In the new version of Minecraft there's a "Bonus Chest" toggle in the New World options.

Screenshot of Bonus Chest option

So, what's up with that? Where does the chest appear, and what will I find in it?

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Basically, it's a "starter kit", per se, for players in Minecraft.

From the Minecraft wiki:

A bonus chest will generate near the player's spawn if the Bonus Chest option is enabled in the World Options menu. These chests only generate once per world. This is suggested for new players who are unfamiliar with the game's mechanics. Bonus chests contain:

  • Wooden or stone pickaxes
  • Wooden or stone axes
  • Logs
  • Wooden planks
  • Sticks
  • Bread
  • Apples

Four torches will spawn around the chest.

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    Additionally, you can destroy the chest and take it with you. Worth pointing out for anyone new to the game. – Tater596 Mar 22 '13 at 19:07
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    If you're on a server, does this spawn a bonus chest per player? – user48411 May 12 '13 at 5:52
  • @Scoooooby No Only once the world is created. – Baked Potato Aug 22 '13 at 16:55

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