10 Secret Chests Locations In A Plague Tale Requiem

Have knives in your inventory and collect all 10 secret chests in A Plague Tale Requiem

Just like the secret bracer armor, there are 10 secret chest locations to find in various chapters of A Plague Tale Requiem. Opening all chests requires 1 knife that breaks every time you use it to open the chest. If you don’t have the knife, you can’t open a chest, and it will not count towards Explorer trophy/achievement progression.

Key Takeaways
  • There are 10 secret chests hidden away in various chapters of A Plague Tale Requiem.
  • Players can find secret chests in Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 13.
  • You need 1 knife that is one-time use to break open a secret chest, without a knife players will be unable to unlock these secret chests.
  • Unlocking all the secret chests will grant the player the Explorer trophy/achievement.

You can check the trophy/achievement and learn how many you have opened so far, but the tracker will not tell you which ones are missing. That is why we have curated all 10 secret chest locations guide that contains easy-to-understand instructions and images.

Let’s have a look at all the Chest locations in A Plague Tale Requiem:

Secret ChestChapter Sub Chapter Location
Chest #13: A Burden of BloodThe WarehouseIt is on the lowest floor of the warehouse
Chest #24: Protector’s DutyRisky ItineraryClimb up the ladder in the rat infested area to find the locked workbench chest on top
Chest #35: In Our WakeReaction ferryOld ferry building
Chest #46: Leaving all BehindCall of the ratsStorage room
Chest #57: FelonsMore ratsOn the wrecked boat
Chest #69: Tales and RevelationsExplorationObservation Tower 
Chest #79: Tales and RevelationsOn the mountainOn the cliff to the left prior to entering the sanctuary
Chest #810: BloodlineIn the courtyard On a ledge beyond a horde of rats
Chest #911: The cradle of centuries Rat tankBeyond an opening that leads to a chain-covered gap when Amica is fixing the bridge
Chest #1013: Nothing Left Ruined Village Near a burning flower garland

Chapter 3

There are no secret chests for you to find in Chapters 1 and 2, so you should start opening your first secret chest from Chapter 3 of the game. 

There is one chest that you will find in Chapter 3 of the game. Reach the location as shown in the image, then go to the far left side to obtain the knife. After that, turn 180 degrees and open the secret chest using the breakable knife. 

You can see the secret chest in the image we captured below on the far right side. You just need a knife to open it and luckily that too can be collected in this room. 

secret chest 1 location [Image Credit: eXputer]

Chapter 4

Chapter 4 contains just one secret chest, but to reach its location, you need to go through the rats-infested street and at the far left side of the road, as seen in the image here below.

Finding Secret chest 2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The first step that you need to do here is to take out your igniter pot and throw it at the rats. This will create a massive flame, giving Amicia and Hugo enough room to cross safely to the next part. If you don’t have the pot, you can quickly craft it and then throw it at the rats and engulf them in flames, as you can see in the image here.

Burning rats to make way [Image Credit: eXputer]
The next part involves you shooting down the cart using your igniter sling, lighting up the flame on it. This will allow you to clear away the rats from the cart that you see in the image here and use it to navigate to the far side of the road to access the ladder. 

Burning cart to light the flame [Image Credit: eXputer]
Drag the cart to the far left side of the street, and you will find a ladder. Climb it up, and a secret chest will be there for you to open. You must try to upgrade Amicia’s abilities here, as a challenge awaits in the next few chapters. 

dragging the cart to a nearby ladder [Image Credit: eXputer]
The secret chest of chapter 2 that you see in the image here should give you enough tools to upgrade your character’s abilities if you have not done that already. 

Secret chest 2 found [Image Credit: eXputer]

Chapter 5

Finding secret chest 3 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Finding the 3rd secret chest in Chapter 5 will require you to strike a contraption and make way so that you can access the ladder and reach the secret chest location. For that, you need to reach the point, as seen in the image above, in chapter 5, and then get off the boat and go to the far end of the room you see here.  

Shooting down the weight [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you are at the opposite end of the boat, you will find this weight or contraption hanging on the roof. Take out your sling and hit it. This will allow the opposite weight to fall down, causing slight damage to the side rails of the pier where you parked your boat. The damage is decent enough for Amicia and Hugo to venture ahead and find the secret chest of this chapter.

Counterweight falls and damaged side rail [Image Credit: eXputer]
Hugo asks Amicia if she is hurt, and she jokes about not being crushed by the dropped weight. This will indicate that the path to venture behind this building or room is open, and you need to explore it.

Walking down the new road [Image Credit: eXputer]
The next step for you to do is to take the course that you created after dropping the weight and go back to this building. Once you’re there, you will find a ladder that leads to the upper floor of the building. Climb it, and you will find the secret chest location in A Plague Tale Requiem, as seen in the image here below. 

secret chest 3 found [Image Credit: eXputer]

Chapter 6

Finding secret chest 4 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The next secret chest is located in Chapter 6 of A Plague Tale Requiem. You will need to reach the area and go through the door, as you see in the image above.

Once you’re inside, Amicia will be terrified and tell Hugo that she can’t do this anymore and the injury hurts so much. 

going through the opening to find secret chest 4 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The room in the image above that you see is the one where you will find the fourth secret chest in the game. Instead of going to the left, just crouch and go through the small opening that you see in the image above, and you will find the 4th secret chest there.  

