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Bonus Chest

Bonus chests are optional generated structures that appear if the “Bonus chest” option is turned on before starting the game. The chest contains basic items to assist with early survival gameplay. It only appears near the beginning of a new world.


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How are Bonus Chests Generated?


Bonus chests will only appear only if the “Bonus chest” option is turned on in either the “More World Options” (Java Edition) or the “Game Settings” (Bedrock Edition) section of the “Create New World” screen.


The Layout of Bonus Chests


Bonus chests will generate as a normal chest with four torches around it. The torches may be overridden if the torch locations are obstructed by other blocks, or in some instances, they may float. The chest contains basic items to assist with early survival gameplay.


Loot


Bonus chests contain basic items to assist with early survival gameplay. In the Java Edition, these items may be a collection of:


  1. Apples
  2. Wooden Ax
  3. Wooden Pickaxe
  4. Bread
  5. Raw Salmon
  6. Stone Ax
  7. Stone Pickaxe
  8. Sticks
  9. Acacia Logs
  10. Birch Logs
  11. Dark Oak Logs
  12. Jungle Logs
  13. Mangrove Logs
  14. Oak Logs
  15. Spruce Logs
  16. Oak Planks


In Bedrock Edition these items may be a collection of:


  1. Oak Planks
  2. Sticks
  3. Apples
  4. Bread
  5. Brown Mushrooms
  6. Raw Salmon
  7. Wooden Ax
  8. Wooden Pickaxe
  9. Stone Ax
  10. Stone Pickaxe
  11. Cactus
  12. Acacia Logs
  13. Dark Oak Logs
  14. Jungle Log
  15. Oak Logs
  16. Spruce Logs
  17. Carrots
  18. Potatoes
  19. Cocoa Beans
  20. Beetroot Seeds
  21. Melon Seeds
  22. Pumpkin Seeds
  23. Jungle Saplings
  24. Acacia Saplings
  25. Birch Saplings
  26. Dark Oak Saplings
  27. Oak Saplings
  28. Spruce Saplings


Image via Mojang screenshot


FAQs


Q. How do you turn on the bonus chest in Minecraft?


A. You can turn on the bonus chest in either the “More World Options” (Java Edition) or the “Game Settings” (Bedrock Edition) section of the “Create New World” screen.


Q.When was the bonus chest added to Minecraft?


A. The bonus chest was added in update 1.2.


Conclusion


Since its introduction in Minecraft 1.2, the bonus chest has been an easy way to ease players into the game by providing them with basic starting materials. Notably, the bonus chest can serve as one of the first opportunities to obtain torches, one of the most important items in the game. Overall, bonus chests are an optional addition to the game which can start players out with the necessary resources to make the start of the game easier.



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