Want to remove the dirt that covers some chests in Arc of Alchemist? This guide on How To Clear Dirt Mounds In Arc Of Alchemist will tell you exactly how far you have to progress before you unlock the ability to remove the dirt mounds that cover some chests.
As you have probably guessed already, the dirt mounds are another form of Gimmick. In Arc of Alchemist, Gimmicks are special parts of the map that require you to solve a puzzle or to use a specific ability in order to interact with the Gimmick to either progress through the area or unlock some cool rewards, items, and materials. The Dirt Mount Gimmick is seen fairly early in the game but when you first discover the dirty covered chests, you lack the ability to clear the dirt.
How To Clear Dirt Mounds In Arc Of AlchemistYou must follow the main story. After a couple of large maps, filled with difficult enemies, you will reach the Abyssal Valley. In this part of the story you are looking for the Great Power alongside another group of rivals. Eventually you will encounter a robot in the story that you are not strong enough to kill. A member of the rival party will sacrifice themselves so that you are your battalion can escape.
The next objective has you returning to this same area except this time, you will be faced with a Sandstorm. Erin will give you a special item as a token of her trust, the Wind Orb. Slot this into your LunaGear and you will have the ability to use the Wind Orbs power. Use the power to blow the dirt away that covers the chest. You are now able to open the chest and claim the loot from within.