How to find hidden Delve Rooms/Pathways

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So you have a loot room in the middle of no where and you do not know how to get there.

What do you do?

 

General Information

Here is some general information regarding hidden loot rooms and their connections.

 

  • Each room is connected by a pathway(the pathway that The Crawler uses between rooms).
  • Each room can only have 1, 3, or 4 connections but not just 2. 
  • Dead end rooms do not connect to a hidden room, unless it connects to more than 1 hidden room or if the path is more than 5 tiles away.
  • 2-way nodes can very rarely exist, when the path would be too long to be generated otherwise.
  • Rooms with only 2 connections are typically an indication that there is a secret connection attached
  • You ALWAYS need an empty grid for the wall to be in.
  • Hidden rooms can only be access by blowing up Fractured Walls

Example

Now that the basics are out of the way, let’s walk through one together. Take a look at the image below.

 

Important

Ok, so we know how we just said that it NEVER can be a 2 way connection and dead end rooms never connect to a hidden room, well this is true a high percentage of the time. It is possible for this to occur:

 

Step 1:

Identifying Possible Locations

Identify all the rooms that have 2 or 3 connections and eliminate all other options.

 

The 2 bottom nodes can not be possible options in this case. The direction that is visible, already has a path (left node) or no space for fractured wall (right node). Same goes for the 2-way you show to go down, there is no space for the fractured wall. You ALWAYS need an empty grid for the wall to be in.

 

Step 2:

Seeking The Fractured Wall

Explore all the possible locations that you have identified. When exploring these locations, you will need to go in one of the 4 main geographic directions(North, East, South or West).

 

 

Step 3:

Opening Fractured Wall

You will need both Flares and Dynamite for this step. When exploring the possible locations, you are looking for a fractured wall located somewhere in The Darkness. You can find this on the mini-map marked with this symbol:

Once you have located The Fractured wall, it can destroyed by using dynamite.

 

Step 4:

Loot the Rewards

Once The Fractured Wall has been destroyed, the connected pathway will appear on your minimap. From here, return back to where The Crawler is located. The Crawler is now able to travel to this location.

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Video Explanation

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6 Comments

  1. I’d like to correct something.
    I have discovered an instance where there were 2 hidden nodes and despite two 3 connect node nearby, none of those were 4 connect nodes which could’ve lead to the hidden nodes.
    It was a 1 connect node that lead to another hidden node, making it a 2 connect node, which should be impossible but! it also then lead to the second hidden node, making it a 3 connect node.
    It took me quite some time to find this but yeah. I guess a 1 connect node can turn into a 3 or 4 connect node if 2 or 3 hidden areas are present.
    Here are some pictures https://imgur.com/a/oBJ4upm

  2. Can you please correct this guide, its full of mistakes in your Example.
    1. The 2 bottom nodes can’t be, cause the shown direction already has a path (left node) or no space for fractured wall (right node). Same goes for the 2-way you show to go down, there is no space for the fractured wall. You ALWAYS need an empty grid for the wall to be in.
    2. Dead ends can have walls, when there are 2 hidden nodes around, turning it into a 3-way!
    3. 2-way nodes can very rarely exist, when the path would be too long to be generated otherwise.

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