Chapter 7

secret chest 5 located at the broken ship on right side [Image Credit: eXputer]
The 5th secret chest is located in Chapter 7 of the game, and you will need to reach the location as shown in the image above. A broken ship can be seen on your right that contains the secret chest. 

Just climb down the platform, go straight, and take a right to get onboard the ship. After that, you will find the secret chest on the far left side of the ship. It’s pretty easy to find so far in the game, and you can’t really miss it. 

Chapter 9

secret chest 6 located at the Observation tower [Image Credit: eXputer]
Chapter 9 in A Plague Tale Requiem contains secret chests #6 & #7.

The 6th secret chest can be found in chapter 9 of A Plague Tale Requiem. The Observation Tower that you can see in the image is the one where you will find the chest. However, you will need to do a little trick before you get access to its locked gate.

Just run towards the Observation Tower and go to the far left side of it. You will find a small opening that will give you enough space to shoot your sling and break the lock attached to the door from the inside. Once you’ve done that, just approach the front door of the tower, and you will find the 6th secret chest location inside the tower of A Plague Tale Requiem.   

Secret Chest 7

Finding secret chest 7 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The 7th secret chest in A Plague Tale Requiem requires you to do a little bit of platforming to reach it. First off, you will need to start approaching the chest’s location after you have been to this point, as shown in the image above of chapter 9 in the game. 

Go through the door and take a right. Then keep going further a little and climb up the platform that you see in the image we captured here below.

Platforming with Hugo [Image Credit: eXputer]
Even though both images that you see above and below may look like same, they are not. There are basically two platforms that you need to climb. The first one comes right after you leave the door. After that, you go up the hill a bit, and to your left will be the next platform that you must climb [image shown below].

Reaching secret chest [Image Credit: eXputer]
After climbing two platforms, you will reach the top and will spot a soldier talking with a woman. This will be your cue that you’ve reached the location of the 7th secret chest in the game. 

secret chest 7 found [Image Credit: eXputer]
The chest can be seen near the edge of the rock, as you can see in the image here above.

Chapter 10

secret chest 8 located at the first floor of the room ahead [Image Credit: eXputer]
Finding the 8th secret location will require you to reach the first floor through the room that you see in the image. To reach it, you will need Sophia’s help to light her amulet and find a safe passage from a rat-infested street. Once you do that and reach the farthest side, you will find stairs leading you to the first floor. The secret chest can be seen on the wooden plank, as it is also visible in the image we attached above.

Chapter 11

Finding secret chest 9 [Image Credit: eXputer]
The 9th chest can be obtained after you’ve reached the location of chapter 11, as seen in the image above. What you need to do is climb up the stairs and make a right. 

searching for chest [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you’ve climbed enough and reached the hall, take a right, and you will see a contraption that ties the chains together and stops the mechanism. The next action that you need to do is take out your sling weapon and strike the object that tiers chains with each other. 

Once you do that, the chains will be set in motion, and Amicia can go through the tight gap and access the other side of this hall. Sophia and Amicia will also contemplate that something is moving after she has hit the contraption and freed the chains. 

breaking chain lock and going through [Image Credit: eXputer]
Next, take a left, and you will come across another room with chains on the door, as seen in the image here below. Go through it, and you will find your 9th secret chest in A Plague Tale Requiem. 

secret chest 9 found [Image Credit: eXputer]

Chapter 13

secret chest 10 location [Image Credit: eXputer]
The 10th and the last secret chest location is in Chapter 13 of the game. To access the secret chest, first, you need to reach the location we have shown in the image above. Once you’re there, turn to your left, and you will find a door that can be opened without requiring a thing. 

secret chest 10 located behind the door ahead [Image Credit: eXputer]
After opening the door, turn to your right, and you will see the last secret chest beside the door in a corner. 

Missable Chests

There are no hidden chests that may be overlooked, and even after finishing the main storyline or switching to New Game+ mode, you can still open all of the chests by using Chapter Select. Despite this, you will still need Knives in order to access the Secret Chests. In the event that you do not have one and you happen to find a place that has a hidden chest, you will not be able to open it. You really need to use a knife to open the chest in order for it to count toward the advancement of the trophy, so that’s another thing to keep in mind if you want to get credit for it.

Because of this, we strongly advise that you avoid breaking knives on your adversaries. They can only be used once and are destroyed after a single successful murder. The most effective method to get all of the hidden chests in A Plague Tale Requiem is to ensure that you always have at least one Knife in your inventory so that you may access the next Secret Chest.

When Amicia is in close combat with melee adversaries, she will occasionally instinctively wield a knife to defend herself. If this occurs, you must quickly return to the previous checkpoint. If you don’t do that, there’s a chance you’ll discover a hidden chest but won’t be able to access its contents of it.

If you make it to a Secret Chest without a knife, you will need to use the Chapter Select option to start again from the most recent Knife Location and work your way forward.

On the other hand, if you play the game on the Narrative Difficulty setting, more knives will appear, whereas on higher settings, knives appear less often. Because of this, if you want to collect all of the knives, it’s in your best interest to play the game in the easiest setting.


That is all that we had to discuss about Secret Chests Locations in A Plague Tale Requiem. Did you manage to find all of them already? Did you miss any? Was our guide helpful in finding all chest locations? Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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