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Thorough Sampling

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Thorough Sampling is an A Crack in the Ice achievement.

Achievement[edit]

Thorough Sampling A Crack in the Ice 7Achievement points
Find each of the special chests hidden around Bitterfrost Frontier.
Reward: 3  Frozen Exotic Weapon Fragment.png Frozen Exotic Weapon Fragment
1/1 Special Chests found in Bitterfrost Frontier 1Achievement points
5/5 Special Chests found in Bitterfrost Frontier 1Achievement points
10/10 Special Chests found in Bitterfrost Frontier 1Achievement points
15/15 Special Chests found in Bitterfrost Frontier 1Achievement points
19/19 Special Chests found in Bitterfrost Frontier 3Achievement points

Walkthrough[edit]

This achievement involves opening special Icebound Chests hidden around Bitterfrost Frontier. The special chests never get frozen so you do not need Koda's Flame to open them.

Number Name Map Hint
1 Svanir Supplies Thorough Sampling 1.jpg West of Maw of Corruption. Inside the closed svanir building, use the unmarked lever on the right side of the door to open it. (The lever is not always interactive. If you don't initially have the option to pull the lever then wait a couple minutes for the surrounding mob to respawn.)
2 Hot Springs Depths Thorough Sampling 2.jpg Swim down to the bottom of the hot spring at Whorl Lagoon
3 Hurler's Hoard Thorough Sampling 3.jpg Same location as the Veteran Ancient Jotun
4 Woomulla's Cache Thorough Sampling 4.jpg Up in the trees that require bouncing mushrooms to reach in Griffon Old Growth.
5 Eagle Flight's Gear 200px Near The Titan Tree in Griffon Old Growth, up in the trees that require bouncing mushrooms to reach. The chest moves around.
6 Woomulla's Supplies 200px Up in the trees that require bouncing mushrooms to reach in Griffon Old Growth. The chest moves around.
7 Frozen Falls Stockpile Thorough Sampling 7.jpg Near Joyless Falls, use the device to open a hole in the frozen waterfall to access this chest.
8 Grawl Supplies Thorough Sampling 8.jpg North of Hollow Bone Den.
9 Firestone Reserves Thorough Sampling 9.jpg In the top left room of the grawl tunnels in Brakbrak Ice Snarl.
10 Kodan Nest Egg Thorough Sampling 10.jpg Small opening at the top of the kodan ship
11 Bedside Dresser Thorough Sampling 11.jpg Talk to Thoorne in Gooloopa Deeps to get Quaggan's Key, then swim down and use the key to enter Thoorne's house (just a bit north of Gooloopa Deeps, near the lake floor).
12 Dangerous Bridge Stock Thorough Sampling 12.jpg Follow the jumping puzzle on the northeast mountain slope of Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs. Jump across a wooden bridge to a frozen area.
13 Steam Crate Thorough Sampling 13.jpg Start at the small stream northwest of Whorl Lagoon. Run up a narrow path to some rocks which pop out of the mountain. Follow these, jump over a wooden bridge and run up the hill.
14 Mushroom Trio Stash Thorough Sampling 14.jpg Head south from Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary. On a ledge above the east exit from Wayward Cave, you'll see three bouncing mushrooms. The centre mushroom will take you to the chest.
15 Unstable Remains 200px In the cave behind Lockflow Ice Fall , you can use the device on one of the floating islands to open a hole in the frozen waterfall and reach the cave (you will need Cold Resistance)
16 Diving Trunk 200px In the water at the bottom of Dive Master: Cold Feet (you will need Cold Resistance)
17 Frozen Ledge Package 200px At the end of the ledge which lies the most southeast of The Bitter Cold (you will need Cold Resistance)
18 Frozen Bridge Case Thorough Sampling 18.jpg In the western area of The Bitter Cold, on an ice bridge (you will need Cold Resistance)
19 Frozen Peak Chest Thorough Sampling 19.jpg On a frozen platform southwest of Lockflow Ice Fall (you will need Cold Resistance). The easy way is to glide down from the Mastery