Crates are useful objects that can be broken open to receive free items.
They can be found randomly generated in any area of the caves. When they are damaged or opened (by pressing up + action while holding one), they will be destroyed and leave a randomly selected item in their place.
The contents of a crate are pre-determined by the Random Number Generator (RNG) at the start of the game, as they are part of the cave's 'generation seed'. As a result, it is entirely possible to find an item you already own inside of a crate.
A crate will never contain any of the following items:
- The Udjat Eye
- The Ankh
- The Hedjet
- The Scepter
- The Book of the Dead
- The Kapala
- Royal Jelly
- The Shield
- The Crysknife
- Vlad's Cape
- Vlad's Amulet
- Any kind of Treasure
- Any object-type item.
The Crates found in multiplayer deathmatches follow different rules.
Unlike those in adventure mode, the possible contents of deathmatch crates can be decided by players before starting the game, and may include items not found in adventure mode crates, such as the Shield, Royal Jelly, and the Crysknife.
Additionally, all selected items have an equal chance of appearing, making 'rarer' items appear more often.
Due to a bug, Crates in multiplayer that are inside water in the map will have normal contents and most of the time be ropes and bombs, this only happens to crates that were already part of the map, any crate that spawns later will follow the multiplayer rules even if it spawns in water