Division 2 players may have noticed a chest in the White House base of operations that requires 8 ivory keys to unlock. Because Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment are layering The Division 2 with some secrets, like hidden bosses, the game never explains what this chest is for or how to get ivory keys.
In order to get ivory keys in Division 2, players will need to kill the Hunter bosses that are hidden around the open world map. These are the same Hunters that players can kill in order to unlock cosmetic masks. However, while the masks are a guaranteed drop the ivory keys are not.
Taking on a Hunter in Division 2 is no easy task, as they are level 35 and designed to react like a real player. We highly recommend taking a group along for attacking these Hunters, not just for the extra damage but also for a reason we will get into later.
Division 2 players have found all 12 Hunters in the game, and activating their encounter can range from fairly straightforward to a little complex. One Hunter boss, for example, requires that players shoot out a light in the dark in order to make it appear. For info on all these fights, make sure to check out our Hunter mask guide.
So for those looking to get 8 ivory keys, it is merely a matter of luck. As of yet, there is no known way to entice a drop from a Hunter; you just have to hope that RNG is on your side.
That being said, there is a way to get additional shots at the ivory keys by joining friends and taking on the Hunters in their world. Once a Hunter is dead in your Division 2 world it is gone for good (currently), but it is possible to join on a friend and help them with their Hunter. This doesn’t increase the drop rate or the odds of getting an ivory key but it does increase the chances.
As far as what the ivory key chest offers, it includes a Hunter’s Axe keychain for players’ backpacks, a white weapon skin, and a high-end weapon. The weapon will be random so players may want to wait until they are a higher gear score before opening the ivory key chest and claiming its reward. That’s a smart idea anyway because taking on a Hunter is no easy task.
The Division 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.