Mystery Boxes are items in Miner's Haven that can be obtained through Research Crates, Codes, buying them with uC, talking to the Crate Merchant, and buying them from Merchants using ROBUX. Opening daily gifts also give Research Crates, but users with certain perks are given bonus free mystery boxes. Mystery Boxes give out random items based on what box you open. The rarer the box is, the higher tier of items that the box has to offer. Mystery Boxes can give out shop items, any item from the uC shop, Vintage items, and limited time Exotic items. In April 2016, Berezaa made mystery boxes and lucky clovers save when leaving and joining the game.
Mystery Boxes previously cost crystals to open (5uC for Regular Boxes and 10uC for Unreal and Inferno boxes). This was removed on April 20th, 2016 and now all mystery boxes are free to open. You can also buy 1 Regular Box for 15uC and 1 Unreal Box for 40uC or an Unreal Bundle (Contains 5 Unreal Boxes) for 75 R$. Inferno Boxes are 25 R$, from The Masked Man, or any other merchants.
Box modifiers are items that affect a mystery box in some shape or form. These effects buff the box by modifying it to some extent. They are shown in the GUI, and using a box will (by default) consume one of each modifier. As of October 8, 2016, you can now toggle the use of Box Modifiers. For some odd reason, the settings only save for the lucky clover. The twitch coin modifier will always be enabled when you join a server.)
Lucky clovers were first added in December 2015. They work by removing shop items (which are highlighted
white). If a box does not contain white-highlighted items by default, the box will only have the perk of higher tiers becoming more common, meaning Vintage/Exotic items would have a boosted appearance rate. Up to 3(?) Lucky Clovers can be found in Diamond Research Crates, and a player receives one clover per Gold Research Crate provided the player has the Premium Gamepass. Clover Crates can give players 1-3 Lucky Clover. A notification in chat shows up every time one drops, so if you are farming for clovers look up at chat every few minutes. Clovers can also be purchased from NPC Vendors such as the Masked Man for R$10. Finally, they can be produced by the Flying Dutchman, provided that the requirements are met. Lucky Clovers have been heavily criticized with claims that it makes no difference in the items you receive, sometimes even described as making the mystery box "rigged," however, it actually does increase the chance to get a Vintage/Exotic-tier item.
Twitch coins were added on 5/20/16. They work by filling up the box with twitch-related items. Note that it is not guaranteed to unbox a twitch-related item, as regular items will still appear in the box. They can be
obtained through codes released on Berezaa's twitch channel (twitch.tv/bereza).
For a while, Berezaa hasn't released codes that contain Twitch Coins, and he also stopped streaming on Twitch to focus more on YouTube. Berezaa also said that Twitch Coins, although not removed, are pretty much "dead".
To open Mystery Boxes, click the box button on the right-hand side of the screen. It will be available no matter where you are on the map.
Click on the box you want to open. When opening a mystery box, it shows a slider with squares the represent items passing by. The box eventually stops at an item and lights it up, determining what you got. There have been instances of Mystery Boxes lagging and awarding the item before the box finishes spinning. Starting in April 2016, the pointer in the Mystery Box GUI started losing accuracy.
There are five main different types of mystery boxes, as well as a few bonus ones. Be warned when unboxing- the mystery box system is a cruel system and there will be often many instances of getting really bad items (ex. Giant Doge Plushie, Unobtanium Flooring, Walls) or being one tick away from a vintage/exotic.
Normal Box Types
"A basic mystery box. Anything could be inside!"
(BuyValue: 15uC for 1 regular box)
The most abundant box, the regular box which tends to award shop items (based on how much money the player has) and low-cost premium items. It has a chance to come from all research crates, excluding the shadow crate. This is currently the only box to give white labeled premium/refined items. This is the worst crate but can usually give the rarest items [exotics, vintages] because of their abundance.
"A rare box that a chance to turn into something else."
(BuyValue: 40uC for 1 unreal box, R$70 for 4 unreal boxes, R$75 for 5 unreal boxes from The Masked Man)
Unreal boxes are harder to get than regular boxes but contain more expensive premium items and a higher chance of vintage and exotic items. Berezaa also added a 1% chance for the box to open a Magnificent box, which is better than an Inferno. The chance is increased to 4% (1/25) for Premium miners. They can be bought for 40 uC, appear in your Daily Gift, or randomly received from Shadow/Diamond/Gold Boxes. You can also receive one if you open your Daily Gift 3/10/17... days in a row. Executives used to receive one in their Daily Gifts, but now they receive a free Inferno box instead. White labeled items may appear, but they are shop items and may vary depending on your money.
"A box as fiery as it is rare. Contains great items."
