The Survivalists guide: The Mysterious Stranger, Mysterious Box, and treasure maps

The Survivalists guide: The Mysterious Stranger, Mysterious Box, and treasure maps

In The Survivalists, you’ll eventually encounter The Mysterious Stranger. He provides a lot of wares including the Spyglass, Mysterious Chest, Labyrinth Keys, and treasure maps. Here’s our guide to help you out.

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The Survivalists guide: Meeting the Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger’s arrival is something you’ll look forward to as you play The Survivalists. Seeing a hot air balloon and hearing quirky music playing in the middle of nowhere definitely surprised me.

Just to be clear, I’m not entirely sure if the Mysterious Stranger’s first location is random. What I do know is that he travels from island to island, so it’s possible to get a notification that he’s spawned, but you need to sail to a new location to find him.

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The Spyglass, Labyrinth Keys, and treasure maps

The Mysterious Stranger does provide a task (exchange 3x rope). When I did this, I got the Spyglass. It’s found in the rewards chest at the side of the balloon.

The Spyglass is used whenever you’re near the shoreline. It’ll reveal parts of the world map, including any islands that are further away.

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Additionally, the rest of the shop’s options become available:

  • Mysterious Chest – 30
  • 20x Palm Leaf – 23
  • Flimsy Axe – 50
  • Mango Curry – 200
  • Lightweight Axe – 135
  • Metal Club – 120
  • Gold Spear – 75
  • Sturdy Multitool – 55
  • Gold Ingot – 45
  • Glowing Rock – 70

Note 1: As for the Labyrinth Keys, there are four of these each location in The Survivalists: Bat Labyrinth, Monkey Labyrinth, Big-Cat Labyrinth, Boar Labyrinth. Each key costs 5,000 gold. Delving into these ruins will eventually help you complete the campaign.

Note 2: The next time you encounter the Mysterious Stranger, completing his task nets you an Elixir Bottle which protects you from harmful terrain. He’ll also sell Labyrinth Gems for 245 gold each. You’ll find more advanced items for each successive meeting.

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As for the treasure maps, some are quite cheap while others (legendary/orange) are more expensive. While treasure maps give you a general direction of where to look, you’ll stumble upon these areas fairly often in The Survivalists.

The chests themselves might spawn next to totems (they might require an offering such as bat wings, meat, and other materials first). Otherwise, they could be close to tribal villages surrounded by hostiles or in various nooks and crannies.

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The Mysterious Chest

The most important item in The Survivalists‘ early-game, however, is the Mysterious Chest. This container costs a measly 30 gold and it’s got a lot of storage capacity (36 items). You can let your monkey companions carry this around, alongside other chests, so you can store any loot you find while traveling.

Note: If you’re joining multiplayer runs, the Mysterious Chest will also be with your character.

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