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|“||During my latest ordeal I found a key. I have never stumbled upon anything like it. And I have spent more days inside this limbo than I can remember. This key almost scorched my hand. It felt as if sat upon great power. Everything became so much clearer and sight and sound hit me with great force. I suspect also that it is used to open something. But I have not had the time to understand its purpose fully. But my heart tells me that somewhere I will find a keyhole.||„|
|~ Benedict Baker's Journal|
They can be used to open the Hatch when it spawns. They can also be used with Add-ons to enhance its power and show the user different Auras, such as those of other Survivors in their vicinity or that of the Killer. The Broken Key cannot be used to open the Hatch and is of no use without Add-ons.
Standard Key[edit | edit source]
The standard Key up to Patch 1.1.2.
|Skeleton Key||A tarnished and crooked Key, vibrating with ominous power. The Skeleton Key's power cannot be triggered by itself. Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Skeleton Key's power into various effects.
Other types of Keys[edit | edit source]
Patch 1.1.2 introduced two variations with different rarities and effects for the Key:
|Broken Key||The bow and shank of a key, vibrating with power. The Broken Key's power cannot be triggered by itself. Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Broken Key's power into various effects.
|Dull Key||A bent and dull Key that once held great power. The Dull Key's power cannot be triggered by itself. Various objects can be attached to its jump ring, which channels the Dull Key's remaining power into various effects.
Add-ons[edit | edit source]
The following are Add-ons for the Key:
|Prayer Rope||Tightly knitted rope used in praying rituals. Can be attached to the Key.
"Pray all you want, your words are getting lost somewhere up there, in the Fog."
|Scratched Pearl||A porous and scratched white pearl. A minuscule jump ring allows the pearl to be attached to the Key.
|Prayer Beads||A chain of matte beads of various sizes used in praying ritual. Can be attached to the Key.
|Eroded Token||A heavily worn out token made of brass. If an inscription or drawing was once engraved in it, it has today completely disappeared. Can be attached to the Key using its jump ring to channel the Key's Aura-reading ability.
|Gold Token||A gold token with a dull appearance. Both faces are smooth and void of any inscriptions. Can be attached to the Key using its jump ring to channel the Key's Aura-reading ability.
|Weaved Ring||A mundane key ring in appearance with an unusual bluish dark sheen. The ring binds the Key to the user, preventing its loss even in the darkest of times.
|Milky Glass||This opaque piece of glass emits a dull vibrating noise. When the Skeleton or Dull Key is used to unlock a Black Lock, the glass token protects the Key from breaking, channelling the Black Fog's energy into the glass.
|Blood Amber||A blood-red amber striped with black veins. The amber is warm to the touch. Can be attached to the Key using its jump ring to channel the Key's Aura-reading ability.