How to find and use Dark Zone keys


I have three Dark Zone keys in my inventory. I took two from players and one was just there, I don't remember picking it up. Where do you get them regularly?

Also, I found a few chests that require these keys, but I wasn't able to open one yet because you need to be Dark Zone Level 30 to do so. Are there any chests for Dark Zone levels lower than 30?

Best Answer

They are dropping randomly when killing npcs in the dark zone. When you kill another player his collected dark zone keys can drop.

They are used to open special chests, which can only be accessed with those keys.

Edit: In this post you can see some pictures, how these chests look like. If you found any, there is a chance, it is available to open (thats not the case every time). And they can only be looted by the tean/player, who opened it. For others the chest is not interactive.