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Not to be confused with Mystery Boxes.

Overview

Research Crates are box/crate-like objects that usually fall from the sky and are most plentiful at night. There are 7 kinds of crates, 5 that appear naturally and 2 from the daily gift with the exception of the executive crate, which is only for people who purchased the Executive Gamepass.

Crate Types

Underlined means the box content will always be granted upon touching a specified crate regardless of perk, unless marked by a perk-exclusive. Event-exclusive contents do not count as guaranteed contents.

Crate Spawning Method Appearance Possible Contents
Regular Crate Spawns randomly around the map Standard, grey wooden box with the Research Point symbol on it. 200-1k RP, Regular Box, 1 item, Increased Health (2017 Lone Frog Artifact)
Golden Crate Spawns randomly around the map, or opening a VIP+ Gift Golden diamond-plated box that gives off a fair amount of light. 2k-5k RP, 1 item, Regular/Unreal Box, Lucky Clover (Premium), +2 Walkspeed (2015 Super Snowflake Artifact)
Diamond Crate Spawns randomly around the map, or opening a VIP+ Gift Large, light blue crate. Gives off a very large light radius. 10k-30k RP, 2 items, Regular/Unreal/Inferno Box or Lucky Clover. 0-2 Golden Clovers (2017 St. Patrick's Day Event)
Shadow Crate Spawns randomly around the map only at night Black, translucent crate with no light, making it hard to spot at night time. Despawns once dawn breaks. 500-1.5k RP, Unreal Box
uC Crate Spawns randomly around the map, or opening a VIP+ Gift Reskinned Regular Crate with purple wood and the uC symbol. Produces a little purple light around it. 1-4uC, Regular Box
Giant uC Crate Spawns randomly around the map, or opening a VIP+ Gift Purple foil-textured crate with the uC symbol on it. Produces some purple light around it. 6-9uC, Regular Box
Lucky Clover Crate Spawns randomly around the map Green foil-textured crate with Lucky Clover particles emitting from it. 1-3 Lucky Clovers, Regular/Unreal Box, 0-4 Golden Clovers (2017 St. Patrick's Day Event)
Gift Crate Opening a Daily Gift Purple carpet-textured crate. 1k-5k RP, Regular Box
Executive Crate Opening a Daily Gift with the Executive gamepass Red cobblestone crate that gives off a fair amount of red light. Random weapon for one life, Inferno Box, bonus walkspeed
Giant Crate Opening a Daily Gift with the 2016 Giant Crate Artifact Enormous version of the Regular Crate with a darker wood tone. Large amount of RP, Regular Box, 10% chance of Regular, Unreal and Inferno Box
Fake Crate "Fake Crate" tool with the 2016 Pocket Nebula Artifact Randomly-colored granite crate. No real contents, just a fart sound and some knockback to players and ores nearby
Cursed Crate Opening a Daily Gift with the 2017 Corrupt Pearl Artifact Dark Purple sand-textured crate. Large amount of RP, Red-Banded Box
Evil Pumpkin Spawns randomly around the map during the 2016 Halloween Event A pumpkin that gives off a little bit of light. Pumpkin (Regular) Box, Pumpkin Hero (after touching the 100th pumpkin)
Mega Pumpkin Spawns randomly around the map during the 2016 Halloween Event An enlarged version of the Evil Pumpkin. Spooky (Unreal) Box, Candy Bag
Golden Gift Spawns randomly around the map during the 2016 Winter Event A small, yellow gift which gives off a large amount of light. Regular Box
Easter Egg Spawns every 1 hour around the map during the 2017 Easter Event Multiple-colored eggs. 4-10uC, Lucky Clover, 1-2 Regular/Unreal Boxes, 1-2 Easter Conveyors, Easter Wall, Easter Security Gate

Basic Crate

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Basic Crate

The lowest tier of crate, they normally give 200-1k RP with a small chance to give a Regular Box. These crates can be found abundantly throughout the map. If one has the Lone Frog gamepass, touching this crate increases your health with no limit. Despawns after 300 seconds according to the source code as of October 14, 2016.

