Secure Storage Chest

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Secure Storage Chest
"A lockable chest press [sic] & hold the Activate key to lock it or set a combination."
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Item ID
Group Building
Category Building
Type Storage
Tool Type
Found in
Obtained through
Breaks into Wood Debris
Gear Slot
Used to place
Cooking Ingredient [[Category:]]
Meltable [[Category:]]
Scrappable [[Category:]]
Dismantleable [[Category:]]
Lockable Yes
Crafting Skill Group [[]] [[Category:]]
Action Skill Group [[]] [[Category:]]

Hit Points
Storage Slots 72
Smell on Belt
Smell strength on Belt
Smell in Bag
Smell strength in Bag
Durability 500 (per stage)
Cumulative Durability
Durability (Base Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation Rate
Hardness 1
Structural Integrity
Max Load 36
Mass 6
Appropriate Tool IconFireaxe.png Fireaxe
Heat Map Strength
Heat Map Time
Heat Map Frequency
Inventory Slots
Max Stack 500

Attack Statistics
Entity Damage
Explosive Radius (Entity)
Entity Damage (Base Quality)
Entity Damage (Max Quality)
Block Damage
Explosive Radius (Block)
Block Damage (Base Quality)
Block Damage (Max Quality)
Critical Chance
Range (Base Quality)
Range (Max Quality)
Dismemberment Chance (Base)
Dismemberment Chance (Max)
Accuracy (Base)
Accuracy (Max)
Attack Speed
Reload Speed
Stamina Usage
Multiplier: Headshot
Multiplier: Cloth
Multiplier: Concrete
Multiplier: Earth
Multiplier: Glass
Multiplier: Metal
Multiplier: Stone
Multiplier: Wood
Buff Chance  %
Buff Effect
Initial Experience
Subsequent Experience

Insulation °F, 0°C
Waterproof  %
Concussive  %
Puncture  %
Explosive  %
Radiation  %
Fire  %
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Health
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Wellness
Effect on Gassiness
Other Effects

Ammo Type
Used by


Unlocked through
Repaired using
Repair Speed
Used to craft
Used Gun Parts

Upgrades Into
Used to upgrade
Used Parts
Ingredient Time

Unlocked through
Used to cook
Cookware Used
Ingredients Used

Unlocked Through
Used in
Ingredients Used

Scraps into
ScrapIron.pngScrap Iron [[Category:]]
ScrapBrass.pngScrap Brass [[Category:]]
ScrapLead.pngScrap Lead [[Category:]]
ScrapTungsten.pngScrap Tungsten [[Category:]]
Cloth.pngCloth Fragment

Used to forge
Weight (lbs)
Forge Weight (oz)
Combustible [[Category:]]
Burn Time 1:12

Crop produced
Seed used
Growth stages
Time to grow
Used to grow

Obtained through
Creative Menu [[Category:]]
Cooking [[Category:]]
Crafting Yes
Dismantling [[Category:]]
Farming [[Category:]]
Forging [[Category:]]
Looting [[Category:]]
Mining [[Category:]]
Scavenging [[Category:]]
Scrapping [[Category:]]
Upgrading [[Category:]]

Added Alpha 1
Updated Alpha 13.5, Alpha 14

Description[edit | edit source]

A Secure Storage Chest is a craftable item. These are useful to place near Sleeping Bags to store valuable loot. There are other types of chests scattered around the map which look the same but cannot be crafted. These are called Wooden Chests.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Required items[edit | edit source]

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To craft a Secure Storage Chest, Either click on the ingredients in your inventory and select “Recipes” then Secure Storage Chest and “Craft”, or search for Secure Storage Chest in your crafting window search bar.

Chest options / Locking[edit | edit source]

A Secure Storage Chest can be opened by pressing the Use button (default key is "E"). If you press and hold the Use button, three options appear:

  • SecurePassword.png Change Password: Allows you to change the number combination on the Secure Storage Chest, so that only people who know the code can open it. A chest can be locked without a combination, but only the player who placed the Secure Storage Chest can then open it.
  • Search.png Open Chest: Opens the Secure Storage Chest and gives access to its contents.
  • SecureLocks.png Lock/Unlock chest: Locks or unlocks the Secure Storage Chest. If no combination has been set, a locked Secure Storage Chest can only be opened by the player who placed it. Otherwise, only people who know the combination can open it.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • One way to organize your chests is to create a Wooden Sign label
  • A locked chest is not very secure. A few hits with a Fireaxe breaks the lock and allows it to be opened by anyone.
  • When a chest is destroyed, it will drop all of the chest inventory on the ground and give you a chance to pick it up. Keep in mind that dropped items disappear after a certain amount of time.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • A Zombie currently does not register that there is a Secure Storage Chest in front of them. Making the Secure Storage Chest, when used as a wall, a completely zombie proof way to defend yourself. This can be considered abusing the Game mechanics though, if it was not intended to be a bug.
  • Trying to put items into the chest when it is full will destroy the items. (as for Version 15 and beyond, zombies will now destroy your Storage Chests, if you are not near the zombie if will automatically go after the chests.).
  • Occasionally when saving or dying far away from your local map, any or all of your Secure Storage Chest's can be "Auto-Locked" without your knowledge or interaction. This causes them to show as "Locked" and they will not allow any interaction with them. They will not open, Pressing or holding down the (Δ) or (Y) buttons just causes it to make repeated clicking sounds instead of letting you unlock them, or enter a password. Trying to destroy the lock on these chests with a Iron Fireaxe or Steel Fireaxe nearly always results in destroying the chest- with all your items! The "crouching" technique of opening non-responsive items doesn't work either. It can occur in BOTH SP & MP, Navezgane & Randomly Generated World. This problem has existed since at least ver7.10 on both PS4 & XB1- and before Jun 23, 2014 @ 1:37pm on STEAM's 7D2D page; it still exists in the most recent patch- (P6.1 ver1.0.9 & I am currently unaware if this is related to the game sometimes having issues re-loading chunks of map data when you have left & returned to an area, or if it might be related to the corrupt MD5 Hash Checksum issue.
Possible workaround is using other containers without locking mechanisms.
  • Sometimes when a chest is destroyed, it leaves behind an indestructable, invisible, texture ghost- that will block access to interaction, destruction of other objects near it. Sometimes reloading the save or MP server eliminates the "ghost chest"
  • Also beware of Land Claims blocks- as they can change your chests to un-open-able, indestructable blocks.
  • All of the above bugs/glitches occur in all ports of the game, across all platforms & consoles.
  • There are times that when you Shift-Click an object in your inventory (attempting to auto move it to the chest) the entire batch of objects you shift click will be deleted instead. Note: This bug affects the PC versions ONLY.