Diablo 4 How to Solve the Secret of the Spring Quest Riddle

Diablo 4: How to Solve the Secret of the Spring Quest Riddle

Patience is the key to everything

Diablo IV provides several ways to pick up the main story and side missions as you explore Sanctuary. The Secret of the Spring is a surprisingly difficult quest: It is hard to find, and completing it is also challenging. Nonetheless, it is not an impossible task, and we have got the information you will need to get from start to finish. If you would like to learn more, continue reading to discover how to solve the Secret of the Spring’s riddle in Diablo 4.

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Updated June 23, 2023, by Madison Benson: Included more details on how to emote and the rewards you receive.

How to Solve the Secret of the Spring Quest’s Emote Note Riddle in Diablo 4

To start the Secret of the Spring quest, travel north of Kyovashad until you reach Kylsik Plateau. On a mountain ledge, just below the Forsaken Quarry dungeon, you will find a Discarded note on the ground indicating the start of the mission. Reading it reveals the following passage:

Beacon of warmth in winter’s embrace, patience rewarded by nature’s own grace.”

After you read the note, you will see a small blue circle northeast of this spot on your map. Go here to find a pool of water. The tricky part here is figuring out what to do once you arrive at the pool of water. Don’t worry; I stood around here for about 10 minutes before cluing in on what I had to do.

However, the secret is in the riddle. You will have to be patient.

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More specifically, you must use the Wait emote to show patience. By doing this, you’ll find a hidden chest with some upgrade materials as rewards, ending the quest and giving you a small amount of Renown.

How to Use the Wait Emote During Secret of the Spring in Diablo 4

The exact steps to equip the emote and finish the Secret of the Spring quest are as follows:

  1. Press E on your keyboard or the up arrow on your controller. You will see an emote wheel and customize button appear.
  2. Enter the customization menu and scroll through until you see the Wait emote.
  3. Equip Wait onto the wheel, save your changes and use it while standing next to the pool of water to reveal a treasure chest.
Secret of the Spring Riddle Solution Diablo 4
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Opening the buried chest reveals some treasure, marking the end of the Secret of the Spring quest in Diablo 4! Make sure you remember to do this for other missions, as ones like the Raising Spirits quest in Diablo IV also require you to emote!

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.