The Steel Chest is an object used to indicate PvE loot drops of exotic and ascended quality; it replaces the sparkles that appear for other drops from foes. Like those sparkles, it appears only to you and cannot be seen or looted by others. Unlike chests, they don't have an opening animation.
- The Wooden Chest serves as the equivalent mechanic for rare loot.
- In WvW and certain events, all drops of masterwork and lower quality appear as a Bag of Loot.
- This mechanic was introduced as part of the Flame and Frost: Prelude update update.