Gates already take 20 seconds to open. It's not a gen. You can bring wake up if you think they're taking too long
Im all for the idea as long as the gates regress if you jump off the lever. If you want to open the gate faster thats fine, but if you want to 99% gates faster then sorry but no.
My point was that you suggested an item that could only be used in one state of the game. This cannot exist. You could argue that keys can't be used till hatch is spawned but still, hatch is guaranteed to be spawned, exit gates aren't guaranteed to be powered. Even without escaping with a key you can use it to read auras. This idea could get away at max as a toolbox add-on that says "you can use toolbox on the exit gates, lose the ability of repairing a generator with this toolbox", maybe that could work.
That's a great suggestion...as an add-on for the tool box. It has a trade off and disappears after each game. Not bad Claudette.