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Be on the lookout for lost Cargo Crates in the caves of normal missions - they are known to contain copious amounts of minerals and weapon skins!
Update 25 Patch notes

A Cargo Crate can spawn inside of normal missions. Along with it, two batteries will spawn within 30 meters of the Cargo Crate (in any direction, so not necessarily in the same room) that need to be found and inserted into the crate. The batteries themselves emit a pulsating sound that allows them to be found more easily. When a player holds a battery, it emits a different pulsating sound that increases in frequency as the player gets closer to the Cargo Crate, which will cease once inserted. The crate then needs to be manually repaired after inserting both batteries (holding the USE key, "e" by default).


Cargo Crate's spawn chance is based on Mission Scale, which is a value set for each mission type and variation, check the table below for the values:

Mission Scale Spawn Chance Mission Type
0.7 7% Point Extraction ( 7 Aquarq icon.png)
1 10% Mining Expedition ( 200 Morkite icon.png) Egg Collection ( 4 Alien egg icon.png) Point Extraction ( 10 Aquarq icon.png) Sabotage ( 1 DataRack icon.png Cave complexity 1)
1.1 10.5% Mining Expedition ( 225 Morkite icon.png)
1.2 11% Mining Expedition ( 250 Morkite icon.png) Elimination ( 2 Kill Dreadnought Objective icon.png) Refining ( 3 PumpingJack icon.png Cave complexity 2)
1.3 11.5% Escort ( 1 FuelCannister icon.png Cave complexity 2)
1.4 12% Salvage ( 2 Salvage Mules icon.png) Escort ( 1 FuelCannister icon.png Cave complexity 3)
1.5 12.5% Egg Collection ( 6 Alien egg icon.png) Sabotage ( 1 DataRack icon.png Cave complexity 2)
1.6 13% Mining Expedition ( 325 Morkite icon.png) Escort ( 2 FuelCannister icon.png Cave complexity 2) Refining ( 3 PumpingJack icon.png Cave complexity 3)
1.7 13.5% Elimination ( 3 Kill Dreadnought Objective icon.png)
1.8 14% Salvage ( 3 Salvage Mules icon.png) Escort ( 2 FuelCannister icon.png Cave complexity 3)
2 15% Mining Expedition ( 400 Morkite icon.png) Egg Collection ( 8 Alien egg icon.png)


Seasons Referencing: [1] [2] [3]

After completing the repair, the Cargo Crate will offer a special Weapon Framework or a Victory Move which can be claimed by each dwarf that is present. If all cosmetic rewards have been obtained, interacting with a Cargo Crate will trigger a pop-up informing the player that all possible rewards have been collected.

Each player will receive a reward based off of the first person who opens the crate; however, if the next player to claim already owns it, they will be rewarded with a different one. The received reward is not linked to the class of the player opening the crate, it’ll simply be a cosmetic that the player doesn’t have.

Currently, there are 280 possible rewards in total available from Cargo Crates.

 •  There are 216 possible Weapon Frameworks in 9 sets that can be chosen from the reward pool.

Icon Skin Mesh Builder's Choice.png Builder's Choice [2]
Icon Skin Mesh Custom Engineered.png Custom Engineered
Icon Skin Mesh Fourth Relic.png Fourth Relic
Icon Skin Mesh Glyphid Trophy Hunter.png Glyphid Trophy Hunter
Icon Skin Mesh Mechanized.png Mechanized

Icon Skin Mesh Neon.png Neon Band
Icon Skin Mesh MilSpec.png MilSpec [3]
Icon Skin Mesh Scale Brigade.png Scale Brigade
Icon Skin Mesh Waster.png Waster [1]

 •  There are 64 possible Victory Moves in 16 sets that can be chosen from the reward pool.

  • Beer Toss
  • Boxer [1]
  • Chest Thumper [2]
  • Classic Flex
  • Confetti Cannon [2]
  • Handstand
  • Juggle [3]
  • Knight [2]
  • Lootbug Lover [1]
  • Pickaxe Throw [1]
  • Praise Me
  • Sharp Salute
  • Smug Pushups
  • Swarmer Infestation
  • Swarmer Kick
  • Three Point Landing

Additionally, the Cargo Crate will dispense chunks of GoldGold and Crafting Materials based on the region.

Croppa Umanite Azure Weald
Jadiz Bismor Crystalline Caverns
Bismor Umanite Dense Biozone
Croppa Jadiz Fungus Bogs
Magnite Umanite Glacial Strata

Jadiz Bismor Hollow Bough
Magnite Croppa Magma Core
Umanite Enor Pearl Radioactive Exclusion Zone
Enor Pearl Bismor Salt Pits
Enor Pearl Magnite Sandblasted Corridors

Note: The cosmetics obtained from Cargo Crates cannot be obtained by any other means.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 From Season 01: Rival Incursion Performance Pass.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 From Season 02: Rival Escalation Performance Pass.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 From Season 03: Plaguefall Performance Pass.


CargoCrateBattery.png CargoCrateStart.png CargoCrateMed.png CargoCrateDone.png CargoCrateReward.png
A Cargo Crate Battery Starting state With both Batteries inserted Fully repaired Dispensing reward


  • Similar encounter as Lost Pack.
    • Lost Packs and Cargo Crates spawn independently of each other, and can sometimes both be in the map.
  • Frameworks and Paintjobs were formerly called Meshes and Skins, and were listed under the same equip menu, meaning custom colors could only be applied to the stock weapon model and meshes could only be used with their base color schemes. Update 28 allowed Frameworks and Paintjobs to be equipped independently on the same weapon.
  • The Neonband mesh was accidentally leaked during Experimental and removed, only to be re-added in Update 26.
  • Cargo Crates used to be able to reward duplicate skins to the players who did not open the crate first, because the skin rewarded is based on the first player to claim the crate. Now, a player will always be rewarded a skin, given they do not already own every possible reward from the crate.
  • The developers at one point intended beer licenses for the Craft(able) Beers to be gained from Cargo Crates.
  • Cargo Crates used to only give mineable crafting materials as a reward but as of Update 27 it can now give JadizJadiz & Enor Pearl Enor Pearl.
  • For a very long time the length-dependent mechanic wasn't actually used, and until the Season 1 update Cargo Crates used to have a static 1/6 chance to spawn regardless of any factors.
  • Since Season 01, there are 156 cargo crate skins due to the increased number of primary weapons.
  • Using Binomial distribution, one can assume that it will take on average 936 Missions to obtain all 156 skins and Victory Poses.
    • Keep in mind this number is an estimate and may not reflect real outcomes - While it is statistically improbable to flip a coin 100 times and get 100 heads, that doesn't mean it's impossible. One may get all the Cargo Crates in 156 missions, or a player may never encounter one at all.
  • Prior to the February Maintenance Update, Bosco Frameworks and the Lemon Clean Bosco Paintjob appeared in Cargo Crates instead of Lost Packs due to a bug.
  • On average, each Performance Pass adds 36 new rewards to the Cargo Crate: 24 Weapon Frameworks (One for each Weapon) and 12 Victory Moves (Three per Class).
  • It is possible for Cargo Crate batteries to spawn in the ceiling due to the game detecting it as a valid cave layer above the crate.