The Big Chest is a special, indestructible chest that is found either level 1-2 or 1-3 of the Dwelling. The Big Chest stores the Udjat Eye. It can only be opened using the Key, found on the same level.

Locating the Big Chest

The Big Chest will always be within the same sub area, with the same entrance, every time on either level 1-2 or 1-3. You cannot take the Big Chest out of this area, meaning you are forced to bring the Key to the chest and never the other way around, as it was in Spelunky HD.


The Big Chest is a special Chest that is always found somewhere in The Mines, on any level except the first level and dark levels. It contains the Udjat Eye, an item used to find The Black Market and gain access to the City of Gold. It can only be opened by finding the Key required to unlock it, which is always placed somewhere on the same level as the chest. The chest will always spawn on the main path or in adjacent rooms, but the Key can be generated anywhere in the level.

If you wish to get to the Black Market, it is strongly recommended that you find the key and open this chest when you see it, as there will be no second chance to get the Udjat Eye. Although the Udjat Eye is technically not necessary to find the entrance to the Black Market, finding the door without the aid of the Udjat Eye is very unlikely.

When the chest is opened, the Udjat Eye will be dropped as an item, as opposed to being given directly to the player. This makes it possible to open the chest and leave the Udjat Eye on the ground. The Udjat Eye can also be carried through levels by a Hired Hand, but this does not serve any purpose.


The Big Chest is a chest found only once per game, in the Mines. It does not generate on the first level, but will always spawn somewhere in levels 2 to 4.

It has a lock on it which can only be opened with a Key found somewhere on the same level.
It contains the Udjat Eye, the first item required to reach the City of Gold.


The Big Chest can not be removed from the level that it is found on. As attempting to progress to the next level will result in the Chest being dropped and left in the Level.  

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