Sand Castle is built in the sweltering desert where the environment is harsh. You’ll face obstacles and threats such as sandstorms and mercenary soldiers.

Overview of the Map

  • Sandstorms: Dangerously suffocating you if you’re exposed. Seek shelter in caves nearby when the sandstorm warning is displayed.
  • Castle Ruins: In the center of the map, there are Castle Ruins. Stronghold Battle spot is located at the northeast of the castle. Around the castle, there are quite a lot of Infected roaming around.
  • Mercenary Camps: There are 2 mercenary camps and 1 mercenary base at the Castle Ruins where mercenary soldiers are roaming around. They will not hesitate to shoot at you when you move close to them or their camps.
  • Ruins: In the central area of the desert, there’s a ruined city where it’s roamed by Infected and Mercenary soldiers. Be prepared to engage in combat if you’re exploring the ruins.
  • Scientia HQ: On the east of the map, there’s a Scientia HQ where you can engage in NPCs based there. There are also 2 Scientia mini-camps each located near the lake with one on the north and one towards the south.
  • Infected Area: This area is filled with stronger Infected along with a Special Infected. It’s the best place to gain some combat mastery shooting at these higher-level Infected plus you also can obtain some good items from the chests found there. Be careful with the Infected who are sort of hiding in the lake.
  • Evacuation Points: There are 4 helicopter towers in this map that you can go to in order to ship your items and of course yourself back to camp.

You can select the map level based on the resources you would like to gather in this map. Higher-level maps give you richer resources and more difficult enemies. Please ensure your gathering and combat level are at an appropriate level.

Level 2 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Resin

Tin Ore

Hemp Stem

Claw

Watermelon

Strawberry

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 3 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Old Cypress

Aluminum Ore

Flax Leaf

Grease

Watermelon

Strawberry

Gather Rate +1%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 4 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Old Cypress

Aluminum Ore

Flax Leaf

Grease

Watermelon

Strawberry

Gather Rate +3%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 5 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Boxwood

Copper Ore

Jute Leaf

Beast Tooth

Watermelon

Strawberry

Gather Rate +4%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 6 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Boxwood

Copper Ore

Jute Leaf

Beast Tooth

Watermelon

Strawberry

Gather Rate +6%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 7 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Old Oak

Silver Ore

Sisal Leaf

Beast Blood

Watermelon

Strawberry

Gather Rate +7%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 8 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Redwood

Gold Ore

Nettle Leaf

Beast Hoof

Watermelon

Strawberry

 

Gather Rate +9%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 9 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Redwood

Gold Ore

Nettle Leaf

Beast Hoof

Watermelon

Strawberry

Gather Rate +10%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Level 10 Map

Normal Specialty Exclusive Specialty

Camphor

Bugbane

Volcanic Rock

Dorsal Fin

Watermelon

Strawberry

 

Gather Rate +12%

Wood Core

Oak Seedling

Sulfur

Hemp Bast

Castor Seed

Beast Tendon

Alloy Drill Bit

Sand Castle Exploration Chests

There are 6 exploration chests in the Sand Castle map. If you can’t find the chest, it could have been picked up by another player in which you need to wait a while for it to refresh. Another reason you can’t find the chest is that the exact spot of where it is might vary slightly like chest no. 2 and No. 5.  I included two maps from different characters so you can use both maps as guides.

You don’t need to look for these chests in sequential order. I numbered them to make it easier for reference. You can look for the exploration chests anytime you want since it doesn’t affect the storyline.

1st ChestMercenary Private Collection 

This chest is located in a mercenary camp in Location No. 1 and No. 6. You can find this chest on the roof. The spots may vary. You can climb up to a high spot on any of the roof so you can have a bird-eye view of the chest location.

2nd Chest: Desert’s Eye 

This chest is underwater along the oasis on the top left of the map or the oasis in the center below the castle ruins. You could find it towards the top end or the bottom end. It really depends. Just swim around until you find it, then dive deep to retrieve the chest. 

3rd Chest: Scientia’s Supplies 

This is probably the easiest chest to find. Go to the Scientia HQ. Go towards the technology building at the upper right of the map. The chest is on the roof.  

4th Chest: Castle Remains 

This chest is located at the top of the castle remains at the broken dome. It’s pretty straightforward and you won’t miss it. The only problem is that the place is crawling with mercenaries. If you’re still new to the game and is relatively low level, it might be quite a challenge. 

5th Chest: The Vagabond’s Legacy

In Sand Castle, you’ll find caves where you can go to in order to shelter from the sandstorms. In one of these caves, you’ll find the exploration chest.

6th Chest: Mercenary Private Collection

Same explanation as No. 1