from your inventory and hit the red circle of the Cooler Box. The Insect Hammer is the direct upgrade of the Pebblet Hammer and it comes under the Tier II category. In order to craft it, you will need four Stinkbug Part, four Berry Leather, and one Boiling Gland.

Location Of Minotaur Maze Key

Minotaur Maze Key Location in Grounded
Location of the Minotaur Maze Key [Image Credit: eXputer]
Now that you have everything that you need in inventory. It is time for you to set up your Minotaur Maze journey. First, you will need to go towards the biggest water body present, right between the Sand Box and the Picnic Table. When you reach there, search around the pond, and there you will find a white pipeline

Related: Grounded: How To Get Into The Sandbox

White Broken Pipe in Grounded
The White Broken Pipe [Image Credit: eXputer]
The Pipeline is broken from the bottom so you can get inside it. Once you get inside it, go towards your right and dive into the water that is present there. When you dive in, keep going forward until you reach the Soggy Root. Once you reach the area, take out the Spider Fang Dagger or the Bone Dagger. You will need it to chop the root.

Soggy Root to be Cut by Spider Fang Dagger
The Soggy Root Underwater [Image Credit: eXputer]
After you chop the root, you will be able to go forward. Remember that all of this is underwater and so you will have a maximum of forty seconds to do it. However, do not panic because if all things go well, you can get out with the Key within thirty seconds easily. Therefore, after chopping the Soggy Root, go forward, and there you will find the Minotaur Maze Key in the game.

Minotaur Maze Key’s Use

Grounded Minotaur Maze Key: Leaning Shovel
Location of the Leaning Shovel [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you get your hands on the Key, it is time for you to put it to good use. After you get out of the broken pipeline, go towards the east side of the map. There you will find a Leaning Shovel beneath, which is a large rock. You will need to break the large rock into pieces.

Leaning Shovel through Bratburst
Use Bratburst on the Shovel to Lean it [Image Credit: eXputer]
To do that, you will require the Bratburst item, as mentioned earlier. Equip the Bratburst item and throw it under the large rock. When the item explodes, the rock will break into small pieces, and the Leaning Shovel will fall onto the Picnic Table.

When the Leaning Shovel falls on the Picnic Table, keep going up the Shovel till you reach the Picnic Table. It is better to keep a Dandelion with you. Since the Picnic Table is at a good height, a simple fall from there can be fatal. The Dandelion will allow you to remain in the air for a while and take you to the ground without any damage.

After getting to the Picnic Table, go towards your left behind the Yellow Lunch Box. From there, cross the Bench with the help of the Plastic Spoon. After crossing the Bench, climb up the books, and then you will reach the Cooler Box. There you will see its handle with a red circular joint. Hit the Red Joint with an Insect Hammer in order to tilt it. When that happens, climb through it on top of the Picnic Table.

Minotaur Maze Entrance in Grounded to use Key
Entrance of the Minotaur Maze [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you are there, go toward the left side of the table. There you will come across a maze made up of grey stones. Enter it from the main gate and go towards your first left. After taking your first left, take the second right, which is at the end. There, take the second right again, which is an open door. After getting into that door, go straight ahead to the end, and on your left will be another door.

After you enter that door, you will find yourself in a hallway. Right in front of you will be another door inside which you will find the Minotaur Maze’s End. Open the Chest in Grounded by using the Minotaur Maze Key to get the rewards you were waiting for.

Grounded: Minotaur Maze Key and Chest
Chest of Minotaur Maze [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you open the Chest, you will get Picnic BURG.L Chip, SCA.B, two Cool Style Nuggets, four Style Nuggets, and Mega Milk Molar. You can return the Picnic BURG.L Chip to the Oak Lab in Grounded in order to unlock the Sign Set: Food and Stuff and SCA.B Scanner: Milk Molars. Moreover, collecting the Chip will also unlock a powerful two-handed weapon known as the Mint Mace.

Final Words

All in all, the Minotaur Maze Key is worth going after in Grounded. Apart from discovering new areas, using it will provide you with rare items. You will finally be able to craft the Mint Mace: a powerful two-handed weapon. However, for the players in the early stages, we recommend you pursue it later in the game. The Key requires lots of materials which can only be made from the Workbench and Spinning Wheel. Therefore, do not hurry and have patience.

Most importantly, to increase the chances of your survival, you will need the BEST Grounded Weapons and the BEST Armor. In case you are struggling with the Assistant Manager, consider reading our How To Beat The Assistant Manager guide.


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Sameer Noman


A passionate gamer and avid viewer of eSports, you'll find Sameer either grinding on Valorant or playing FPS games with his friends. If not, then he'll be testing out all the latest games so he can guide through eXputer to anyone who needs guidance.

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