Guide: Hidden Treasure quest (The Pit)
Hidden Treasure is a quest in The Pit map. It's, as name implies, a treasure hunt. The game gives you direction to follow.
While the quest isn't overly difficult, some directions might sometimes be less than clear, so you can use this guide when you get stuck on certain step. Or if you want to just get it over with, feel free to skip straight to the solution.
The "questgiver" for this quest can be found at the centre of the pit, and is... dead. To take the quest, interact with the corpse in a building right to the west from the tower at the center for the map.
The corpse location on map
The corpse - interact to get the quest
You'll then find all the directions in your PDA:
#Hint 1: Northwestern Village
The first direction is to go to the village in the northwest of The Pit. The quest means this village, specifically:
The village location on the map
#Hint 2: The chimney
The next direction tells us to find a house with a tractor parked next to it, and climb onto the chimney. It's the one on the east of the village.
The house location on the map
Climbing onto it can be a little tricky at first, but the way I did it was jump onto the thingy standing just east from the house, and then jump to the edge of the roof and instantly start climbing it (Q button). See arrows on the screenshot below:
How to climb the house
Once on the roof, get on top of the chimney.
#Hint 3: Getting the bearing
The next direction is to look for "a ridge of stones with reinforcements on top". What it talks about is this small outpost where yellow army event often spawns:
The view on the ridge - bearing 123
From there, the quest tells us to add 14 degrees on compass. As we can see on the screenshot above, the ridge is roughly at 123 bearing. So when we add 14 to 123, we get bearing of 137. If you like, you can also put a line on the map to make it easier in case you get distracted.
The bearing to follow (roughly) - 137
Rough bearing line on the map
#Hint 4: Mushroom piles
The quest's text now tells us to follow the bearing until we find a pile of green mushrooms - I am not sure if "pile" is the best word for it, but the mushrooms are still rather easy to spot, and look like this:
The mushroom 'piles'
The very next direction is to follow to a 2nd pile of mushrooms from here - the 2nd pile is very close, just up the road - you can see it further back on the screenshot, in front of the building on the left side. For convenience, here are map locations of both the piles:
First pile location on the map
Second pile location on the map
#Hint 5: First stairs
Now we are told to go east and climb the stairs. The word "stairs" might be misleading to some here - the game wants you to climb the tower you can see just by the bridge when you look east.
The guard tower to climb up into
#Hint 6: Second stairs
The quest hint tells us that we'll see another set of stairs when we don't look through the grates. The tower has 3 window openings - the ones to the north and south have pipe grates on them, so the game wants us to look through the east one.
Taught by previous hint, we now know to look for a tower. It is located on next to the bigger building.
The second guard tower to climb