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Egg Hunt
Egg collection icon
Mission Details
Cave Type Non-linear
Deposit Type M.U.L.E
Objective(s) Collect 4-8 Alien Eggs
Payout Credit 300-600
XP Payout Experience Points 950-1900

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.

Alien Egg markings

Alien Egg material as it appears on the wall

Alien Egg

The Alien Egg after it has been extracted from the membrane

Collect Alien Eggs[]

The primary objective in Egg Hunt missions is to collect a number of Alien EggAlien 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 organic membrane, which can be destroyed with the pickaxe.

Freeing an egg from the membrane will cause the ground to shake, accompanied by an eerie, distant Glyphid scream. 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

Older versions:

  • 5 eggs: 2 out of the 5 eggs will cause a swarm
  • 8 eggs: 3 out of the 8 eggs will cause a swarm
  • 10 eggs: 4/5 out of the 10 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 Credit and Experience Points 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.


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 300 Experience Points 950 Credit 200/250 Experience Points 700/?
Cave length 2 Cave complexity 2 Collect 6 Alien Eggs Credit 450 Experience Points 1425 Credit 300/250 Experience Points 1050/?
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 2 Collect 8 Alien Eggs Credit 600 Experience Points 1900 Credit 400/250 Experience Points 1400/?
Cave length 3 Cave complexity 3 Collect 8 Alien Eggs Credit 675 Experience Points 2500 Credit 450/250 Experience Points 1680/?

Secondary Objective[]

Fossil Collect 10 Alien Fossils

Apoca bloom Collect 15 Apoca Blooms

Boolo cap Collect 20 Boolo Caps

Ebonut Collect 14 Ebonut

Fleas Exterminate 10 Fester Fleas

Gunk Seed Collect 12 Gunk Seeds

Hollomite Collect 25/35 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.
  • In the quote from the Salt Pits, as well as in one of PSA messages, "Glyphid omelettes" are mentioned, possibly hinting at the alien eggs' purpose. This, however, could simply be a nickname for the food.