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Bonus chest

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Bonus chest
Chest.png
Biomes

Any

Consists of
Can generate in
existing chunks

No

The bonus chest is a chest that appears near the player's spawn if the "Bonus chest" option is toggled on the main menu. It generates with a semi-random collection of basic items to help the player survive early on and gather necessary resources, including tools, blocks, and food.

Generation[edit]

Chest545Inventory
Example of loot in a bonus chest.

If the "Bonus Chest" option is set to "ON" in the "More World Options..." in Java Edition or "Game Settings" in Bedrock Edition part of the "Create New World" screen, a single bonus chest is generated in the world. It appears somewhere near the player's initial spawn point, with up to four torches generated around it on adjacent blocks.

The Bonus Chest option is not available in hardcore mode or on servers, thus making the bonus chest unavailable as well.

Structure[edit]

Bonus chests contain a single chest surrounded by four torches. The torches may be overridden if the chest spawns on uneven ground.

Loot[edit]

In Java Edition each bonus chest contains items drawn from 4 pools, with the following distribution:

Item Stack Size [A] Weight [B] Chance [C] Avg.
per chest
[D]
Avg. # chests
to search
[E]
Apple 1–251183.8%2.0451.2
Wooden Axe 13475.0%0.7501.3
Wooden Pickaxe 13475.0%0.7501.3
Oak Planks 1–12103870.5%6.8421.4
Stick 1–12103870.5%6.8421.4
Bread 1–231161.5%1.2271.6
Raw Salmon 1–231161.5%1.2271.6
Acacia Log 1–333828.0%0.6323.6
Birch Log 1–333828.0%0.6323.6
Dark Oak Log 1–333828.0%0.6323.6
Jungle Log 1–333828.0%0.6323.6
Oak Log 1–333828.0%0.6323.6
Spruce Log 1–333828.0%0.6323.6
Stone Axe 11425.0%0.2504.0
Stone Pickaxe 11425.0%0.2504.0
  1. The size of stacks (or for unstackable items, number) of this item on any given roll.
  2. The weight of this item relative to other items in the pool.
  3. The odds of finding any of this item in a single chest.
  4. The number of items expected per chest, averaged over a large number of chests.
  5. The average number of chests the player should expect to search to find any of this item.

In Bedrock Edition each bonus chest contains items drawn from 14 pools, with the following distribution:

Item Chance [A] Avg.
per chest
[B]
Avg. # chests
to search
[C]
Oak Planks 100.0%6.5001.0
Stick 100.0%6.5001.0
Apple 100.0%1.5001.0
Bread 100.0%1.5001.0
Brown Mushroom 100.0%1.5001.0
Raw Salmon 100.0%1.5001.0
Wooden Axe 75.0%0.7501.3
Wooden Pickaxe 75.0%0.7501.3
Cactus 60.0%0.9001.7
Acacia Log 50.0%1.0002.0
Dark Oak Log 50.0%1.0002.0
Carrot 50.0%0.7502.0
Potato 50.0%0.7502.0
Cocoa Beans 40.0%0.6002.5
Beetroot Seeds 33.3%0.5003.0
Melon Seeds 33.3%0.5003.0
Pumpkin Seeds 33.3%0.5003.0
Jungle Sapling 28.6%1.1433.5
Birch Log 25.0%0.5004.0
Jungle Log 25.0%0.5004.0
Oak Log 25.0%0.5004.0
Spruce Log 25.0%0.5004.0
Stone Axe 25.0%0.2504.0
Stone Pickaxe 25.0%0.2504.0
Acacia Sapling 14.3%0.5717.0
Birch Sapling 14.3%0.5717.0
Dark Oak Sapling 14.3%0.5717.0
Oak Sapling 14.3%0.5717.0
Spruce Sapling 14.3%0.5717.0
  1. The odds of finding any of this item in a single chest.
  2. The number of items expected per chest, averaged over a large number of chests.
  3. The average number of chests the player should expect to search to find any of this item.

History[edit]

This section is missing information about historical loot tables, or loot chances from before loot tables actually existed (a lot of other pages should probably get these as well).
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
Java Edition
1.3.112w16aAdded the 'bonus chest' option to the options menu.
1.7.21.7Wood in bonus chests may now also be acacia.
1.915w43aWood found in bonus chests can now may be of any type, rather than just acacia or oak.
15w44aBonus chests now have less wood.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added the Bonus Chest option, which can be toggled in World Options.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU11.04Patch 11.0.1Added the 'bonus chest' option to the options menu.

Issues[edit]

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