(BuyValue: R$25 for 1 inferno box from The Crate Merchant)
Inferno Boxes were introduced in the Spooky Update and have a high chance of an expensive premium item or a vintage/exotic. These boxes can be attained through Diamond crates (though an incredibly small chance), bought from vendors and by redeeming codes. Inferno boxes can also be obtained from Executive crates, which can only be obtained through a daily gift when the player owns the Executive gamepass. Inferno boxes also have a higher chance of being found in Executive crates than Diamond crates. Executives also receive one free Inferno box when opening their Daily Gift, along with the chance to unbox one from the Executive Crate. Players can get this for opening their Daily Gift for 5/12/19... days in a row as well. Also, Inferno boxes can also be attained by rebirthing at any life but with a 1/6 chance and giving you a server notification saying "As you ascend into a new life, an Inferno box joins you." The chance of obtaining an Inferno Box from rebirth can be increased if a player skips lives, an Inferno Box guaranteed if a player skips 5 lives in 1 rebirth.
"A shady box that is highly likely to contain Contraband or Luxury items."
(BuyValue: Can't Buy)
Red-Banded Boxes were introduced in the Resurrection Update. They are the only box which contains Contraband items. They have a high chance to contain Contraband or Luxury item, and with occasional appearances by normal box items, but a rare chance of a Vintage or Exotic. This box can be obtained from The Crate Merchant or the Cursed Crate. The box used to disappear when you leave the game.
"A rare box that can only be obtained through supernatural means."
(BuyValue: Can't Buy)
Spectral is the second best box in the game, though can only be obtained randomly on the map, codes, opening your Daily Gift for 7/14/21...days in a row, or buying them for 20 Shards of Life from The Masked Man. The box used to vanish away once you leave.
"An incredibly hard to obtain box that contains some of the finest items in the game."
(BuyValue: Can't Buy)
This box is EXTREMELY likely to grant a Luxury-Tier item, as stated by the title. This box can be sold by The Masked Man, or obtained from The Crate Merchant, but it is usually gained through code.
"The most powerful box in existence. How did you get this?"
(BuyValue: Can't Buy)
You weren't supposed to get this box, as its hidden power is just unspeakable. There's a 1% chance of getting it from Unreal boxes (4% with Premium Mining pass), as well as a very small chance to get it from The Crate Merchant. An announcement appears when you unbox one. This box only awards expensive Premium items and some Contrabands, and almost certainly gives you a Vintage or Exotic.
Besides obtaining it from The Crate Merchant, or through code, there is no way to get this box from a crate.
Although this box disappeared after The Resurrection Update, they returned after the Magic Clover Event.
On April 15, 2018, Berezaa added a code that allowed the player to get one. The code was "100mil". It is since expired.
(BuyValue: Can't Buy)
Un-Rigged Boxes were boxes introduced in Part 2 of the 2017 Summer Update. These boxes have a chance of appearing when opening an Inferno, Magnificent, or an Unreal Box. They're meant to troll the user by "un-rigging" the box. These boxes cycle through all the vintages and exotics, then land on something the user probably didn't want (i.e., Unobtanium Mine surrounded by vintages). You had a chance to obtain vintages/exotics, but it is extremely rare from these boxes. These boxes were added under the running gag of users complaining of bad luck from Mystery Boxes, claiming that they were rigged.
These boxes were subsequently patched out of the game in the Resurrection Update.
"A special box obtained during the 2016 and 2017 Halloween event. Contains special event items."
(BuyValue: 40uC for 1 box, R$40 for 5 boxes)
The Pumpkin Box is the first limited-edition box that's only available during the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Halloween Events. As well as containing the four new Halloween-themed items, it also contains relics from the past two Halloween events, such as the Evil Tree, Hopeless Bog, Jack-O-Lantern, and the Zombie Clown. Most of the box's contents are Halloween items, but standard items are in this box as well.
The appearance of the box has thinner border lines, as well as including the Halloween 2017 Miner's Haven logo plastered on it. A face can be seen grinning back at you. This is the only box that hasn't received an overhauled appearance on Black Friday. You were able to obtain this by buying it from Headless Horseman or by getting it in your daily gift.
"The most wonderful box of the year! Contains limited-edition holiday themed items. Only obtainable in the 2017 Winter Update."
It is a red and white box with and Christmas lights. It's basically the same as a Pumpkin Box, but it has Christmas-themed items rather than Halloween-themed items. It's also more common than the Pumpkin Box. You could only obtain this box in the 2017 Winter Update. Like the pumpkin box you were able to get this in your daily gift.