Golden Crate

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Gold Crate

Less common than wooden crates and are larger, and give off a fair amount of light. They can give 1k-10k RP but mostly staying in the 2k-5k RP range. They also have a high chance to yield Regular Boxes and a small chance to yield an Unreal Box. With the Premium Mining gamepass, all Golden Crates will have a Lucky Clover, and with the Super Snowflake artifact, this crate will increase your walkspeed by 2 with no limit. Despawns after 300 seconds according to the source code as of October 14, 2016.

Shadow Crate

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Shadow Crate

They spawn at night. Around about as common as Golden crates but they are much smaller, half transparent and black which makes them hard to see at night. They usually grant about 1k RP, and seem to have a 50/50 to give an Unreal Box. They disappear as soon as the sun rises.

Diamond Crate

Diamond Crate

Diamond Crate

Diamond crates are the most powerful research crates but are very rare. If this crate spawns in the map, the message "A Diamond Crate has appeared" will appear on chat. They usually give 10k RP-17.5k RP but can rarely give up to 30k RP. You are almost guaranteed a mystery box, or medium chance of an Unreal box, an unlikely chance of a Lucky Clover or even the rare Inferno Box. Despawns after 600 seconds according to the source code as of October 14, 2016. During the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, these could provide 0-2 Golden Clovers.

Unobtanium Crate

Crystal Crate

Unobtainium Crate

Also known as Purple Crates. About the size of a normal crate. Contain 1-5uC. Has a medium chance of yielding mystery boxes. Also the first crate made after the Combat Update.

Executive Crate

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Executive Crate

When an Executive Mining member opens their daily gift they will receive an Executive Crate. It grants RP and Mystery Boxes much like a normal crate, but also grants extra speed and a random gear which might be admin only. It has a much higher chance to yield Infernos than a normal Diamond Crate. Unlike all other crates, it cannot drop naturally.

Gift Crate

Gift Crate

Gift Crate

This is a special type of crate that drops only upon opening a Daily Gift. These crates always contain a regular Mystery Box, akin to the executive crates but less powerful. Only the user who summoned these crates can open them. Otherwise they act like regular boxes RP-wise. This crate was released in the Xbox Update.

Crate Storm

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Crate Storm

Crate Storm is a product first seen in Miner's Haven on May 5th 2016. Crate storms costs R$45 and is sold by any merchant, after the Outdoors Update, which was created on May 5th, 2016. These are mainly sold by The Masked Man, which was introduced in this update. As the name suggests, it makes it rain a set of research crates for any player to pickup. This does not drop event crates such as evil pumpkins, or special crates like gift and executive crates. For some reason, crate storms don't drop shadow crates at night. On 3/24/17, Crate Storms were broken, and buying them would cause nothing to happen. Quickly after, berezaa fixed this and refunded anybody who could prove they bought the Crate Storm during the bug.

Giant uC Crate

Giant Unobtainium Crate

Giant Unobtainium Crate

The Giant uC Crate is a variant of research crate, specifically an enlarged version of the original uC crate; the texture also being changed from wood to foil. As the name suggests, this crate will grant the player much more uC than its counterpart (maximum 10). Added in The Ultimate Update.

Lucky Clover Crate

Lucky Clover Crate

Lucky Crate

Added in The Ultimate Update, the message "A Lucky Crate has appeared!" will appear in chat when this crate spawns. The Lucky Clover Crate grants players 1-3 Lucky Clovers, as well as a chance to gain a regular and unreal box. It also emits clover particles making the only crate with special effects. During the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, these could provide 0-4 Golden Clovers.

Seasonal / Limited time crates

Fake Crate

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Fake Crate

Fake Crates are created by players who have access to a remote after buying the Pocket Nebula during the Black Friday 2016 Sale. These crates are around the size of diamond crates and have a random color. They're produced with a remote that has a 10 second cooldown. When touched, it explodes, sending the player far away, and it also makes a fart sound. The knockback is more effective for objects a small distance away, and can also knock ores off of conveyors.

