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Biome Chests
  • Locked Jungle Chest (placed) Locked Corruption Chest (placed) Locked Crimson Chest (placed) Locked Hallowed Chest (placed) Locked Ice Chest (placed) Locked Desert Chest (placed)

    Jungle Chest (placed) Corruption Chest (placed) Crimson Chest (placed) Hallowed Chest (placed) Ice Chest (placed) Desert Chest (placed)

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Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 1528–1532, 4712
  • Internal Tile ID: 21 (19–28), 467 (13, 14)
"Ice Chest" redirects here. For the chest found in Underground Cabins in the Ice biome, see Frozen Chest.

Biome Chests are locked Chests found within the Dungeon, which can only be opened with an appropriate Hardmode Biome Key. Each Biome Chest contains one specific rare, powerful weapon, in addition to other miscellaneous items.

Only five / four Biome Chests (one of each type) will spawn in a particular world. Each represents a biome found in the current world. There are six / five types of Biome Chests in total, though a world will only contain one evil biome chest, a Crimson or Corruption variant, depending on which of those biomes the world contains.

In order to open a Biome Chest, the following steps are required to take:

  1. Defeat Plantera for the first time to lift the curse from Biome Keys, allowing them to be used. As long as Plantera has not been killed, Biome Keys display the tooltip "It has been cursed by a powerful Jungle creature".
  2. Obtain the appropriate Biome Key by killing enemies within their respective biome. On Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version, the keys are crafted using Key Molds dropped by these enemies.
  3. Return to the Dungeon and find the appropriate Chest for the key that was obtained.


Chest Key Content
Jungle ChestJungle Chest
Internal Item ID: 1528
Jungle KeyJungle Key Piranha GunPiranha Gun
Corruption ChestCorruption Chest
Internal Item ID: 1529
Corruption KeyCorruption Key Scourge of the CorruptorScourge of the Corruptor
Crimson ChestCrimson Chest
Internal Item ID: 1530
Crimson KeyCrimson Key Vampire KnivesVampire Knives
Hallowed ChestHallowed Chest
Internal Item ID: 1531
Hallowed KeyHallowed Key Rainbow GunRainbow Gun
Ice ChestIce Chest
Frozen Chest
Internal Item ID: 1532
Frozen KeyFrozen Key Staff of the Frost HydraStaff of the Frost Hydra
Desert ChestDesert Chest
Internal Item ID: 4712
Desert KeyDesert Key Desert Tiger StaffDesert Tiger Staff

The chests also contain common items depending on the height they were found:


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ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Trapped Corruption ChestTrapped Corruption ChestHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
Trapped Crimson ChestTrapped Crimson Chest
Trapped Desert ChestTrapped Desert Chest
Trapped Hallowed ChestTrapped Hallowed Chest
Trapped Ice ChestTrapped Ice Chest
Trapped Jungle ChestTrapped Jungle Chest
total: 6 row(s)


  • As the Desert Chest was added in, worlds generated prior to this will contain only four Biome Chests.


Achievement Big Booty.png
Big Booty • Unlock one of the dungeon's large, mysterious chests with a special key.
Open your first Biome Chest.


  • Biome Key drops are extraordinarily rare, with a 0.04*1/2500 (0.04%) drop rate. It is likely that thousands of enemies have to be defeated to see one drop. With the right equipment and some time, a Biome Key farm can be set up in the biome to get there sooner.
  • It is possible to get both the Corruption Chest and Crimson Chest if the player creates their world with the seed 05162020 which contains both evil biomes.



  • Desktop
    • Sprites updated.
    • Added the Desert Chest.
    • Renamed "Frozen Chest" to "Ice Chest" (and renamed "Ice Chest" to "Frozen Chest").