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Diablo 4: How to Get and Use Whispering Keys

Whispering Keys are a unique item that you can find while playing Diablo 4, and this guide shows you where to get them and how to use them.

Looting is a big part of Diablo 4, as you have to get your hands on as many useful items as you can. The majority of loot comes from defeating enemies, but you can also find chests throughout the map. You might come across some special chests in the game which are locked, and to open them, you will need Whispering Keys.

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From our experience, there’s been only one definite way to loot Whispering Keys and add them to your inventory. If you’re having trouble finding them, we are going to explain how to get and use Whispering Keys in Diablo 4.

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How to get Whispering Keys in Diablo 4

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Unlike most of the other items in the game, the Whispering Keys can not be picked up as regular loot. You can not acquire them by killing monsters or opening chests. Instead, they can only be bought from the Curiosity Vendor. To meet with them, you need to go to the pouch icon on the map. The vendor has plenty of items for sale, and you can purchase the Whispering Keys from them for 20 Murmuring Obols each.

Murmuring Obols are not difficult to get in Diablo 4, as they are acquired by participating in random special events. These events can be found on the map and are denoted by orange circles. All you have to do is complete the event to earn plenty of Obols. Once you have enough of them, you can head over to the vendor to purchase the keys.

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How to use Whispering Keys in Diablo 4

As for how to use them, you will need to find Silent Chests in Diablo 4. These Silent Chests can be found at different spots on the map. If you end up discovering a Silent Chest but don’t have a Whispering Key, we suggest you use the Town Portal to quickly teleport to the nearest city and purchase one from the vendor. Once done, use the key to unlock the chest. The best part is that Silent Chests will also reward you with some gold in addition to items.

It never hurts to have a good handful of Whispering Keys on your character to make sure you never miss opening a Silent Chest. We encourage you to regularly visit town, redeem your Murmuring Obols, and grab these keys before heading out again to explore more of Diablo 4.

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Zack Palm
Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.