Giant Crate

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Giant Crate

This is a crate variant exclusive to those who bought the Giant Crate Artifact on Black Friday. Upon opening a Daily Gift, one of these will be dropped. Upon contact, the Giant Crate awards the player with a large amount to RP, and guarantees to obtain Mystery Boxes. Most commonly, 1 regular box is obtained. Rarely you're awarded with an unreal, inferno, and regular box or with 3 regular boxes

Cursed Crate

Cursed Crate

Cursed Crate

This crate is only available to people who bought the Corrupt Pearl Artifact in 2017. It contains a lot of Research Points and has a chance to grant a Red-Banded Box.

Evil Pumpkin

This "crate" was introduced in the 2016 Spooky Update. They gave no research points, but had always given a Pumpkin Box (A Regular Box). Despawns after 50 or 90 (quality was too low in image) seconds according to the source code as of October 14, 2016.

Mega Pumpkin

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Evil Pumpkin (not mega)

The Mega Pumpkin is a much larger and brighter version of a regular evil pumpkin. Along with giving a spooky box(A Unreal Box), the Mega Pumpkin award the users with the cell furnace Candy Bag. When a Mega Pumpkin spawns, an announcement in white text appears saying:A massive Evil Pumpkin has been spotted!

Golden Gift

Golden Gift

Golden Gift

Similar to the Evil Pumpkin, upon contact they give a Regular Box. It was added in the 2016 Winter Update. Spawns at day/night.

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs are a unique type of research crate. They spawn upon a server being created and come in a variety of colors. If 5 Easter Eggs are collected, the user is awarded with an Eggcelent Upgrader. Upon clicking, they can give:

Quick facts

Basic Crate: 100-800 RP and has a small chance to yield a regular box. Has a 50% chance to give one item. Gives extra health with the Lone Frog Artifact.

Gold Crate: 1-10k RP and has a larger chance to yield a regular box and a small chance to yield an Unreal. Always contains one item. A Lucky Clover are extremely rare unless with the Premium Gamepass always guarantees. Increases walkspeed with the Super Snowflake Artifact.

Diamond Crate: 10-25k RP and will almost always yield a regular box, but has a chance to instead yield an Unreal Box, and very small chances to yield a Lucky Clover or Inferno Box. Always contains two items.

Shadow Crate: 500-1.5k RP and has a small chance to yield an unreal box.

uC Crate: 1-4uC and a chance to yield a Regular Box.

Giant uC Crate: 6-9uC and almost always yields a Regular Box.

Lucky Clover Crate: 1-3 Lucky Clovers, 0-4 Gold Clovers (only during St. Patrick's Day event), and a chance to yield either a Regular Box or an Unreal Box.

Gift Crate: 1-5k RP and will always yield a Regular box.

Executive Crate: Random weapon for one life, gives user extra walk speed, chance to yield Inferno Box.

Giant Crate: 1.5k - 5k RP and will always yield a regular box, but has a small chance to yield a Regular Box, Unreal Box and an Inferno Box to whoever touches it at 10% chance.

Fake Crate: Has no contents and explodes upon contact, making a fart sound and causing knockback to nearby players or ores.

Cursed Crate: 1.5k-5k RP and has a small chance to have a Red-Banded Box.

Evil Pumpkin: No RP and will always yield a Pumpkin Box (Regular Box).

Mega Pumpkin: No RP and will always yield a Spooky Box (Unreal Box).

Golden Gift: No RP and will always yield a Regular Box.

Easter Eggs: Either rewards Conveyors and Upgraders, Walls uC, Boxes or Clovers.

Trivia

  • After Part II of the 2015 Winter Update, there was a server-wide announcement for a "Rainbow Crate" dropping. However, it was a prank set up by Berezaa and it was met with severe backlash.
  • Gift Crates used to spawn on bases, sparkling as if they were opened. You can get rid of these crates by launching them with cannons. This was then fixed on ??/??/????.
  • Gift Crates occasionally give half a research point along with the usual amount.
  • Sometimes the crates can disappear without notice, usually within 1-3 minutes.
  • The despawn source code for the crates was acquired while Berezaa was streaming when he showed it on stream seen here.
  • Daily login streaks were added in The Life Saving Update, giving Mystery Boxes as follows; 3 Days = Unreal Box, 5 Days = Inferno Box, 7 Days = Spectral Box. (note that missing one day will not end the streak)
  • on this page in the pictures the description does not say source code for all crates.