Egg Hunt

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Egg Hunt
Egg collection icon.png
Mission Details
Cave Type Non-linear
Deposit Type M.U.L.E
Objective(s) Collect 4-8 Alien Eggs
Payout Credit.png 350
XP Payout Experience Points 1200

Egg Hunt is a mission type in Deep Rock Galactic.

A cluster of Alien EggAlien 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.

About

The goal in Egg Hunt missions is to collect a number of mysterious Alien EggAlien Eggs. The mission takes place in a nonlinear cave system, and the eggs can be collected in any order. Unlike any other large resource in the game, the eggs are embedded in 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.png Credit bonus upon mission completion.

After the primary objective is completed, a red button will light up on the MULE to begin the extraction phase. Once pressed the Drop Pod will be called in to pick up the MULE and any surviving miners. It will wait for 5 minutes before departing, though the door will only open once the MULE has been secured, or at 15 seconds if by any reason the MULE can not reach the pod.

Cave

Egg Hunt caves generally consist of a main cavern or two, with tunnels leading around and occasionally to other rooms.

Objectives

Primary Objective

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
Cave length 1 Cave complexity 1 Collect 4 Alien Eggs Credit.png 350 Experience Points 1200 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Cave length 2 Cave complexity 2 Collect 6 Alien Eggs Credit.png 350 Experience Points 1200 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 3 Collect 8 Alien Eggs Credit.png 350 Experience Points 1200 Credit.png 200/250 Experience Points 900/800

Secondary Objective

Fossil Collect 10 Alien Fossil

Apoca bloom Collect 15 Apoca Bloom

Boolo cap Collect 20 Boolo Cap

Ebonut Collect 14 Ebonut

Fleas Exterminate 10 Fleas

Gunk Seed Collect 12 Gunk Seed

Hollomite Collect 25 Hollomite

Trivia

  • 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.
  • In the quote from the Salt Pits, as well as in one of PSA messages, "Glyphid omelettes" are mentioned, possibly hinting at the alien egg's purpose. This however could simply be a nickname for the food.