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Egg Hunt is a mission type in Deep Rock Galactic.
A cluster of Alien Eggs has been located, and the company wants the Dwarves to retrieve them, for unknown reasons. Egg Hunts are the first unlockable mission type, allowing new miners to play missions other than Mining Expeditions.
Collect Alien Eggs
The goal in Egg Hunt missions is to collect a number of Alien Eggs. The mission takes place in a nonlinear cave system, and the eggs can be collected in any order. The eggs are embedded in the center of a pinkish-magenta membrane, which can be destroyed in a single pickaxe swing.
Take caution, as freeing an egg from the membrane will cause the ground to shake, accompanied by an eerie, distant Glyphid scream, possibly the mother of the egg alerting other bugs. Shortly after, either a swarm or a small horde of enemies will attack. Any of the eggs may, upon extraction, generate a swarm, but there is a limit to the amount of times it will happen:
- 4 eggs: 1 of the 4 eggs will cause a swarm
- 6 eggs: 2 of the 6 eggs will cause a swarm
- 8 eggs: 3 of the 8 eggs will cause a swarm
The Alien Eggs are visible on the Dwarves Terrain Scanner, making them easy to find and extract. They are a heavy object like Aquarq and Jadiz, and must be deposited into the M.U.L.E to count towards the primary quota.
While you must complete your primary objective to finish the mission, you can choose to collect an optional secondary objective resource for a Credit and Experience bonus upon mission completion.
After the primary objective is completed, a red button will light up on the M.U.L.E to begin the extraction phase. Once pressed, the Drop Pod will be called in to pick up the M.U.L.E and the Dwarves. It will wait 5 minutes before departing, though the door will only open once the M.U.L.E has been secured.
Egg Hunt caves generally consist of a main cavern or two, with tunnels leading around and occasionally to other rooms. It is a very disorganized cave system, with caves usually intersecting in odd ways. How spread out the caves are varies, with 4 egg Egg Hunts generally having a condensed cave, 6 egg Egg Hunts generally having a more spread out cave, and 8 egg Egg Hunts generally having a very spread out cave.
The required quota of Alien Eggs differs based off the mission length and complexity. The payout is affected by Hazard Bonus.
|Length||Complexity||Objective||Primary Payout||Secondary Payout|
|Collect 4 Alien Eggs||300 950||200/250 700/?|
|Collect 6 Alien Eggs||450 1425||300/250 1050/?|
|Collect 8 Alien Eggs||600 1900||400/250 1400/?|
Collect 10 Alien Fossil
Collect 15 Apoca Bloom
Collect 20 Boolo Cap
Collect 14 Ebonut
Exterminate 10 Fester Fleas
Collect 12 Gunk Seed
Collect 35 Hollomite
- Egg Hunt used to be almost identical to Mining Expedition missions, but this was changed after it was merged with Search and Extract in Update 18: Job Opportunities.