Trial Chambers in Minecraft 1.21: Everything revealed so far

Trial chambers are the latest structure to be revealed for Minecraft
Trial chambers are the latest structure to be revealed for Minecraft's 1.21 update (Image via Mojang)

Minecraft Live 2023, despite being a bit more brief than players likely expected, had plenty of details to divulge surrounding the 1.21 update. Among other inclusions, Mojang announced the arrival of a new structure known as the Trial Chamber. This procedurally-generated locale offers new challenges for players but also plenty of rewards to make exploring them worth the effort.

Much of what is known about Trial Chambers in Minecraft is still shrouded in mystery. However, it doesn't hurt to examine what Mojang informed fans about during the Live 2023 presentation about this content.


What is known so far about the Trial Chambers in Minecraft 1.21

The second floor of a trial chamber being explored (Image via Mojang)
The second floor of a trial chamber being explored (Image via Mojang)

According to Mojang, Trial Chambers are generated underground, though it's unclear what layers this occurs in or whether there are any preferences in the world generation code regarding these structures' placements. Regardless, these additions will have a particularly unique function that should make them quite fun to explore.

Specifically, Trial Chambers are procedurally generated, so Minecraft fans who encounter them will notice that their layouts are distinct from one another. As such, the arrangement of rooms and hallways within a given chamber should be incredibly diverse, giving these structures some replay value for players.

The trial spawner, a new block exclusive to trial chambers (Image via Mojang)
The trial spawner, a new block exclusive to trial chambers (Image via Mojang)

Inside these chambers, Minecraft fans will notice new tuff and copper blocks, including copper bulbs — which can be used as light sources. Moreover, the defining addition in those structures is the trial spawner, a reactive new block that spawns more hostile mobs based on how many players are exploring the locale.

However, when players manage to destroy a trial spawner, they'll all receive rewards for their success. This helps ensure that no matter how many fans enter a Trial Chamber, they'll be given some solid loot for completing it.

Be that as it may, gamers shouldn't think that finishing a chamber will be easy, as they come with traps and new mobs like the breeze.

The breeze is a new mob capable of manipulating wind (Image via Mojang)
The breeze is a new mob capable of manipulating wind (Image via Mojang)

As its name implies, this entity has the power to manipulate wind currents. By firing its air-based attacks, the breeze can both deal damage to players as well as manipulate its environment. Additionally, the breeze is capable of leaping around, which should make it a difficult target to defeat thanks to its relatively small size and high mobility.

All in all, Trial Chambers seem to be one of the most ambitious additions, structure-wise, in Minecraft's recent memory. Hopefully, this new location lives up to its early promise and becomes a haven for players who love to team up and go dungeon diving.