Treasure From Sea For Experts - Tower Unite

Treasure From Sea is one of the fastest ways to acquire Units. This guide will make you a faster player during the Plaza event.

Treasure Map
Treasure From Sea area map

Note: The areas are approximate.
How To Start
First, you need to obtain a Metal Detector from The Stray for 5,000 Units.

The Stray on map
The Stray on map

Obtaining a Metal Detector
Metal Detector in The Stray shopping menu

Equipping the Metal Detector
Equip your Metal Detector by opening inventory menu (default: Q), dragging it into a weapon slot, then selecting the weapon slot with the corresponding number key.

Visual guide for using weapon slots
Basic Gameplay
In a Plaza, wait for a Treasure From Sea event to begin. It occurs every 15 minutes in every Plaza simultaneously and lasts for 5 minutes.

Treasure From Sea in xx:xx

Chat announcements
Treasure From Sea starting in 30 seconds.

EVENT: Treasure has washed up from the ocean. Use your metal detector to find it.

Walk around on beaches with your Metal Detector to find treasure. It is randomly scattered around in areas marked on the provided map.

When you come upon a buried treasure chest, press the interact button (default: E) to dig it out.

Finding treasure, digging prompt

Successful digging is accompanied by a sand digging sound and the treasure chest visibly shaking. The reward is shown.

Repeat this until you've dug out all available treasure (10 per event, resets when the event starts again). The remaining treasure is seen in the scoreboard menu (default: Tab).

Scoreboard with remaining treasure

Bug: Treasure may spawn under Minigames Arena teleporters which, during other events, teleport the player even if they aren't visibly active.

Bug: In some cases, such as leaving an interior after the event starts, treasure may sink underground and be completely unreachable. If that happens, rejoin the Plaza (read: Rejoin Strat). It can be avoided by leaving the interior before the event starts, accounting for the loading time going back to plaza.
Strategies: General Idea
The general idea of the provided strategies is to experiment with them until you found the most comfortable combination for you—what's fast for someone may not be fast for you. Also, considering you may not be able to afford or haven't unlocked some of the items yet, or may not want to clutter your weapon slots, you will still be faster than usual if you only try out some of them.

It is possible to combine them, and if you want to maximally optimise your gameplay, keep track of how much treasure you dug out in one go to determine what combination provides you the most treasure.
Teleport Strat
It does not come as a surprise to regular players that teleporting using the map makes movement in the Plaza faster. Simply open the map (default: M) and select the point to teleport to.

The optimal points to teleport to are Stores West and Beach, as marked on the map.

In-game map with highlighted points
Rejoin Strat
Rejoining a Plaza will reset the number of remaining treasure. This makes it possible dig a lot more treasure during a single event, around 30 or more at best.

The fastest way to rejoin is to open the pause menu with Esc, open Plaza menu and select the least populated server that is in the closest region to you.

If you're missing only 1 or 2 treasure chests, you should skip them not to lose time.

Bug: There is an infinite loading issue if rejoining is done from the pause menu (initial connecting screen for >10 seconds). In order to avoid it, take note of the current server from the scoreboard, wait on the Plaza list menu until the list has been updated with current player numbers, and join any scarcely populated server other than the one you're currently on.

Bug: If infinite loading happens, you should quickly abort connecting with the Return To Main Menu button and join a Plaza from the main menu.
Adrenaline Strat
Reach the 500,000 EXP milestone in Virus game mode to unlock the Adrenaline item.

Check your progress by opening the Collection Book (default: B).

Virus milestones

In order to get a speed boost during Treasure From Sea events, equip Adrenaline, then in quick succession, administer it with Mouse 1 (Left Mouse Button) and switch to Metal Detector (or any item other than Adrenaline).

Using this strategy bypasses the requirement of having Adrenaline equipped and works around its time limit.

Bug: If you find that your movement is choppy (server applies boost, but client doesn't) or the boost failed, try again.
Excessive Thrust Strat
It is possible to traverse extremely quickly by crouching while flying jetpacks.

Demonstration of Excessive Thrust Strat

The game prevents the player from equipping multiple of the same jetpacks, but equipping multiple different jetpacks is possible. Around 6 jetpacks appears to be sufficient, but it is possible to use all available slots (aside from the slot reserved for the metal detector).

Protip: Tapping the move backward button (default: S) lets you stop on the spot to quickly land right below.

Ice Potion Strat
This is by far the hardest, but possibly the coolest fast method of completing Treasure From Sea event.

Obtain an Ice Potion from Santa's Workshop for 12 Holiday Coins (within Celebrations Store, or, during the Winter Holidays event, at the Center Fountain).

Ice Potion in Stanta's Workshop shopping menu

During the Anniversary event, you may instead purchase the item from Anniversary Celebrations (at the Center Fountain) for 12 Anniversary Coins.

Ice Potion in Anniversary Celebrations shopping menu

Equip it, do the Adrenaline Strat, then jump, hold crouch, and bunnyhop around to gain speed. Timing the jumps isn't strict. Considering the potion combined with crouching completely disables friction, it enables flawless bunnyhopping.
Potential Strats That Don't Work
Underground Digging
It is possible to go below the ground by finding a wall or patch of ground with no collision. However, treasure chests only become visible if in range and looked at directly. Moreover, flying/swimming underground under the sand is difficult due to the low height of sand surfaces, which makes it hard not to float onto the surface.

Size Potions
Using potions could aid in getting treasure more easily in terms of hitbox sizes, but in general doesn't help during the events.

Size potions don't make a walking speed difference with Adrenaline applied. Growth potions don't apply a speed boost and require crouching (default: Left Ctrl) to reach treasure at all, and shrinking potions only make the player slower and lighter (lower the gravity).
Pile of Units
Treasure Chest o' Units
Bag of Units
Always Lucky Slot Machine
Gold Catsack
Eternally Burning Crab
Eternally Frozen Crab
Laser Pointer

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