Golden Keys are needed to place Specializations in Simcity Buildit. If your wondering how to get Golden Keys they can be acquired by Shipment and Disaster Challenges. Shipments will produce them at a slow rate while Disasters can get you a lot fast. For more info visit our Simcity Buildit Wiki & Guide.
Shipment – Cargo Ship Dock
This will be your first opertunity to get keys. When reaching 20,000 Sims the Cargo Ship Dock can be purchased for 20,000 Simoleons. It will then take about 1 day and 7 hours to complete before it’s operational. The Dock is located by the highway on the beach.
Once open for business the player will have to fill 3 separate orders and pay a small fee for each. The orders consist of merely placing normal goods produced by the player onto the ship. When filled up and set of you’ll earn 1 Golden Key. You have only 18 hours to complete on order before it resets. For this reason its a good idea to have it all ready at once, not sure if you get items back when not completing the order in time. The shipment will then take 6 hours to return where the process is started all over again.
Disaster Challenges – Dr. Vu Tower
Later in the game you’ll be able to participate in Disaster Challenges for keys. To do this you first Dr. Vu Tower must be unlock by having over 90,000 Sims and paying 60,000 Simoleons. It’s located just outside the city by the highway. Time to complete the tower is about 7 hours. Disasters can’t take place while buildings are in the process of upgrading.
This is by far the fastest way to get keys. After having the right goods for Dr. Vu he’ll let loose a disaster that will destroy about 5 random buildings. Disasters can range from am number of things like UFO attacks to Meteor Showers. The player has no control over what is destroyed. After the destruction you’ll have to use goods to repair the damage. When repaired the building will go back to the way it was before and you’ll get 2 to 3 Golden Keys each building fixed. This will net about 10 to 12 keys each completion.