Yes I got my exploration xp by opening chests. Maybe I wasn't clear in my original post. Are chests so rare you would not see one in a 5.8 mile round trip? Just want to make sure it's not bugged. I already started yesterday with the class bug, so just trying to figure out if this is as well
I've been playing since December. To me it felt like the game only gave you chests up to a certain limit per day.
Note that chests aren't pre-spawned out there as far as I can tell, they spawn based on your location (just outside your interaction circle) when the game decides to give you one - that's been my experience.