How to open Blue Chests in Bravely Default

If you're playing Bravely Default--and you should be, as we described in our review--you've likely run into some chests. Red ones work like you'd expect, opening when you walk up to them and giving you random items. Blue chests? Well, they're locked, and despite what you might think, you can't open them once you get the Thief class (and they're not linked to microtransactions, either). So, how do you open them?

You wait. You wait for a long time. These chests aren't waiting for you to get some new ability, they're tied to the end-game of Bravely Default, and that doesn't start until Chapter 6. Then, you'll find the Treasure Chest Key on a ship, and you can use it to roam around the world, cracking open Blue chests and gaining access to the best items in the game. It's a wait, sure, but it's absolutely worth it, and there's nothing you can do about them before that.


  • Doctalen - February 12, 2014 2:25 p.m.

    Oh this is great to know. I was worried that I was missing out on a ton of awesome goodies. I should probably mark the locations of these chests now for later
  • Unoriginal - February 12, 2014 10:58 a.m.

    Is GR in my mind? Are you reading my mind right now?! I forgot I was even curious about this until 5 minutes ago and then I click on GR and see this. But don't be reading my mind between four and five. That's Unoriginal's time!
  • rainn'sgaydar - February 12, 2014 7:04 a.m.

    You knew?! You knew I wanted to know this but had been too lazy to google?? You KNEW?!? Coop is the master race.
  • BladedFalcon - February 11, 2014 1:34 p.m.

    Huh, how did you guys figure out that this was the one thing I was very curious to know about BD? And I HAD been leveling the thief class like crazy in the hopes one of the abilities there would allow me to open the chests... good to know this is the case then, the thief class is very useful, but not enough to warrant putting more than a few levels in.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - February 11, 2014 1:55 p.m.

    Hah, I was doing the same!
  • BladedFalcon - February 11, 2014 2:12 p.m.

    Lol, glad to know I wasn't the only one XD Guess it wouldn't really make sense though, as most abilities pertain to combat scenarios, though I kinda wish the game gave you any kind of indication that those chest couldn't be opened right away... But then again, this game seems to lie being deliberately old school in some aspects, heh.
  • rainn'sgaydar - February 12, 2014 7:04 a.m.

    I had wondered as well!

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