How to Get Vault Keys in Sonic Frontiers

Getting those pesky Vault Keys can require a lot of grinding.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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How to Get Vault Keys in Sonic Frontiers

Vault Keys play a vital role in Sonic Frontiers. You will want to gather as many as you can because they are needed to progress the story. These keys are mainly used to unlock the Chaos Emeralds. Unlocking these emeralds is extremely important since it allows you to unleash your true potential and take down the titans.

However, once the game gives you the freedom to do anything, it doesn’t clearly tell you how you can get these keys. Since the tips only say that you need to clear Cyberspace to get keys, you might still not have enough. That is why this guide will show you how to get Vault Keys in Sonic Frontiers.

Sonic Frontiers – How to Get Vault Keys

Getting rewarded with 2 Vault Keys

When you properly enter the first zone on Kronos Island, you will notice that you have to rescue your friend – Amy. Talking to her will progress the story, but eventually, the game will ask you to collect more Vault Keys. This is where you might get stuck if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Luckily, there are multiple ways to collect these keys, so even if you are not doing well in Cyberspace, you can use other methods.

Clear Cyberspace

The best way to get the Vault Keys is to clear Cyberspace mini-games. These are fun games that pay homage to previous Sonic games or levels. Most of the time, you will play a side scroller like the original Sonic games. There are 4 total missions that you have to clear to complete them.

Mostly, these missions include:

  • Reach the goal
  • Clear with Rank S time
  • Clear with X Rings
  • Find all Red Star Rings
Cyberspace mini-games can be quite fun

The more missions you complete, the more keys you will get. So, you can potentially get 4 total keys from a single Cyberspace tower. However, if you are a new player, the extreme speed of these mini-games might be too difficult for you. In that case, try to reach the end and do the Rings mission so that you get 2 keys.

Defeat Enemies

Getting three Vault Keys after defeating enemies

One of the best parts about Sonic Frontiers is that you can fight a wide variety of enemies. They are located all over the map, and while you might think avoiding them is the best decision, fighting them will get you a lot of rewards. Mostly, you will get Skill Pieces that will help you level up and Rings.

However, you can also get rewards like Memory Tokens for the character you are rescuing and Vault Keys. As you can see in the image above, the first zone is pretty forgiving. I got 3 Vault keys just by defeating 4 enemies. You can find all sorts of enemies all across the map, so don’t worry about missing them.

Dig Buried Treasure

Digging buried treasure can give you tons of rewards.

Since Sonic Frontiers has a massive map, there are tons of things hidden all across it. One such thing is buried treasure. You can use your Cyloop ability around the icon and dig this treasure. It will give you various rewards depending on your luck.

Usually, you will get seeds, gears, Rings, and Memory Tokens. However, there may be times when you get Vault Keys as well. So, make sure that you always dig the treasure as it is a good source of getting resources.

Explore the Map

Sonic Frontiers open world

Finally, roam around the massive open world of Sonic Frontiers. The game is absolutely beautiful, and the map is quite vast. You can spend hours exploring just one zone without even doing the main quest. Since there is so much to do, you can find Vault Keys around the map.

Sometimes, you’ll get these keys for completing tasks such as parkour or completing a small puzzle. You can also get them for discovering something and unlocking it with your Cyloop. While you aren’t certain to get keys from various activities, completing them will only add to the fun.


And there you have it; those are all the tips to get more Vault Keys in Sonic Frontiers. Since the game requires a lot of keys to progress, it can be difficult to get all of them from portals. So, use the aforementioned methods, and you will have all the keys in no time.

Hopefully, this guide will assist you in gathering all the keys for a specific zone. We would love to hear your thoughts about the game. If you find any other methods that reward a lot of Vault Keys, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to the list!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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