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A Vault.
Gotta have a key to open that vault!

Vaults, also known as locks, lockboxes, and doors, are a mechanic in Octo Valley, Octo Canyon, and the Octo Expansion. Vaults typically contain launchpads to allow the player to progress. Each vault has a key that unlocks it nearby, usually hidden in a crate or Octarian.


Vaults are large, cylindrical, stationary objects found in many missions. They are slightly larger than an Inkling or Octoling and have a silver, metallic appearance. A golden lock in the center of each vault prevents the player from accessing a vault's contents and can only be opened with a key. Once a vault has been unlocked, it separates along three vertical, toothed seams and begins dissolving from its base to its top. This animation is accented by a shower of glowing bubbles that match the player's current ink color.


Octo Valley

  • A vault first appears in Octotrooper Hideout near the final checkpoint. It conceals a launchpad, and can be unlocked with a key found in a crate in a nearby area, guarded by multiple Octotroopers.
  • In Flooder Junkyard, a vault can be found at Checkpoint 2 and the key can be found in Checkpoint 3. It reveals a Propeller-Lift.
  • In the Final Checkpoint of Splat-Switch Revolution, a vault can be found on top of one of the Flooders. The key can also be found under the Flooders once the first wave of Octotroopers is defeated.
  • The first vault in the mission Far-Flung Flooders can be found Checkpoint 1. The key is found on the right side of the area.
    • The second vault can be found on Checkpoint 3. The key can be found in a corner of the area where the Flooders roam. It reveals a Gusher to the Final Checkpoint.
    • Following to the Final Checkpoint, the third and final vault can be found under an old Flooder. An Octosniper carries the key for the vault. It reveals a Launchpad.
  • In Unavoidable Flying Object, the key can be found at the tower at the center of the map and the vault is located on the opposing side of the map. It reveals a Launchpad which takes Agent 3 to the UFO Hideout.

Octo Canyon

Octo Expansion


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ドア
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Kluis Vault
FlagItaly.svg Italian Portale Portal
FlagRussia.svg Russian Дверь

FlagSpain.svg Spanish (NOE) Cerrojo Bolt