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Vault Codes in the Wind is a challenge in Death Wish Mode. In it, you need to complete The Golden Vault once again. This time, however, the codes are swept up by the wind and move. To make matters worse, Snatcher will only give you 30 seconds to catch the next one (then a final 30 seconds to open the vault), or else he kills you!

Location NO. Clue
1 Docks
2 Black Market
3 Lighthouse
4 Cliffside


  • Go after the lighthouse code first, it's the one that's most out of the way.
  • Go after the cliffside code last, it's near an Ice Hat platform that takes you to the center tower where the vault is.


  • This is the first instance of The Snatcher giving you bad advice on purpose. There'll be many more to come.
    • Arguably, the tip here to "watch the codes flutter in the wind" could also be a hint to the fact that each vault code has its own flight path that doesn't change with each attempt; once you know where the codes will go and when they will be there by observing them, you could improve your pathing with trial-and-error for subsequent attempts. This is incredibly useful for either bonuses, where fighting the mafia even with the Timestop Hat leaves you minimal time to catch the vault codes.