When a player wins an item, an announcement will be announced, depending on the item the player gets. The item highlight depends on how much cash you have as well. (EXAMPLE: if you have 7.5k and a Rusty Wall is worth 3.5k, it will be highlighted green in a box)
|If a player wins a white-highlighted item, indicating it's worth very little, this announcement is announced in black with a white highlight:
<USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
Lucky, Unreal, Inferno, Un-Rigged, and Magnificent Boxes do not feature white-highlighted items. (note that Unreal can have white-highlighted items, but only for shop items)
|If a player wins a green-highlighted item, indicating it's a little pricey, this announcement is announced in black with a green highlight:
Cool! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
Inferno, Un-Rigged, and Magnificent Boxes do not feature green-highlighted items.
|If a player wins a yellow-highlighted item, indicating it's a bit expensive, this announcement is announced in black with a yellow highlight:
Wow! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
Magnificent Boxes do not feature yellow-highlighted items.
|If a player wins a dull red-highlighted item, indicating it's pretty expensive, this announcement is announced in black with a red highlight:
Woah!! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
All boxes feature these items.
|If a player wins a one-life Contraband item from a mystery box (crimson highlight with The Masked Man's mask), this announcement is announced with the following highlight:
Shhh! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>
As of 04/28/2018, only Red-Banded Boxes can feature these items.
|If a player wins a hot pink-highlighted item with an 'R' on it, indicating it's VERY expensive (depending on how low your cash is), a fanfare is played* and then this announcement is announced in black with a pink highlight:
OMG!! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
All boxes feature these items.
|If a player wins a Vintage item (dark blue-highlighted item with a 'V' on it) or an Exotic item (bright sky blue-highlighted item with an 'X' on it), a fanfare is played* and then this announcement is announced in black with a blue highlight:
AAHHHHHH!!! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
All boxes feature these items. Please note they are also the rarest and sometimes may never be seen in boxes.
|If a player wins a Luxury item (item with a white crystal highlight), this announcement is announced with a white highlight:
My word! <USERNAME> won x1 <ITEM>!
*For the 'OMG!!' and Vintage unboxes, a fanfare is played. For the Exotic unbox, this is played.
Items In Circulation
- Twitchite Mine (05/27/2016) [The Twitch Update] (Needs Twitch Coin)
- Kappa Investor (05/27/2016) [The Twitch Update] (Needs Twitch Coin)
- Great Pumpkin (06/11/2018) [Halloween 2018 Update]
- SpookDemon-66,666(06/11/2018) [Halloween 2018 Update]
- 'Ol Faithful
- Ore Quasar
- Adowable Guardian
- The Sunken Past
- Noobite Mine
- Boomite Mine
- The Dreamcatcher
- The Banhammer
- Mini Infuser
- Resetting Infuser
- Base Colorizer
- Base Materializer
- Ore Painter
- Freon Bombarder
- Glow Infuser
- Super Computer
- Weary Wall
- Reinforced Security Wall
- Octo Flood Light
- Non-Reborn-proof Contraband-tier items (Only in Red-Banded Boxes)
- Mystery Boxes can contain any item in the game, with a few exceptions. They do not contain certain weapon givers, outdated exotics, rebirth items, a few select items (such as the Pineapple Refiner), and 3 specific vintages. The Executive Pillars can only be obtained from the Executive Mining game pass, the Sword's Master Spirit is only obtainable by once purchasing the Sword's Master Pass gamepass, and the Ore Encapsulator was awarded to alpha-testers.
- When a box is opened, if pointer goes to the middle of two items, it will always choose the item on the left. This also applies to when the pointer is one tick away from the item to the left. (This has been somewhat fixed as of the The Ultimate Update, though it is still reported that the pointer is still somewhat inaccurate.)
- Sometimes when the game is loading, a message will say "Inferno boxes are rigged!" This was probably added because of people complaining about bad luck from Inferno Boxes.
- The exotic highlight color has underwent multiple changes. First off it was purple (Initial introduction on Halloween 2015), then it became orange (Spring 2016), then it was later changed into sky blue in the Outdoors Update. The sky blue color is still used today.
- Berezaa has confirmed that the second you open a box, the item you will get is already set.
- Inside the inferno box picture, you can (barely) see the Spooklord-95,000.
- The line "Inferno Boxes: No longer rigged" appears in the 2017 Summer Update Mini-Patch and Part 2 changelogs over at bergames.com. This is due to the Rigged Inferno Boxes running gag where players would complain about bad luck from Inferno (and other) boxes.
- This may also be due to the "Removed Herobrine" running gag, where the Minecraft Update Changelogs would include "Removed Herobrine" at the end of the changelog.
- Before 4/28/2018, Contraband-tier items were seen/obtainable in other boxes than just Red-Banded Boxes.