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Wilson Portrait
There is power emanating from it.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
The horns make it really easy to turn.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Little key is for make door.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
I think I know where it goes...

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
FOR ACTIVATING, NOT UNLOCKING

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
The key to that old gateway.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Got it from that big bony hoser.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It's strange to see it.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Heimdallr's key tö the Bifröst.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
This key is REALLY old.

Webber

Winona Portrait
Some sort of old power source.

Winona

The Ancient Key is an item exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. Its sole purpose is to activate the Ancient Gateway (and subsequently the Atrium Biome) by being inserted in its socket.

The Ancient Key can be obtained from a Large Ornate Chest after killing the Ancient Guardian. The key cannot be transferred between cave levels, and attempting to do so will leave it by the Stairs. However, it can be placed in a Backpack, but it will still be dropped upon leaving the Caves


In the lore, it is used to open the Ancient Gateway and allow access to Gate Realms, which are the settings for limited-time Events such as The Forge and The Gorge.

Silver Bowl The Gorge Edit

Ancient Key Gorge
Wilson Portrait
This looks science-y.

Wilson, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Willow Portrait
Fancy key.

Willow, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wolfgang Portrait
Is heavy key but Wolfgang strong!

Wolfgang, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wendy Portrait
Perhaps I'll be happier in the next world.

Wendy, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

WX-78 Portrait
PASSKEY FOR GATEWAY LINK

WX-78, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wickerbottom Portrait
Quite an elaborate key.

Wickerbottom, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Woodie Portrait
Looks important.

Woodie, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Waxwell Portrait
Good. I can get out of here.

Maxwell, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Wigfrid Portrait
'Tis the key tö anöther wörld.

Wigfrid, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Webber Portrait
I wonder where this takes us.

Webber, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

Winona Portrait
Looks like it unlocks somethin' big.

Winona, when examining the Ancient Key in the Gorge

In The Gorge event, the Ancient Key can be bought from Mumsy for 3 Gnaw's Favors. After it is obtained, the players can put it into The Altar of Gnaw, which reactivates the Mossy Gateway and allows players to win the game.

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